Half Marathon Course


A fast course, gradual drop

The heart of the Laurentians is a unique and colourful setting that no other marathon offers its participants. With its straight line layout and plenty of oxygen, the half-marathon offers you a vertical drop of 107 meters on a very gentle slope. The P’tit Train du Nord Marathon course will prove to be the fastest course you will ever run. Add to this a landscape of a thousand colours and in places a tunnel effect in the vegetation, and your concentration will never have been better.

THE ideal course to set your individual best performance or qualification standard for the New York Marathon.

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Parcours du Marathon P'tit Train du Nord

220 meters (722 feet) gradual negative drop

Start & Finish

Start : Municipality of Piedmont

Finish : Place de la Gare, Saint-Jérôme (160 rue de la Gare, Saint-Jérôme, Qc J7Z 2C2)

Refueling stations


Water stations – Ice River Spring

KM:  3.1 – 7.1 – 11.1 – 15.2 – 18.6

Electrolyte Drink Stations – XACT ELECTROLYTES

Cherry Berry

KM:  7.1 – 11.1 – 15.2

Fruit bars Stations – XACT ENERY

Flavor orange, apricot, strawberry

KM : 7.1 – 11.1 – 15.2


Portable toilets are available:

  • Start area of the Half-Marathon.
  • Near the buses boarding area, in St-Jérôme.
  • Finish area, Place des Festivals.
  • On course
    • Km : 7.1 – Gare de Prévost
    • Km : 15.2


The Marathon team took every precaution to ensure the safety of the participants.

  • Patrollers (first aid) along the course.
  • Team of first responders equipped with intervention vehicles posted along the course.
  • Medical station at finish line.

On course – Mini-Van to Finish the Line

If you have to dropout for whatever reason, we have “mini-vans” posted at different point on course. These vans will take you back to the finish line.

On course cheering points

All along the course, it is be possible to follow and cheer on for the runners. Here are some points where it is possible to cheer on the runners on the course:

  • Prévost – Prévost Train Station
  • Saint-Jérôme – Boulevard Lafontaine, rue Bélanger, rue Filion
  • Piedmont – No access to the course on the territory of the Municipality of Piedmont.
    The infrastructures in Piedmont are not designed to accommodate hundreds of vehicles at the same time without endangering the safety of citizens and runners.
  • Start : Municipality of Piedmont
  • Finish : Place de la Gare, Saint-Jérôme (160 rue de la Gare, Saint-Jérôme, Qc J7Z 2C2)


Athletics Canada Certification

Certificate number – Half-marathon QC-2017-073a-BDC

Meets the New York Marathon Qualifying Standards


October 4, 5 and 6, 2024

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35km north of Montreal