Marathon course



On average 25% of finishers achieve Boston Marathon standard

A course with a negative drop

The heart of the Laurentians offers colourful and unique scenery that no other marathon can offer to its participants.

With its point-to-point course, oxygen in profusion and a gradual 220 meters drop, the Marathon P’tit Train du Nord will prove to be the fastest you will have ever run. Add to this a thousand colors scenery and vegetation which in some places produces a corridor effect. Your concentration will never have been so good. It’s the perfect course to establish your personal best or to reach your Boston or New York marathon standard.

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Parcours du Marathon P'tit Train du Nord

220 meters (722 feet) gradual negative drop

Start & Finish

Start : Petite Gare, Val-David (2525 rue de l’Église, Val-David, Qc, J0T 2N0)

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

Refueling Sations


Water stations – Ice River Spring

KM:  4 – 9 – 12 – 16.8 – 21.5 – 24.2 – 28.2 – 32.2 – 36.2 – 39.7

Electrolyte Drink Stations – XACT ELECTROLYTES

Cherry Berry

KM:  9 – 12 – 16.8 – 21.5 – 24.2 – 28.2 – 32.2 – 36.2

Fruit bars Stations – XACT ENERGY

Flavor orange, apricot, strawberry

KM : 28.2 – 32.2 – 36.2


Portable toilets are available:

  • Start area of the Marathon.
  • Near the buses boarding area in St-Jérôme.
  • Finish area, Place des Festivals.
  • On course
    • Km : 9
    • Km : 12
    • Km : 16.8 – Gare Mont-Rolland
    • Km : 21.5 – Gare de Piedmont
    • Km : 28.2 – Gare de Prévost
    • Km : 36.2


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 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:

  • Val-Morin – Parking of the municipal beach. (Inaccessible – Major construction work)
  • Sainte-Adèle – Pierre-Péladeau Road – Linear Park parking (a few steps east of Auberge de la Gare).
  • Sainte-Adèle – Mont-Rolland Train Station
  • 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.
  • Prévost – Prévost Train Station
  • Saint-Jérôme – Boulevard Lafontaine, rue Bélanger, rue Filion
  • Start : Petite Gare, Val-David (2525 rue de l’Église, Val-David, Qc, J0T 2N0)
  • Finish : Place de la Gare, Saint-Jérôme (160 rue de la Gare, Saint-Jérôme, Qc J7Z 2C2)


Athletics Canada Certification

Certificate number – Marathon QC-2017-059-BDC

Meets the Boston Marathon Qualifying Standards
Meets the New York Marathon Qualifying Standards


October 4, 5 and 6, 2024

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35km north of Montreal