best race near halifax

"Beautiful place, crazy run, great energy!"
- McClure

crowd out on the muc flats

"Inspirational, breathtaking, back to nature, wonderful, kind, fun, unique, ‘don't want it to end’ event!"
- J Hammer

tough mudder has nothing on us

Slogging through that mud and across that eerily fog-shrouded moonscape literally uplifted my spirits.
- Norris

flag marks the muddy course

" ...That one time of the year when the pull of the moon is strong enough to reveal the course."
- Gooding

splashing through the course

"I was celebrating long before I finished the 10k event!"
- Slauenwhite

splashing water

"...all that mud and water without a care in the world!"
- Miller

view of the bluffs and cliffs of Fundy

"The run was fun, challenging, one-of-kind, and most of all exposed us to breath-taking scenery."
- Armstrong


"They had so much fun and it was such a blast to watch!"
- Ledger


"It was amazing to run on the bottom of the ocean floor and several hours later seeing the same landscape filled with water. "
- Adkinson

String of runners

"The line went on to infinity"
- Hunter

The Not Since Moses Run

What: "Say what? You are doing what? Running on the bottom of the Bay of Fundy while the tide is out? You gotta be kidding!"

Nope, no joke, as runners from our past eight years can testify - and testify they do! See the comments from them in the tab on the home page. Not Since Moses is a run for the ages, all ages, including competitive runners and fast nervous walkers.

Adults and teens can choose from two courses: a 5K which starts and finishes at Sand Point in Five Islands, Nova Scotia, running across a tidal river and out onto the exposed sea bed next to magnificent cliffs only seen by boat normally; a 10K which starts at picturesque Soley Cove and finishes at Sand Point. Buses will transport all runners, all volunteers and spectators to the start lines. The buses leave and return to the ball field along the main highway, which will be prominently obvious to all coming from either east or west.

And for kids:  The Basket Run offers courses of 100 and 500 meters along the shore, in sight of parents and cheering spectators. Entrants ($12) get an official Not Since Moses shirt and a medal.

Where: At the spectacular vista of Five Islands. On the scenic Glooscap Trail, just two hours north of Halifax, one hour from Sackville NB. Sand Point juts into the bay, facing the dramatic five islands near the shore.

When: Saturday August 12, 2017. The 5k and 10k start at 10:00 a.m. The Basket Run starts at 11:30 a.m.

2017: Adult races, both 5k and 10k are $60.

REFUNDS: No adult or kids race refunds but if you cancel before the day of the event, your fee will be carried over to next year and you will be guaranteed entrance to the run.

Prizes: 2017: To be announced.

Lodging: Our shoreline between Truro and Parrsboro has very few available lodgings so if you wish to stay over that weekend, find and book something early. Inns along the shore including in Parrsboro, 20 minutes away from the start. Camping available nearby including Five Islands Provincial Park.

Volunteers: We are helpless without volunteers. This is an intense event, very odd and our need for volunteers is critical, for safety and for guidance and spreading the joy.

If you or someone you know can help out the day of the run, please read more on the volunteer page. You get a free shirt and will have so much fun you will wonder why everyone doesn't volunteer.

Parking: All participants including volunteers and spectators will park at the baseball field on Highway 2 in Five Islands. It will be well marked with lots of volunteers. From there buses will deliver you to the 5k start area on Wharf Road or the 10k start area 15 km away, around Economy Mountain.

Official Sponsor: Vasque

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