What you need to know before you go the Food Run:
Thank you for signing up for the 3rd annual Food Run on Sunday, October 18th in support of Feed Nova Scotia. It’s going to be a great event and celebration of community, fitness and food, and we’re delighted to have you join us.
Rain or Shine
We’re determined to take a bite out of hunger no matter the weather. Make sure to dress in layers for the great outdoors, however should the elements prove to be too much, we’ll move the Community Festival inside to the Field House. To date, we’re outside.
Race Kit Pick-up & Donation Drop-off
As you may have heard, we’re collecting food donations in lieu of a registration fee; 1kg of food is an ideal amount- like 3 cans of soup or a box of rice for example, but we’ll obviously accept more! Alternatively, you can donate $10 to Feed Nova Scotia. You can swing by the Centre at the following times to drop off your donation and also pick-up your Race Kit.
Friday, October, 16th | 5pm – 7pm
Saturday, October 17th | 10am – 12pm
A large course map, identifying not only the 2.5km and 5km routes but also water and first aid stations, will be on display next to the race day Registration & Check-in area. The markers you see on the map will also be placed physically along the course to keep you headed in the right direction. To help with your footwear choice on Sunday, please note the course is made up of mixed terrain – some sidewalk and some trail. Strollers and Nordic Poles are welcome.
The front parking lot will be roped off for the post-run Community Festival, but the side lot and upper lot will be available. Spaces however are still limited and we do love our planet, so public transit and carpooling are always great options.
Halifax Water is providing water dispensing stations outside the Centre so you can re(fill) your water bottle.
Washroom facilities are inside the Canada Games Centre in the main hallway. These are available for everyone. CGC members can access the showers and change rooms. If you’re a Non-Member and wish to access the showers and change rooms, you can purchase a day pass.
After the run, celebrate with family, friends, neighbours and the community in the Centre’s front parking lot during the Community Festival. You do not need to participate in the run to attend, simply bring a food or cash donation. Get your face painted, carve a pumpkin, slide on one of the Bouncy Castles, sample soup, pies and smoothies, say hello to the community booths and chat with your neighbours.
Prizes & Draws
We’ve got lots of goodies to give away and we’ll be doing a lot of drives throughout the Festival so make sure to stick around. do you have a favourite costume you’d like to run/walk in? A banana suit perhaps? You might win something if you do!
Share Your Fun
Events are always more fun when you have someone to share them with, but you don’t have to limit your sharing to only those running with you. Tweeting, posting, sharing and shouting to the rofftops are highly encourages, and to help others makes sense of the source of your enthusiasm, use the following: