Race Weekend

FAQ

General Questions

Is there a bag drop at the start / finish line area?

Yes, there is. The Pre-Race Bag Drop Off  & Storage Tent is open race Sunday at 6:30 AM. Please arrive early and allow at least 60 minutes to check in your gear so you are not in a last-minute rush before the start of the race. Lost and unclaimed items are not the responsibility of the QCM.

NOTE: FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHER PARTICIPANTS, VOLUNTEERS AND SPECATORS:

  • ALL BAGS, BACKPACKS, LARGE PURSES, ETC, INCLUDING SPECTATOR BAGS, ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH.
  • ANY UNATTENDED BAGS WILL BE REMOVED
  • ALL ITEMS LEFT AT THE BAG DROP TENT MUST BE IN A CLEAR PLASTIC BAG, LABELED WITH YOUR PRINTED FIRST AND LAST NAME AND RACE NUMBER.
  • CLEAR PLASTIC BAGS WITH BLANK LABELS ARE AVAILABLE AT RACE PACKAGE PICKUP. PLEASE TAKE ONE IF YOU PLAN TO CHECK GEAR AT THE BAG DROP TENT.
  • PRINT YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME AND RACE NUMBER ON THE BAG LABEL AHEAD OF TIME AND HAVE YOUR CLEAR PLASTIC GEAR BAG READY BEFORE HEADING TO THE BAG DROP TENT.
  • GET TO THE BAG DROP TENT EARLY. ALLOW EXTRA TIME IN CASE THE LINEUP IS LONG.
What happens if I toss excess clothing at the start line or on the course?

Excess clothing can be dropped off at any aid station location on the course. 

All clothing collected will be returned to the Information Tent after the course closes at 2:00 PM. Lost, unidentified and unclaimed clothing or personal effects are not the responsibility of the Queen City Marathon organizers or volunteers. 

Several days following the race, unclaimed items will be taken to the Modular Storage Regina, where they can be claimed. Clothing that is still unclaimed after a couple of weeks will be donated to a local charity thrift shop. 

PLEASE WRITE YOUR NAME ON YOUR CLOTHING OR PERSONAL ITEM IF YOU WANT A BETTER CHANCE OF GETTING IT BACK.

Will there be photos taken at the start / finish and on the course?

Marathon-Photos.com is the official photographer of the GMS Queen City Marathon, and they will be at the finish line to capture that magical moment when you raise your hands in victory and shout: “Hallelujah, I can stop now!”

Photographers will also be located at several points along the course to snap photos of you in all your athletic, kick-butt glory, so remember to smile and try not to look quite so sweaty. 

Photo hint: Make sure your race bib is clearly visible on the front of your shirt, since photos are identified by race numbers and, if the camera can’t see your number, it’ll be hard to find your photos when you go to order them.

How do I get my official finishers certificate?

Race certificates are available for downloading for FREE shortly after race day at Marathon-Photos.com

What are the current course records?

42.2K Run

  • Men 2:34:35 (2014) Brendan Lunty, Camrose, AB
  • Women 2:58:09 (2009) Amanda Froehlich Chow, Marquis, SK
  • Relay 2:32:06 (2014) Regina Monologues (Eric Benjamin, Sandy Bain, Joshua Roundell, Matt Neff), Swift Current, SK

21.1K Run

  • Men 1:13:35 (2005) Dane Samuel, Brandon, MB
  • Women 1:22:38 (2002) Angela Plamondon, Regina, SK

42.2K Wheelchair (hand-cycle)

  • Men 2:00:01 (2005) Craig Lenz, Regina, SK
  • Female 3:01:14 (2006) Cory Harrower, Regina, SK

10K

  • Men 41:38 (2015) Herve Ndabaneze, Saskatoon, SK
  • Female 44:07 (2015) Chantel Kitchen - Kamsack, SK
Are wheelchairs allowed in the race?

Our 42.2K event currently allows standard push-rim racing wheelchairs, as well as hand-cycles. They both participate in the same category. 

The course surface is primarily paved pathways, with some residential streets. There are some curbs present where pathways merge with streets and vice-versa. There are also some wooden, two-way-single-file pedestrian bridges.

The wheelchair 42.2K event is reserved for athletes classified as having a disability requiring the use of a wheelchair. Able-bodied individuals may not participate in the wheelchair event. 

Minimum age is 16 on race day.

Wheelchair participants start 5 minutes early, at 7:55 AM. Please make sure you are in position at the starting line no later than 7:50 AM. Please allow yourself enough time to get through the crowds and into position. If you require assistance, do not hesitate to ask our QCM volunteers to assist you.

If I am visually impaired, can I have a friend run or walk with me as my guide? Does my guide have to register, too?

If you wish to have a friend guide you during the race, arrangements can be made to accommodate that. Your guide must stay with you for the duration of the race.

Your guide may register as a QCM participant or not, according to their choice.

If your guide is a registered participant, they must wear their regular race bib as well as a second race bib that says: “GUIDE”, which the QCM will provide upon notice. They will receive their own timing chip and will receive an official time and a finisher medal.

If your guide is NOT a registered participant, the QCM will provide your guide with a race bib that says: “GUIDE”. Your guide will receive the same on-course and post-race support as a registered participant, but they will NOT receive a timing chip or an official time, nor will they automatically receive a finisher medal.

To make arrangements in advance, please email runqcm@hotmail.com ASAP.

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