In conjunction with the 2015 Apple Blossom Festival and the Wolfville 8 Mile Road Race, this year we have added a 5K Fun Run and a 2.4k kids run afterwards, both in support of Juvenile Diabetes Research!
The classic 8 Miler, known locally as "Wolfville, Spirit of the Valley 8 Mile Road Race" is named in memory of the late Steve Moores. Prior to his passing in November 2013, Steve Moores was the race director of the Wolfville 8 Mile Road Race for more than a decade, the founder of the Valley Harvest Marathon, and longtime Run Nova Scotia board member. Steve was a fixture and an inspiration to many in the running, cycling and skiing communities as a leader and believer in an active lifestyle.
The 8 Mile Athletics Canada measured and certified course, is a challenging, hilly course that winds through the Town of Wolfville and the Gaspereau Valley with a finish at Acadia's Raymond Field Complex. There are two challenging hills the first is near the beginning of the course at ~91m elevation, followed by a long downhill, the second ~60m climb comes in the last third of course. Aid stations are strategically placed along the course (S, 1.9k, 4.2k, 7.1k, 10.1k & F) providing drinking water and encouragement for participants.
In the competitive 8 Mile event, a minimum of $1,750 in total prize money for Male and Female Open Class top finishers is available as follows:
- $500 First place M & F
- $250 Second place M & F
- $125 Third place M & F
The course record, set in 2014 is held by Brent Addison of Halifax with a time of 43m 44.7s
The Apple Blossom 5k Fun Run starts and finishes on Raymond Field Track and is flat and fast, so get ready for your own personal best! Net proceeds from the 5K event go towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation http://www.jdrf.ca/ An aid station is located near the halfway point on the Acadia Campus, with music and enthusiastic volunteers to keep you motivated!
The 2.4k Kids Run is for children from ages 7-12, and costs just a Toonie; all proceeds go towards supporting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation http://www.jdrf.ca/ . This is a flat 1.2k out and 1.2k back course on the Wolfville Rail Trail, from Acadia's Raymond Field.
Both the 5K and the 8 Miler are chip timed, back to basics events without t-shirts or medals.
Registration discounts are available for Run Nova Scotia members and active duty Military. Parents who register for the 5K Fun Run, can have a child participate with them free of charge. Please note that although children participating with a parent will receive a numbered Bib only, their fun run will not be chip timed.
If you plan to pay by Interac or Credit Card, you must pre-register as there is no provision for electronic payment on the day of (late registration).
There are no refunds available for these events, but we can register you for a different distance.
Registration is open until 5PM on Satuday on line, and on morning of the race until 1/2hr before the race start, and Toonie drop/ Registration up to 15 minutes before start of the 2.4 kids run.
Challenging 8 Mile Certified Course (CHIP TIMED)
$25.00Jan 1 - May 30
Chip Timed 5K Fun Run
$25.00Jan 1 - May 30
Run Nova Scotia Members & Active Duty Military (CHIP TIMED)
$20.00Jan 1 - May 30
(Untimed) Children's Registration w/ Adult
FreeJan 1 - May 30
Just a Toonie for kids aged 7-12 years. 100% of run proceeds supports JDRF
$2.00Jan 1 - May 30
- May 31 7:30 AM ADT - Bib / Timing Chip Pick-Up
- May 31 8:30 AM ADT - Wolfville 8 Mile Road Race - Start Time
- May 31 9:00 AM ADT - 2015 Apple Blossom 5K Fun Run - Start Time
- May 31 10:30 AM ADT - Awards Ceremony
- May 31 11:00 AM ADT - 2.4K Kids Run
- Valley Multisport