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The Popeye's Durham 1/4 Marathon (presented by Progressive) is Canada's original 1/4 Marathon and features the 1/4 Marathon event (10.549km) and the 1/8 Marathon event (5.27km) that takes you from city streets to the picturesque Oshawa Creek Trail and Waterfront Trails.  This out-only event starts at 348 feet above sea-level and finishes at 272 feet above sea-level.  

The event finishes with a great finish area with massage, a well stocked food tent and vendors of all sorts.  Prize money to the top 3 men and women overall.  The best part is that when you participate in a Popeye's Durham 1/4 Marathon (presented by Progressive), you also help homeless and street youth to find a renewed hope for their lives.

                          



                  

       


Race Kit Pick Up

Race Kits will be available for pick up on the following days:

Thursday, July 19th, 2018 from 2 pm - 8 pm at the Running Room in Whitby (80 Thickson Rd S, Whitby, ON L1N 7T2)

Friday, July 20th, 2018 from 1 pm- 7 pm at Popeye's Supplements in Oshawa (540 King St W, Oshawa, ON L1J 7J1)

Saturday, July 21st, 2018 from 7 am - 8:15 am at the Registration Area on Race Day!


Maps

Need some maps for the start and finish areas or where to park when you get there on Saturday...well....we have what you need.

1/4 Start Area Map

1/8 Start Area Map

Finish Area Map

Where to Park Map



RUN THE DQM VIRTUALLY!!!

Can't join us on race day because you are out of the country or on vacation....no problem.  Run in the DQM VIRTUALLY but committing to run on that day either a 1/4 marathon (10.549km) or an 1/8 marathon (5.27km) and still get all the benefits of the DQM.  We will send you your technical shirt, race kit and, after you log your results with us after you run, you will also receive your finisher medal.

To run VIRTUALLY, sign up below for the Virtual 1/4 Marathon or Virtual 1/8 Marathon and we can see how many places across the world the DQM can be on the 21st of July.

CURRENT COUNTRIES/LOCATIONS for the VIRTUAL DQM

- London, England


FINISHER MEDALS for all participants

Each participant who finishes a 2018 Popeye's Durham 1/4 Marathon event will receive a unique, 2018 finisher medal. This includes everyone participating in the 1/4 Run, 1/4 Walk, 1/8 Run, and 1/8 Walk!

Route Maps now Available

You can now check out many of the features for the 2018 Popeye's Durham 1/4 Marathon events.  The map will be updated as new features become confirmed so visit often.  You can check out the maps at:

https://drive.google.com/a/refugeoutreach.com/open?id=1y9v69XAm69I2lbO7XXwVZ-_c5cE4vJRk&usp=sharing


Run for FREE - raise $150 in donations to waive your race fee

You can run for FREE by raising a minimum of $150 in donations from friends, family and co-workers.  You can register online below for the correct event.  If you register online, you will receive your own online fundraising page to direct people to donate to you online.  You can also register by downloading the registration and pledge form and mailing, faxing or e-mailing the registration form to 300 Court Street, Oshawa, ON  L1H 4X3, 905-404-1910 or amay@refugeourtreach.com.

Race Day Schedule

7:00 am - Registration Opens (in the North Parkette at Oshawa City Hall at 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa, ON, L1H 3Z7)

7:30 am - Shuttle Service Begins

8:15 am - Registration Closes

8:30 am - 1/4 Marathon RUN Begins (at Oshawa City Hall)

8:35 am - 1/4 Marathon WALK Begins (at Oshawa City Hall)

9:00 am - 1/8 Marathon RUN Begins (at Lakeview Park - near 55 Lakeview Park Ave, Oshawa)

9:05 am - 1/8 Marathon WALK Begins (at Lakeview Park)

10:00 am - AWARDS Ceremony at Finish Area (Lakefront Park West - 1221 Phillip Murray Ave, Oshawa, ON, L1J 6Z8)

10:30 am - 1 km KIDS RUN at Finish Area (Lakefront Park West)

11:00 am - Race Course CLOSED

11:30 am - Last Shuttle Bus (Lakefront Park West)

F.A.Q

Where do I park?

Parking on the street and in municipal parking lots (including parking garages) is free in Downtown Oshawa on weekends, including race day on Saturday, July 21st.

Is there transportation at the Finish Line back to the Start Line?

Yes, we have multiple shuttle buses doing a continuous loop from the 1/4 Marathon Start Line, to the 1/8 Marathon Start Line, to the Finish Line, and back to the Start Line.

Is there transportation from the Registration Area to the 1/8 Marathon Start Line?

Yes. If you are participating in the 1/8 Walk or 1/8 Marathon, please check in at the Registration Area (50 Centre Street South, Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z7) on race day if you haven't already picked up your race kit & race bib. We have multiple shuttle buses doing a continuous loop starting at 7:30 am from the Registration Area to the 1/8 Marathon Start Line, so you can arrive in plenty of time for the 9:00 am start of the 1/8 Walk or Marathon.

