The PEC County Marathon
Date(s) - Sunday, October 1, 2017
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
The “County Marathon” is unique – like the County which if you asked many people if there was anything south of Belleville Ontario they would tell you – “just Lake Ontario”. Our race is a fully sanctioned event on a fully closed course with all of the features you have come to expect at premiere running events around the world. From race kit pick up on Saturday, October 1st to the final awards on Sunday, October 3rd, from the time you arrive through to the beer at the finish line, from the slowest walker to the fastest men and women running respectively for the Rolf Lund and Gayle Ornikova we take a back seat to no other race on the planet. Welcome to our secret – the County and our marathon await you!
This Boston Qualifier is sanctioned by Athletics Canada ON-2011-085-BDC and is an ORRA, AAA classified race. Described as flat and fast by National Level Coach Peter Pimm, this October 2nd expect a warm welcome from the residents of Prince Edward County as you run our fully closed course down the roads connecting Wellington, Bloomfield, and Picton.
“Hi, thanks for considering the The County Marathon as one of your 2014 races. This race to be held on Sunday October 5th runs in a very small community where on race day you will be the centre of attention. Unlike the big centres, the 30,000 ‘County’ residents welcome your run down some of our prettier roads. Unlike the big centres there is a pretty good chance you and I will talk – especially if you need help – I am here to make your run as easy as possible. And if it isn’t me it will be one of our very dedicated volunteers. Rest assured that just like the big centres we provide full services along the course – we are proud to say our races take a back seat to no other race on the planet. Ontario Road Runner Certified, Athletics Canada Certified, this is a full Boston Qualifier run on a course that is relatively flat (give or take km 37) and fast – with just a bit of wind from the west to push you along. So, welcome, and I hope you run with us this fall – October 5th, 2014 there will be no better place to be than Prince Edward County, Cheers! Kailey“
For more information about the full and half marathon races happening in Picton, ON, visit www.thecountymarathon.ca.
2015 was the first year the County Marathon was included in the KRRA’s Race Series point system.