2018 Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope

Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope

Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope
Date Nov 3, 2018 -
Nov 4, 2018
Distance 5k, 10k, Half-marathon, Marathon
Course Type Road

Race Information

An annual marathon, half-marathon, 10k and 5k weekend event held in Hamilton, ON, roughly forty minutes outside of Toronto. Saturday's events include the 5k and 10k while the marathon and half-marathon take place on Sunday.

The race meets at Confederation Park, on the east side of Hamilton. Shuttles will ferry marathon and half-marathon participants to the start line at the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Park. All of the races finish at Confederation Park.

Ranked as the #1 Boston Marathon qualifier race in Canada, the Hamilton Road2Hope attracts runners from the world over to run and is noted for its size and the speed at which it can be completed. Cool temperatures, rural routes, and portions of the run on the waterfront are all highlights of the Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon.

This run frequently appears on top ten lists and best run guides across Canada.


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Race Reports

Read first hand reports and reviews from runners who have completed this race in the past!

2016 Hamilton Road2Hope Half Marathon Race Report
"This race is known as one of the best Boston qualifying races in Canada, and here’s the reason why…"
2017 Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope Race Report
"This course has the potential to be a PB run but you need to train specifically for the downhill section."
2016 Road2Hope 1/2 Marathon Race Report
"I will remember this year’s Road2Hope 1/2 marathon not for my finishing time, but for the runner I met around the 15k mark."

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