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QCM EVENTS UPDATE

The 20th Anniversary GMS Queen City Marathon originally scheduled for September 11-13 will not be cancelled, but rather, we will be moving to a virtual event model (and the 20th Anniversary will be moved to 2021).

The nearly 3,000 people who have already registered to take part in the popular race weekend will still be able to receive their GMS Queen City Marathon race kit, and earn their finisher’s medal and t-shirt by completing their run or walk anytime during the month of September. For those looking to join in the fun this fall, registration for the virtual version of the GMS Queen City Marathon is currently open.

Virtual races are an excellent opportunity for runners and walkers to stay active and healthy while participating in a little competition with their family and friends. Participating in this year’s virtual GMS Queen City Marathon is also an opportunity to support many local charity partners, community organizations, and Run Regina itself, Regina’s largest local running organization.

With the move to a virtual event the GMS Queen City Marathon is no longer a race weekend but rather a RACE MONTH this year! All runners and walkers will have the entire month of September to complete one (or more) races. Can you say Scribbly Challenge Plus.

While we won't be able to run together this fall we will still be here to ensure you achieve your goals, celebrate your wins and get a virtual high five from your Queen City Marathon family.

Instructions on how to record your run or walk, receive your race shirt and medal as well as how to take advantage of some cool race month initiatives will come throughout the summer to your email inbox or watch our social media channels for details.

We encourage you to use your run this year to raise funds for one of our charity partners or find a partner of your own. With so many people in need during this pandemic help us show our community how amazing runners and walkers can be.

Be a part of our new and exciting virtual GMS Queen City Marathon in 2020.

We have a race for every pace .... and now anytime and anyplace!

  • GMS 42.2K Run
  • City of Regina 42.2K Walk
  • 42.2K Wheelchair
  • Auto Gallery Subaru 21.1K Run
  • Saskatchewan Egg Producers 21.1K Walk
  • Regina Hotel Association 10K
  • Open Road Recreation 42.2K Team Relay
  • University of Regina Night Owl 5K
  • Campbell & Haliburton Insurance Family 5K
  • Mini-Marathon (kids 2-14 years of age)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND FOR DETAILS


Doing things virtually is becoming the new normal… thanks a lot COVID-19.

Conveniently, marathons are no different.

A virtual marathon still provides runners with the test of endurance and mental strength, while providing the social distancing and safety we all need.

Check out our latest blog to learn more about virtual marathons and how they work!


WATCH FOR 2021 INFORMATION

BELOW IS INFORMATION FROM 2020 PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC


VOLUNTEERS

Don't want to race, but would still like to participate? The GMS Queen City Marathon requires hundreds of volunteers to work in many different areas over race weekend: in the days before the race, during the race, and following the race. Volunteers keep us running...and walking...and, depending how the day is going, sometimes crawling! Click here to learn more and register as a volunteer.

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


The Queen City Marathon was conceived in the winter of 2000, when some local runners were doing a lap of Wascana Lake and discussing the fact that, of all the provincial captials in Canada, Regina was the only city that did not currently have a marathon event. From 1970 until 1983 an event known as the Molson Marathon had been held in Regina, but there had not been a marathon organized in Regina (also known as "the Queen City") since then.

The first Queen City Marathon took place on September 23rd, 2001, with the original start and finish line located at the Douglas Park Athletic Track. At the time, the race offered a full marathon, a marathon team relay and a kids mini-marathon event. A half marathon event wouldn't be part of the QCM until the following year. Race organizers optimistically hoped to attract 600 participants. They were pleasantly (albeit hectically) surprised when 1,275 participants showed up at the starting line that first race morning.

Today, the Queen City Marathon (QCM), a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. is more than a race, it an amazing community event, which attracts participants from all across Saskatchewan, Canada, the United States, and around the world.

RACE OPTIONS

GMS 42.2K Run

The GMS 42.2K Run is an Athletics Canada certified course and can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Minimum age is 16 on race day.


City of Regina 42.2K Walk

The City of Regina 42.2K Walk is an Athletics Canada certified course and can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The minimum age is 16 on race day.


Open Road Recreation 42.2K Team Relay

The Open Road Recreation 42.2K Team Relay event is divided into 5 separate sections, or legs. Teams are made up of a minimum of 3 members, up to a maximum of 5 members. Teams with fewer than 3 members or more than 5 members will be disqualified.

