For 43 years the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend has offered something for everyone. If you are looking to do your first 5km or qualify for Boston this is your race. We offer a mainly flat, scenic loop course with lots of support along the way and a finish line experience you will never forget. We pride ourselves in putting on an event that will exceed your expectations for a running event and for hospitality. Our friendly, helpful volunteers go out of their way to make sure your experience is as enjoyable and rewarding as it can be. We also feel we offer the best value in road racing in Eastern Canada.


Race Details

Follow the link to witness the start of the 44th annual running of the Johnny Miles Running Event.

We would like to thank all runners, spectators, sponsors and volunteers for a very successful 2019 Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend. Check back here in the coming months for details on next year’s event.

- Sunday June 16, 2019
Where - 155 Glasgow St, New Glasgow,
NS B2H 5E1
Entry Fee - $35 to $45
($30 & $40 for RNS Members)* 

Race Fee Includes 
Dry Fit Running Hat - For the first 1000 registrations
- Short Sleeve, Dry Fit Running Shirt - All sizes available,
including ladies fit, if you register early
- Personalized Custom Race Number - When you register by May 15th 
- Event Specific Finishing Medal
- Quality Post Race Lunch - Packed & ready to go when you finish
- Free Race Photos
- Free Post Race Massage from our friends at LifeMark 
- Chip Timed
- Boston Qualifier 
- All Routes Certified by Athletics Canada
- Age Group Medals  


Tim Hortons Subway Kids Fun Run

Race details

Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 10:00 am
Pioneer Coal Athletic Field, 483 Auburn Ave, Stellarton
Registration Fee - Free
Races starting at 10:00 am sharp and be finished by noon
There will also be canteen services available at the track
Free Tim Horton’s Coffee for the adults


Registration will take place at pioneer Coal Athletics Field
Friday, June 14th, 5:00-7:00pm
Saturday, June 15th, 8:30-9:30am

The first 500 participants to register will receive

Official Race Number
Official Race T-Shirt (Youth Sizing on a first come basis)
Finishing Medal
Kids Meal from Subway
Tim Hortons Refreshments

Distances and Order (subject to change )

Male 11 & 12 - 400m
Female 11 & 12 - 400m
Male Under 5 - 80m
Female Under 5 - 80m
Male 5 & 6 -100m
Female 5 & 6 - 100m
Male 7 & 8 - 200m
Female 7 & 8 - 200m
Male 9 & 10 - 300m
Female 9 & 10 - 300m

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Image courtesy of Google Maps

Image courtesy of Google Maps

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The "Johnny Walk"

The “Johnny Walk” is an annual event that has served as a great launch to the various activities on the Johnny Miles Running event weekend. The walk was founded by Dr. John Miles Williston to encourage everyone to get active. Dr. Williston envisioned a walk that people of all ages could do, regardless of their level of fitness. 

Race Details

Saturday, June 15th 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration, Start and Finish – Glasgow Square Theatre
Please register by 8:15 am, Walk starts at 8:30 am
Registration fee - Free
No age limit
Many great draw prizes
(including a Mountain Bike from Pictou County Cycle)
& snacks to follow the walk.

The route is flat and very scenic as it winds along the Sampson trail. The surface is well suited for strollers and families are encouraged to take part. Participants can set their own distance goals and can also complete the walk at their own pace.

Honorary Starter

Each year, an Honorary Starter is selected from the local community and that will be announced closer to the event.

Come join us, and bring along your friends and family!