It’s less than two weeks away! The inaugural Surrey International Music Marathon on Sunday, September 30 in Surrey, British Columbia. It’s more than just a marathon, it’s also a half marathon, 5km, kids run, music festival and health expo – all wrapped up in one event.

The Boston marathon-qualifying event is a 21.1km route through Surrey. Half marathon runners will do the course once, and full-marathon participants will make two complete laps of the route.

The event kicks off the with the full marathon start at 7:30am, followed by the half-marathon event start at 8:00am.  The course starts in Central Surrey and passes through Holland and Green Timbers Parks and a number of residential areas, and finishes back up at Central City.

At the finish line there will be fruit, granola and protein bars and electrolyte beverages to help runners refuel after their race.

Race package pick-up is on Saturday, September 29 at the Wellness Expo located at SFU Grand Hall in Central City from 11:00am – 7:00pm. Timing chips will be located on the back of the race bib and do not need to be returned after the race. Full and half marathon participants will receive a technical shirt, and 5km participants will receive a cotton t-shirt.

For spectators, there will be bleachers set-up at the start/finish line. Spectators are also welcome to cheer on participants at the cultural music stations, located at every mile along the course.

Remember, runners appreciate all the encouragement, so ring those cowbells, wave your motivational signs and heck, write an inspirational message on the road with sidewalk chalk!

There is still time to register for the race and to proudly say you were in the first Surrey Marathon event.