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Trapline Marathon

Quick facts

Location North West River, Canada

Distance Marathon

About Trapline Marathon

The Trapline Marathon is run in honor of the many trappers that left North West River and trekked inland to tend to their trap lines each fall.

The race is unique and heritage oriented. It is a challenging run with picturesque views, as it is run along one of Canada’s final frontiers (Labrador). The freedom and cool temperatures has led to numerous personal best times; very important for Boston!

The races are annual, on the Sunday of Thanksgiving Weekend. The Saturday before there is a Diabetes Walk, Kids Marathon, Joggling Tutorial, Route Tour, Friendship Run, Free CPR Training Session, Race Kit Pick Up, and Meet and Greet. Sunday there is a full marathon, half marathon and a 10k. Festivities start with a community gathering at the finish line and end with a banquet that night.

The full marathon provides 42.2 kilometers to reflect in solitude.


Half Marathon

  • 21.097km


  • 42.195km


  • 10km

North West River

North West River,ca


Happy Valley-Goose Bay

North West River,ca


Runners would be treated to plateau views between Spruce Park and the Canadian Side, Gosling Lake, Mount Shana, the Goose River and a nicely wooded highway.


The full marathon leaves Lester Burry Memorial Park in North West River and ends in Happy Valley - Goose Bay at Kinsmen Park; following route 520 from start to finish, using the right hand side of the road. This route is 61.5% flat, 18.4% ascending with a highest point of 68 meters above sea level and 20.1% descending.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.