Nova Scotia Marathon

Sea Me Run 2020

The Municipality of Barrington welcomes you to the Lobster Capital of Canada! Located on the beautiful south west shore of Nova Scotia, we are Nova Scotia's most scenic run!

We are a Boston Qualifing Run!

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2020 Nova Scotia Marathon - July 26th, 2020 - 50th Anniversary!

Race Site

Municipality of Barrington, Nova Scotia, Canada. The municipality is located on the southwest tip of Nova Scotia and has a population of approximately 6994. Fishing and retail are industries in our municipality. We welcome you to the Lobster Capital of Canada.


marathon routeThe marathon route is in a rural setting on a secondary road. The route contains some rolling hills, but is basically a flat route.

Start time and location

starting location7:15 am for the full marathon
7:30 am for the half marathon
7:45am for the 10 km
8:00am for the 6 km

12 Park Lane, Barrington NS
Approximately: 43°32'08.3"N 65°35'53.0"W

Race Kits

Race Kits can be picked up July 25th 12:00 am - 7:00 pm and July 26th 6:00am - 7:00am


Pick up will be at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena - 12 Park Lane, Barrington


The full marathon was measured in 2019, using the Jones Counter Method.

The half marathon was measured in 2010. Certification #NS-2010-068-BDC.

The 6 km & 10 km runs are not certified measured distances.


Every runner receives a performance (moisture wicking) t-shirt; register by May 31st to be guaranteed your shirt size.

Every runner receives a finishers medal.

 Stay tuned for swag updates

Aid Stations

aid stationAid Stations are located approximately every 3 kilometers throughout the course. Water, Gatorade, cut up oranges, chocolate bars, and first aid supplies are provided at each station.

Special drinks

Runners can place special drinks, gels, etc. in boxes for specific aid stations before the start of the race. The boxes are located at the registration area, there will be labels and markers available. These boxes will be picked up at 7:00 am on race day in order to be delivered to the aid stations just before the race begins.


  • Registration for 2020 is open at Race Roster
  • By phone: 902-637-2015 ext 239
  • Phone in registration ends on July 24th at 4pm and online registration ends July 25th at 7:00 pm.
  • Please note that there will be no race day registration. Registration will close on Saturday July 25th at 7pm.

Please make cheques payable to: Barrington Municipal Recreation Department


Until March 31st 2020

Marathon: $75
Half Marathon: $65
10 km: $55
6 km: $40

April 1st 2020 - July 25th 2020

Marathon: $85
Half Marathon: $75
10 km: $65
6 km: $50

MEDAL ONLY OPTION - you will receive a discount off your registration.

VIRTUAL RUN - $35 (plus cost of shipping) - includes bib, t-shirt and medal

All Run Nova Scotia members recieve a $5 discount - a promo code was sent out through Run Nova Scotia.

pdf Read our Refund Policy Here (254 KB)


We follow the guidelines from Athletics Canada for what distances ages can run.
Disagreements with this will be assessed on a case by case basis by the Race Director. 902-637-2015 ext 239

6 km - 12 years old
10 km - 14 years old
21.1 km - 16 years old
42.2 km - 18 years old


Change rooms, washrooms, showers and a warm up area available in the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena


resultsResults will be published after the race to Run Nova Scotia, municipal website, local newspaper, and radio stations. Full marathon results will be forwarded to the Boston Marathon organizers.

Awards and Post Race Reception

awardsThe awards presentation and reception will begin at 12 noon.

The awards and the reception will be held at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena. Seafood chowder, fish chowder or cold plate will be served.

You can get your certificates from race roster.

For those for whom this is their first ever organized Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km run, we have a commemorative mug for you.

Accommodations and Food

Sea Me Camp

We now have a limited number of campsites available by the start line!

Campsites are available for one night, July 25th and can be reserved by calling 902-637-2015 ext 239 or during registration through Race Roster. There is a limit of 4 people per campsite. The campsite costs $20.

You must bring your own tent/RV, we do not have any available for rent.

If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation call 902-637-2903.

Find more Accommodations here

Local Restaurants

  • Capt. Kat's Lobster Shack
  • JB’s Restaurant
  • McDonald’s
  • Tim Hortons
  • Ocean Treasures
  • Subway
  • Dan’s Ice Cream Shop
  • Pizza Delight
  • Lotus Garden
  • Route 330
  • West Head Take Out
  • Anchor's Away Family Restuarant

For more information on what there is to do while you are on the beautiful South Shore check out Nova

Directions to the Event

Traveling from Yarmouth – follow the Highway no. 103 to Barrington, take exit 30, follow Oak Park Road to Highway no. 3. At the stop sign, turn right. Follow the road to the Sherose Island sign. Turn left for Sherose Island. Drive less than 1 k and turn left (uphill) at the Recreation Complex sign.

Traveling from Halifax – follow the Highway no. 103 to Barrington, take exit 29, follow Highway no. 3 to the Sherose Island sign. Turn left of Sherose Island. Drive less than 1 k and turn left (uphill) at the Recreation Complex sign.

Traveling Information

  • Bay Ferries – Princess of Acadia (from Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia) - 1-877-762-7245.
  • Bay Ferries – Service between Yarmouth, NS and Portland, Maine -
  • We are located about three hours from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. There are car rental companies at the airport and there are some shuttle services available.
  • pdf Transportation Services (227 KB)

There will be a spagetti Supper, Saturday, July 25th, 6pm, at the Sandy Wicken memorial Arena, Donations welcomed.

Refund/Deferral/Transfer Policy

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2019 Nova Scotia Marathon Photos Here - Ken Chetwynd

2019 Nova Scotia Marathon Photos Here - Ralph Saulnier

2019 Nova Scotia Marathon Results Here