The Secret Marathon

Wednesday, Mar 7th, 2018 - 6:30 pm

Want to know a secret? In 2015 for the first time ever, a marathon was held in Afghanistan, a marathon that both men and women were able to participate in -- but they had to keep it a secret. Why? There are still places in the world where women are not allowed to run or walk outside. However, a community in Afghanistan is courageously carving out a new way forward for the next generation. By creating safe races they are helping to create safe places. 

Peterborough's Secret Marathon 3K run/walk will be held on the eve of International Women's Day to celebrate the right to be free to run, simultaneously with 10 other cities across the country. Men and women are invited to come together in solidarity to support the right for all humans to walk or run free of fear in their community.

This is the first ever Secret Marathon 3K and it is an exciting partnership between The Running Room,Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) and The Secret Marathon documentary film. By participating you are helping us to share the story through film and by making a donation you are helping to further the work of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Together we can empower women and girls through education and sport. Make a difference by signing up to participate in The Secret Marathon 3K and inviting a friend to join you today. Tea and refreshments will be available after the race; hand-made Afghan crafts will be for sale; and there will be door prizes. Registration will take place at the event.

To learn more about The Secret Marathon documentary film and our partners please visit

The Running Room, 210 Hunter St