Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run
Are you looking for a great way to get your child moving? Look no further than the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run.
The Youth Run is a fun way to reinforce the importance of physical activity. We encourage participants of all fitness levels to come out and participate.
This year’s Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run will take place Sunday, June 12, 2022, at the Cape Breton Recreation Health Complex (CBU), Sydney, NS. Activities will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the run starting at 10:00 a.m.
The Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run is an untimed event, which ensures the focus is on staying active and having fun!
Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run
Sunday, June 12th
Presented by Cape Breton Fiddlers Marathon and Cape Breton University
Location: Cape Breton University (CBU). Race activities will begin at Cape Breton Health and Recreation Complex ( CBU track)
Start Times: Activities start at 9:30 am, the youth run begins at 10:00 am. The Tiny Tot Trot (preschool aged children) begins at 9:30 am.
Distance: School aged participants can choose between two distances, 2KM or 4KM.
T-Shirts & Bibs: You must register by May 26th to secure your T-shirt. If you register online before the May 26 deadline, we will make every effort to deliver the t-shirt and race bib to your school (in CBRM) several days before the Youth Run. Otherwise, they can be picked up at Cape Breton Health and Recreation Complex (CBU) between 8-9am on race day morning. If registered after May 26, shirts are not guaranteed. T-shirts MUST be the outermost layer of clothing and bibs must be worn on the front of the shirt.
Safety and Security: Run organizers, police, medical personnel and volunteers will be on the course to ensure participant’s safety. One parent/guardian can accompany younger runners on the course. No dogs, scooter, skateboards or bikes are permitted on the course. Strollers are permitted but must stay to the right at all times.
Post-race Procedure and Children Gathering Points: Parents/guardians and runners are encouraged to arrange a meet-up spot to reunite after the run. Volunteers will be wearing lime green shirts and can assist with reuniting runners and parents. Please ensure your contact information is written on the back of the child’s bib so that our volunteers can contact you if needed.
Registration: $10 ( t-shirt, race bib, medal and post run snack)+ an online administration fee of $2.19. Register at:
Parking: Parking around Cape Breton University will be available. Please consider carpooling to avoid traffic congestion. There will be no fee for parking on run day.
Thanks to all Kids Run Club coaches/parents/guardians for supporting all participants in the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run. Good luck to all participants and remember to KEEP RUNNING/WALKING for exercise and fun!
For any questions or if online registration is not possible, contact
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - DOCTORS NS YOUTH RUN
Question 1: How do I register for the youth run?
Answer: Early Registration by Thursday, May 26: Guaranteed t-shirt and bib
1. Online using Race Roster
The online registration fee is $12.19 which includes the registration fee of $10 and a $2.19
administration fee charged by Race Roster.
Late Registration After Thursday, May 26- no guarantee of a t-shirt and bib
1. Online using Race Roster. Online registration will stay open until Friday, June 10th at noon.
Question 2: If I have to cancel my registration, what is the process?
Answer: Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Question 3: When and where do I pick up my t-shirt and bib?
Answer: If you register online before the May 26 deadline, we will make every effort to deliver
the t-shirt and race bib to your school (in CBRM) several days before the Youth Run. If registered
after May 26, shirts can be picked up at Cape Breton Health and Recreation Complex at Cape
Breton University between 8-9 a.m. on the morning of the run.
Question 1: What is the route?
Answer: Presentations and warm-ups will be on the turf in the middle of the track. After the warm-up, all 4km runners will be directed to follow our volunteer holding a 4km sign. The 4km runners will not be divided by grade and will start their run first. The starting line for both the 4 km and the 2 km run will be the parking lot just outside the Cape Breton Recreation Complex.
4 km Route: Runners will start running around the campus but take a left down the biking trail and turn around and loop around the university and finish on the track.
2km Route: The 2km runners will be organized by grade with middle school starting first and primary participants at the end. Participants will stay on University Blvd and do one loop of the campus and finish the track.
Question 2: Will there be water along the route?
Answer: There is one water stop on the route.
Question 3: What distance is the route?
Answer: Participants can choose between two distances, 2 or 4 km.
Question 4: How do you ensure everyone is safely off the course?
Answer: To ensure the safety of all children, we have course marshals along the route. We also
have volunteers running at the front and back of the crowd. This will help keep children on the
course and direct them to the finish line. Our volunteers will do a final sweep to check to see if
any remaining runners are still on the course.
Question 1: My child is preschool age. Can s/he participate?
