Join us for the 39th Saskatchewan Marathon – and enjoy a course that runs along the beautiful South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon. Events include:
- GoodLife Fitness 10K Race
- Craven SPORT Services 5K Race
- Marafun program for kids
The Saskatchewan Marathon is sanctioned by Sask Athletics and is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Stay tuned for the 2017 sanction number. Check out the finish time you need to be eligible for the Boston Marathon .
Hosted by Saskatoon Road Runners Association
We are committed to providing opportunities for the Saskatoon running community to develop physically and mentally by providing access to training and competition for runners of all ages and abilities. We believe that this will improve personal health and well-being through fitness and social interaction.
Charity of Choice Meewasin . When you register, consider a donation to help expand the Meewasin Trail in Saskatoon.
2017 RACE TIMES
Pre-Race Ceremonies – 7:15 am Greetings and O Canada
Race Start Times
- Half-marathon and marathon – 7:30 am
- GoodLife Fitness 10 K – 8:00 am
- Craven SPORT services 5 K – 8:25
- Marafun -11:00 am
Your bib is your ticket to the race! If registered by April 30, your bib is personalized with your name. Check for your bib number before the race: (stay tuned and visit us in May)
Your bib is personalized with your name and the colour of the race.
Red (Marathon) Green (Half Marathon) Blue (10K) Orange (5K)
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. 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!
Please note the traffic routes to available parking in Prairieland Park. .The start/finish line for the Craven SPORT services 5K, Good Life Fitness 10 K, half-marathon, marathon and Marafun is locatedon St Henry Avenue right next to Diefenbaker Park. Free parking is available at the nearby Prairieland Park . Expect road restrictions in the Exhibition area and along the race route. Leave ample time!
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
Culligan is the official water supplier for the Saskatchewan Marathon
Aid Stations are spaced approximately three km apart. Each aid station has water, Gatorade and a porta potty. GU Energy Gels in a number of flavours are available for half-marathon and marathon participants at select aid stations ( approximately 11.5, 14.5, 18, 22, 24, 29 & 36 K ).
In Case of Emergency…MD Ambulance is the critical care provider for the Saskatchewan Marathon. To ensure the safety of all race participants, EMT’s are at the start/finish line. The Saskatoon Radio Club is 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 course will close on a rolling basis at an approximate 8’35”/Km pace. Participants in the marathon must reach the halfway mark in three hours. Timing closes at 1:30 pm. There is no early start for any distance.
ACTION Stations! watch for more details
FINISH LINE VILLAGE
Winner’s Circle – AGE CLASS WINNERS
All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be presented on the Winners Circle stage in the Finish Line Village.
Age class winners will be presented on Winner’s Circle stage immediately following the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for each race
Presentation Times (approximate)
10:00 am – Craven SPORT Services 5 K award presentation
10:30 am – GoodLife Fitness 10 Km award presentation
10:45 am – Half-marathon award presentation
11:00 am – Marathon awards presentation
Note: 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. Results are posted at sportstats.ca once all results are tabulated.
Personal Best Bell
When you hear a bell ringing at the Finish Line Village r, 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.
PARTICIPANT BAG DROP AND INFORMATION TENT
Participant bag drop will be open at 6:30 am- 1:30 pm. The Participant Bag Drop will be located near the Start Line in the Finish Line Village. Participant’s bags will be identified with their bib number. Please be sure to retrieve your bag by the official close of the Saskatchewan Marathon course.All participants using the bag drop must have all belongings inside of the bag provided by the Saskatchewan Marathon. No dufflebags, backpacks, large purses, or bags will be accepted. NOTE: We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Portapotties are located at the Start/Finish line location and at all Aid Stations. Each Aid Station will have direct communication with Race Headquarters. The following organization will be at their assigned water station and cheer you on as you go by!
Registered massage therapists will be available on site for post-race aid. Massages will be $10 for 10 minutes.
If you need help and encouragement in completing your distance in a target time, be sure to watch for one of seven pace bunnies who will be at the start and on the course. The bunnies are well identified with signs (at the start area), their distinctive hats, and identifying bibs. Plan to meet your pace bunny at the Race Expo between 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Medals and Ribbon Design Stay tuned for new medal and ribbon design for 2017
ITABS for your Medal iTab offers an engraved Tab to fit on the back of your finishers medal to make the event even more memorable. Select iTaB when you register and the iTaB will be mailed
to you after the event. Affix the iTaB to your medal via the adhesive backing. Don’t miss out on this great keepsake!