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.
Popeye's Durham 1/4 Marathon (Presented by Progressive) is proudly brought to you by:
COVID-19: VIRTUAL OPTIONS & RISK-FREE REGISTRATION
We are closely monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19, and while we are still hoping the situation dramatically improves by July (allowing us to host the on-site event), we are also introducing VIRTUAL OPTIONS for all of our participants! Whether you are running (or walking) a 1/4 Marathon (10.549 km) or an 1/8 Marathon (5.27 km), you now have the option to participate in the virtual event from ANYWHERE, and still receive your race kit, technical t-shirt, and finisher medal!
For those who have already registered and would like to switch to the virtual event, please don't hesitate to contact Amanda May, Event Coordinator, at email@example.com. We're happy to help!
In the unfortunate event that we are forced to cancel the on-site DQM due to COVID-19, we will switch the event entirely into virtual mode. If you are unable to partake in the virtual race, we will honour your registration for participation in the 2021 race!
More details and updates to follow soon. We thank you for your incredible support & patience in these unprecedented times.
Stay strong & healthy!
Early Bird Registration Now Open!
Make sure to register before June 30th, 2020, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Race Kit Pick Up
Race kit pickup (including your technical t-shirt and race bib) is available at the following times/locations:
Thursday, July 23th, 2020 from 2 pm - 8 pm at the Running Room in Whitby (80 Thickson Rd S, Whitby, ON L1N 7T2)
Friday, July 24th, 2020 from 1 pm- 7 pm at Popeye's Supplements in Oshawa (540 King St W, Oshawa, ON L1J 7J1)
Saturday, July 25th, 2020 from 7 am - 8:15 am at the Registration Area on Race Day (in Civic Square at Oshawa City Hall at 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa, ON, L1H 3Z7)
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!
Route Maps now Available
You can view the detailed route map of the 2020 Popeye's Durham 1/4 Marathon here:
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)
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 25, 2020.
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?
Yes, 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.
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!
- 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
- Amanda May
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