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Run or walk with Halifax Public Libraries in the Blue Nose Charity Challenge

The Page Turning Pavement Pounders are back!

Halifax Public Libraries is an Official Charity Challenge Team in the Blue Nose Marathon Charity Challengeopens a new window again this year.

Last year, 63 organizations raised $523,000 for local charities right here in Nova Scotia as part of the Challenge. 10 people joined our team and raised more than $4,400 for food literacy programming at Halifax Public Libraries! Our team featured Library staff, their friends and families, board members, and Library lovers from our community.

Registration is now live for the 2020 Blue Nose Marathonopens a new window on May 15–17. Our team, The Page Turning Pavement Poundersopens a new window, is ready to raise funds once again. We encourage all Library lovers to get on the move and hit the pavement as part of our team.

How do I sign up for the team? 

You can register for the 2020 Blue Nose Marathon and Charity Challenge at the same time. Head over to https://bluenosemarathon.com/opens a new window to register. Part way through the race registration, you'll be asked if you want to join the Charity Challenge, click "yes" and select "Halifax Public Libraries" from the listed charities. 

I've signed up for the team. Now what?

Thank you! Once you've signed up for The Page Turning Pavement Pounders, you'll have access to your own personalized fundraising page. You can share this link far and wide on your social media and via email, come up with other creative ways to fundraise, and recruit friends or family members to join you on the team.

We also reach out to our team members with fundraising support and running tips via email; you’ll feel supported every step of the way.

I've already registered for the Blue Nose, is it too late to be part of a Charity Challenge team?

Good for you for signing up early and committing to a personal goal! It's not too late to join a Charity Challenge Team. Log in to your Race Roster Account (you would have created one when you registered for the Blue Nose) and scroll down. You'll see a section where you can join a Charity Challenge Team. It's never too late to dedicate your training to a local charity. 

Who is on the team?

Our team is called The Page Turning Pavement Pounders. It's filled with runners/walkers who believe in the cause. The team is not limited to staff or volunteers. Anyone who loves Halifax Public Libraries is welcome to join us each year!

“Why I participated in 2019”- Cindy O’Driscoll, Halifax Public Libraries, Board Chair 

“Running in the Blue Nose last year was such a memorable experience. It was my first ever race and knowing I was running for the Library kept me motivated and made me proud to participate.”​

Does everyone on the team run/walk the same distance?

No! Runners and walkers are united by their love of Libraries and desire for community impact. If 2020 is your year to try something new, joining the The Page Turning Pavement Pounders can help you meet your personal goals.

Every event at the Blue Nose Marathon is included in the Charity Challenge, and there is a distance for everyone:

Youth Runs (2km or 4km), 5km, 10km, 15km, 21.1km (half marathon), and 42.2km (full marathon). Every distance welcomes walkers and runners alike.

What are The Page Turning Pavement Pounders raising money for?

All proceeds raised by our 2020 Charity Challenge team will support food literacy programming in our Libraries.

At Halifax Public Libraries, one part of our vision is “A resource for everyone.” Resources come in all shapes, sizes—and yes, even tastes. We are proud to offer free snacks, hands-on workshops, resources, and tools for local food lovers and explorers of all ages, year-round at our Libraries. Your efforts will help increase food literacy and food security in HRM, and celebrate the many unique flavours and talents found here.

Learn more about Food & Cooking programming and resourcesopens a new window at the Library to get a sense of the positive impact of our fundraising. 

When is the race weekend?

The 2020 Blue Nose Marathonopens a new window race weekend is May 15–17.  Find the full schedule hereopens a new window.  

I'm not signing up for the team, but would love to help.

Thank you! There are so many ways to support team members. Here are just a few: 

1. You can make a donation to the Page Turning Pavement Pounders. Donate todayopens a new window

2. New this year, when you register for the Blue Nose Marathon weekend,  you will be prompted to consider donating to a participating charity. If you choose to do so, Halifax Public Libraries will appear as an option.

3. Come out on marathon weekend and cheer for runners/walkers who worked hard for their goals and raised money for the Library! 


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