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Rainbow Country Marathon
Espanola, Ontario
June 25, 1978
as reported by 1979 Canadian Marathon Annual

The 1978 Rainbow Country Marathon, designated the Ontario Championship by the Ontario Track & Field Association, replaced the Northern Lights Marathon of 1977. The race was organized by Norman Patenaude who finished 5th in 2:38:19.
Local finishers
Place Name              Age   City              Time
9    Mario Festival     23   Sault Ste. Marie  2:52:55 
     Dave Morel         27   Elliot Lake       2:58:10
     Alan Comfort       34   Sault Ste. Marie  3:23:56

Race Statistics
50 finishers
7 under 2:45
14 under 3:00
35 under 3:30
45 under 4:00
48 under 4:30