What you need to know before the race


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




Bib pickup


Décathlon Boisbriand Sport Store
2525 rue d’Annemasse, Boisbriand, Qc J7H 0A3


  • Thursday, September 28th – 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Friday, September 29th – 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, September 30th – 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

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.

To pickup your bib

  1. You must attend in person.
  2. You must present a valid identity card with photo (Driver’s license, health insurance card, passport).
  3. No other person can collect your bib (no exceptions).

Participant’s wristband

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.


Bus to the start

Bus departure

  • Bus departure : Saint-Jérôme Old Train Station.
  • Address : 160 Place de la Gare
  • Entrance : By the South, via rue Latour, Saint-Jérôme.


To get on board the bus

  1. You must wear your bib. “Marathon”
  2. “Autobus” must be printed on your bib.
  3. Only runners with bibs will be allowed on the bus.
  4. You must wear your bracelet on your wrist.


Bus schedule – Val-David- Marathon start

The buses leave as soon as they are full.

  • First departure: 6:30 am
  • Last bus: 7:30 am
  • Trip to start: 35 minutes (about)

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.

Parking in Saint-Jérôme

There are several car parks available in the vicinity of the Station.

  1. Old Saint-Jérôme station: Entrance via rue Latour, Saint-Jérôme.
  2. Quartier 50+: 425, boulevard Jean-Baptiste-Rolland Est, Saint-Jérôme QC J7Z 4J4
  3. Aréna Melançon: 451, rue Melançon Saint-Jérôme, QC, J7Z 4K3

Access to the start site, village de Val-David


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.

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Gear check

You can leave your clothes at the Marathon start for safekeeping.

  1. You must use the bag that will be given to you with your bib.
  2. No other bag will be accepted at Gear Check.
  3. Your bag must be ready to hand over to the volunteers before going to the gear check.
  4. The clothes that you leave must be kept to the minimum.
  5. To identify your bag, you must use the detachable part of your bib that you will tie around a rope of the bag using the T-wrap that you will have received at the same time as your bib.
  6. It is strongly recommended that you do not leave any valuables in the bag that you will leave at Gear Check. It is the sole responsibility of each runner to identify their bag correctly. The organization of the Marathon will not be responsible for any lost, stolen or otherwise damaged items.
  7. You can collect your bag on arrival.


All bags not claimed at 4pm on the day of the Marathon will be donated to community or charitable organizations.

Race starts

Marathon start area

The start area is located in the park: Léonidas Dufresne.

Called for starts

Be vigilant not to miss your start! You must report to the starting corral as soon as your start number is called.

Access to the starting corral

You must wear your bib to access the start corral. You will need to wear your participant wristband.

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.

Time Limit

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.

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It is not possible to change your start for a faster start.


  • 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.


Your bib number


  • Number of starts: 12
  • Number of runners per start: 250 (environ)
  • Your start number is written on your bib
  • Start numbers have been assigned based on target times
Click here to know your bib number


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
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Finish line area – PLACE DE LA GARE – SAINT-JÉRÔME

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.


Get your medal engraved!

Runners will have the option to have their name, time, and date engraved on their medal for a fee of $5,00.


Awards to winners

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.


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Course info

The course follows exclusively the track of the Linear Park of the P’tit Train du Nord.

Notice to Spectators

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


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