The GMS Queen City Marathon has grown from its humble beginnings, in 2001, to become the largest road race in Saskatchewan today. With three days of races and over 6500 participants this has truly become a must-attend event for runners and walkers alike. The GMS Queen City Marathon includes a race for every pace with a marathon, half marathon, 10K, two 5K’s and a kid’s mini marathon spread throughout the second weekend in September.
Race Package Pick-Up
Race package pick-up will take place at the Conexus Arts Centre, 200A Lakeshore Drive.
- Friday, September 6, 2018 - 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, September 7, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
When you arrive at the Conexus Arts Centre, enter through the MAIN DOORS (on the north side of the building).
RACE KITS WILL NOT BE MAILED OR DELIVERED. All race kits must be picked up by Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
REMINDER: University of Regina Night Owl 5K participants on must pick up their race kits by 7 p.m. Friday at the Conexus Arts Centre, before proceeding to the event start line on the University of Regina campus. Mini Marathon participants must pick up their race kits before their race begins Saturday morning (races begin at 10 a.m.).
For more information of the process for picking up your race package, please visit the Queen City Marathon's website.
Very limited parking - repeat: very limited parking - is available in the east and south lots of the Conexus Arts Centre. If you plan to park at the Conexus Arts Centre on race day SUNDAY, please plan to be on site no later than 6:30 a.m. If those lots are already full, you need to give yourself enough time to find alternate parking.
CLICK HERE for the Conexus Arts Centre parking map
Additional parking will be available at some of the University of Regina parking lots, which are about a 10 to 15 minute walk to the start line. The University of Regina is directly south of the Conexus Arts Centre, along Wascana Parkway.
CLICK HERE for the University of Regina parking map
NOTE: The start/finish for the University of Regina Night Owl 5K IS NOT at the Conexus Arts Centre.
Instead, the start/finish for that event is located on the University of Regina Campus, between the Paskwaw and Wakpa Towers on the University of Regina campus, just east of the Dr. Lloyd Barber Academic Green (the large elliptical grass area). Please dowload and review the course map HERE and plan your parking accordingly.
A variety of reduced use, restricted, and road closures are in effect on Regina's streets during QCM Weekend.
To help you plan accordingly, please see the the full list of affected streets here.
Schedule of Events
Find full details about the schedule of events here.
Friday, September 6, 2019
- 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Race Package Pickup
- 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Health, Sport & Lifestyle Expo presented by Global Regina
- 8 p.m. - University of Regina Night Owl 5K
Saturday, September 7, 2019
- 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Race Package Pickup
- 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Health, Sport & Lifestyle Expo
- 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - A1 Rent-Alls Race Infield
- 10 a.m. - Mini Marathon
- 2 p.m. - Campbell & Haliburton Insurance Family 5K
Sunday, September 8, 2019
- 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. - A1 Rent-Alls Race Infield
- 7 a.m. - City of Regina 42.2K Walk
- 7:55 a.m. - 42.2K Wheelchair
- 8 a.m. - GMS 42.2K Run, Auto Gallery Subaru 21.1K Run, Sask Egg Producers 21.1K Walk, Open Road Recreation 42.2K Team Relay
- 8:30 a.m. - Regina Hotel Association 10K
- 9:45 a.m. - Regina Hotel Association 10K overall awards presentation
- 10:15 a.m. - Auto Gallery Subaru 21.1K Run overall awards presentation
- 12 p.m. - GMS 42.2K Run, 42.2K Wheelchair, and Open Road Recreation 42.2K Team Relay overall awards presentation
- 12 p.m. - 21.1K course officially closes.
- 2 p.m. - 42.2K course officially closes.
- 2:30 p.m. - Let the triumphant healing of blisters and sore muscles begin!
Where to Eat
Learn more about EATQCM partner deals during the race weekend here.
Fresh & Sweet Skye Cafe & Bistro Breakfast Bistro The Lobby Kitchen & Bar
Craft Services The Meating Room The Mercury Cafe & Grill Wann Izakaya
Bushwakker Brewpub Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar The Diplomat Steakhouse Roots Kitchen & Bar
Coffee & Treats
Milky Way Ice Cream Stone's Throw Coffee Collective Perk & Taps Beverage House
Where to Run
Wascana Centre is a 9.3 square kilometre park conveniently located in the middle of Regina offering many scenic running trails along both Wascana lake and Wascana creek. Or, if you want to get a feel for the course you'll be running on race day, you can download all course maps here or check out the new interactive maps.
Where to Celebrate
Going with the Gang
Casino Regina Pile O' Bones Brewing Co. Beer Bros Gastropub Brewsters Craft Brewery
Going with the Family
Get Air Trampoline Park LaserQuest Regina Rolling Robots Boards N Beans
See a list of other great spots that are providing specials and discounts to QCM participants here.
Where to find events happening in the city
Check out our event calendar for a comprehensive listing of what's happening around town. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
||Dates & Times
||SwampFest is a music festival which aims to support local, up and coming musical artists. Come out and enjoy the great music as well as the fun festivities at a variety of great, local locations. SwampFest is featuring lots of great artists such as Black Thunder, Herb and the Humans, Mr. Merlot and many more.
||September 6 to 8
||Various Locations including: Willow Island in Wascana Centre, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, The German Club, and The Sound Stage
Door Prices - $20-$25
Weekend Pass - $65
Tickets available here
|Enjoy a night of live music with Irish Folk Musician, Keith Harkin.
September 6 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
|The Artesian (2627 13th Avenue)
||Tickets available for $40 - $80 here
|Supper in the Orchard
||Each evening a different local chef will create a multi-course supper using mainly ingredients from local farms and the orchard. The evening includes a guided tour of the orchard by owners Dean and Sylvia.
||September 6 and September 7 from 6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
||Over the Hill Orchards near Lumsden
||$70 per person
|Regina Farmers’ Market
||Enjoy a lovely time outdoors in downtown Regina. Check out a variety of vendors including individuals and businesses that make, bake, grow or design their products right here in Saskatchewan.
||September 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
||City Square Plaza (Victoria Park)
|Makers Market at the Landing
||Weekly Makers Market featuring one-of-a-kind handmade goods. Shop a wide range of handmade treasures, from clothing to jewelry, pottery, and so much more!
||September 7 from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
||The Landing at Grasslands Shopping Centre (4830 Gordon Road)
Since 1991, Victorian teas are a long-held tradition at Government House. Hosted by the Government House Historical Society, they offer a unique setting for this time-honoured tradition. For tea dates and to make reservations, please visit the Government House Historical Society.
|September 7 and 8 at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
||Government House (4607 Dewdney Avenue)
||Various Menu Items Available
Rebellion Brewing Co. Brewery Tour
|Come and see how your favourite beers are made at Rebellion Brewing. Enjoy a sample on-the-house.
||September 8 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
||Rebellion Brewing Co. (1901 Dewdney Avenue)
Want a local's perspective on must-sees around the city?
Not sure where to start? Learn about all the amazing experiences in Regina from a local expert. Drop by the Visitor Information Kiosk to get personalized ideas.
RCMP Heritage Centre Visitor Information Kiosk
Located at 5907 Dewdney Avenue
Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Regina Public Transit:
Access information about fares and routes here.
- Capital Cab: 306-791-2222
- Co-op Taxi: 306-525-2727
- Premiere Taxi: 306-525-9555