Quebec is one of the busiest provinces when it comes to its marathon race schedule.

By Canadian Running‘s count, there are 17 road marathons in Quebec (18 if you include Ottawa) in 2017 with many of them coming later in the year. Interestingly, eight of the those are in October as there are (sometimes multiple) options for each weekend in the early fall.

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With race season beginning to ramp up heading into spring, now is a good time to pick your goal marathon. If you’re looking to take a stab at a PB, run your first 42K or just simply enjoy Quebec’s unique French culture, here’s your list of the province’s road marathons. Start your spring 2017 planning. 

Marathon des Érables

Date: April 29
Location: Mont-Saint-Grégoire

Marathon SSQ de Longueuil

Date: May 21
Location: Longueuil

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BONUS: Ottawa Marathon

Date: May 28
Location: Ottawa. (Though the race begins in Ottawa, the marathon crosses over into Quebec before finishing at Ottawa City Hall.)

Marathon Baie-des-Chaleurs

Date: June 4
Location: Carleton-Sur-Mer

Course des Pompiers

Date: June 4
Location: Laval

Marathon Mamu Des Galeries Montagnaises

Date: July 2 (TBC)
Location: Sept-Iles

Course l’Express H2O Desjardins

Date: July 16
Location: Amos

Gaspesia Marathon

Date: Aug. 19
Location: Gaspé

Marathon SSQ Levis-Quebec

Date: Aug. 27
Location: Quebec City

 

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon

Date: Sept. 24
Location: Montreal

 

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Marathon SFL de Rimouski

Date: Oct. 1
Location: Rimouski

Marathon du Fjord

Date: Oct. 7:
Location: Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

Marathon des couleurs Promutuel de Bécancour

Date: Oct. 8
Location: Bécancour

Marathon Desjardins de la Vallée de la Rouge

Date: Oct. 8
Location: Rivière-Rouge

MEC Longueuil Course 6

Date: Oct. 15
Location: Longueuil

Marathon du P’tit Train du Nord

Date: Oct. 22
Location: Val-David

Marathon de Magog

Date: Oct. 29
Location: Magog

MEC Ottawa Race Seven – The Gatineau Park Marathon

Date: Oct. 29
Location: Gatineau Park

Some events have not yet been included as the 2017 race dates are still being finalized and confirmed.

Did we miss a race? Comment below or send an email to tim@runningmagazine.ca.


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