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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.

 

Early Bird Registration Now Open!

Make sure to register before June 30th, 2019, to take advantage of our Early Bird pricing of only $55.00!  

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 or faxing the registration form to 300 Court Street, Oshawa, ON  L1H 4X3, 905-404-1910 or emailing it to amay@refugeourtreach.com.

Race Kits to the First 600 Registered

There are only 600 race kits available and will be made available to the first 600 who register for any DQM event (Kids 1K race excluded).  Register today to ensure that you get your race kit!

FINISHER MEDALS for all participants

Each participant who finishes a 2019 Popeye's Durham 1/4 Marathon event will receive a unique, 2019 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 2019 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

Race Day Schedule

7:00 am - Registration Opens (in Civic Square 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 27, 2019.

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.

2018 RACE RESULTS!

Want to see how you did at the 2018 Popeye's Durham 1/4 Marathon? Click the link below to view your results:

http://www.chiptimeresults.com/chiptimepublic/results.php

Thanks to all who participated, volunteered, donated and sponsored!  



Registration fees

FREE Kid's Fun Run (1 KM)

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

  1. Free
    Jan 14 - Jul 24
    Register

1/4 Marathon-Run

Price changes in 3 months 11 days
    1. CA$55.00
      Now registering Jan 14 – Jun 30
      Register
    2. CA$65.00
      Jul 1 – Jul 24

1/4 Marathon-Walk

Price changes in 3 months 11 days
    1. CA$55.00
      Now registering Jan 14 – Jun 30
      Register
    2. CA$65.00
      Jul 1 – Jul 24

1/8 Marathon-Run

Price changes in 3 months 11 days
    1. CA$55.00
      Now registering Jan 14 – Jun 30
      Register
    2. CA$65.00
      Jul 1 – Jul 24

1/8 Marathon-Walk

Price changes in 3 months 11 days
    1. CA$55.00
      Now registering Jan 14 – Jun 30
      Register
    2. CA$65.00
      Jul 1 – Jul 24

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

Price changes in 4 months 4 days
  • 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
      Now registering Jan 14 – Jul 23
      Register
    2. Free
      Jul 24 – Jul 24

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

Price changes in 4 months 4 days
  • 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
      Now registering Jan 14 – Jul 23
      Register
    2. Free
      Jul 24 – Jul 24

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

Price changes in 4 months 4 days
  • 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
      Now registering Jan 14 – Jul 23
      Register
    2. Free
      Jul 24 – Jul 24

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

Price changes in 4 months 4 days
  • 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
      Now registering Jan 14 – Jul 23
      Register
    2. Free
      Jul 24 – Jul 24

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Anonymous CA$100.00
2 Judith Gauvin CA$25.00
3 Anonymous CA$25.00

Event Schedule

  • July 27 8:30 AM EDT - 1/4 Marathon Run Start Time

  • July 27 8:35 AM EDT - 1/4 Marathon Walk Start Time

  • July 27 9:00 AM EDT - 1/8 Marathon Run Start Time

  • July 27 9:05 AM EDT - 1/8 Marathon Walk Start Time

Contact Information

Event Location

Oshawa, ON, Canada

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