2018: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Point to Point
Race Day Weather
42° F (5°C)
PR Score & Course Score
PR Score: 98.42
Course Score: 98.42
2017: 1,028 Finishers
2016: 1,059 Finishers
2015: 1,101 Finishers
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The Quebec City Marathon is a net downhill point-to-point course with more than 31km (almost 20 miles) of the course running along the mostly flat shores of the St. Lawrence River. Despite the course being net downhill with long flat sections, runners will also encounter several areas with rolling hills. The race starts on the south shore, crosses the historic Quebec Bridge and finishes in the heart of Old Quebec.
The Quebec City Marathon was the 6th largest marathon in Canada last year and was the 7th largest in 2016.
Last year 17.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 16.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Quebec City Marathon the 16th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in Canada last year and the 18th highest percentage in 2016.
Its Course Score of 98.42 ranks it as the 24th fastest marathon course in Canada and the 4th fastest course in Quebec.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Quebec City Marathon a PR Score of 98.42. This PR Score ranks it as the 22nd fastest marathon in Canada and the 4th fastest in Quebec.
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