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Challenge yourself this Lent.

What is the Lenten 40? 

A 40km run/walk along the river in Saskatoon, right before Holy Week. Meditate on the suffering of Jesus and think of the Via Dolorosa (the path Jesus took on his way to the crucifixion, often translated to “the way of suffering).

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to step out of their comfort zone and go deeper this Lent.

Whether you’re an avid runner or have never run before, this is about showing up and giving it all to God. Sign up as a team.

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  • Team 40k 2024
    Team 40k 2024
    Sat, Mar 23
    Saskatoon
    Mar 23, 2024, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Saskatoon, 123 Nelson Rd, Saskatoon, SK S7S 1H1, Canada
    Team of 2 or 4.

ROADMAP

Courtesy of Bishop Mark Hagemoen. 

Total: 41.9 kilometers

(Sorry, not 42 kms. – to allay any Pride)

Leg 1

12.6 KM

The Presentation

This route begins at Holy Family Cathedral, heading north past the Saskatoon Forestry Farm to Fedoruk Drive, then north along Central Ave. parallel to the South Saskatchewan River to McOrmond Drive, west over Chief Mistawasis Bridge, and then south along the other side of the river, connecting with the trail system on the west side of the River.

The Presentation is one of the “Joyful Mysteries” of the Rosary and reminds us the joy that comes with embracing the life and mission of the Lord Jesus Christ. He presents to us a new and compelling opportunity at abundant life (see Luke 2: 22-38; John 10:10).

Carrying the Cross

This route begins on the west side of the Saskatchewan River and continues along the trail system paralleling the River. The journey continues through Meewasin Park and Archibald Park to Kinsmen Park and concludes at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral. 


Carrying the Cross is a major theme throughout the “Sorrowful Mysteries.” It is a central feature of the paschal mystery of embracing with Our Lord His passion, dying and rising as we continue on the journey (see Luke 14:27).

Leg 2

8 KM

Leg 3

10.1 KM

From Death to Life

This route starts and finishes at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral. It begins at Kinsmen Park and continues south along the west side of the Saskatchewan River, crossing over at the Victoria Ave. Bridge. The route continues south on the East side of the Sask. River, past Gabriel Dumont Park, Queen’s House Retreat Center and Diefenbaker Park. The route heads over the Gordie Howe Bridge and then north along the trail system paralleling the west side of the Saskatchewan River. The route goes through Victoria Park and Friendship Park and concludes at this route’s starting point at Kiwanis Park, near St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral. 


The journey from “Death to Life” is a major theme throughout the “Glorious Mysteries,” which features the paschal mystery of embracing with Our Lord His passion, dying, and rising as we continue on ‘the journey’ – with the support of Mary and the Saints (see Deut. 30:19; Jn 5: 24-25, Rev. 2:10).

Call to Transfiguration

Beginning at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, the route continues of the west side of the Saskatchewan River, through Kiwanis Park and Kinsmen Park to the Circle Drive North Bridge. Crossing this spectacular ‘railway bridge,’ the route continues along the lower trail system of Sutherland Recreation Area and continues NW to the Crocus Prairie recreation area. The route then joins Central Ave, Fedoruk Road, and connects back through the Cannam Park trail heading south past Silverspring Park, the Forestry Farm, and concludes at Holy Family Cathedral. 


The Call to Transfiguration is a theme throughout the “Luminous Mysteries.” The Paschal Way of Jesus Christ is an invitation to “Have the same mind and heart of Christ Jesus”; to be become like Him as we embrace the journey He lays out before us. To walk with Him – in fellowship with The Body of Christ and one another – is the task of the journey (see Matthew 17:2; Colossians 3: 1-4; Phil 2: 5-11).

Leg 4

11.2 KM

Lenten 40 Schedule

Participants will have the opportunity to run the 40km as a team of 2 or 4.

The race will begin at 9 AM on Saturday, March 23rd at Holy Family Cathedral and must be finished by 3 PM. 

8:00 AM

Racer check-in and package pickup at HQ (Holy Family Cathedral Hall). Please register prior to race day.

9:00 AM

Start of Leg 1 in front of the Holy Family Cathedral.

3:00 PM

End of race and race cut-off time at Holy Family Cathedral.

The Why

The Lenten 40 is an awesome opportunity to challenge yourself and others during the Lenten Season. Participating in the Lenten 40 will give you the chance to embrace the “way of suffering” and run to the cross. Let’s get together as a community and build a culture of people who want to grow and aren’t afraid to step out of our comfort zone. This run won’t be easy but it’ll be totally worth it! 

The What

Think of the Via Dolorosa (the path Jesus took on his way to the crucifixion, often translated to “the way of suffering"). The Lenten 40 is a team relay along the river in Saskatoon.

The Who

Whether you’re an avid runner or have never run before, this is the race for you. It’s about showing up and giving it all to God. 

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