MEC Halifax Race ONE: 5K/10K - Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

  • Date
    Sunday, 28 April, 2019
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 12:00 pm UTC
  • Organizer
    MEC Halifax
  • Price
  • Address
    Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
    5425 Sackville Street
    Halifax, NS

Online Registration is now closed. 

Registration is available in-store until Saturday April 27th at 5:00pm it is also available on Race Day on site from 7:30am - 8:45am. 

Welcome to the first race in the 2019 MEC Halifax Race Series.

Start off your running season with MEC and Parks Canada as we bring you the chance to run through the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and experience history in a whole new way! MEC is delighted to partner with @HalifaxCitadel and @parkscanada_ns again in 2019!

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

Register now online or in-store before NOON April 27, 2019.

Register here for the Kids Citadel Highlander 1K


Distance Online In-store Race day
5K $20 $20 $30
10K $20 $20 $30

Note: race day registration is cash only, and is available from 8:00–8:30am on April 28th at the registration tent.


We love to offer amazing value for our races, but we can't offer refunds on races. All ticket sales are final. Refunds will not be given due to sickness, weather, injury, late arrival or failure to show up for the event. Registrations are non-transferable; you can't transfer your registration to someone else, and we can't transfer it to another race. If you have a question about a paid event for which you registered, please contact us at



Friday, April 26th 11:00am - 7:00pm and Saturday, April 27th 10:00am - 5:00pm at MEC Halifax.

Package pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make in store when pick up your race package before the race Discount does not apply to clearance items, Blundstones and other package deals.

Race day

You can also pick up your bib race morning on site at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. 


Start times

8:45am: Kids start 

9:30am: 10K start

9:35am: 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, sidewalks, grassy hills. Due to construction within the citadel, we may not be able to run in the trenches or on the ramparts. 

Getting there

There is street parking along the perimeter 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.)


Know someone who wants to come to cheer you on and give out high-fives? Volunteering with the MEC events team is a blast. Find more information here!


Want more? See the full 2019 MEC Halifax 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


Nuun’s flagship hydration product, Active, is packed full of four key electrolytes meant to dial in on optimal hydration yet is low in sugar. When your body needs it the most, Nuun Active is the best way to re-hydrate or pre-hydrate! All water stations will be equipped with MEC’s electrolyte partner Nuun Hydration. Train with NUUN PRODUCTS!