FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Are there age requirements to participate in the Saskatchewan Marathon events?

Yes, the following age restrictions are ages as of Race Day:

  • Full Marathon: 16 years and older
  • Half-Marathon: 14 years and older
  • GoodLife Fitness 10Km: 12 years and older
  • 5Km: No age restriction

Check out Age Restriction information HERE.

What are the distances for each event?

Marathon – 42.2 km (26.2 miles)
Half-Marathon – 21.1 km (13.1 miles)
GoodLife Fitness 10Km – 10 km (6.2 miles)
5 Km – 5 km (3.1 miles)

What are the entry fees and deadlines?

Check out Registration information HERE.

Where is the START/FINISH line located?

The Start Finish line is located on St Henry Street just south of Ruth Street, between Diefenbaker Park and Prairieland Park.

Can I change my shirt size?

YES! Log back into your account profile using the email and password you created when you registered, and you are able to edit any information. Note: Size changes will no longer be permitted after April 29, 2017.

My training is going better than (or not as good as) I expected. Can I change my race?

YES! Log back into your account profile using the email and password you created when you registered. Change to the race that you would like to run. Note: you will be charged the difference in registration prices and a $10 fee to make a change to any event.

When and where is Race Package Pick Up?

Race Package Pick Up will take place at Prairieland Park on Saturday, May 27 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

I cannot attend Race Package Pick Up, can someone else pick up my package for me?

Yes, you are welcome to send a friend or family members to pick up your Race Package if you are not able to attend.

Be sure to send a signed note authorizing this individual to pick up your Race Package. Race Packages will not be given to anyone other than the registered participant without the proper authorization. There be absolutely no Package Pick Up on Race Day, and Race Packages will not be mailed in advance.

Can I register on Race Day?

No, there is no Race Day registration. There is however last minute registration during Package Pickup at the Race Expo – May 27 at Prairieland Park.

Do I need to purchase a ticket to attend the Pasta Dinner?

Yes, tickets for the Pasta Dinner are $25 each and purchased in addition to your registration for the Saskatchewan Marathon.

Check out the Pasta Dinner information HERE.

What are the start times for each event?

Check out the Start Times for each race HERE.

Where should I park on Race Day?

Parking is first come, first serve in Prairieland Park parking lot.

Will participant bag drop be available?

Yes, participant bag drop will be located near the Start line. Participants’ bags will be identified with their bib number. Please be sure to retrieve your bag by the official close of the Saskatchewan Marathon course at 1:30 PM.

Will there be post-race massage therapy available?

Yes, post-race massage therapy will be located near the Start/Finish line location.

What are the time limits to complete the SaskMarathon?

The Saskatchewan Marathon course is a rolling finish – the course will close when the last participant is finished or by 1:30 PM at the latest. Later finishers will be required to finish on the sidewalk without the support of Aid Stations and Course Marshals. Later finishers will not receive an official chip time.

Are walkers permitted and is there an early start for walkers?

Yes, walkers are permitted to walk in the GoodLife Fitness 10K, 5K and Half-Marathon event distances, but no walkers are permitted in the  Marathon distance.

Are wheelchair/hand cycles permitted?

Contact the Race Director to confirm which distances are accessible.

Describe the Marathon, Half-Marathon, GoodLife Fitness 10K, and 5K courses ?

Flat Fast and Fun!  Enjoy the fastest 5K certified course in Saskatchewan.  All courses are relatively flat.

Is the course certified as a Boston Marathon qualifier?

You qualify for the Boston Marathon by running a qualifying time in a official Boston Qualifier marathon event such as the Saskatchewan Marathon. You can find out the appropriate qualifying times here.

How many aid stations and what type of fluid replacements will be offered?

The Marathon, Half-Marathon, and GoodLife Fitness 10Km courses will have Aid Stations spaced approximately 3 kilometres apart. Each Aid Station will have water and Gatorade.

Will any over-the-counter pharmaceuticals such as Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen be available at aid stations?

The Saskatchewan Marathon strongly recommends that if you believe you will require any medications or pharmaceuticals including items such as Tylenol, Advil, or the like, that you plan for this and bring your own. For situations that require emergency medical attention, MD Ambulance will be on site and available.

Will there be portable bathrooms along the course?

Restroom facilities will be located at the Start/Finish link location and will be available at all Aid Stations.

Am I allowed to use my MP3 player/iPod during the race?

We strongly recommend that participants NOT use audio devices during the race. Although you may listen to music during training, you quickly become a hazard to yourself and over 3,000 other participants on Race Day when you cannot hear what is taking place around you.

Are bikes or inline skates allowed?

NO, the Saskatchewan Marathon does not have a biking or inline skating event.

Can I participate with my jogging stroller or dog?

No – sorry, but the following items are not allowed on the Saskatchewan Marathon courses under any circumstances:

  • Bikes
  • Inline skates
  • Jogging strollers
  • Pets