Ecology Action Centre

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Return of the Green Avengers!

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 10:45 to Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 10:45

For the past three years, the Ecology Action Centre’s Green Avengers! team has taken to the streets of Halifax in the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon (, to run and walk for a cleaner, greener Nova Scotia. It’s always an incredible experience, and it has become the most important fundraising event of the year for the EAC.

This year is going to be the best one yet! We are aiming for a team of 100 people, and our goal is to raise $30,000. Want to get in on the action? Here’s how:

For all of the options below, you have the choice of running, walking, or Nordic walking in the full marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K races.

Option A: Join the Green Avengers Team!

As part of the team, you receive a partial subsidy to cover your race registration fees. (You’ll only pay $25, and the EAC will cover the remainder of your fee)*. In return, you commit to obtaining at least 16 sponsorship pledges. You will have access to monthly team meetings, training tips, fundraising support, awesome Green Avengers costumes, and our post-race celebration BBQ!

To join the team, bring your completed registration form and $25 to Joanna at the EAC Office at 2705 Fern Lane, or come to a team meeting. We meet once per month on either Sunday or Wednesday - you can choose either option, depending on your availability

Option B: Start your own team!

Are you part of a company or organization that cares about our environment? Do your friends and neighbours like to be active? Why not organize your own team for the Blue Nose Marathon and raise some money for a great cause? As Team Captain, your race fees will be fully subsidized, and you’ll have access to all the same resources and support as the Green Avengers team. Contact Joanna at 442-0198 or if you’re interested.

Option C: Run or walk for the EAC as an independent participant!

You can fundraise and train on your own accord, and join us on race day for the celebration BBQ. If you choose this option, you can sign up in person at the EAC or online at Simply select the Ecology Action Centre in the Charity Challenge and you’re on your way.

Remember, if you’re not a runner, you can still be part of the action! We are going to have a large walking group to complete the 10K together en masse – everyone is welcome to join!

Let us know we can count on you to help make Blue Nose 2014 a fabulous success! Contact Joanna at 442-0198 or

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