Gopher Attack Marathon is the earliest spring Boston Qualifier marathon in Canada with a flat and fast course. The marathon course winds through the scenic Wascana Park and the University of Regina campus. It is a 21.1 km loop certified by Athletics Canada. Participants who meet the Boston Marathon qualifying times will be eligible to enter the Boston Marathon in the following year.
For 2023 there will be four distances - Marathon, Half-marathon, 10km and 5km.
The start is in front of the Queen Building, 100 Navy Way, in Wascana Park, Regina, Saskatchewan. As well, for those that won't be able to make it on race day, there is a virtual event with four distances registration for the virtual race gets you entered for all 4 distances run one or run them all. Virtual runners will have from April 30 to May 31 to complete their distances.
Finishers will receive a unique medal in-person participants will receive a set of Dolomite Stone logoed coasters and a discount voucher from Track & Trail virtual participants will receive a medal and Track & Trail discount voucher.
Race start times: 8:00am Marathon & Half Marathon and 8:30am for the 10km and 5 km
Race Packet Pickup: Saturday, April 29, 1:00 -5:30pm. Location Queen Building, 100 Navy Way
Those travelling who arrive race morning can pickup Sunday morning at 7am, but we recommend Saturday pickup where ever possible as race morning will be hectic!
Virtual event participants will receive by mail.
Marathon Matters club members receive $10 off!
The event is a fundraiser for the MS Society of Saskatchewan and hosted by Marathon Matters Running Club.