Happy New Year, Runners. It's time to throw down those goals for the year  - whether it's to PB or just hit the street more often.

We've compiled a list of all the notable races in the region now confirmed for 2014, sorted by month and distance (note that some marathons also feature 5 and 10K distances as part of their race day festivities). All races are solo road races, except where the legend specifies a different and/or additional type. Local races within striking distance or ones the NEBR crew members are talking about are bolded.

There are lots of runs to choose from and new ones announced all the time - bring it, we say. We'll continue to add and update TBD links as they become available, and we'll keep this list living under the 'Events' tab at the top of the homepage so you can find it again easily.

If you have suggestions or your race is missing, please email us.


(u) - ultra, (ms) - multisport, (t) - themed, (xc) - cross country/trail, (r) - relay


-5-10K walk or run- Fanfit (ms) - a new multisport event at the Canada Games Centre that teams you with Olympic Athletes, January 25

MEC Race One - 5 or 10K walk in Point Pleasant Park, January 12


-5-10K walk or run- Frostbite 5-Miler - Presented by the Lakeshore Runners in conjunction with Run Nova Scotia in Lower Sackville, February 23 -marathon- Falmouth Freezer Half and Quarter - quarter and half marathon distances in Falmouth, February 16 3rd Annual JJ McDermott Long John Jaunt - a half marathon hosted by the CB Road Runners (in Cape Breton), February 22


-5-10K walk or run- Five for Mental Health - a chilly 5K on the waterfront in Halifax to raise funds and awareness for mental health, date is late-March -marathon- Hypothermic Half Marathon - syndicated across Canada by the Running Room, held in Halifax on March 2

Moose Run (r) - 25 in Cow Bay and it's fun to say, 25K solo or teams of 3 encouraged, date is mid-March, TBD


-5-10K walk or run-

Churchill Academy Run - a 5K race to raise awareness for learning disabilities in Dartmouth, the Churchill Academy is also a registered Bluenose Marathon charity, date is early April TBD, race website not yet available

MEC Citadel Highlander Race - Storm the Citadel in Halifax for a 5 or 10K around the historic site, April 6

Credit Union Atlantic Lung Run - a 5K on the Halifax Waterfront hosted by Mountain Equipment Co-op, April 12

Vimy Ridge Memorial Run - 5, 10 and 15K run in Fredricton, NB on April 12

Run Without Borders - 5 and 10K from Point Pleasant Park in Halifax hosted by the Running Room, April 19


-5-10K walk or run-

The Benny Bulldog (xc) - all  proceeds go towards Girls Gone Gazelle - the all-girls running club for little gals, ages 8-12, in Shubie Park, May 3/4

Miss Miles Mothers Day Classic - an ALL FEMALE 5K in New Glasgow, May 11

Maple Sugar Rush Trail (xc) - 6.5 or 13K on the Rogart Mountain Trail in Earltown, NS, late-May, date and website TBD


Scotiabank Fredricton - Fredricton's 36th annual half and full marathon weekend, hosted on May 11

Maine Coast Marathon - founded in 1980, gorgeous scenery on the Maine coast from Kennebunkport, May 11

Wascally Wabbit (u) (r) (xc) - a challenging 50 miler or relay in St. Margaret's Bay, mid-May, date and website TBD

Scotiabank Bluenose - a classic 10K, half and full marathon race weekend in Halifax, mind the hills, May 16-18

Sugarloaf Marathon - a well known course for PBs and Maine's oldest, taking place on Route 27 in western Maine, May 18

Cabot Trail Relay (r) - one of the most remarkably beautiful relays on the planet, we kid you not May24/25


-5-10K walk or run-

Chester Cut n Run - 5 and 10K races presented by the Bluenose Striders Running Club in Chester, June 1

Red Island Relay (r) (ms) - run, road and mountain bike, and canoe/kay starting from the Brudenell Provincial Park Activity Center on PEI, early-June, date TBD

