PRE-RACE

+ WHEN DOES REGISTRATION BEGIN, AND WHAT ARE THE FEES?

Early Bird Registration begins April 2, the Early Bird fees are as follows:

  • 42.2K: $90.00
  • 21.1K: $75.00
  • 10K: $50.00
  • 5K: $25.00
  • 3K: $15.00

General Registration will begin May 1, and Late Registration will available starting on September 1.

+ HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM REGISTERED?

Confirmation of your race day entry will be emailed to you once payment has been processed. Printed confirmation of registration or government issued photo ID will be required at race package pick-up.

+ HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE THIS YEAR?

We are anticipating close to 500 participants this year!

+ ARE THERE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR THE RACES?

Yes, there are age restrictions for each race.

  • Full Marathon: Participants must be 18 years or older on race day.
  • Half Marathon: Participants must be 18 years or older on race day, or have legal guardian approval.
  • All other distances: Participants must be 18 years or older on race day, or have legal guardian approval.

+ HOW FAR IS A MARATHON?

A Full Marathon is 42.195 kilometers or 26.2 miles.

+ HOW FAR IS A HALF MARATHON?

A Half Marathon is 21.0975 kilometers or 13.1 miles.

+ HOW DO I PICK UP MY RACE PACKAGE & RACE BIB?

Race packages will be available for pick-up in the Diamond Ballroom & Suites in the Shell Place Baseball Stadium at MacDonald Island Park. All packages must be picked up on the below listed dates:

  • Thursday, September 13, 2018
    • 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 14, 2018
    • 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 15, 2018
    • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Printed confirmation of registration or government issued photo ID is required for package pick-up.

+ WHERE CAN I GET A MAP?

Please refer to the distances page to find your race map.

+ WILL I GET A T-SHIRT?

All Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and 3km participants will receive a t-shirt. If your shirt size that you requested when you registered does not fit there will be an opportunity to exchange your shirt on race day. Kid's Fun Run participants will receive a buff and medal.

+ IF I AM UNABLE TO RUN, CAN I RECEIVE A REFUND OR TRANSFER MY BIB TO SOMEONE ELSE?

You may not sell, transfer or give your bib to another person. This applies to all race participants and is in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected family/business emergency, have a medical emergency, etc. There are NO exceptions. If someone runs with your bib and becomes injured or needs medical attention, medical professionals will not have their correct medical history and emergency contacts on hand.

+ CAN I DOWNGRADE OR UPGRADE FROM ONE RACE TO ANOTHER DISTANCE?

As long as your desired race distance is not sold out you can upgrade or downgrade your distance prior to the race. Costs are as follows:

  • Upgrading: The difference between your original category and the one you are upgrading to + a $10.00 processing fee.
  • Downgrading: $10.00 processing fee.

RACE DAY

+ WHAT STREETS WILL BE CLOSED AND WHEN?

Street closure information will be available in the weeks to come.

+ WHERE IS THE START/FINISH AREA?

The start and finish area will be located on the outgoing lane of MacDonald Drive.

+ WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?

The historical average race day temperature for September 16 is 15°/3°. Fort McMurray’s elevation is 260 meters (853 feet).

+ CAN I WALK INSTEAD OF RUN?

Walkers are invited to participate in all events with precautions for the marathon distance. Marathon walkers are asked to start at 8:00 a.m. with marathon runners. Please seed yourself accordingly. The course will be open for 6 1/2 hours where all walkers must be finished thereafter. After 2:30pm, the roads will have to be re-opened and walkers will be moved up to the sidewalks.

+ CAN I BRING MY DOG?

Running with your pet is not permitted, in order to ensure the safety of our participants we kindly request all pets remain off of the course.

+ CAN I RUN WITH A STROLLER?

Yes, however we request that anyone running with a stroller begin their race at the back of the race group, in order to ensure the safety of the other participants.

+ WILL THERE BE PACERS?

The pacers, will be available for the Marathon, Half and 10K. Each pacers goal time will be clearly indicated. At the race start, please line up near your pacer and please do not crowd them – allow room for other runners to pass. For more information on pacers, visit your specific distances page.

+ ARE THERE COURSE MARKERS?

Yes, there will be markers every 2km along the route.

+ WILL THERE BE WATER & MEDICAL STATIONS?

Yes, please reference each course map to see the location of water & medical stations.

+ CAN I WEAR HEADPHONES?

For the safety of the participant and those around them, headphones are strongly discouraged. However, there is no risk of disqualification for utilizing them. Should a participant put themselves or others at risk through an unsafe act, the chair and route directors determine the cause was directly or indirectly through the use of these items, the race chair reserves the right to disqualify the participant.

+ WILL THERE BE COURSE ENTERTAINMENT?

We will have entertainment stationed throughout the course and at the Start/Finish area. If you are interested in being an entertainer for the Fort McMurray Marathon, please contact us for more information.

+ What are the race start times?

  • Marathon: 8:00 a.m.
  • Half: 8:30 a.m.
  • 10KM: 9:00 a.m.
  • 5KM: 9:30 a.m.
  • 3KM: 10:30 a.m.
  • Kid's Fun Run: 11:15 a.m.

Post-Race

+ Will I be able to receive a commemorative race portrait?

Official photographs will be taken along the course and at the finish lines. All race day photos will be posted on the Fort McMurray Marathon Facebook. An official podium photo station will be set up in the activation area, please redeem your FREE coupon to receive a printed copy.

+ Will I receive a medal?

All finishers in every race category will receive a medal. Marathon finishers will recieve a commemorative medal.

+ Will there be post-race massage therapy and physiotherapy?

Post-race massages will be available for participants in the massage tent. Massages are on a first come, first serve basis and will begin at 8:00 a.m.

+ Where do I return my chip?

Your chip is disposable, and does not need to be returned.

+ Where do I meet family and friends after the race?

Family and friends will be able to gather in the viewing area to meet all participants after the race and enjoy the festivities.

+ What is there to do after the race?

Please remember to enjoy the festivities in the activation area, brought to you by our wonderful sponsors and supporters.

+ How do I get my results?

Live results will be available on Race Day at the Results Centre, post-race the results will be available online.

+ Where can I register for 2019?

Please check back here to get regular updates on the 2019 race date and registration launch.