Update as of September 6, 2023
It is with great pleasure that the Marathon welcomes you. We are very happy to have you among our runners.
We look forward to seeing you Sunday October 1st!
Beyond performance, self-fulfillment!
Please read this guide to the end. We will not answer questions which are answered in this guide.
Date : Sunday October 1st, 2023
First start: 8h00
Décathlon Boisbriand Sport Store
2525 rue d’Annemasse, Boisbriand, Qc J7H 0A3
It will not be possible to collect your bib on the day of the Marathon or at any other place and time outside the scheduled hours.
The bib pickup schedule is not the same as that of the Décathlon store. It is important to adhere to the bib pickup schedule.
When picking up your bib, a wristband will be put on your wrist. You must wear your wristband to access the start area. You must keep this wristband on until you leave the finish area after your race.
If your wristband is damaged, you may be denied access to the start area.
The buses leave as soon as they are full.
Only MARATHON bibs with “AUTOBUS” printed on it, will be accepted on these buses. Runners are responsible for showing up in time to catch their bus according to their start time.
Make sure you don’t leave anything on the bus.
No bus will bring back the runners to the start line after the race.
There are several car parks available in the vicinity of the Station.
The runners are dropped off at the PLACE DU MARCHÉ in Val-David, in the heart of the Village, two steps away of the start site.
For runners who choose to take their car to go to Val-David, you should know that parking spaces are limited. The entire area of the village center will be closed to traffic. Parking is prohibited in the streets of Val-David. It will not be possible to drive to the start site. Traffic will be diverted to parking lots on the outskirts.
You can leave your clothes at the Marathon start for safekeeping.
All bags not claimed at 4pm on the day of the Marathon will be donated to community or charitable organizations.
The start area is located in the park: Léonidas Dufresne.
Be vigilant not to miss your start! You must report to the starting corral as soon as your start number is called.
You must wear your bib to access the start corral. You will need to wear your participant wristband.
You will need to show your participant wristband to access the start corral. If a runner shows up with a damaged wristband, a check will be made and the runner must confirm his identity. The runner could miss his start. If the verification is not conclusive, the runner will not have access to the start corral and will not take the start. His bib number will be removed from the list of participants.
The time limit to finish the marathon is 5:30.
Checkpoint 36.2 km
Runners will have to maintain a pace of 7m 50s / km when passing the checkpoint.
Runners who arrive at the checkpoint slower than this pace will no longer be part of the race and will not be able to finish the race. A bus will take them to the finish line.
There will be NO services on the course (refueling station, medical, patroller, communication, etc.) for people not respecting a pace of 7m 50s /km.
The clothes you intend to leave behind just before the start or along the course will be donated to charities.
- Start # 1 : 8h00
- Start # 2 : 8h05
- Start # 3 : 8h10
- Start # 4 : 8h15
- Start # 5 : 8h20
- Start # 6 : 8h25
- Start # 7 : 8h30
- Start # 8 : 8h35
- Start # 9 : 8h40
- Start # 10 : 8h45
- Start # 11 : 8h50
- Start # 12 : 8h55
Your start # has been assigned to you based on the target time you specified during your registration.
Your start # is written on your bib which you will receive at the bib pick-up.
List of planned pacers.
If there is no pacer in your starting wave, it is possible to take the following start.
The starting number for the pacers may vary.
- Start # 1 : 2h59
- Start # 2 : 3h20
- Start # 4 : 3h30
- Start # 4 : 3h40
- Start # 5 : 3h40
- Start # 6 : 3h50
- Start # 8 : 4h00
- Start # 9 : 4h10
- Start # 10 : 4h20
- Start # 10 : 4h30
- Start # 11 : 4h30
While waiting for the arrival of the runners, meet up with friends and family at Place des Festivals in Saint-Jérôme.
Kiosks and activities for young and old await you. With Decathlon, try new sports.
Runners will have the option to have their name, time, and date engraved on their medal for a fee of $5,00.
Trophies will be awarded to the winners of the marathon. First three men and women all categories. The trophies are awarded after the race.
Top three men and women by age categories:
18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44,
45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 +
Age on December 31st
The rewards will be mailed in the weeks following the race. The chip time will determine the top three in each category.
The race will be timed by Sportstats. Your friends and relatives can follow you on the Sportstats app. There will be no results tent at the finish site, the results will be available on the Sportstats site.
The course follows exclusively the track of the Linear Park of the P’tit Train du Nord.
Municipality of Val-Morin Area: Major Construction
For spectators, this area is not accessible.
To find out about all the services offered on the course:Click here