Enfield Penguin Half - 5K and a half marathon distance presented by Run Nova Scotia in Enfield, June 7

Sole Sisters - a 5K run or walk in Dartmouth for women only, June 7

Aileen Meagher International Track Classic (ms) - presented by Athletics Canada (must be a member) and Athletics Nova Scotia, St. Mary's University, June 14

Epic Canadian - 5 and 10K run for Canada around Lake Banook in Dartmouth, June 29


Marathon de la Baie - now in its second year, google translate can help you with this hidden gem in the Baie-des-Chaleurs in New Brunswick, June 1

39th Johnny Miles - a classic race weekend in Pictou, June 15

Bay of Fundy Marathon - 10K and an international marathon running from Lubec, Maine to the tip of Campobello Island, NB and back, June 15


-5-10K walk or run-

Canada Day 5K - part of the Bedford Days Events, June 26 - July 1

Dan MacDonald 10K - yearly Canada Day 10K in Baddeck, July 1

38th Run for the Lobster 10K - a part of the Pictou Lobster Carnival, July 6

Halifax Mud Hero (t) - registration is already selling fast for this year's edition of what proved to be one of the craziest and most fun events of 2013, 6K of mud and obstacles at Ski Martock, July 5/6

Antigonish Highland Games 5 Mile Road Race - ever think about running in a kilt? July 6 - 13 in Antigonish

Scotia Days Festival 5K Walk/Run  - in Mulgrave, NS from July 12 - 20, race website and date TBD

Liverpool Privateer 5 Mile Road Race - in its second year, this is a 5 mile loop around the Mersey River in Liverpool, date mid-July TBD

Sheila Poole 10K - held annually in Yarmouth, late-July, date TBD


Bear Book Trail (u) (xc) - for trail enthusiasts, a half, full and ultra in scenic Allenstown, New Hampshire, July 19

Nova Scotia Marathon - on the southwest tip of Nova Scotia, 10K, half and full distances, July 27


-5-10K walk or run-

Cherry Hill Fun Run/Walk - hosted by Cherry Hill's United Communities Fire Dept. 10K on August 2

Medtronic MACPASSMiles Bridge Run - how fast can you storm our bridge? Run the MacDonald on Natal and beat your best time, August 4

Dartmouth Natal Day 2 and 6-Mile Road Races - part of Dartmouth's Natal Day festivities, August 4/5

Digby Scallop Days 5K Fun Run - part of the annual Scallop Days festival, mid-August, date TBD

Louisbourg Race Through Time - a historic 8 miles at the fortress in Louisburg, mid-August, date TBD

Navy 10K - in our backyard on Gottingen Street in Halifax, August 17


Brookvale Trail Ultra PEI (u) (xc) - 10, 25 and 50K through PEI's Brookvale Winter Provincial Park on nordic ski trails, bike and hike trails, and heritage roads, early-August, website and date TBD

Ben’s Smart Marathon by the Sea - a longstanding race weekend in Saint John, NB, mid-August, date TBD

Age of Sail Marathon - a Boston qualifier in Parrsboro now in its 4th year, August 10

The Lou 52 (u) (xc) - Cape Breton's first ultramarathon, 52K open to only 52 runners, mid-August, date TBD

3rd Annual Bean There, Ran That Marathon - 5 and 10Ks, and half and full marathon distances in Yarmouth to support the Yarmouth Hospital Kidney Dialysis Unit, August 23

10th Annual Cobequid Trail Run - flat and fast 5 and 10Ks, and half marathon in Truro, NS, August 24


-5-10K walk or run-

Cole Harbour Harvest Festival 2 & 6 Mile Road Race - hosted by the Salt Marsh Trail Running club, early-September, website and date TBD

Berwick Gala Days 5 Mile Road Race - Part of the Gala Days festivities in Berwick, NS, early-September, date TBD

