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Halifax Rainbow Pride Run
Presented by Halifax Pride and the North End Runners

The Halifax Rainbow Pride Run 

Registration now open! 

Only 50 earlybird spots available!

The Rainbow Run is Halifax Pride's fast, fun and fabulous 5K. Get that parade route thunder and help us hype up the crowd! This 5K kicks off just before the parade begins - the course starts on Bell Road just north of South Park, does a quick turnaround, and runs a full loop of the parade route, turning back at the Parade start point and finishing where it started at the Garrison Grounds (walkers and sexy pacers will 'join' the pride parade if they have not finished the course before the parade starts :>).

Costumes, rainbows and all your fiercest run finery is enthusiastically encouraged! 

Come run Halifax's fiercest 5K.

Presented by Halifax Pride and the North End Runners

Registration fees

Block pricing

  • Halifax Rainbow Pride Run 5K Closed

    1. CA$15.00
      Registrants 1 – 100
    2. CA$25.00
      101 – Sell out

Schedule & Event Details

Early Bib Pick Up
Friday, July 20 - 5:30 - 7:30PM

Grab your bib at the Rainbow Pride Run kiosk at the Garrison Grounds.

Race Day Bib Pick Up and Bag Check
Saturday, July 21 - 10AM onwards 

Get ready to rock the rainbow. Pick up your bib and check your bag on race day for the Rainbow Pride Run at the race kiosk at the Garrison Grounds and stick around for the race preparty. Bag check closes at 2:00 PM, so be sure to circle back to grab your gear before 2pm - and stay for Halifax Pride events continuing all afternoon.

Race Start!
Saturday, July 21 12:30PM

Let's do this! The timed race starts at 12:30PM sharp.

The Course

Halifax's funnest 5K starts on Bell Road, does a short turnaround, then crosses downtown via Spring Garden, Barrington and Upper Water Streets before looping back to finish where it started at the Garrison Grounds. There will be a waterstop at the turnaround point. Costumes and your rainbow-iest gear are strongly encouraged.

Halifax Pride Rainbow Run 5K




How do I find bib pick up?

On Friday, July 20 from 5:30 to 7:30pm and on the day of the race from 10am to race start, you'll find the bib pick up at the race kiosk at the Garrison Grounds.

Where are the Garrison Grounds?

The Garrison Grounds are located at the south corner of Citadel hill (at the intersection of Sackville, South Park and Bell Road).

Can I register on race day?

Limited registration will be available prior to the race for $30 cash only. The cutoff for race-day registration is noon.

Can I check my bag?

There will be a race bag check near bib pick up on the Garrison Grounds at the North End Runners Kiosk and it will be open from 10am to 2:00pm, any bags left at that time will be handed to the Pride security team.

Is the race timed?

Thanks to Atlantic Chip, this is a timed 5K! May the power of the rainbow bring you a 5K PB! 

What do you mean, 'rainbow gear'?

We mean the colour of magic. We mean like the glow from a unicorn's horn. The way glitter on your cheeks makes your eyes pop. The full spectrum of love that cannot be refuted or ignored or delegitimized. The colour you love times a thousand. Wear all the colours, or wear one colour real loud. You do you. Because of you, we have all the colours.

Is there official Halifax Rainbow Pride Run swag?

Announcing the FIRST North End Runners x Halifax Rainbow Pride Run race tee for 2018! You have the option to purchase yours when registering to show your #runpride. Race tees are only available with registration until Wednesday, July 4 at 11:59PM!

Is there parking?

While there's no Pride-specific parking, there is paid lot and on-street parking available near the Garrison Grounds in multiple locations. If you're driving, we'd advise you to plan ahead! The street closure will affect all travel - pedestrian and auto - across the downtown core.

Is there a water stop?

There will be one water stop run by the HALIFAX ROAD HAMMERS and the HALIFAX FRONTRUNNERS near the muster point at Valour Way and Upper Water Street.

I'm a walker, or a slower pacer - what do you mean by 'join the parade'?

The Pride parade will start from its muster point (and the race route turnaround) at Valour Way and Upper Water Street at 1pm. Those who haven't reached the turnaround by 1pm will be running against the parade until the turnaround, and those who have reached the turnaround but are still on route may find the parade 'catches up' to them. We ask that runners stay to the far right to allow floats to pass if need be. 

When does the course close?

The race starts at 12:30pm SHARP, and the course closes at 2pm. Runners and walkers will have 1.5 hours to finish with a time.


Event Schedule

  • July 20 5:30 PM ADT - Early Bib Pick Up

  • July 21 10:00 AM ADT - Regular Bib Pick Up

  • July 21 10:00 AM ADT - Bag Check

  • July 21 12:30 PM ADT - Race Start Time

  • July 21 2:00 PM ADT - Course Closes

  • July 21 2:00 PM ADT - Bag Check Closes

Contact Information

Event Location

Garrison Grounds, Halifax, NS, Canada

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