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.
CLICK HERE to see a PDF format of the course map.
CLICK HERE to see a PDF format of the profile.
Marathon Starting time – NEW in 2016 : Two starts
First Start : 7 am
Participants running the Marathon between 5.5 and 6 hours, need to register in the Green Corral, which will start at 7 am.
Second Start : 7:30 am
Participants running the Marathon under 5.5 hours, need to register in the Red Corral, which will start at 7 h 30 am.
Half-Marathon & Oasis 10K Race Starting time
• Half-Marathon : 7 h. Corrals will leave every 3 minutes.
• Oasis 10K : 9 h. Corrals will leave every 3 minutes.
The time limit for the Marathon, the Half-marathon and the Oasis 10K Race is 6 hours.
The morning of the race
The morning of the race, participants will be transported to their respective starting site from the finish site near the Gare du Palais.
Transportation for the Marathon (42.2K), Half-Marathon (21.1K) and the Oasis 10K
• Marathon & Half-Marathon : 5 am – 5:45 am
• Oasis 10K : 6:15 am – 7:00 am
Boarding for bus shuttles for the Half-Marathon and the Oasis 10K will be near Gare-du-Palais street and Abraham-Martin street. Boarding for bus shuttles for the Marathon will be near Quai Saint-André street, in front of Espace 400e.
FREE for participants, on showing their bib on boarding the bus shuttles.
$7 for friends and family taxes included.
Available only for the 42.2K and the 21.1K starts; not available for the start of the Oasis 10K.
Tickets can only be bought at the Sports & Fitness Expo.
Tickets are not sold the morning of the races.
Starting Site of the Marathon
The Marathon starting line is on J.-B. Michaud Street in Lévis.
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 Starting site is at the foot of Côte Ross and the Start line will be on Chemin du Foulon, next to the Quai des Cageux.
Note that the Boulevard Champlain will be FULLY CLOSED to all traffic from 6:00 am to 10:00 am, between Côte de Sillery and the Domaine des Retraités, at the top of the boulevard.
For the part between Dalhousie and the Côte de Sillery, traffic will be on one lane in both directions. Cars from the east will necessarily turn at de Sillery. They will not be able to go to the Quai des Cageux. It is STRONGLY suggested to use the transportation offered by the organisation.
Participants who still wish to get there by themself, should do so by following the Route de l’Église, south, then Boulevard Liège. At the corner of Boulevard Liège and Côte Ross, participants will have to walk down the Côte Ross, a distance of 250 meters. CLICK HERE for a detailled plan.
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.
Here is a map pointing on the finish site:
There is plenty of parking around the finish area.
CLICK HERE to get a PDF map, easy to print.
Marathon – 42.2K
Half-marathon – 21.1K
There are pace bunnies at the Marathon, the Half-Marathon and the Oasis 10K.
- Marathon – 42.2K (Continuous) : 03:15, 03:30, 03:45, 04:00, 04:15
- Marathon – 42.2K (Run/Walk) : 03:45, 04:00, 04:15, 04:30, 04:45
- Half-Marathon – 21.1K (Continuous) : 01:30, 01:45, 02:00, 02:15, 02:30
- Half-Marathon – 21.1K (Run/Walk) : 01:45, 02:00, 02:15, 02:30, 02:45
- Oasis 10K (Continuous) : 00:45, 00:50, 00:55, 01:00
- Oasis 10K (Run/Walk) : 00:50, 00:55, 01:00
The pace bunnies (Run/Walk) will have a rate of ten minutes of running and one minute walk.
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.
No showers are available.