SSQ Quebec City Marathon – Lévis / Québec

Circuit Courir à Québec

Marathon, Half-marathon & Oasis 10K

Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10K         (Sunday, August 24th)

Course details & Profile

Course Description

The course is a “Point to Point”. Participants of the 42.2K start on the south shore, in Lévis, and finish in Old Quebec City, on the north shore. The course of the Half-Marathon and the Oasis 10K is the last 21.1 and last 10 kilometers of the Marathon course.

CLICK HERE for a full Street by Street description of the course.

Map

Course of the Marathon, Half-Marathon and Oasis 10K Race
CLICK HERE to see a PDF format of the course map.

Profile

Profile
CLICK HERE to see a PDF format of the profile.

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Starting time

Starting time

     •   Oasis 10K : 7 h 50. Corrals will leave every 3 minutes.
     •   Marathon & Half-marathon : 8:30 am.

Time limit

    NEW in 2014 – The time limit for the Marathon, the Half-marathon and the 10 KM is 6 hours.

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Transportation to the Starts

The morning of the race

The morning of the race, participants will be transported to their respective starting site according to the following.

Transportation for the Marathon (42.2 K)

Participants will first take the ferry to cross the St-Lawrence River, then buses will transport them to the starting site, at the Convention Center.
The first ferry is at 6 am, the last one is at 7 am.
CLICK HERE to view a Google map on how to get to the ferry.

Transportation for the Half-Marathon (21.1 K) and the Oasis 10K

Participants are invited to gather near the finish site, from where they will be transported by bus to their respective starting site. The shuttle site is on Saint-Paul street, near the famous “Gare du Palais” train station.

The first bus is at 6 am, the last one is at 7 am.

CLICK HERE, to see the location.

Buses will leave as soon as they are full.

Transportation fees

FREE for participants, on showing their bib on boarding the buses.

$7 for friends and family taxes included.
Available only for the 42,2 and the 21,1 starts; not available for the start of the 10K.

Tickets can only be bought at the Sports and Fitness Expo.
Tickets are not sold the morning of the races.

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Starting Sites & Finish Site

Starting site of the Marathon

Starting Site of the Marathon

The Marathon starting line is on Métivier Street in Lévis (run and walk).

The Marathon starting site is at Lévis’ Convention Center, next to the Four Point Hotel. Due to construction, participants WILL NOT have access to the premises. Outside the hotel, water, medical services, washrooms and Purolator trucks for personal belongings will be available.

For those who will choose to drive to the starting site, many parking spaces are available close by. However, no transportation will be available to get back there after the race. See the Runner’s transportation section for more information on how to get on the free shuttles.

If you wish to get there on you own, click here for the instructions.

Starting Site of the Half-Marathon

The Half-Marathon starting line is on Chemin du Fleuve at the corner of Côte Rouge, in Saint-Romuald.

The starting site is located at the Anse Benson Park. At this site, water, washrooms, medical services and Purolator trucks for personal belongings will be available.

There are very few parking spaces close to the starting site, a 10 – 15 minutes walk might be necessary, therefore, it is not recommended to drive there. Furthermore, no transportation will be available to get back there after the race It is strongly suggested to use the transportation offered by the organisation.

If you still prefer to drive, click here for the instruction on how to get there.

Starting Site of the Oasis 10K Race

The Oasis 10K Race starting line is located on Champlain Boulevard, 800 meters east of the bridges, in Quebec City.

The starting site is located on the Promenade Samuel-de Champlain. At this site, water, washrooms, medical services and Purolator trucks for personal belongings will be available.

There are very few parking spaces at this starting site. Therefore, it is NOT RECOMMENDED to drive there. See the Runners Transportation section for more information on how to get there with the free shuttles.

Finish Site

The finish site, for all races, is on Saint-Paul street, near the famous Gare du Palais train station. After race activities are held in the park next to the station.

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How to get to the Finish Site

Here is a map pointing on the finish site:

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Parking around the Finish Site area

There is plenty of parking around the finish area. CLICK HERE to get a PDF map, easy to print.

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Aid Stations

Services of the course

KM WATER SPORTS DRINK SPONGES FRUITS GU GEL TOILETS MEDICAL
#1 – 39.7
#2 – 37.4
#3 – 35.2
#4 – 32.7
#5 – 30.0
#6 – 27.7
#7 – 24.4
#8 – 21.4
#9 – 18.4
#10 – 15.2
#11 – 12.7
#12 – 10.0
#13 – 7.4
#14 – 4.7
#15 – 2.1

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Pace Bunnies

There will be pace bunnies at the Marathon and at the Half-Marathon.

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Bag Check

Bag Check

On every starting sites, Purolator trucks will be available for participants to leave their personal belongings in a small bag. This bag must be clearly identified using the coupon given with your bib number. You can pick-up your bag at the finishing area. The buses will be located after the finish line on Quai Saint-André street until 3 pm.

For a faster service, bags cannot exceed the following dimension:
18’’ x 10’’ x 8’’. Also, bags must be closed, so they don’t empty out.

Showers

No showers are available.

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