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List of marathons to run in the Prairies in 2017

Experience the Prairie provinces, from the mountains to the flats, with a selection of 12 marathons in 2017.

Prairie Marathons
Prairie Marathons
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Runners have 12 marathons to choose from in 2017 if they’re to race a 42K in Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Alberta.

The most iconic of all road running distances will first be offered in mid-April at the Gopher Attack Marathon with the Canadian Prairies racing season ramping up in late spring and early summer. The final Prairies marathon will be in Calgary on Oct. 14.

Several of the 2017 races, like the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon and Banff Marathon, for example, will incorporate Canada’s 150th anniversary into their race day celebrations. (What better place to celebrate Canada’s 150th than in the country’s first national park in Banff?)

See the list of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba marathons, from the flat lands of the Prairies to the Rocky Mountains, below.

Gopher Attack Marathon

Date: April 14
Location: Regina

Woody’s RV World Marathon


Date: May 21
Location: Red Deer, Alta.

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon


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Date: May 28
Location: Calgary

Saskatchewan Marathon

Date: May 28
Location: Saskatoon

Banff Marathon

Date: June 18
Location: Banff, Alta.

Manitoba Marathon


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Date: June 18
Location: Winnipeg

Near Death Marathon

Date: Aug. 5
Location: Grande Cache, Alta.

Edmonton Marathon

Date: Aug. 20
Location: Edmonton

MEC Edmonton Race Six: The Wall Breaker

Date: Sept. 10
Location: Edmonton

Queen City Marathon

Date: Sept. 10
Location: Regina

Run for the Hills Marathon

Date: Sept. 10
Location: Treherne, Man.

MEC Calgary Race Seven

Date: Oct. 14
Location: Calgary

Other comprehensive marathon lists as compiled by Canadian Running:

British Columbia
Atlantic Canada

Did we miss a race? Email them to tim@runningmagazine.ca and it will be added to the list.