50th Annual Bert Corkum Memorial 5-Mile Road Race - a big anniversary for the Bluenose Striders in Lunenburg, early-September, date and website TBD

Butter Trail Run - 5 and 10K on Tatamagouche's famed Butter Trail, September 7

Cider Fest 5K Fun Run - in Bridgetown, mid-September, date TBD

Terry Fox Run - 10K in multiple locations across the Maritimes (usually held in Halifax's Point Pleasant Park), no entry fee, no minimum donation, mid-September, date TBD

Sackville Sneaker Shredder - 3, 5, 10 and 15K races in Sackville, September 21

Runway Run - 5K on the tarmac at the Stanfield Intl Airport in Halifax to benefit the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, late-September, date and website TBD

Zombie Run (t) (xc) - a terrifying 5K in Waverley, NS on September 27

Run or Dye (t) - get your colour on, 5K in late-September, date TBD


Maritime Race Weekend - 5 and 10K, and half and full marathon distances in Eastern Passage and Cow Bay, September 12/13

Huffin Puffin (r) - Newfoundland & Labrador's Provincial Marathon, half marathon and team relay on Mount Pearl, September 21

Rum Runners (r) - mutiple distances from 3.8 to 17.1K in this 110k relay from Halifax to Lunenburg, September 27

Scion City Chase (t) - run around Halifax and cover a lot of ground with Canada's Largest Urban Adventure Series, September 27


-5-10K walk or run- Run for the Cure - Canada's pinkest 5K to benefit cancer research runs around the Halifax Common on October 5 Pumpkin Run - an autumn 5K in Amherst, late-October, date TBD -marathon- Maine Marathon (r) - half and full marathon distances and a relay, October 5 in Portland, Maine Smuttynose Rockfest - half and full marathon distances in Hampton, New Hampshire, hosted by the Smuttynose Brewing Co., word is the food tent will be serving clam 'chowda' and even lobster rolls (a race after our own heart?), October 5 Valley Harvest - 5 and 10K, plus half and full marathon distances in Nova Scotia's scenic valley, check out the leaves turning October 11

Fiddlers Run (r) - 5 and 10K, plus half and full marathon distances and a team-relay in Cape Breton, late-October, date TBD

Cape to Cabot  - widely acknowledged to be the toughest race in eastern North America, 20K finishing at the top of Signal Hill in St. John's NFLD, late October, date TBD

BMO PEI -   5 and 10K, plus half and full marathon distances in beautiful Charlottetown, PEI, late-October, date TBD

Legs for Literacy - one of the Maritimes' fastest growing racing events, 5 and 10K, plus half and full marathon distances in Moncton, NB, October 25/26

Destination Labrador Trapline Marathon - 10K, half and full distances in North West River, Labrador - where else could you have 42.2K to yourself? Mid-October, date TBD


-5-10K walk or run-

Humongously Hilly Trail Run and Relay (r) - a 10K in Truro that promises some steep hill action, usually early November, date and website TBD

Virtual Everest - this ultimate test of your hill endurance pits you against Halifax's Citadel Hill - 80 times! Proceeds go to The Arthritis Society, usually early November, date TBD

Lucky 7 Relay - running around the common 4.75 times gives you your 7K leg of this half marathon relay in Halifax in mid-November, date TBD

Halifax Movember Run - an all-ages 6K to benefit Movember Canada in Point Pleasant, late-November, date TBD

Chezzetcook Chickadee Trail Run (xc) - 11K on the Chezzetcook Chickadee Trail in mid-November hosted by Mountain Equipment Co-op, date and website TBD


-5-10K walk or run-

Run Run Rudolph 5K - Dartmouth's holiday 5K to benefit the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Children's Wish Foundation, early December, date and website TBD

Santa Shuffle - held in cities across the region and North America to benefit the Salvation Army, mid-December, date TBD

Women's road race in Halifax, 1920s