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Races & Routes

In addition to gorgeous coastline views, expect a “sea of supporters” with signs, you’ll hear noisemakers and music along the route too.  There will be pirates and lots of energy.

Maritime Race Weekend will be giving a cash donation to the best charity water-stop along the route.  Want your group involved?  Contact us!

Spectacular Views


We’ve picked the most gorgeous routes! See more photos »


Coastal 5K

Flat and along the ocean – perfect for a beginner runner or someone wanting to set a PB!

Description: Starting at Fisherman’s Cove, right on Shore Road (out-and-back).

Elevation- 5 KM


Classic 10K

Mostly flat with only one hill. You’ll quickly forget that little obstacle when you see breathtaking coastline views, Devil’s Island and waves crashing along the coast for a majority of the route!

Description: Starting at Fisherman’s Cove, right on Shore Road, left on Caldwell Road, left Oceanview Manor, right Caldwell Road, left Shore Road  to Hartlen Point, back along Shore Road, returning to Fisherman’s Cove!

Elevation- 10 KM


Tidal Trail 15K

On the Cole Harbour Heritage Trail & Salt Marsh Trail, it’s a favourite among local runners. The flat picturesque causeway is over half of the route and has the best salt-infused air Nova Scotia has to offer.

IMPORTANT: This route does not start or finish at Fisherman’s Cove and is an afternoon race (starting at 4pm). It’s on the trail system that starts at 256 Bissett Road, Cole Harbour


Scenic Half-Marathon

Will also tour the flat coastline of Eastern Passage, while also showcasing some the area’s interior beauty. There are some rolling hills through Cow Bay, but the crests of the inclines will give you spectacular views.

Description: Starting at Fisherman’s Cove, right on Shore Road, left on Caldwell Road, left Oceanview Manor, left Caldwell Road, right Cow Bay Road, at fork in road veer left to Dyke Road, right to Cow Bay Road, left Caldwell Road, right Oceanview Manor, right Caldwell Road, right on Shore Road, returning to Fisherman’s Cove!

Elevation- Half Marathon


Classic Marathon

Will get to enjoy the company of the half-marathoners for half of their race, before running the second half of their race on the flat, well groomed paths of the Shearwater Flyer and Salt Marsh trails!

This is a Boston qualifying marathon.

Description: Starting at Fisherman’s Cove, right on Shore Road, left on Caldwell Road, left Oceanview Manor, left Caldwell Road, right Cow Bay Road, at fork in road veer left to Dyke Road, right to Cow Bay Road, right Caldwell Road, left Hines Road, left Sherwater Flyer/Salt Marsh Trail, right Bissett Road, right Cow Bay Road, right Dyke Road (will become Cow Bay Road again), left Caldwell Road, right Oceanview Manor, right Caldwell Road, left on Shore Road (out-and-back approx. 100m), returning to Fisherman’s Cove!

Elevation- Full Marathon

Our Commitment to You

  • quality over quantity
  • awesome swag
  • well planned routes
  • fan support
  • music along route
  • cash prizes
  • lots of giveaways
  • exciting finish line
  • fantastic finisher medal
  • and lots of surprises!
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