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!
Congratulations to ticket #2399 , Jackie Mingo from Rollo Bay, PEI on winning the WestJet & Century 21 Raffle Draw!!
Congratulations to the cooke Royals on winning the Brown's Volkswagen Ride In style grand prize!!!
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
Parking & Traffic Notice
PARKING: There will be NO PARKING signs put in place on Prince Street from Euston St. to King St. to discourage Marathon participants, families and friends from parking there. Volunteers will be in place along the downtown route to make sure that only churchgoers park near church areas. Parking in no parking zones is at your own risk and you could be towed.
TRAFFIC: Residents and visitors could experience some traffic delays across PEI on Sunday, October 18th due to the number of participants on the roads and highways as we prepare for their safety.
On Sunday Oct. 18th full road closures will be in effect in the following areas:
• Sherwood Road between Brackley Point Rd. and Route #2 from 9 am to 2 pm
• University Ave. between Kirkwood Ave. and Grafton Street from 9 am to 2 pm
• Grafton St. from 2 am to 4 pm to host the finish area and ensure the safety of participants and the general public.
• Gulf Shore Parkway between National Park Brackley entrance to Bayshore Rd turn off from 7:30 am to 9:00 am
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!