Answer: Absolutely, we have a Tiny Tots Trot for preschool age children. Parents must be with
their preschool age child at all times. The Tiny Tots Trot is scheduled to start and finish before
the youth run starts. There will be an activity area for the preschool age children to play before
the Tiny Tots Trot begins. The activity area will be open from 9:15 -10 a.m. The Tiny Tots Trot
will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last for approximately 5-10 minutes. Preschool age children can
return to the activity station with a parent and guardian until 10 a.m., or go with their parents
to watch the youth run.
Question 2: What time do we need to arrive for the run?
Answer: If you haven't received your t-shirt, we suggest you arrive between 8 and 9 a.m.
Run activities start promptly at 9:30am, with the run beginning at 10 a.m.
Question 3: How do people line up for the start line?
Answer: After the official welcome and warm-up, participants will be asked to gather in either
the 2 or 4 km run start areas. They’ll be directed by signage and volunteers to line up according
to their grade level. This is to ensure safety of all participants in terms of age and speed.
Question 4: Can I run with my child?
Answer: Yes, you can run with your child without registering. If you decide to register yourself,
you will receive a t-shirt and bib.
Question 5: Are pets, child strollers and other equipment allowed on the run route?
Answer: To ensure the safety of all participants on the route, baby strollers and baby joggers
are allowed but must stay to the right at all times. Pets are NOT allowed on site or on the route.
Question 6: Can my child walk instead of run?
Answer: Yes. Children are encouraged to complete the route by jogging/walking.
Question 7: How should I wear my race bib?
Answer: The bib should always be worn on your front and be clearly visible.
Question 8: What precautions have you taken to ensure safety on the route?
Answer: Course marshals, who will be wearing neon Volunteer t-shirts will be along the entire
route. Cape Breton University’s security team will close of the runs route so no traffic passes
through while runners are on the route.
Question 9: What about cars?
Answer: No cars will be allowed on the route while children are doing the youth run.
Question 10: Can I wear my ear buds during the run?
Answer: No. For your safety and the safety of others, earbuds, or headphones of any type are
Question 11: Where do I park on run morning?
Answer: Parking around Cape Breton University will be available. Please consider carpooling to
avoid traffic congestion. There will be no fee for parking on run day.
Question 1: Can I meet my child at the finish line?
Answer: Spectators are not allowed to enter the finish line chute unless they are running with
their children. We encourage spectators to come and enjoy the post run atmosphere and
celebrate with the runners on the bleachers. However, for the safety of the runners, please
ensure you stay off the run course and meet up in a safe spot a little past the finish area.
Question 2: How am I going to know where to meet my child after the run?
Answer: Parents/guardians and runners are encouraged to arrange a meet-up spot to reunite
after the run. Volunteers will be wearing lime green shirts and can assist with reuniting runners
and parents. Please ensure your contact nformation is written on the back of the child’s bib so
that our volunteers can contact you if needed.
Question 3: How will I be able to identify a volunteer if I need information or help?
Answer: Volunteers will be wearing bright green shirts. They will be able to answer your questions or direct you if you need help.
Question 4: Will there be food and water available for runners at the finish line?
Answer: Water and healthy snacks are available to runners after the run.
Thanks to all coaches/parents/guardians for supporting all participants in the Doctors NS Youth Run. Good luck to all participants and remember to KEEP RUNNING/WALKING for exercise and fun!
Our COVID-19 Policy
As we learn to live in a new normal with COVID-19, Cape Breton Fiddlers Marathon will continue to do our part to keep our community safe. There are several things our participants can do to keep themselves safe as well. We ask you to follow the guidelines below and please respect the comfort level of others and our volunteers.
- Do not attend the Youth Run if you have COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or if you are required to self-isolate for any reason.
- We strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask when picking up their race kit (t-shirt & bib).
- We strongly encourage participants to wear a mask during pre-run activities (presentations & warm-up).
- There will be a large gathering of people before participants start the run. We ask ALL participants and volunteers to wear a mask and try their best to maintain physical distance.
- We encourage all participants to keep their masks on at the beginning of the run until they have a bit of space from other runners, then they can take their mask off.
- Maintain physical distance from others as best as possible while running on the route.
- There will be water stations throughout the route.
- Alternatively, participants can bring their own water bottle.
- Water will be available at the finish line for all participants.
- Participants will be handed their medal after crossing the finish line. ● Alternatively, there will be a table with medals if self-serve is preferred. ● Participants can grab a nutritional snack from the table after crossing the finish line.
. Other things participants can expect to see:
- There will be hand sanitizer available for use at high traffic areas, such as the snack table, portable washrooms, etc.
- Communication leading up to the event about COVID-19 safety protocols and what participants need to know for run day.