MEC Halifax Race TWO: 5K/10K - Citadel Highlander

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  • Date
    Sunday, 30 April, 2017
  • Time
    From 09:30 am to 11:30 am ADT
  • Organizer
    MEC Halifax
  • Price
  • Address
    Halifax Citadel Parade Square
    Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, 5425 Sackville St
    Halifax, NS

THIS RACE IS FULL. No transfers allowed.


MEC and Parks Canada bring you the chance to run through the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and experience history in a whole new way!


2016 Video 

Kids fun run will start at 8:45am - $10 (10yrs and under) Link to Kid's registration HERE

Please note that this event is weather dependent. Parks Canada and MEC may reroute the race if weather or course terrain becomes dangerous. Please note that if we have to reroute, it will alter the course length by a small amount.

  • Race cancelation will be communicate through email, by 7:30AM on April 30th.
  • This event sold out last year- no day of registration!
  • Earphones permitted, but not recommended, Runners are responsible for knowing the course!
  • No refunds.
  • No dogs.


Register online or in-store before January 27, 2017.

Distance Online In-store
5K $15 $15
10K $15 $15

Register now


In store

Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th open till close, MEC Halifax

Package pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make in store when pick up your race package.

Race day

Sunday, April 30th from 8am–9am at event site


Start times

9:30am: 10K start

9:30am: 5K start


Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Course Description:  Runners will experience varied terrain as they run through the Halifax Citadel’s parade square, perimeter road, around the inner ditch and along the ramparts.

PLEASE NOTE - This race starts inside the Citadel in 'Parade Square', NOT 'Grand Parade' by City Hall.

Getting there

There is street parking along the perimitter as well as Metro Transit routes that will be able to drop you off near the site. Biking is also a great way to warm up before a race! 

There will be no parking on site at Halifax Citadel and the road will be closed to traffic.


Help us keep our races green by bringing your own water bottle. (Compostable cups and on-site recycling and composting will also be provided.)



Due to planned construction on the route in 2017, race route will not be finalized until nearer to the event.

* map is for general reference only, not offical!


Know someone who wants to come cheer you on and give out high-fives? Volunteering with the MEC events team is a blast. Email Christine at 


Want more? See the full MEC Race Series


We’ll have live unofficial race results within one hour of runners crossing the finish line at the results station. Official standings will be posted on the Atlantic Chip site as well as this page within two business days of the event. Be sure to check back!

We’ll be giving out medals to the top three male and female finishers in each distance category (no age categories awards).

Want to see last year’s results to scope out how fast the course is? They’re on Atlantic Chip's event site.