Yes! Transfers can be completed in your Race Roster account up until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 25, 2024. Please note, all transfers are subject to a $1.95 +HST and processing fee.

Age Category Awards are provided for the first, second and third-place male and female finishers in each timed race. 

There are also first, second and third-place awards for non-binary participants who place in each distance.

If you can no longer make the in-person event, you can email admin@valleyharvestmarathon.ca to switch to the virtual event at no cost, transfer your registration to another participant or take advantage of our No Sweat Deferral Policy.

Transfer Policy

Valley Harvest Marathon offers the option to transfer a race registration to another participant. All transfers are subject to a fee of $1.95 +HST and processing.

Transfers can be completed until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 25, 2024, by clicking the TRANSFER button in your registration.

Please email admin@valleyharvestmarathon.ca if you need assistance with your transfer.

After this deadline, all transfers must be made in person at race kit pick up for a fee of $10 +HST and processing.

No Sweat Policy

In lieu of our No Refund Policy, Valley Harvest Marathon offers participants the ability to defer their race entry known as our No Sweat Policy. A confirmed and paid registration can be deferred for any reason until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 9, 2024.

Your No Sweat can be used towards one of our upcoming races of equal or lesser value, up to and including the 2025 Valley Harvest event:

  • Beat Beethoven October 23, 2024
  • Night Owl March 2025 (exact date to be determined)
  • Emera Blue Nose Marathon, May 16-18, 2025
  • Not Since Moses 2025 (exact date to be determined)
  • Valley Harvest Marathon October 11-12, 2025

Participants who wish to take advantage of the No Sweat Policy will be required to pay a fee of $20 +HST and processing on adult events.

Please email admin@valleyharvestmarathon.ca to process your No Sweat.

No Sweat redemption codes will be issued within 10 business days of race weekend concluding.

Once the No Sweat code has been redeemed, that race registration cannot be deferred.

The safety and well-being of everyone involved is our top priority, and Blue Nose Marathon will take all necessary precautions to avoid any potential risks. There may be situations such as, but not limited to, lighting, hurricane, state of emergency, and terrorist threat at the event location that may result in cancellation. Inclement weather, such as rain and/ or wind, do not constitute a cancellation.

If there are factors that may cause a cancellation, participants can expect the following with respect to notice. Please note, these timelines below assume a potential situation is known prior to the specified times referenced:

  • 72 hours prior to the event an update via email and social media
  • 48 hours prior to the event a second update via email and social media
  • 24 hours prior to the event a third update via email and social media
  • 3 hours prior to the start an update via email and social media  
  • 3 business days post-event update via email and social media (applies to a cancellation situation)

In the unfortunate situation that Blue Nose Marathon needs to cancel one its races, all participants of that race will be moved to a virtual event. Participants can expect to receive an update within three business days of the event cancellation. In some instances, Blue Nose may be able to reschedule the race. If Blue Nose can reschedule a race, this will be communicated to participants in the notice immediately following the cancellation (3 business days post-event). Due to the complexity, logistics, and nature of some of our races, rescheduling is not usually possible.

Yes, we will provide refreshments to all finishers.

There will be a hydration station at the finish line of all races. For hydration station locations on course, please refer to the route map of your distance under races.

Parking and road closure information will be available under the Race Weekend tab this fall.

To ensure our event is safe for all participants, please note that baby joggers and strollers, baby backpacks/carriers, pets (whether on or off leash), roller blades, scooters, skateboards, bicycles and other equipment, will not be permitted on the race route. Non-compliance with these safety rules will result in disqualification.

Race Kit Pick Up will be held during race week in both Halifax and Wolfville. A schedule of events will be posted under the Race Details tab when finalized.

Please note, all race kits must be collected prior to race day. If you cannot make Kit Pick Up, please send a friend or family member or email admin@valleyharvestmarathon.ca for accommodations.

Please contact the Valley Harvest team at admin@valleyharvestmarathon.ca or call 902.496.1889.