The annual Queen City Marathon (QCM), a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon, is more than a race, it is an amazing community event which attracts participants from all across Saskatchewan, Canada, the United States, and around the world. Races include a full walk/run marathon, half walk/run marathon, kids race, family race, night race, and more! Whether or not you race, you can participate by volunteering as well.
2023 QUEEN CITY MARATHON SEPTEMBER 8-10.
REGISTRATION OPEN! Virtual race options are also available.
VOLUNTEERS FOR QCM
Don’t want to race, but would still like to participate? The GMS Queen City Marathon requires hundreds of volunteers to work in many different areas over race weekend: in the days before the race, during the race, and following the race. Volunteers keep us running…and walking…and, depending how the day is going, sometimes crawling!
Currently the largest area of need is Sunday, Sept 11 with course marshals. If you have run before you know how important this role is, if you have never run before there is no better way to be energized than by the runners as they go past and thank you for helping out.
The Queen City Marathon was conceived in the winter of 2000, when some local runners were doing a lap of Wascana Lake and discussing the fact that, of all the provincial captials in Canada, Regina was the only city that did not currently have a marathon event. From 1970 until 1983 an event known as the Molson Marathon had been held in Regina, but there had not been a marathon organized in Regina (also known as “the Queen City”) since then.
The first Queen City Marathon took place on September 23rd, 2001, with the original start and finish line located at the Douglas Park Athletic Track. At the time, the race offered a full marathon, a marathon team relay and a kids mini-marathon event. A half marathon event wouldn’t be part of the QCM until the following year. Race organizers optimistically hoped to attract 600 participants. They were pleasantly (albeit hectically) surprised when 1,275 participants showed up at the starting line that first race morning.
Today, the Queen City Marathon (QCM), a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. is more than a race, it an amazing community event, which attracts participants from all across Saskatchewan, Canada, the United States, and around the world.
Friday, September 8, 2023
8:00 PM – Night Owl 5K
Saturday, September 9, 2023
9:30 AM – Alair Homes Mini Marathon (ages 2-14)
2:00 PM – Campbell & Haliburton Insurance Family 5K
Sunday, September 10, 2023
7:00 AM City of Regina 42.2K Walk
7:55 AM 42.2K Wheelchair
8:00 AM GMS 42.2K Run, Auto Gallery 21.1K Run, 21.1K Walk, Outdoor Recreation 42.2K Team Relay
8:30 AM Regina Hotel Association 10K
NOON 21.1K course officially closes
2:00 PM 42.2K course officially closes
September 11 – October 11, 2023
All distances available.
Participants will be able to transfer between an in-person event and/or virtual race experience (fees may apply).
Plan ahead! Click here to see future event dates.
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Canada Day Run & Walk
I Love Regina Run
Halloween Run & Walk (Pet Friendly!)
- Baby & Toddler
- Pre K
- Kindergarten - Grade 8
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