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. 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.
Popeye's Durham 1/4 Marathon (Presented by Progressive) is proudly brought to you by:
COVID-19 Update: Popeye's Durham Quarter Marathon is Switching to Virtual!
Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the City of Oshawa has cancelled all special events permits and group gatherings in Oshawa for the month of July. Therefore, the on-site Durham Quarter Marathon has unfortunately been cancelled for the 2020 season. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience in these difficult times. We hope everyone is staying safe, healthy & active!
What does this mean?
We will be switching Popeye's DQM to a virtual event! Same great race, same great cause, virtual style.
We thank you for your incredible support & patience in these unprecedented times.
Stay strong & healthy!
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. When you register online for the "Raise $150 and Run for Free" option, you will receive your own online fundraising page which you can use to encourage friends & family to donate to you online.
Race Kits For All Participants
Race Kit Pick Up
Race kit pickup (including your technical t-shirt, finisher medal, race bib, and race swag) will be available at Popeye's Supplements in Oshawa (540 King St W, Oshawa, ON L1J 7J1) on the following dates & times:
Friday, July 10th, 2020 from 1pm - 5pm
Friday, July 17th, 2020 from 1pm - 5pm
If registering after July 17th, 2020, race kit pickup (including your technical t-shirt, finisher medal, race bib, and race swag) will be available at The Refuge Youth Outreach Centre in Oshawa (300 Court St, Oshawa, ON, L1H 4X3) during the following hours:
Monday - Friday from 9 am - 3:30 pm
*If picking up your race kit from The Refuge, please email the Events Coordinator, Amanda Armbruster (email@example.com) ahead to say when you are coming
Race Kit Delivery
The date of your race kit delivery (including your technical t-shirt, finisher medal, race bib, and race swag) will be determined by your region and the date of your registration.
For participants living within Durham Region/Clarington who opt for delivery and register by Sunday, July 5th, 2020, their kit will be delivered on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020.
For participants living within Durham Region/Clarington who opt for delivery and register between July 6th - 12th, their race kit will be delivered on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020.
For participants living within Durham Region/Clarington who opt for delivery and register between July 13th - 19th, their race kit will be delivered on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020.
For participants living within Durham Region/Clarington who opt for delivery and register between July 20th - 26th, their race kits will be delivered on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020.
For participants living within Durham Region/Clarington who opt for delivery and register between July 27th - July 31st, their race kit will be delivered on August 4th, 2020.
***If you live outside of the following areas within Durham Region/Clarington (Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Port Perry), your race kit will still be shipped according to the registration schedule above, but please allow an extra 3-5 business days for shipping.***
FINISHER MEDALS for all participants
Each participant who finishes a 2020 Popeye's Durham 1/4 Marathon event will receive a unique, 2020 finisher medal. This includes everyone participating in the 1/4 Run, 1/4 Walk, 1/8 Run, and 1/8 Walk!
I signed up for the on-site Durham 1/4 Marathon Event. Will my registration be transferred to the virtual event?
Yes! If you signed up for the on-site event (which unfortunately we've had to cancel for the 2020 season), your registration will automatically be transferred to the virtual DQM event. There is no need to re-register.
I signed up for the on-site Durham 1/4 Marathon Event but it was cancelled. Can I get a refund?
If you have signed up for the on-site Durham 1/4 Marathon event and you do not wish to transfer your registration to the virtual run, there are a couple of options:
1. Your registration can be deferred to the DQM run in July of 2021
2. We can transfer your registration to a friend or family member
If these options do not work for you, please email the Event Coordinator, Amanda Armbrüster (May) at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a refund.
Do I have to run on July 25, 2020?No, you can run when you want, on your own schedule! You can run anytime between now and August 15th, 2020. However, race results can only be submitted between July 1, 2020 - August 15, 2020 (the results page closes at midnight).
How do I submit my time results?Once registered for a virtual event, participants can either use ASICS Runkeeper App to automatically upload their results on our virtual results page, or manually submit their results by either logging into their Race Roster account or using their last name and registration confirmation number. Race results can only be submitted between July 1 - August 15, 2020.
The following is a link to a helpful video regarding how to manually submit your results on the virtual results page:
The following article is also helpful on how to upload virtual results: https://support.
The easiest way to submit your results is by using ASICS Runkeeper App, which automatically uploads your time results to our results page. If you require help uploading your results with ASICS Runkeeper App, please visit the link below:
Do I still get a race kit with a finisher medal and technical t-shirt?
Yes! Everyone who participates in a virtual run or walk will still receive their race kit with a finisher medal, technical t-shirt, race bib and swag.
How do I get my race kit?
Race kits (including your technical t-shirt, finisher medal, race bib, and race swag) will be available for delivery and pick up in July and early August.
2019 RACE RESULTS!
Want to see how you did at the 2019 Popeye's Durham 1/4 Marathon? Click the link below to view your results:
Thanks to all who participated, volunteered, donated and sponsored!
|1||North American Steel||CA$1,074.41|
|2||Burgundy Asset Asset Management||CA$897.12|
- July 25 8:30 AM EDT - 1/4 Marathon Run Start Time
- July 25 8:35 AM EDT - 1/4 Marathon Walk Start Time
- July 25 9:00 AM EDT - 1/8 Marathon Run Start Time
- July 25 9:05 AM EDT - 1/8 Marathon Walk Start Time
- Event contact
- Amanda Armbrüster (May)
- +1 905-404-2420