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The Party’s Up In Canada, Eh? It Is At Rock ‘n’ Roll Montreal!

Quebec's largest city was a stunning backdrop for this year's edition of Rock 'n' Roll Montreal, which saw runners smiling at every turn.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon and 1/2 Marathon overtook Quebec’s largest city, hosting runners from all over the world. More than 35,000 runners took the streets in five different events—1K, 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon—where they were entertained by 22 bands, three choirs, local DJs and dancers from the Greater Montreal area. At the finish line, runners were greeted by a beer garden, while the band Our Lady Peace performed as the headliner at the finish-line concert. The men’s marathon went to Kari Steinn Karlsson who won in 2:24:18. The women’s marathon winner was Arianne Raby of Montreal—who won in her debut marathon—in 2:48:54. Check out these photos of all of the action! Photography by Ryan Bethke