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Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope

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Posizione Hamilton, Canada

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Informazioni Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope

The Hamilton Marathon is billed as the number one qualifier for the Boston Marathon in Canada.

Hamilton is listed as Destination Place to Run in Canadian Runner Magazine.
The Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope course drops over 400 feet (about 125m) from the starting line to the finish. The flat terrain, gentle downhill, completely flat last 7 miles, and cool weather makes this one of the fastest marathons in North America.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope a PR Score of 100.69. This PR Score ranks it as the 1st fastest marathon in Canada and the 1st fastest in Ontario.




  • 5km

Half Marathon

  • 21,097km


  • 10km


  • 42,195km

ArcelorMittal Dofasco Park



confederation park



The Marathon starts at ArcelorMittal Dofasco Park, at Green Mountain Road and First Road East, Stoney Creek ON, and the first 15k of the marathon is along the back country roads of Hamilton, and the edge of the escarpment.  Runners then head towards the Red Hill Expressway where they will meet up with some of the half marathoners.  Runners will enjoy this down hill coast and the beautiful scenery of the Red Hill. It will be closed to traffic.  Once runners exit the Red Hill you will then start your journey towards Beach Boulevard, running towards Burlington and then turning towards the Waterfront Trail, to finish the last 7 kms along the lake.

Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope Trivia

This is a fast marathon route and rated the #1 Boston Qualifier on Canadian soil, by The Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope was the 9th largest marathon in Canada in 2015 and was the 10th largest in 2014. In 2015, 19.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 23.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2014. This gives the Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope the 10th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in Canada in 2015 and the 3rd highest percentage in 2014. Its Course Score of 100.69 ranks it as the 1st fastest marathon course in Canada and the 1st fastest course in Ontario.

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