First Name: Jerome
Last Name: Bruhm
Sport: Road running
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 2003
Home Town: Clearland
County: Lunenburg County

Jerome Bruhm, known as the Father of Run Nova Scotia, was actively involved in the development and promotion of road running in the province from 1983-2003.

The son of Frederick Bruhm, one of Nova Scotia’s top runners in the 1930s and ‘40s, Jerome became involved in the sport first as a participant in the early 1980s, and subsequently as an organizer, administrator, coach, official, communicator, fundraiser, and mentor.

He founded Run Nova Scotia in 1983, renowned as one of the best provincial running organizations in Canada, and he is the only Nova Scotian to be inducted in the builder category of the Canadian Road Running Hall of Fame (1995) and the road running sector of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame (2003).

His crowning achievements include ensuring gender and age equality in the prize structure at road races in Nova Scotia, establishing a provincial road running series that still lives on today, and championing the idea that all runners – not solely elite competitors – should be lauded for achieving their personal bests.


• Inducted in Canadian Road Running Hall of Fame
• Member of Lunenburg County Sport Wall of Fame
• Spearheaded Creation of Run Nova Scotia