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Marathon SSQ Québec - Useful information

Useful information

Changing races

If you want to switch to a longer distance, you’ll have to pay the difference between what you initially paid and the fee for the distance that was payable at that time, plus a $10 administration fee. No refunds are given for changing to a shorter distance.

The deadline for requesting a change online is Friday, August 11 at 4 p.m. After that time, you can request a change of distance when you go to pick up your bib.

CHANGING RACES FORM

Transferring a registration

If you want to transfer your registration to seomeone else, you’ll have to pay a $15 administration fee.

The deadline for requesting a change online is Friday, August 11 at 4 p.m. After that time, you can request a change of registration when you go to pick up your bib.

TRANSFERRING A REGISTRATION FORM

Prize money

The same prize money is awarded to the top men and women for each race.

Race Marathon Half-marathon Oasis 10K SSQ Health 5K TANGUAY KIDS RACE
1st position $2,000 $1,000 $500 $250 $50
2nd position $1,000 $500 $250 $125 $25
3rd position $500 $250 $125 $75 $10

Bonus prize money for the Marathon event
The first man and first woman to finish the Marathon (42.2K) race can earn bonus prize money if they finish in a time under:

Men                                                               Women

Under 2:20      +$2,000                              Under 2:35         +$2,000
Under 2:17      +$4,000                              Under 2:32         +$4,000
Under 2:14      +$6,000                              Under 2:29         +$6,000

Bonus prize money is not cumulative.

Age categories

Entry for all races is based on the participant’s age on December 31, 2017.

Marathon (42.2K)*

  • Age 18 to 24
  • Age 25 to 29
  • Age 30 to 34
  • Age 35 to 39
  • Age 40 to 44
  • Age 45 to 49
  • Age 50 to 54
  • Age 55 to 59
  • Age 60 to 64
  • Age 65 to 69
  • Age 70 and over

* To enter the marathon, participants must be age 18 or older on the day of the event.

Half-Marathon (21.1K)* / Oasis 10K / SSQ Health 5K

  • Age 10 to 14
  • Age 15 to 19
  • Age 20 to 24
  • Age 25 to 29
  • Age 30 to 34
  • Age 35 to 39
  • Age 40 to 44
  • Age 45 to 49
  • Age 50 to 54
  • Age 55 to 59
  • Age 60 to 64
  • Age 65 to 69
  • Age 70 and over

* To enter the half-marathon, participants must be age 14 or older on the day of the event.

Tanguay Kids Trail

  • Age 5 and 6
  • Age 7 and 8
  • Age 9 and 10
  • Age 11 and 12
  • Age 13 and 14
  • Age 15 and 17

First place in each age category

The first male and female runner in each age category from the 2016 event will qualify for free registration in the same distance race for the 2017 Marathon SSQ de Québec. Free registration does not apply to the age categories for the Tanguay Kids Trail. To claim your free registration, you must email your name, the event name and your age category to info@jecoursqc.com before August 11, 2017. Free registration cannot be transferred to another person, another event or another year.


Sports & Fitness Expo
The Sports & Fitness Expo, located at the Quebec City Conference Centre (Centre des congrès), is home to around 50 exhibitors in the running world.

Opening hours and dates

Friday, August 25: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 26: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fundraising (on standby)

The charitable organization associated with this event is the Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis Foundation.

Give your old shoes a second wind!Donate your old running shoes to a good cause and ease your environmental conscience! Shoes collected at the Sports & Fitness Expo during the Marathon SSQ de Québec will be distributed to people and families in need and residents of Quebec City’s two Salvation Army shelters who can give them a new lease on life.

Charitable causes

Raise money for a cause you care about! See the list of charitable causes associated with the Marathon SSQ de Québec.