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Nova Scotia Marathon

Barrington, NS

Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Mostly Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 52°F (11°C)
Average High: 69°F (20°C)
Average Low: 54° F (12°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.59
Course Score: 98.68

Race Size

2017: 53 Finishers
2016: 58 Finishers
2015: 90 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 18.9%
2016: 27.6%
2015: 24.4%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Nova Scotia Marathon takes place in a rural setting on secondary roads. The course is made up of some rolling hills, but it is a mostly flat course.

Marathon Rankings

The Nova Scotia Marathon was the 40th largest marathon in Canada last year and was the 29th largest in 2015.

This year 18.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 27.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Nova Scotia Marathon the 2nd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in Canada last year and the 9th highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 98.68 ranks it as the 21st fastest marathon course in Canada and the 1st 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 Nova Scotia Marathon a PR Score of 96.59. This PR Score ranks it as the 28th fastest marathon in Canada and the 4th fastest in Nova Scotia.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 66 feet (20m)
Min Elevation: 3 feet (0m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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