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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, September 23, 2018
2017: TBD

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 49°F (9°C)
Average High: 58°F (14°C)
Average Low: 41° F (5°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.68
Course Score: 98.68

Race Size

2017: No Results
2016: 3,695 Finishers
2015: 3,042 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 7.6%
2015: 8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

Rhe Rock 'n' Roll Montreal Marathon starts on the Pont Jacques-Cartier and quickly descends onto Ile Sainte-Helene. The first 6 miles are very flat as runners run on Ile Sainte-Helene and Ile Notre Dame before crossing the St. Lawrence River in Montreal.

Around mile 10, runners will begin a relatively steady, but mostly gentle, climb to mile 15. From this point to the finish in the Parc La Fontaine, the course is gently rolling.

Marathon Rankings

The Rock n Roll Montreal Marathon was the 4th largest marathon in Canada last year and was the 4th largest in 2015.

Last year 7.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Rock n Roll Montreal Marathon the 41st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in Canada last year and the 37th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 98.68 ranks it as the 22nd fastest marathon course in Canada and the 3rd 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 Rock n Roll Montreal Marathon a PR Score of 98.68. This PR Score ranks it as the 19th fastest marathon in Canada and the 3rd fastest in Quebec.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 228 feet (69m)
Min Elevation: 33 feet (10m)


Recent Rock n Roll Montreal Marathon Reviews

4 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2013 Rock n Roll Montreal Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


It was a cold, windy rainy day, and the first few miles were all puddles...after waiting atop the bridge in the wind and rain and cold for almost 1.5 hours (took a while for coral 13 to go), I was frozen. Quite a lot of uphill, and although there are a few scenic parts to the route, overall it was disappointing. No solar blankets for the marathoners at the end, which was pretty bad planning. The rock and roll bands were ok, but nothing special, and not many spectators, although the weather likely played a part.

Race Tips

Don't line up atop the bridge too is cold and windy up there, and there are few porta potties! Wait at the bottom of the bridge and move up to the corrals just before the start.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

If you aren't local, and don't want to take the metro after running 26 miles, there is a metro/transit station with taxis lined up at Sherbrook and St. Denis. This is only a few blocks from the finish line.

Finish Time Equivalent

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