Half Marathon Run
Half Marathon Run Overview
Participants in the Half Marathon Run event will start with Full Marathoners and Relay runners at 8:00am.
The Half Marathon Run is a competitive event, with overall and age category awards.
The Half Marathon Run starts at 8:00 AM
The Half Marathon Course is open for 4 hours - 8:00 AM - NOON
- For pace calculations, that is 11:22 per km (5.28 kph) or 18:18 per mile (3.28 mph).
A relatively flat, scenic and well-supported Half Marathon loop course, the Credit Union QCM Half Marathon event begins with a short 3km loop through Wascana Park, one of Canada’s largest, most picturesque urban parks.
This opening 3km loop brings you through the starting area again (a great opportunity to wave to friends and family or hand-off your warm-up clothes to our volunteers) before you head out on the main part of the course, which takes advantage of Regina's extensive paved pedestrian pathway system.
The running surface is primarily paved pathways, with some residential streets and small sections of crushed-stone pathway. There are some curbs present where pathways merge with streets and vice-versa. There are also some two-way-single-file pedestrian bridges.
The course starts at an elevation of 579 meters (1,900 feet). The lowest point on the Half Marathon course is 545 meters (1,788 feet) near the 16km mark. The highest point on the Half Marathon course is approx. 600 meters (1,970 feet) near the 1km mark.
Frequently Asked Questions:
For much more information related to the Half Marathon Run event, please see the various FAQ pages, which are located under our GENERAL menu. CLICK HERE to get started.
Is your Half Marathon event a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon?
Although our half marathon course has been officially measured and certified by Athletics Canada (certification code SK-2013-089-BDC), the half marathon event at the Credit Union Queen City Marathon is not a Boston qualifying event, because the Boston Marathon does not have a half marathon event.
It's true that the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), the organizing body behind the Boston Marathon, does hold a half marathon race called the B.A.A. Half Marathon, which is held each October.
However, the world-famous Boston Marathon - which you must qualify to enter - is held each April, and it is a full marathon and only a full marathon. There is no half marathon event at the Boston Marathon.
Important note for walkers:
Information on the Sask Egg Producers Half Marathon Walk event is given HERE.
The Sask Egg Producers Half Marathon Walk event is separate from the Half Marathon Run event. This is a non-competitive event and no overall or age-category awards are presented, although separate timing results are provided for Walk participants.
Only enter the Sask Egg Producers Half Marathon Walk event if you intend to walk 100% of the course, 100% of the time.
If you intend to do a combination of walking & running, please enter the Half Marathon Run event.