Canadian Marathons

  1. Ottawa Marathon

The race in the nation’s capital is not only the most important in Canada; but it is also the fastest. In 2014, his flat course allowed Ethiopian Yemane Tsegay to make the best time at a marathon on Canadian soil. An excellent chance to qualify for Boston, the event also allows visitors to tour historic sites in the city, as well as the National War Memorial, the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian War Museum. Between kilometers 20 and 25, you will be in Quebec, in Gatineau. After flying over the final sprint along the Rideau canal, you can tell your fans that you ran the marathon in two provinces on the same day.

Registration for 2020 starts in September 2019. – All information, prices, and race notes are subject to change. The course map shows the 2019 course.

The Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon is the fastest and largest marathon in the country. It is also one of two IAAF Gold Label events in Canada. Each year, it attracts thousands of participants, including world-class professional athletes. The Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon is one of the most essential Canadian qualifying events at the Boston marathon.

Notes on the test:

  • Qualifying race at the Boston marathon.
  • The start of this race is done in waves, each corral being dropped about every two minutes.
  • Water stations are installed every 3 kilometers, and Xact Nutrition stations are installed at kilometers 14 and 26.
  • There’s a mist at every water station.
  • Toilets at all water stations.
  • The sponge stations are located at kilometers 16, 25 and 36.
  • Complete Medical Services on the course and at the finish line
  • No strollers are allowed in this race.
  • There is a time limit of 7 hours for this event.
  • This race is broadcast live on television and online.
  1. Montreal Marathon

Proposed races:

  • 5 km on the road
  • 10 km on the road (training Plan 10km)
  • Half-marathon training Plan half marathon)
  • Marathon training Plan marathon)

The Montreal Marathon is the largest running event in Quebec, Canada. According to tradition, his departure is given on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge. The 42.195 km route takes you through various areas of Montreal, including île Notre-Dame and lies Sainte-Hélène, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Vieux-Montréal, quartier Ville-Marie, Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie and Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. The route ends at the park The Fountain.

  1. Vancouver Marathon

The Vancouver marathon is a 42.195 km running event in the city of Vancouver, Canada. It is organized by the Bank of Montreal (BMO). In parallel with the marathon, a half-marathon is also run on the same day.


The first edition took place in 1972. In 1976, the American Doris Brown Heritage was the first athlete to go under 3 hours in this event with a time of 2: 47: 34. Between 2000 and 2004, the German Ulrich Steidl won this event five times in a row.

The departure takes place near the Queen Elizabeth Park in the District of Cambie. The riders then cross the districts of Kerrisdale and Dunbar before entering the Pacific Spirit Park and then the territory of the University of British Columbia (UBC). At the exit of the UBC territory, the riders go through the districts of Point Grey and Kitsilano. The runners borrow the entire section of Stanley Park’s Seawall. The arrival takes place in downtown Vancouver on Pender Street.