Sole Sisters Women’s Race Weekend:
Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2, 2019
Run or Walk with us on a single day or over two days.
City of Lakes, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
*Early Bird Registration = Shoe BLING to everyone registered by December 31, 2018!*
Our 8th Annual Sole Sisters Women's 5K Walk/Run on Saturday night (June 1, 2019) has not changed! What has changed is that our fall event that includes a timed 5K, Quarter or Half Marathon has moved to the first Sunday in June (the day after our Saturday night race). Race on Saturday night. Or race on Sunday morning. Or go BIG (like the 1980s... everything was bigger then and why we've opted to use the 80s theme for our 8th race) and take the Tutu Challenge. If you are looking for a link to the Little Miss Sole Sisters Races registration then go HERE!
There are no changes to our usual June Sole Sisters 5K. The Saturday, June 1, 2019 5K will continue to happen at 6pm on Saturday night and it remains un-timed! We welcome newbies and veterans alike with a HUG station, chocolate station, cheer/water stops, music on course and fire fighters waiting with the prettiest finisher’s medal you’ll ever get.
What's new is that our fall races are moving to the next morning of Sunday, June 2, 2019 instead of the fall. You can choose between a 5K, Quarter Marathon (10.5K) or Half Marathon (21K).
And for the frequent raceHER and bling enthusiasts, you can enter The Tutu Challenge in which you race on Saturday night and any of the Sunday morning races for additional bling. This category includes 3 medals, 2 swag items and a tutu.
If you are unable to join us in Dartmouth on June 1-2, 2019 but really want to do a Sole Sisters VIRTUAL RACE then follow this separate link for details on how you can participate VIRTUALLY!
**If you are purchasing a gift registration contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with a graphic you can print and give as the actual gift. We have several designs you can choose from. Don't forget to give the registration code provided by Race Roster as that is used to finalize registration.**
Again, the theme for our 8th annual Sole Sisters Race is all about the 1980s! We hope that you'll embrace lots of neon, leg warmers, scrunchies, fishnets, headbands, padded shoulders, big hair... whatever makes you think of that time. Our shirts will pay homage to the great song Girls Just Wanna Have Fun but we've modified it to be GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE RUN! And yes, those are real Sole Sisters participants from 2017 above (thank you race photos!).
Where does the money go? Our not-for-profit uses the revenue generated by Sole Sisters race after race expenses to support Girls Gone Gazelle Run Club (an empowering and free program for girls 8-13) that trains throughout the year (spring, summer and fall) in Halifax and Dartmouth. The confidence club is always free to it's participants. That's right Sole Sisters pays for everything, the team uniforms, race fees, coaches shirts, track fees, and everything in between. We'd love to invite your Gazelle to join us by simply signing up here: www.girlsgonegazelle.com.
Girls Gone Gazelle Run Club is the not-for-profit that Sole Sisters supports, but the race also donates to other amazing not-for-profits that operate a water/cheer/chocolate stops. If you have a group that is interested in learning more about how to get a donation for your volunteer's time, email email@example.com. And finally, since we get the question all the time. You do not need to do any additional fundraising beyond participating in the event.
Finally, planning for Little Miss Sole Sisters Races will take place in 2019 but our tentative plan is to have those races on Sunday, June 2nd after the majority of Sole Sisters have finished their 5K, Quarter or Half Marathon.
5K Race + Custom Bib + Medal + 1 Swag Choice + Shoe Bling (if registered by 12/31/18)
10.5K Race + Custom Bib + Medal + 1 Swag Choice + Timed Race + Shoe Bling (if registered by 12/31/18)
5K Race + Custom Bib + Medal + 1 Swag Choice + Timed Race + Shoe Bling (if registered by 12/31/18)
21K Race + Custom Bib + Medal + 1 Swag Choice + Timed Race + Shoe Bling (if registered by 12/31/18)
5K on Saturday, June 1, 2019 and 5K on Sunday, June 2, 2019 + Custom Bib + 3 Medals + Tutu + 2 Swag Choices + Timed Race on Sunday + Shoe Bling (Guaranteed if registered by 12/31/18 but likely to all Tutu Challengers!)
5K on Saturday, June 1, 2019 and 10.5K on Sunday, June 2, 2019 + Custom Bib + 3 Medals + Tutu + 2 Swag Choices + Timed Race on Sunday + Shoe Bling (Guaranteed if registered by 12/31/18 but likely to all Tutu Challengers!)
5K on Saturday, June 1, 2019 and 21K on Sunday, June 2, 2019 + Custom Bib + 3 Medals + Tutu + 2 Swag Choices + Timed Race on Sunday + Shoe Bling (Guaranteed if registered by 12/31/18 but likely to all Tutu Challengers!)
There are no refunds. The race does offer a deferral option and the ability to change race distances. For 2019 we are following the lead of the largest event in the Maritimes, the Blue Nose Marathon (thanks!). Like them, we do offer registration deferment to future years. However, as a non-profit, we must find a way to recover out-of-pocket costs to order items for each runner in two separate years (i.e. t-shirts, medals, tutus). Please note there will be a modest fee of $20 to all registrants to defer their entry to the next year. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you back!
You can also take advantage of the Transfer Option if you would like to change distance. This only applies to the Sunday race that has 3 race distances. You are not able to transfer from the Saturday 5K to Sunday's races. Return to your Race Roster account and change your race information to the race of your choice. There is a fee of $1.95 to transfer to another race distance. If you are transferring to a higher race distance (for example: 5KM to 10.5KM) you will need to pay the race price difference at time of transfer. If you wish to transfer your race registration to another person, please follow the same process. Refunds do not apply. PLEASE NOTE, ONLINE TRANSFERS CLOSE MIDNIGHT MAY 10, 2019.
After May 10th all transfer requests will occur on race weekend at the Race Kit Pick Up/Expo on Friday, May 30th or Saturday, June 1st. No transfers will be processed on Sunday morning. Applicable transfer fees will apply on race weekend; $10 for transferring down in race distance or person to person transfer and $15 to transfer up in race distance.
Sole Sisters Women's Race Series has the mission "to postively influence the mental and physical health of women and girls through physical activity." Sole Sisters funds the FREE confidence club: Girls Gone Gazelle Run Club which has the motto: "I don't chase boys, I pass them!" and looks to promote confidence and body acceptance while building a girl's knowledge of exercise.
If this is something that you would like to support further by partnering with Sole Sisters Women's Race Series as a sponsor, contact Stacy Chesnutt directly at
June 1 6:00 PM ADT - 5K Start
June 2 7:00 AM ADT - EARLY START - 5K, Quarter & Half Maraton
June 2 8:00 AM ADT - 5K, Quarter & Half Maraton