On Sunday, runners from all over gathered in Montreal for one festive Canadian destination race: the Montreal Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. This year’s marathon actually had the best turnout that the event has ever seen with 5,000 runners lining up to run the 42.2K. Overall, 35,000 came out to run in one of the events offered in the Quebec city. That makes it one of Canada’s best attended running events ever. Other notably large races include the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in fall, the Ottawa Race Weekend (Canada’s largest) and marathons in Vancouver and Calgary, among others.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll series is a popular one that holds races in Canada, the U.S. and across the world. It’s an entertaining series as runners get to watch music performances while out on the course. In Montreal, runners saw rock group Our Lady Peace performing at the finish.
Past Canadian Running contributor, Adam Kwitko showed up to document the action. If you missed the excitement in Montreal this weekend or wish to get a sense of the atmosphere for next year’s race, watch his video recap above.