Is there a Bag Check?

Yes, there is a Bag Check right next to the Registration Tables at the 1/4 Marathon start area, as well as at the 1/8 Marathon start area. Your race bib includes a coordinating tear-off portion with your bib number, which is used to label your bag. We will transport your bag to the Finish Line where you can claim it with your bib number. 

Is first aid available throughout the race?
Yes, first aid providers will be present on foot and bicycle throughout the course and at the finish area. Also, all traffic marshal volunteers will be watching for the health of the participants to minimize any problems.

Will the event be chip timed?
Yes, the 1/4 & 1/8 Marathon events will be chip timed and results will be available within minutes of crossing the finish line and on the web within hours of the end of the event.

Will I receive a shirt?
Yes, Popeye's Durham ¼ Marathon is once again pleased to offer a technical shirt to every participant.

Will I receive a finisher medal?
The Durham ¼ Marathon provides unique and distinctive medals to every participant who finished the race.

Can I bring my stroller or Dog?
Yes, strollers and dogs are permitted, however, we kindly request that you start the race near to the back of the pack to minimize obstruction or injury to the other runners.

Registration fees

FREE Kid's Fun Run (1 KM)

Free Kid's Fun Run for kids aged 12 and under

Virtual 1/4 Marathon

Can't join us for the DQM on race day...no problem. Run VIRTUALLY. That's right, you can run a 1/4 Marathon on July 21st ANYWHERE in the world. You will still get your race shirt and race kit and, after you log your results with us, you will also get your finisher medal.

Virtual 1/4 Marathon - Run for FREE - Raise $150 and your registration fee is waived

Can't join us for the DQM on race day...no problem. Run VIRTUALLY. That's right, you can run a 1/4 Marathon on July 21st ANYWHERE in the world. You will still get your race shirt and race kit and, after you log your results with us, you will also get your finisher medal. Fundraise $150 and run for FREE!

    1. FREE
      Jan 8 - Jul 17
      Register
    2. FREE
      Jul 18 - Jul 18

1/4 Marathon-Run

    1. CA$65.00
      Jul 1 - Jul 18
      Register

Virtual 1/8 Marathon

Can't join us for the DQM on race day...no problem. Run VIRTUALLY. That's right, you can run a 1/4 Marathon on July 21st ANYWHERE in the world. You will still get your race shirt and race kit and, after you log your results with us, you will also get your finisher medal.

1/4 Marathon - Run for FREE - Raise $150 and your registration fee is waived - 1/4 Run

Race for FREE by raising a minimum of $150 from family, friends and co-workers. You will receive your own fundraising portal to raise funds online or you can download a pledge form from the link above.

    1. FREE
      Jan 8 - Jul 17
      Register
    2. FREE
      Jul 18 - Jul 18

1/4 Marathon-Walk

    1. CA$65.00
      Jul 1 - Jul 18
      Register

1/4 Walk - Walk for FREE - raise $150 and your registration fee is waived

Raise $150 in donations from family, friends and co-workers and your registration fee is waived. You will receive a online fundraising portal or you can download a registration form from the link above.

    1. FREE
      Jan 8 - Jul 17
      Register
    2. FREE
      Jul 18 - Jul 18

1/8 Marathon-Run

    1. CA$65.00
      Jul 1 - Jul 18
      Register

1/8 Run - Run for FREE - raise $150 and your registration fee is waived.

Race for FREE by raising a minimum of $150 from family, friends and co-workers. You will receive your own fundraising portal to raise funds online or you can download a pledge form from the link above.

    1. FREE
      Jan 8 - Jul 17
      Register
    2. FREE
      Jul 18 - Jul 18

1/8 Marathon-Walk

    1. CA$65.00
      Jul 1 - Jul 18
      Register

1/8 Walk - Walk for FREE - raise $150 and your registration is waived

Race for FREE by raising a minimum of $150 from family, friends and co-workers. You will receive your own fundraising portal to raise funds online or you can download a pledge form from the link above.

    1. FREE
      Jan 8 - Jul 17
      Register
    2. FREE
      Jul 18 - Jul 18

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Richard Rooney CA$1,000.00
2 Lloyd Barbara CA$500.00
3 Wayne Redford CA$250.00

Event Schedule

  • July 21 8:30 AM EDT - 1/4 Marathon Run Start Time

  • July 21 8:35 AM EDT - 1/4 Marathon Walk Start Time

  • July 21 9:00 AM EDT - 1/8 Marathon Run Start Time

  • July 21 9:05 AM EDT - 1/8 Marathon Walk Start Time

Contact Information

Event Location

Oshawa, ON, Canada

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