Our Mission

YRS provides the youth of Nova Scotia with an opportunity to engage in running at all levels as a means to a healthy, active and positive lifestyle.

YRS offers races in distances from 0.5 km to 2.2 km and encourages participation by those of all abilities.

Although the series is for youth, parents, guardians or anyone interested in taking part are welcome to run or walk our events!

Our History

The Youth Running Series (YRS) volunteers are a group of appreciative runners and parents who have benefited from running and support the spirit of the running community.

YRS was launched in 1996 by volunteers and the participating Race Directors, with the backing of Run Nova Scotia (RNS).

For general YRS Information, please email youthrunningseries@gmail.com



2020 X-Country and Track Race Distances

Category Year of Birth Distances
U6 2015 and higher shorter/untimed
U8 2014, 2013  1 k
U10 2012, 2011  1.5 k
U12 2010, 2009  1.5 k
U15 2008, 2007, 2006  2.2 k
U18 2005, 2004, 2003  2.2 k


Cost per Race

Each YRS running event is $5.00, but why not become a YRS Full Series Member? See the details below.


Membership Benefits and Costs

Individual membership: $25

Full family membership: $50 (the best deal!)

Reasons for becoming a member:

Unbelievable health benefits that will last a lifetime if you participate in activities like YRS at an early age.

Friendships and lots of laughs.

Receive discounts on YRS partnership running events.

No need to register at each YRS race! Your racing bib will be ready for pick-up. Please note, if it's a partnership race, separate registration is required.

Race results are posted after each race so you can keep track of your accomplishments!

Receive participation/placement recognition through our YRS series points for the year-end awards.

Receive email updates with valuable information.

Trophies and certificates awarded for recognition at YRS races at the year-end banquet.

Prizes, including a chance to win free sneakers from Aerobics First!

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