Marathon vs. the Competition

What do you want your next poured in place installation to look like? Take a look, there is a difference in quality, workmanship and consistency!


Marathon and its partners, such as Tire Stewardship BC and other provincial stewardships, have been promoting the benefits of using recycled rubber. The next step along the environmental continuum is to localize our supply chain.  Marathon sources out quality suppliers that provide quality materials and are within 500km radius of our facility in Surrey. Marathon... Learn More

Rubber Surfacing…the environmentally responsible choice

The process of recycling tires saves millions of used tires from ending up in stockpiles or landfills.  Transforming rubber tires into raw materials becomes a versatile useful product for the consumer. Recycled rubber that is used as a playground surface promotes safety because it does not de-compose or blow away.  It is non-toxic and does... Learn More

Granville Island – Vancouver, BC

Granville Island – Vancouver, BC Granville Island is home to a beautifully revitalized accessible playground, with lots of features to appeal to kids of all ages.  The unique bulls-eye design and colours for Landsafe poured in place rubber surfacing was created by Erika Mashig from Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg.

Lewis Park Tennis Courts – Courtenay

Lewis Park Courts – Before Lewis Park Courts – After Lewis Park Tennis courts in Courtenay, BC received a facelift in the summer 2011.  The courts had extensive cracking, these cracks were fixed with Armour Crack Repair method.  New fresh colours were chosen to complete the transformation.

Message from the President

Welcome to 2012 I hope everyone had a nice holiday season and is looking forward to a great year. According to the Chinese calendar it is the year Dragon, which means strength and prosperity. Marathon has just experienced its two biggest years and we are upping our game for 2012. We have invested in new... Learn More

True & False of Recycled Rubber Surfacing

1.   Basemat rubber is brand new virgin rubber. False:  All basemat rubber is 100% recycled tire rubber that is specifically designed for sports and safety surfacing. 2.  Are there fabric cords & steel wire in rubber tires? True: Yes. The recycling rubber process eliminates all the steel and fabric material from the tire. This leaves a clean... Learn More

William Watson Track – Surrey

William Watson Elementary in Surrey is home to a revitalized four lane track.  Rekortan re-top was installed in summer of 2011.

Blackburn Park – Salmon Arm

Blackburn Park, Salmon Arm, BC The re-development of Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm is currently in phase one of the project.  A beautiful setting for a park in the heart of the Shuswap.  Poured in place rubber safety surfacing was chosen for the toddler area, providing a maintenace free surface.

Whistler – Water Table

Celebration Plaza – Water Table Children’s safety is very important with the municipality of Whistler.  The concrete water table has been very popular, with children using it as a climbing feature also.  Poured in place rubber safety surfacing was a solution as it will provide a permeable, slip resistant, seamless surface in any water feature area.

Timberlea Track – Fort McMurray

Timberlea Track – D Area Installation Fort McMurray’s Rekortan full pour track system installation August & September 2011.  Completion expected July 2012.

Polson Park – Vernon

Polson Park, Vernon, BC Fitness Circuit A unique design was created for the new fitness stations at Polson Park in Vernon.  The vibrant shades of blue are only a mix of 50% colour.  Now there is some WOW!

Holland Park – Surrey

Holland Park, Surrey, BC Surrey’s premier urban park in the heart of Central City, where they hosted Surrey’s Olympic Live Nation site, is now home to a new playground.  In partnership with Rec-Tec Industries the city has completed the first phase of the playground project.

Lakewood School – Victoria

Lakewood School, Victoria Lakewood School in Victoria has three different general purpose areas with poured in place rubber safety surfacing, ready for their new school opening.  Great designs and visual impact created by LADR Landscape Architects.