Runners can brave the fierce January weather to run a marathon, half-marathon or as many laps of a 4-km course as they please. Runners can take as many warm-up breaks in race central Queen Building in Wascana Park as they want during the six hour time period.
Memberships are required for this event. If you have a Marathon Matters 2020 membership you will be prompted to enter it during registration. If you do not yet have your 2020 Membership, you will be prompted to purchase during registration. The cost of your annual membership is just $15.
January weather can be interesting to say the least...it's hard to predict whether you'll be able to run a marathon, half-marathon, or a shorter distance. The Queen Building will be open from 7:00 am to 1:30 pm to allow you to check in, warm up, grab some hot chocolate, or whatever. There will be a group start at 7:30, but we're flexible! You can start any time after you check in (9:30, 10:42, 11:07, whatever) but you must be finished by 1:30 pm. All runners must check in and then time themselves! Whether you run the marathon, a half-marathon, or two laps, you'll earn your first medal of the year in the first week! Early starters, please inform Race Director by January 4 at firstname.lastname@example.org.