The Ecology Action Centre’s Green Avengers team of eco-superheroes is lacing up for the 8th consecutive year to run and walk in the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon for a cleaner, greener Nova Scotia.
Whether you're a runner or a walker, we'd love to have you join us on Bluenose Race Weekend!
Choose the 5k, 10k, 15k, Half or Full Marathon distance. Have fun, keep fit, and raise funds for the EAC!
The Blue Nose is our biggest fundraising event of the year. Your race provides us with much-needed resources to tackle the most pressing environmental issues of our time. Join the Green Avengers and do your part to save the planet!
Already registered for the Bluenose? It's not too late to join the EAC team! Simply click the following link, sign in and choose "Ecology Action Centre" as your charity of choice: http://bluenosemarathon.com/charity-challenge/for-fundraisers/
fun team support
(Optional) superhero costumes!
When you join the Green Avengers and commit to getting at least 16 donations to sponsor your race, we'll subsidize your race fees! You only pay $25, and EAC covers the rest.
As a Green Avenger, you can run or walk any of the available distances: 5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, or Youth race. Your donations can be any amount.
What you commit to: You get at least 16 fundraising pledges of any amount for the EAC to support your race. You come to at least one group run per month.
What we offer: We pay for part of your registration fee, so you only pay $25, regardless of which distance you’re doing. We check in regularly about your fundraising goals, and provide lots of support to help you reach them. We organize regular team meetings with guest speakers on useful topics like training tips, nutrition, stretching, and more. AND you get to run (or walk) with an awesome super-hero cape and costume!
Option B: Set your own goal
What you commit to: You set a fundraising goal that works for you, and do your best to reach it. You get a minimum of one donation for the EAC. Team meetings are optional. You pay your own fees.
What we offer: You're welcome to join the weekly group runs. We'll provide some fundraising support, in accordance with where you set your goal. Plus you can still wear the cape and costume!
The EAC offers a 12 week, coached run clinic for our team members. Clinics take place each Thursday. They include 30-minutes of active learning followed by a 30-minute coached workout. We need a minimum of 12 participants in order to run the Clinic. Indicate you want to join the running clinic in the registration form to let us know you’re interested!
The clinic session is aimed at supporting the 5k Novice Run Group. However, all EAC Green Avengers are welcome to drop in for any of the clinic sessions that might be of interest.
Dates: Every Thursday 6pm, Starting March 8th until the Race!
Location: Meet at the EAC, 2705 Fern Lane
Cost: FREE for all Green Avengers!
Coaches: Shannon and Danny have both been running competitively since they were knee-high to a grasshopper and have coached running, triathlon, and other sports to share their love of being active. Their coaching aim is to make sure people have fun in sport, keep injury free, and reach their goal.
If you’re taking the 16-pledge challenge, you can sign up here.
If you’re setting your own goal (Option B), you can sign up on the Blue Nose Marathon website and select Ecology Action Centre as your charity of choice in the Charity Challenge section of the form.