Maritime Race Trail
I’m thrilled to finally tell you my big secret! For the last year, I’ve been planning the expansion of Maritime Race Weekend – we are adding a triple race challenge called the Tartan Trio that includes a 15K trail route.

That’s right, we just got a trail race. 

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Runners will be given three new choices for this year: a single Tidal Trail 15K, Tartan Twosome 5K + 15K and the Tartan Trio 5K, 10K + 15K. Only one-thousand participants can register to run the 15K route and 250 of these spots are reserved for the Tartan Trio.

The Tartan Trio will have special perks: you’ll earn extra bling and receive unique swag by running the 15K. (To be revealed soon…)

For the next 48 hours, runners already registered this year for Maritime Race Weekend will be given the exclusive opportunity to transfer their registrations to the 15K spots before anyone else. Consider it a loyalty perk for early-birds. On Sunday night at 6:00 p.m., the 15K registration will be open to everyone.

The Tidal Trail 15K will be on Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. in the beautiful Salt Marsh Trail. We will continue to have the Sunset 5K, Sunrise 5K, Coastal 10K, Scenic Half-Marathon and Classic Marathon routes at Fisherman’s Cove on the same weekend.

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The complete Tidal Trail 15K route will be revealed in the spring once the snow melts and it can be professionally measured. But for now, I can tell you that the flat picturesque causeway is definitely a large portion of this new route. By adding a meticulously groomed trail option, we’re giving runners the complete East Coast experience and the best salt-infused air Nova Scotia has to offer. Money raised from the Tidal Trail 15K will be given to the local trail association to maintain our favorite running oasis.


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9 Comments

  • Jennifer says:

    How can we add this to our twosome?

  • Jennifer, you can definitely add this to your Twosome – you should have received an email (maybe it’s in your junk folder)?

    For the next 48 hours, runners already registered this year for Maritime Race Weekend will be given the exclusive opportunity to transfer their registrations to the 15K spots before anyone else. Consider it a loyalty perk for early-birds. On Sunday night at 6pm, the 15K registration will be open to everyone.

    The Tidal Trail 15K is capped at 1,000. To guaranteed a spot in the 15K, then email me before Sunday @ 6pm. You will be given credit for the registration fee already paid. Depending on what you are already registered for, there may not be any price difference or you may need to pay more or we might owe you money. I’ll let you know if there is a cost before the transfer is processed.

    OPTION 1: Single Tidal Trail 15K = $65+HST
    OPTION 2: Tartan Twosome (Sunset 5K + Tidal Trail 15K) = $115+HST
    OPTIONS 3: Tartan Trio (Sunset 5K + Coastal 10K + Tidal Trail 15K) = $135+HST (limited to 250 spots)

    Important: If you don’t want to transfer – ignore this email. If you want to transfer reply with 1) your full name 2) what you are currently signed up for 3) what option (#1, #2 or #3) – this will expedite the process.

    Please note: We can guarantee your spot in the Single or Tartan Twosome 15K until Sunday, but the Tartan Trio only has 250 spots and is first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Wow Michelle that is awesome!

  • Sheryl says:

    Wow – this is incredible! Way to take your race to the next level – I can’t wait to do it!

  • Barb Vessey says:

    Trio would be 5k Friday night, 10k Saturday morning and 15k trail in the afternoon?

  • Chris says:

    Awww.. sorry I missed this opportunity.. I would love to do the trail run, but I think two races on the same day might kill me.. =).. hoping for next time!

  • Fran Hiltz says:

    How many medals involved for option#3? Live in Ontario and have been considering this race.

  • Tina says:

    So Tartan Twosome has to be 5k evening and 15k on Sat morning? No 10k option for second race? 🙁

  • All the original Tartan Twosome options still exist. 5K+5K, 5K+10K, 5K+Half and 5K+Marathon but now there is a 5th option 5K+15K. You earn 3 amazing medals and get loads of swag with the Tartan Twosome. The Tartan Trio is the 5K+10K+15K you earn 4 medals and again a boat load of swag.

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