Announcement Date: October 9, 1983
male winner: Michael Graham; 2:32:50
female winner: Sherry Wright; 3:15:19
The first of a string of sponsors came on board for this event – it became known as the Molson Saskatchewan Marathon (Molson Brewery had been a sponsor of Regina’s Marathon since 1978).
The event moved from the University start & finish location to a downtown start & finish – at Riverview Collegiate (subsequently known as the Gathercole Centre and torn down in 2005). A downtown gathering location would be used until a return to the University in 1987 and 2001 and to Diefenbaker Park for 2007 and 2008.
The Saskatchewan Marathon has always been an eligible qualifier for the Boston Marathon. This year, 17 participants ran times good enough to qualify for Boston.
The half-marathon winners were Louis Christ (1:13:14) and Jeanne McSheffrey (1:28:00).
For the first time, a 10 Kilometer distance was added to the event. The winners for this shorter distance were John Holiday (31:03) and Caroline Crabtree (34:49).
9am wind: south 17Kmh, 7am: 6 °C, 11am: 8 °C