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Anyone who registers AFTER 8 pm on Friday, April 20th, will need to pick up their BIB at the race site Sunday morning

Johana Kariankei, Kenyan elite runner, will be running The R.A.C.E. Run!

The R.A.C.E. Run

Race for Awareness, Courage and Empowerment was born from the idea of a 13 year old girl, Fleur O'Connor.

In 2016, Fleur sponsored a young girl from Kenya to come experience life in Halifax and take home inspiration and empowerment to her home town of Iten, Kenya.

Through lots of fundraising and a family initiative, this dream became a reality. Dorothy Chepkonga arrived in Halifax in time to particpate in the inaugural R.A.C.E. Run. She experienced life in Canada with the support of the amazing Halifax community.

Over 140 participants came out to run, cheer and volunteer to make the first R.A.C.E. Run a huge success!

We are thrilled to be hosting year 2 of The R.A.C.E. Run with a new and exciting project. This year, Fleur's younger brother, Yale O'Connor, has decided to continue supporting children of Kenya. Through Johana Kariankei, an elite Kenyan runner and family friend, Yale became aware of a small village school in the town Johana grew up in. At this school the children's play ground (an open field) has been turned into farming land, leaving them nowhere to play soccer, run and train. Johana has decided to donate a piece of his own land to the school. In order to do this he will have to level the land, put in fencing and make it a safe place for children to play soccer and run.

Yale is truly inspired by what Johana is doing to support the Kenyan children and has decided to raise money to help prepare the land and to purchase and donate sporting equipement and running shoes in order for the children to enjoy their playing field.  

Join us as a family or cheer on the runners in your family in an event that is sure to be a blast!

Support the idea that running is universal.


We have some race surprises in store, so register today! 

The R.A.C.E. Run is a family fun run, chip timed, 5 KM race taking place at

Point Pleasant Park
Sunday, April 22nd
10:30 am 

All proceeds from The R.A.C.E. Run go directly to this inititiave

Thank you to our Sponsors and Supporters:

M Space Creative

Aerobics First

Emma Rose Photography

Kingfisher Running Team

PUSH Fitness | Fitness and Performance Training

John Ross and Sons

Kinesic Sports Lab 

Touch of Gold 

The Vault

daMaurizio Fine Dining 

Mirror Image Media

Lawen Dentistry

Spirit Spa 

Layers Cupcakes 


Cleves Source for Sports 

Armbrae Academy

Registration fees

5 KM Closed

Registration closed
  • The R.A.C.E. Run

    1. $25.00
      Jan 24 – Apr 15
    2. $30.00
      Apr 16 – Apr 21

The R.A.C.E. Run Logistics

Check us out on Instagram and follow our journey from now until April!

The R.A.C.E. Run

Start time -  10:30 a.m.

Parking - Shakespeare By the Sea Parking Lot/Lower Parking Lot, Point Pleasant Park

The R.A.C.E. Run will start and finish at the entrance to the park just next to the Shakespeare By the Sea Bdlg.


Saturday, April 21st, 

10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Aerobics First 

6166 Quinpool Road, Halifax


*Prizes for overall Male and Female winners and age group Male and Female winners

*Largest Team Participation prize

Bring your Aunties, Grandfathers, Mom, Brothers, Friends, Strollers etc! 


5 Km Route - Point Pleasant Park

Our course map is courtesy of the MEC Halifax Events

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Braemar Technical Services (Canada) Limited $250.00
2 Kevin Bourgeois $250.00
3 Archie Collins $250.00
4 Anonymous $200.00
5 Christopher Smith $180.00

Event Schedule

  • April 21 10:00 AM ADT - EARLY BIB pick up

  • April 22 10:30 AM ADT - RACE START

Contact Information

Event Location

Point Pleasant Park, Point Pleasant Drive, Halifax, NS, Canada

Click here to view map