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Maritime Marathon

Eastern Passage, NS

Race Dates

2017: Saturday, September 16, 2017
2016: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Mostly Loop
Surface: Mostly on Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 52°F (11°C)
Average High: 60°F (15°C)
Average Low: 44° F (6°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 95.94
Course Score: 97.73

Race Size

2016: 90 Finishers
2015: 90 Finishers
2014: 88 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 3.3%
2015: 16.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

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Marathon Rankings

The Maritime Marathon was the 29th largest marathon in Canada last year and was the 30th largest in 2015.

Last year 3.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 16.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Maritime Marathon the 43rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in Canada last year and the 16th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 97.73 ranks it as the 25th fastest marathon course in Canada and the 3rd fastest course in Nova Scotia.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Maritime Marathon a PR Score of 95.94. This PR Score ranks it as the 28th fastest marathon in Canada and the 5th fastest in Nova Scotia.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 133 feet (40m)
Min Elevation: 4 feet (1m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Maritime Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2013 Maritime Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Maritime Race Weekend is a well organized and fun event. It's held on a scenic course in a quaint coastal community, but is still close to the City of Halifax. I particularly like that it is close to my home and held on roads that I train on, but I think that visitors from away would also enjoy this race. For those who like a challenge, you can choose to run a 5K the evening before the marathon. The shirts and medals are great.

Race Tips

The course has a few hills, but I would consider it mostly flat. The toughest hill is about 3K in and you get to come back down it near the end of the race. The first and last 3 klms are along Halifax Harbour and very flat. There is also about 7 klms of very flat rail trail from klms 23 to 30. You should be able to run this course at a nice even pace.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Register early as they do limit the field size. Also, plan to arrive early on race day as there is not much parking close to the start.

Finish Time Equivalent

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