Tonight I am profiling the only marathon other than the Ottawa Marathon I have completed so far. Tonight’s profile is the Prince Edward County Marathon.
This one is a great option if you are looking for a small town marathon. I was one of 222 runners to complete it last year. I set my current personal best on this course with a 3:22:52.
The course is a point to point course, staring in Wellington and finishing in Picton. For those staying in Picton there are buses to take you to the start line in the morning. If you do run this one make sure to bring an extra layer of clothes to keep warm in before the start as you will be waiting outside when you get there.
The course is scenic, leading runners past farms, wineries and the sand dunes of Sandbanks Provincial Park along the way to Picton. It is also a mainly flat course with the only real uphill sections being two hills located between 35-40 km.
If you are looking for a small and low-key event you can’t go wrong with this one. For those of you located near Ottawa or Toronto it is not a long drive either.
An added bonus to this race is the aforementioned wineries. If you have a spouse travelling with you, the option of visiting the numerous wineries in PEC is a definite selling point.
If you want more info on this race you can check out some reviews here.