The 5 Relay legs start and end at four separate Relay Exchange Zones - four points along the course where one team member's section ends and the next team member's section begins. Of course, the very first leg starts at the starting line, and the last leg ends at the finish line.


Auto Gallery Subaru 21.1K Run

The course takes runners through some of the most scenic parts of Regina including many areas of Wascana Park, downtown Regina and some of Regina's older neighbourhoods. The course takes place on asphalt roadways. Minimum age is 14 on race day.


Sask Egg Producers 21.1K Walk

The course takes runners through some of the most scenic parts of Regina including many areas of Wascana Park, downtown Regina and some of Regina's older neighbourhoods. The course takes place on asphalt roadways. Minimum age is 14 on race day.


Regina Hotel Association 10K

The course takes runners through some of the most scenic parts of Wascana Park. The course takes place on asphalt roadways. Minimum age is 10 on race day.


Campbell & Haliburton Insurance Family 5K

For runners and walkers. Whether this will be your first 5K or you are a 5K veteran, this is a fun race for you! The 5K course will take you on a scenic tour of Wascana Lake and is on asphalt pathways for most of the race.

This is an all-ages, fun run or walk. Pushed strollers and baby joggers ARE allowed in the Family 5K. However, for the purposes of insurance, both adult and child must be registered Family 5K participants. Please note that, other than this one exception for pushed strollers and baby joggers, the regular "no-wheeled devices" rule still applies to the Family 5K event. The definition of a wheeled device in this particular event includes - but is not limited to - bicycles, skateboards, scooters, roller skates, roller blades, wheeled running shoes and so forth.

Please note that this is a non-competitive event and no overall or age category awards will be presented.


University of Regina Night Owl 5K

NEW FOR 2017! "Eat my dusk!" The University of Regina Night Owl 5K is the newest race event and is open to everyone at the GMS Queen City Marathon! The University of Regina Night Owl 5K starts on the FRIDAY NIGHT OF RACE WEEKEND at 8:00 PM.

Please note that the University of Regina Night Owl 5K is a non-competitive event and no overall or age category awards will be presented.

Completing the University of Regina Night Owl 5K makes you eligible to achieve the Scribbly Challenge.


Mini Marathon

The McDonald's Mini Marathon takes place at 10:00 AM on SATURDAY. The age groups AND age-appropriate distances (approximate) for each of the different groups:

Ages 3 to 4 years - 1K
Ages 5 to 7 years - 2K
Ages 8 to 10 years - 3K
Ages 11 to 14 years - 3K


Scribbly Challenge

TAKE THE SCRIBBLY CHALLENGE! TWO races! THREE medals! TWICE the bragging rights! Named after our mascot...that's the "Scribbly" part, not the "challenge" part...the Scribbly Challenge gives an ambitious athlete like you the chance to earn three - yes, three! - medals, and twice the bragging rights.

HERE'S HOW:

Successfully complete our Night Owl 5K race on Friday night OR our Family 5K race on Saturday, THEN successfully complete any race on Sunday and you'll earn the right to wear a special Scribbly Challenge Medal.

If you've already registered for an event on Sunday and want to take the Scribbly Challenge, no problem. You just need to register for (and complete) the Night Owl 5K on Friday night OR the Family 5K event on Saturday, as well.

Click here for details.

PACE TEAMS

Do you have a specific finishing time you want to achieve in your race? Pace Team members travel the course in a pre-determined target time. Stick with the Pace Team member that best matches your event and time goal. Come to the Health and Wellness Expo and meet your Queen City Marathon Pace Team.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO

The Health & Wellness Expo is held in conjunction with race package pickup. The location is the Conexus Arts Centre, 200A Lakeshore Drive. It is open to the general public. All are welcome to attend and admission is FREE.

Cilck here for more information.


PARKING ON RACE DAY

Very limited parking is available in the east and south lots of the Conexus Arts Centre on race day. If you plan to park at the Conexus Arts Centre on race day SUNDAY, please plan to be on site no later than 6:30 am. If those lots are already full, you need to give yourself enough time to find alternate parking. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

VISIT HERE FOR RACE DAY ROAD CLOSURES


RACE RESULTS

Click here to see current and past results.

FAQ'S

FUTURE DATES

Plan ahead! Click here to see future event dates.


Want to learn more? Visit the Queen City Marathon website.

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