Welcome to the
Prince Edward Island Marathon
Presented by Scotiabank
We look forward to hosting you again in 2016 for the 13th annual Prince Edward Island Marathon on October 14 - 16, 2016. To register, please click here!
Browse through our website for details about each race category, participant swag, pace bunnies, weekend schedule, expo, registration, volunteering, and more!
News: All category winners will receive anne & gilbert tickets!
about the pei marathon
The Prince Edward Island Marathon is being held on October 16th. 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 2015, 21.6% of the Marathon category participants qualified for the Boston Marathon, a remarkable achievement!
Runners 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 the curve of the lovely 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 certified and remains a Boston Marathon qualifier. Maps will be posted 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!