Emera Blue Nose Marathon

Organization Type: Other Nonprofit
Address: 192 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1M8
Contact: Jessica Theriault
Website: https://bluenosemarathon.com/

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The Emera Blue Nose Marathon is the largest annual running and walking event in Atlantic Canada! Known as “The People’s Marathon,” the Blue Nose Marathon welcomes participants of all ages, abilities and fitness levels to celebrate healthy living and active lifestyles. Now in its 21st year, join one of Halifax’s most anticipated community events May 17 – 19, 2024.

Blue Nose Marathon is a community based and volunteer-driven organization.

How it began:
Legend has it, back in the age of sail when the sea was at the core of our existence, mariners would arrive in the port of Halifax with noses stained blue by the dye of their peacoat sleeves – the perfect substitute for a handkerchief. It is in their name we run: Blue Nose. It began with a dream – that Halifax have its own annual marathon. Realizing that there were many races around the world, we came up with a unique idea. Our marathon would be part of a weekend of events promoting and celebrating healthy living and active lifestyles. As well, we would encourage everyone in our community and beyond to get involved as a volunteer, sponsor, spectator, or participant, be it as a runner, walker, or Nordic walker.

With the help of more than 1,000 volunteers, there are six running events (5KM, 10KM, half marathon, full marathon, marathon team relay, youth run-4KM and 2KM) taking place during the Victoria Day weekend. There is also an Active Living Expo that spans two days with more than 80 booths. The Giv’er Charity Challenge has grown to over 80 charities that collectively have raised over $500,000.


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Emera Blue Nose Marathon’s Volunteer Opportunities

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Valley Harvest Marathon Volunteer Opportunities

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2025 Emera Blue Nose Marathon Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Emera Blue Nose Marathon
Category: Other Positions
Description: Please stay tuned for 2025 volunteer sign up! If you have any inquiries about volunteer please contact volunteer@bluenosemarathon.com

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This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap, the being a force of nature instead of a feverish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
George Bernard Shaw

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192 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1M8

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