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McLaughlin 4 Miler
Run For Mental Health


June 12, 2016

8:15am Start


Participants, volunteers & spectators:


Please join us at Downeast Beer Factory anytime after 10:30 am for a cool-down lunch and live music!! @ 612 Windmill Rd.


My Living Will will be taking the stage and Downeast Tap & Grill will be providing plenty of giveaways!


Goodluck all runners and walkers! Rain or shine tomorrow will be an awesome day!


#McLaughlin4Miler #RunForMentalHealth #Raceday #Dartmouth #LetsBreakTheIce


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A 4 mile road race in the heart of Dartmouth that perimeters Banook Lake
& loops around Sullivan's Pond   




Our Mission:

Our goal is to increase mental health awareness, erase the stigma surrounding mental illness and maximize the amount of donations to mental health organizations.


Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative:

We will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this road race to the Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative. SAMHI is focused to eliminate mental illness stigma in post-secondary sport, facilitate access to the resources needed to maintain and improve mental health, and advocate on behalf of student-athletes experiencing mental illness.

Alex McLaughlin:

This event has been created in memory of Alex McLaughlin; a benevolent person, an all around athlete from the community and varsity basketball player for Acadia University. Alex took his own life due to depression in April 2014.

Important Race Details:

  • The race begins at 8:15 AM on June 12, 2016.
  • The event will take place rain or shine and is not weather permitting.
  • The Race starts and finishes at Hawthorne School in Dartmouth
  • There will be refreshments and prizes on the field adjacent to Hawthorne school following the race.
  • Atlantic Chip Sport Timing will be at the event for professional timing and online results. We will be using ChampionChip ankle chip timing technology for this event
  • Washroom location TBD

What The Iceberg Means:

The iceberg logo symoblizes mental health and the human mind; the conscious and sub-conscious, the perception of yourself and others and what mental illness can look like on the surface.

         Race Route:
Please click the following link to view the race route and directions


Route Directions:

Directions: Commencing at 0815 hours at Hawthorne Elementary School, participants proceed northbound

on Hawthorne Street, turning left onto Prince Albert Road towards Ochterloney Street. At

Ochterloney Street participants turn right onto the Dartmouth Multiuse Trail proceeding

around Sullivan’s Pond back towards Hawthorne Street. Here they turn left on Hawthorne,

then right onto Crichton Ave, right onto Glen Manor Drive and right onto Brookdale Crescent

running on the right hand side with traffic. From Brookdale Crescent participants will head

onto the Lake Banook Trail taking a clockwise trip around Lake Banook on the trail until

reaching Hawthorne Street at which point they will turn left, cross Prince Albert Road and

return to the Hawthorne Elementary School field.


 Atlantic Chip Timing will be onsite providing:
  • Road race timing
  • Online results including athlete result profile to search results from past events
  • ChampionChip timing
  • Race Clock(s)
  • Real-time results during the event
  • Results posted to the web at the end of the race


Please see the corresponding tab for volunteer opportunties and donations :)




Registration fees

4 Miler Closed

Registration closed
    1. CA$20.00
      Jan 28 – May 16
    2. CA$23.50
      May 17 – Jun 11

Timing and Race Services Provided by:

Atlantic Chip Sport Timing

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Gretchen Pohlkamp CA$250.00
2 Candace Hoskin CA$100.00
3 Ashley Mackendrick CA$100.00
4 Rhonda Brassard CA$100.00
5 Cathy Connors CA$100.00
6 Janice Mackendrick CA$100.00
7 Heather Elms-Wood CA$100.00
8 Andrea Trask CA$100.00
9 Kathryn Clark CA$100.00
10 C.J. Pritchett CA$50.00
11 Chelsea MacDonald CA$50.00
12 Mike Bonang CA$50.00
13 Kenny Brown CA$50.00
14 Deb Woolway CA$50.00
15 Juli Grady CA$50.00

Event Schedule

  • June 12 8:00 AM ADT - Start

Contact Information

Event Location

10 Hawthorne St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2Y3, Canada

Click here to view map