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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, September 10, 2017
2016: Sunday, September 11, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Pancake Flat
Type: Mostly Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 54°F (12°C)
Average High: 66°F (18°C)
Average Low: 41° F (5°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.71
Course Score: 99.71

Race Size

2016: 316 Finishers
2015: 351 Finishers
2014: 412 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 12%
2015: 12.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

A very flat Queen City Marathon course begins with a short 3km loop through Wascana Park. The running surface is primarily paved pathways, with some residential streets and small sections of crushed-stone pathway. The course starts at an elevation of 579 meters (1,900 feet). The lowest point is 545 meters (1,788 feet) near the 16km mark. The highest point is 617 meters (2,024 feet) near the 28km mark.

Marathon Rankings

The Queen City Marathon was the 15th largest marathon in Canada last year and was the 15th largest in 2015.

Last year 12% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Queen City Marathon the 28th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in Canada last year and the 27th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.71 ranks it as the 6th fastest marathon course in Canada and the 2nd fastest course in Saskatchewan.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Queen City Marathon a PR Score of 99.71. This PR Score ranks it as the 5th fastest marathon in Canada and the 2nd fastest in Saskatchewan.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1893 feet (577m)
Min Elevation: 1860 feet (567m)


Recent Queen City Marathon Reviews

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review of 2017 Queen City Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


The course is flat and race well organized. Lots of runners keep,you company in the first half as the half marathon course is similar and starts at the same time. I've run this race several times and the weather is variable with some warm years and some cooler years. The wind can also be a factor some years. The runners are very spread out in the second half.

Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Almost everyone drives to the start. Allow a little extra time to park. Start line is about 2 miles or so from downtown hotels.

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