Welcome to the BMO Nesbitt Burns Prince Edward Island Marathon
We look forward to hosting you again in 2015 for the 12th annual Prince Edward Island Marathon. October 16 - 18, 2015. Please find our full weekend schedule here.
Browse through our website for details about each race category, participant swag, pace bunnies, weekend schedule, expo, registration, volunteering, and more!
MARATHON WEEKEND HAS MOVED TO THE CONFEDERATION CENTRE OF THE ARTS THIS YEAR!Please Note: Race kit pick-up, on-site registration & expo will be at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Friday, October 16th from 12pm-7pm & Saturday, October 17th from 9am-7pm.
**IMPORTANT COURSE CHANGE INFORMATION**
The 2015 BMO Nesbitt Burns Prince Edward Island Marathon is being held on October 18th. This event provides a welcome boost to tourism during the shoulder season, and is a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon. The PEI Marathon has consistently attracted participants from every Province in Canada, the USA, and internationally to Prince Edward Island. In 2014, 17.4% of the Marathon category participants qualified for the Boston Marathon, a remarkable achievement!
We would like to inform runners that due to construction, we have re-routed 7.5k of the full marathon route. Runners will still begin at the Brackley entrance in PEI National Park and run along the Gulf Shore Parkway for 4.5 km until just past Covehead Bridge, where they will turn onto the Bayshore Rd and exit the park. They will follow along the beauty of the Covehead Bay while on the Bayshore Rd. Runners will take a left onto the Eastern Rd. and run until they turn onto Highway 6, meeting up with the previous marathon route. This route has been re-certified and remains a Boston Marathon qualifier. Maps will be posted next week on the Marathon website.
Marathoners love the beauty of running through Prince Edward Island National Park while they make their way into Charlottetown. We would like to invite residents along the entire route to come out and cheer participants passing by!
BMO Nesbitt Burns PEI Marathon
Register before Sept 30th for a chance to win!!
The BMO Nesbitt Burns PEI Marathon is really looking froward to making this the biggest and best Marathon ever! That's why we've created this amazing promo to inspire you to register now!
If you register to participate in the 12th annual PEI Marathon before September 30th your name will be put into a draw to win a 2016 prize package that includes:
- 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations
- 1 Confederation Bridge Pass
- 1 Complementary 2016 Registration
So remember to register before 24:00 September 30/15 for a chance to win this fantastic prize!
Hurry and register your Brown's VW Corporate/Team by Sept. 30th for a chance to win tickets to Matt Minglewood!
Register your team now and you will be entered into a draw for your team of 8 to win tickets to see Matt Minglewood October, 31 2015 at the PEI Brewing Company.
Rally your team of up to 8 participants together for a fun-filled day of fresh air and exercise at the 12th annual BMO Nesbitt Burns PEI Marathon!
Your team will run or walk the full marathon route in 8 separate legs. The legs vary in distance and start at the Brackley Beach complex in the National Park and ending at Province House. Team members will work together and can choose the leg that works best for them.
Each team member will receive:
- Custom-designed BMO Nesbitt Burns PEI Marathon technical running shirt.
- Participant bib with team name.
- Swanky Finishers' Medal
- And of course, bragging rights should you team win! (team who finishes first will also receive a gold medal and engraved trophy.)
Each team registered will be entered for a chance to win the Riding In Style Prize Draw. The lucky winners will be chauffeured in a limousine service on race day.
Teams must be registered by September 30, 2015. Forms available here
Congratulations to Sharon Pinkston of Quebec for winning best PEI Marathon story contest. She has won complementary registration 2016!
A big thank you to everyone for sending in your amazing stories! The Marathon is extremely lucky to have so many participants with heartfelt and inspirational journeys! Thank you for sharing with us. Keep up the great work and stay strong!
The PEI Marathon is pleased to support the "Outrun Stigma"-UPEI Student Union Campaign.
"Outrun Stigma" is a charity event that aims to raise money to help replenish the University of Prince Edward Island Student Union (UPEI SU) Mental Health Initiatives Fund. After a number of students identified the lack of mental health prevention and awareness resources on campus, this fund was created by the UPEI SU in March 2015. Recognizing that all members of our campus community are affected by mental health issues, the goal of this fund is to enable students to plan and execute initiatives that raise awareness and address issues of mental health.
Make a donation today!