MAY IS MARATHON MONTH!
Training going really well this year? or not?
This beautiful spring weather is a training dream so you maybe you want to do the full marathon this year? Or maybe you want to run with your buddy whose doing the 5K? Either way you can easily upgrade / downgrade your race event directly from our registration page. Click here to connect Please note there is a fee for each time you changeyour race distance so you’ll want to be sure before you make the commitment.
NOTE upgrade / downgrade BEFORE April 30 to ensure your bib has your name.
After April 30 upgrades / downgrades are allowed, but you will get a generic bib.
JOIN THE SASKATCHEWAN MARATHON VOLUNTEER RACE CREW!
Have you volunteered in past years? More than 400 volunteers make race weekend a success and we NEED YOU! There are various shifts throughout the weekend and so many positions to choose from. Best of all you can choose where and when you help with our easy online scheduler! Are you an early riser? We need lots of hands on race day morning to help the runners prepare for the race!
Lend a hand Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29, 2016 all positions available to select
ARE YOU READY? Important Race Day Information!
Enjoy the weekend and experience the Saskatchewan Marathon events
- Race Expo and Package Pickup – Saturday, May 28 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Prairieland Park
- Pasta Dinner featuring Roseanne Sdoia- Boston marathon Bombing Survivor – Saturday, May 28 5:00 PM at Prairieland Park
- Race Day – Sunday, May 29 first race starts at 7:30 AM at Diefenbaker Park (next to Prairieland Park)
PACKAGE PICKUP Saturday, May 28 -COME FOR PACKAGE PICKUP AND STAY FOR THE RACE EXPO!
1503 Ruth St West
10 AM – 5 PM
Pick up your race package at the RACE EXPO. NO pick up after 5:00 PM and no Race Day pick up.
Your bib is your ticket to the race! If registered by April 30, your bib is personalized with your name. We’re doing a few new things this year in order to make your race package pick-up even smoother!
Check for your bib number before the race:
GETTING TO THE START LINE
BE GREEN, SHUTTLE or RIDE YOUR BIKE!
A SHUTTLE BUS will take you to and from Prairieland Park from the Saskatoon Inn and the Delta Bessborough Hotel and return you to the hotels after the race. This is a FREE service compliments of Hertz Northern Bus. RESERVE YOUR SPOT. Shuttles are open to participants and volunteers, but you must pre-register for both legs of the trip. Or ride your bike and park it in the Bike Valet!
Start/Finish Line Location and Parking
During Race weekend please note the traffic routes to available parking in Prairieland Park. Please use Lorne Avenue entrance only.The start/finish line for the five Km, Good Life Fitness 10 Km, half-marathon, marathon and Marafun is located at Diefenbaker Park. Free parking is available at the nearby Prairieland Park and you should park there. Expect road restrictions in the exhibitionarea and along the race route. Leave ample time!
Pre-Race Ceremonies – 7:15 am Greetings from dignitaries O Canada
Race Start Times
• half-marathon and marathon start at 7:30 am
• the 5 Km event starts at 8:25
• the GoodLife Fitness 10 Km starts at 8:30 am
• kids’ Marafun starts at 11:00 am
Pin your race number to your front and ensure it is visible at all times.
Leave for the race early in case of traffic delays.
Leave plenty of time to go to the bathroom – expect line ups.
ON THE COURSE
On Course Water
Culligan is the official water supplier for the Saskatchewan Marathon
Aid Stations for the five Km, Goodlife Fitness 10 Km, half-marathon and marathon are spaced approximately two to three Km apart. Each aid station will have water and Gatorade. Washroom facilities will be located at each aid station. GU Energy Gels in a number of flavours (Jet BlackBerry, Triberry, Banana-Strawberry & Expresso Love), will be available for half-marathon and marathon participants at select aid stations. The GU Gels will be available at aid stations located at approximately 11.5, 14.5, 18, 22, 24, 29 & 36 Km stations.
In Case of Emergency…
MD Ambulance is the critical care provider for the Saskatchewan Marathon. To ensure the safety of all race participants, they’ll have EMT’s onsite at the start/finish line and stationed at different locations along the course. The Saskatoon Radio Club will be present at aid stations and has direct communication with Marathon Event Headquarters. Watch for Craven SPORT services at the finish line and cyclists on the course for non-critical issues.
Course Time Limit
The Saskatchewan Marathon course will close on a rolling basis at an approximate 8’35”/Km pace. Participants in the half-marathon must reach the halfway mark in three hours or discontinue. Timing closes at 1:30 pm. There is no early start for any distance.
A big thanks to all the groups coming out race day morning to encourage and cheer you on during your run!
Karla Hula Hooper
High Energy Band (rock band)
Concordia Junior Alpen Rose Dancers
Monique Koskie (steel tongue drum)
Oriental Dance Arts
Saskatoon International Folkdance Club
German Junior Folk Dancers
Colin Schaan (singer with guitar and keyboard)
Christina Weger (our national anthem)
Robert McFayden (bagpiper)
Steve Koszman (DJ)
FINISH LINE VILLAGE
Prize presentations at the WINNERS CIRCLE will be at the following times:
10:00 am – 5 Km award Awards
10:30 am – GoodLife Fitness 10 Km Awards
10:45 am – Half-marathon Awards
11:00 am – Marathon Awards
Age Class Winners
Awards will be presented in all age classes to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place runners. Age Class Winners will be recognized in the Winners’ Circle immediately following the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for each race.
Note that the runners who placed in 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the race ARE NOT eligible for Age Class Awards.
Check your time electronically in the Finish Line Village. Once you have caught your breath after the race, approach the kiosk where our super volunteers will scan your bib number with a portable hand scanner. Software then pulls your results information and displays it on a screen: Number, Name, Category, Time, Category Place, and Gender Place. You can hang around and analyze their results for as long as you like without inhibiting other participants from seeing their results at the same time. Of course this does not replace the results being posted sportstats.ca which are displayed by mid-afternoon on race day. Event Timing is once again by Sportstats.ca
Personal Best Bell
When you hear a bell ringing at the Finish Line Village this year, it means a participant is signaling they have run a personal best. Participants will be just beaming when ringing the bell, and family and friends can gather round to take pictures and videos of the moment in time. It’s a great new way for participants to tell the local race world of their accomplishment. We can’t wait to provide you with the opportunity to PB and ring the PB bell!
PARTICIPANT BAG DROP AND INFORMATION TENT
Participant bag drop will be open at 6:30 am- 1:30 pm. See you there!
THANK YOU FROM POTASHCORP!
Race weekend is here! Whether you’re doing your first 5K or are a veteran of many marathons, we know you’re ready to put yourself to the test – and we’re here to cheer you on. PotashCorp is proud to partner with the Saskatoon Road Runners Association to present the Saskatchewan Marathon. Have a great race!
King George students excited for Saskatchewan Marathon!
Read more at CBC News
2015 Saskatchewan Marathon photos.
2014 Saskatchewan Marathon photos.