Hello dear runners,
It is with great sadness and disbelief that the Marathon P’tit Train du Nord must announce the differing of its October 4, 2020 event.
Throughout the summer, the entire team worked diligently to establish protocols in accordance with the guidelines for sanitary measures and physical distancing required by Public Health.
A detailed protocol validated with the public health provided that at all times during the event, marathon administration could ensure a maximum of 250 people on the same site controlled by the Marathon, that is to say the starting sites in Val-David and Piedmont as well as the arrival site in Saint-Jérôme.
September 16, the public health informed marathon administration that the event could not be held because it did not comply with decree number 817-2020 because the 42-kilometer course (a public infrastructure) is an integral part of the event site.
In order to hold the event, Marathon administration would have to demonstrate its ability to ensure that at all times there were no more than 250 people on the 42 kilometer course for the duration of the Marathon.
Our disappointment is deep, and our thoughts go out to the community of runners who day after day put all their heart into their training in preparation for this event. Rest assured that all your efforts are not in vain, because all the work accomplished is not wasted and we will surely see each other again in 2021. We encourage you to keep moving!
All registrations will automatically be deferred, without charge, to the 2021 edition at the distance for which you registered. NO ACTION ON YOUR PART IS REQUIRED.
We thank you for the trust you have placed in us, and we are extremely grateful. We also thank you for your understanding.
We were ready to welcome you with more than 480 volunteers.
Wishing you the best and health!
* Please do not contact us if your question concerns your deferring.
* For any questions concerning decree number 817-2020, (which stipulates that the distance 42km is considered as one and the same place of gathering), we invite you to contact the Quebec public health.