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Community Partners

Charity and not-for-profit partnerships are a priority to Maritime Race Weekend.

Maritime Race Weekend Association is a not-for-profit society. The board of directors are comprised of runners, professionals and community members: all have the common goal of ensuring the race quality and experience is exceptional for YOU and that the local community and running clubs benefit too!

The net proceeds of Maritime Race Weekend is divided among multiple not-for-profit groups. To date, we’ve raised over $83,500, shared by these groups:

Fisherman’s Cove
Oceanview Continuing Care
Cole Harbour Parks & Trails Association
Seaside FM
Eastern Passage & Cow Bay Volunteer Fire Fighters
Tallahassee Elementary School Playground
Passage Players
Eastern Passage Soccer
United Dartmouth Football Club
Dartmouth Destroyers
Halifax Running Club
Heart & Sole Running Club
Cow Bay Love
2nd Passage Scouts
X-Treme Cheerleaders
Back to the Sea
Truro Run Tribe
BLT Running Club
Greenwood Running Company
Halifax Road Hammers
Moose Loop Running Group
Mountain View Runners
White Rabbit Pacing
Atlantic Team in Training
Geyhounds Pets Atlantic Canada
Nova Scotia Lung Association
Family SOS
Diabetes Foundation
Arthritis Association
Start 2 Finish
Special Olympics Nova Scotia

Charity Challenge

The waterstop charity challenge will also continue this year. If you belong to an eager charity or not-for-profit group, who could benefit from winning $500 for the best waterstop – then contact us for details. All charity groups participating in the waterstop challenge will receive an honorarium of $200.


Our local government understands and appreciates the importance of healthy living and considers Maritime Race Weekend an emerging event. Halifax Regional Municipality has made a 3 year commitment to assist Maritime Race Weekend. This funding helps promote tourism to our region. Here is an example of a marketing video we made: watch here!

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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