Photo: GettySmile more, strengthen your bones, keep your wits about you into old age, and maybe even live longer. No, this isn’t a magic pill you take three times a day and hope for the best-simply picking up running provides all of these benefits and more. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or just starting out, a great way to discover motivation is to participate in races. These Halifax races are great places to explore new terrain and feel accomplished at the same time.
Canada Games Centre Food Run
When: Sunday, October 16 at 10:00 A.M.
Where: 26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax
Details: Run for a cause. Your race entry is a donation in either food or cash to support Feed Nova Scotia. Including both sidewalk and trail environments, the Food Run 5K celebrates community and includes fun post-race activities. Try out the new 10km relay to for team building!
Pumpkin Pacer 5K
When: Saturday, October 22 at 9:30 A.M.
Where: Hantsport Visitor Center in Hantsport
Details: Runners of all levels will enjoy the scenic route of the Pumpkin Pacer 5K. With your entry, you’ll receive free breakfast after the race and a timer chip, stained glass finisher’s medal by School Street Studio Glass, and small pumpkin perfect for decorating.
Run With Zombies
When: Saturday, October 29 at 9:00 A.M.
Where: 275 Main Street, Yarmouth
Details: This fun, Halloween-themed race supports the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, which raises funds for families unable to afford YMCA participation costs. Do your part to make sure everyone in the community can involve themselves in activities essential for growth and character-building by running in this loop around Yarmouth.
When: Saturday, October 29 at 9:30 A.M.
Where: 1390 Cobequid Rd, Waverley
Details: This unique and challenging race features a 1500m course, run cross country style at McDonald Sports Park. TRAILCROSS races are divided into heats, where you must keep placing in the top half of your heat to move on. Test your strength on the beautiful trails of the park, suitable for both novices and pros.
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