January 12, 2017

GMS, the Regina-based health and travel insurer, is the new title sponsor for the Queen City Marathon, taking place September 8th-10th, 2017.

"We're so thrilled to sign on as the multi-year title sponsor of this flagship event," said GMS President John Salmond. "The GMS Queen City Marathon encourages people of all ages and abilities to get active and it showcases our beautiful city. It's a perfect fit with GMS' committment to helping people live well."

GMS has been providing health and travel insurance for more than 65 years, bridging the gap between government health plans and the health care services Canadians need. Committed to giving back to the community, GMS has donated more than $1.5 million to healthcare-focused initiatives in Saskatchewan in the past decade.

"The Queen City Marathon is delighted to welcome GMS as our new title sponsor," said Queen City Marathon Board Chair Cam Thick. "The continued strength of the Queen City Marathon does not happen on its own. The support of our sponsors, volunteers, and the community of Regina have helped us grow to become the premier marathon event in our province today."

The new logo for the GMS Queen City Marathon was unveiled during the announcement of GMS as title sponsor.

"We have nearly 100 GMS employees based in Regina who are all excited about helping grow and develop this inclusive, health-focused event," Salmond said. "Whether you want to volunteer, enjoy a walk with family, meet a personal fitness challenge, or qualify for the Boston Marathon, the GMS Queen City Marathon has something for everyone."

This is the 17th consecutive year of the Queen City Marathon, which has grown to attract more than 6,000 participants from around the world, as well as locally. The 2017 event will features races taking place over three days, including a full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 10K, Family 5K, Night Owl 5K, and kids' mini-marathon. Event registration opens February 1st, 2017 at www.RunQCM.com.