We look forward to hosting you again in 2017 for the 14th annual Prince Edward Island Marathon on October 13 - 15, 2017.
about the pei marathon
The Prince Edward Island Marathon is being held on October 15th, 2017. 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 2016, 18% 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 National Park. They will follow the curve of the scenic 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!