MEDIA ALERT/Photo-Op: Runners taking over Halifax for Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon

Participants expected to raise $600,000 in fundraising for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge

HALIFAX, May 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Spring temperatures are upon us and the sunny weather expected over the weekend will shine over thousands of runners set to take part in the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon. The event, spanning three days, will host 6 fitness events, the largest Active Living Expo in Atlantic Canada, and will also see participants raising funds for local charities.

Located in Halifax on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, the event will welcome nearly 12,000 participants, to one [or two, in some cases] of six fitness events: the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth 2KM and 4KM Run, the Lifemark 5KM – which will also host a Competitive Wheelchair Division (Saturday), the GoodLife FITNESS 10KM, the Blue Nose Half Marathon, the Killam Marathon Team Relay or the Scotiabank Full Marathon (Sunday).

The Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon is one of the first road races of the running season, but has also become one of the most important fundraising events in Halifax through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, which will be raising funds for 73 local charitable organizations and provides direct support in the community.


Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon

Scotiabank Charity Challenge


Downtown Halifax


Friday, May 19, Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 2017     


12,000 runners and walkers lace up for the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon

Getting There:

We strongly recommend that participants use public transit to get to the run

Media Access:

If you would like access to the Red Zone on Saturday or Sunday,
please contact with your full name, email address,
and the name of the media outlet you will be representing.


Key Photography Times, Saturday:

Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run
2 KM start: 11:00 a.m.
4 KM start: 11:20 a.m.
First finishers expected: 11:10 a.m.

Lifemark 5 KM
Competitive Wheelchair division start: 1:59 p.m.
Official start: 2:00 p.m.
First wheelchair athlete expected around 2:13pm
First finisher expected around 2:15pm

Key Photography Times, Sunday:

Scotiabank Full Marathon
Early start time: 7:00 a.m.
Official start: 8:00 a.m.
First finisher expected around 10:45 a.m.

Killam Marathon Team Relay
Official start: 8:00 a.m.
First finisher expected around 11:30 a.m.

Blue Nose Half Marathon
Official start: 8:20 a.m.
First finisher expected around 9:30 a.m.

Official start: 8:05 a.m.
First finisher expected around 8:35 a.m.

Run, walk, pledge or cheer on May 19-21, 2017, for the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon. It's not too late to help raise money for worthy causes in your community!

For more information about the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon, visit:

For more information about the Scotiabank Charity Challenge:

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About Scotiabank
At Scotiabank, we aim to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their full potential. Young people are our future leaders and Scotiabank's goal is to help ensure that they have the necessary skills and resources they need to support their success. Together with our employees, the Bank supports causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2016, Scotiabank contributed more than $70 million to help our communities around the world.

Scotiabank is Canada's international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 23 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 88,000 employees and assets of $887 billion (as at January 31, 2017), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

About Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon

Known as 'the people's marathon', the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon welcomes all ages, abilities and fitness levels to the start line. With the help of more than 1,400 volunteers, the event hosts six fitness events (Lifemark 5KM, GoodLife FITNESS 10KM, Blue Nose Half Marathon, Scotiabank Full Marathon, Killam Marathon Team Relay and the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run-2KM and 4KM), and the largest Active Living Expo in Atlantic Canada. Through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, over 73 local charities raise more than half a million dollars annually. The event takes place annually during the Victoria Day weekend (May 19-21, 2017) in Halifax and expects to welcome 12,000 participants in 2017.

SOURCE Scotiabank

For further information: For media enquiries: Danielle Russell,, 902-496-1889 / 902-877-5724; Heather Armstrong, Scotiabank,, 647-632-4524


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