Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
It's back - the 3rd annual Chase the Goose Marathon & Half Marathon!
This year's race will be held in Regina, SK on Saturday, July 18, 2015, starting at 6:30 A.M. Marathon Matters is proud to host this small, informal race through Wascana Centre.
The race will follow the Gopher Attack Marathon double-loop route, starting in front of the Legislative building. There may still be gophers out on the course, and there will definitely be plenty of Canada geese to chase!
The course will have minimal support and will be at your own risk. Traffic will not be stopped and you are responsible for your own safety. Please ensure you carry fluids and gels, and adjust your pace according to the weather. There will be 2-3 aid stations set up along the course to provide additional water & Powerade.
According to Marathon Maniacs rules, if there are at least 15 starters and 10 finishers, it counts as an official marathon. There is no chip timing, but results will be recorded and posted on the Marathon Matters website: www.marathonmatters.ca. The course map can be found on the website, and will available at the start as well.
Registration will be capped at 50 participants, and there will be a $10 registration fee to cover the cost of the finisher's medal. Post-race snacks will also be provided. Payment will be collected and race bibs handed out race morning from 5:45-6:15 A.M.
As well, if anyone wishes to make a donation to the 100 km Club for Kids, which motivates local school children to run for fun and health, we will be accepting donations at registration. 2 of our Marathon Matters members have set up this program in one Regina school and are looking to expand the program in the fall.
Please pre-register for the full or half marathon distance by emailing the race director, Cari Bode, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email Cari if you would like to volunteer at an aid station or assist with registration/recording results.
The Marathon Matters 21.1 km Loop is certified by Athletics Canada/Run Canada as accurate according to the standards of Road Running Technical Council.
The course is a 21.1 km out-and-back loop starting in Wascana Park in front of the Saskatchewan Legislature. It is used for three Marathon Matters races: Cure for the Brrr... and the Gopher Attack Marathon. The competitors who complete marathons in Boston qualifying times will be eligible to register for Boston in the following year. The course is also used annually for the more informal Chase the Goose Marathon.
The course is also used occasionally for Marathon Matters training runs.