Rules & regulations

The following is a list of the most important rules and regulations surrounding the Fort McMurray Marathon.


Age Restrictions

You must be 18 years of age or older on race day to be eligible to participate in the 42.2km. To participate in the 21.1km, 10km, 5km or 3km you must be 18 years of age or older on race day or have the written consent of a parent or guardian.  

Parents/guardians are asked to ensure that young runners have the training and pace judgment needed to complete the event comfortably and safely. Fort McMurray Marathon Directors and staff reserve the right to require proof of age. Please ensure the complete waiver of liability is submitted if you are underage and have written consent from your parents/guardian to participate.


Course Safety/Road Closure

The Fort McMurray Marathon is a foot race. For safety and liability reasons courses are limited to registered runners only. Inline skates, bicycles, skateboards, and running with dogs is strictly prohibited. Non-compliance with these safety rules will result in disqualification.


Course Closure, Walk or Run

Walkers are invited to participate in all events with precautions for the marathon distance. Marathon walkers are asked to start at 7:00 a.m. with marathon runners. Please seed yourself accordingly. The course will be open for 7 1/2 hours where all walkers must be finished thereafter. After 2:30 PM, the roads will have to be re-opened and walkers will be moved up to the sidewalks.



Headphones are strongly discouraged, for the safety of the participant and those around them. 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 Committee Chair reserves the right to disqualify the participant.



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


Course Availability

All race courses are limited to registered event participants only.


Please check out the race FAQ for more information.