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Manitoba Marathon to host 2019-2022 Canadian Half Marathon Championships

Manitoba Marathon is pleased to announce their selection by Athletics Canada as the host event for the 2019-2022 Canadian Half Marathon Championships. This partnership will see Canada’s elite athletes toeing up on race day for their chance at the title.

 The Manitoba Marathon is very excited to host Canada’s top athletes. This is a great opportunity for us to showcase our beautiful city and fast course. We are proud to partner with Athletics Canada in support of the high performance program, and we look forward to creating a great experience for runners of all abilities.” Rachel Munday, Executive Director, Manitoba Marathon.

For Athletics Canada’s full announcement, please click here. We would encourage you to share on your social media.

The Easter Seals Drop Zone Event – August 22, 2017

August 22, 2017 will see participants become real life SUPERHEROES by conquering their fears and raising a minimum of $1,500. In completing this challenge, participants will rappel down the Manitoba Hydro Building at 360 Portage Ave and help change the lives of Manitoba children, youth and adults with disabilities. Our own John Wichers is one of these SUPERHEROES that has registered for this once in a lifetime experience, for a SECOND TIME!! John has taken on many different forms of fundraising: everything from pledged walks to a cycling event that took him across Western Canada. He went to new heights with the 2016 Drop Zone and now he’s back to do it again for the 2017 event, which is occuring just before his 80th birthday celebration!

To assist John in his fundraising efforts, donations can be made the following ways:

  1. Securely online at: Click the “Donate” button and search for John.
  2. By telephone: contact Diana Simpson, Fund Development Coordinator at: (204) 975-3114 and pay by Visa or Mastercard
  3. Mail or drop off a cheque to:
    In support of John Wichers-Drop Zone
    c/o SMD Foundation/Ester Seals Manitoba
    401-825 Sherbrook St.
    Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M5

Thank you for helping out John!


Do you have a favourite running route in Winnipeg?

Kelsey is a Contributing Editor at, a destination running website based in the States. She is putting together a guide for Winnipeg and is looking for help in identifying some of the best and most popular routes in the city. Send a link to your favourite route to and I will pass it along to her as well as publish it on the MRA website. Let’s promote Winnipeg as a great running city!

Run to Raise Awareness about Clean Drinking Water

A message from Carolyn Trono:

Hi everyone,

My son, Jesse Reitberger, is helping to promote  Hassan Syed who is visiting Winnipeg as a part of a cross Canada run from Vancouver to Ottawa, to raise awareness of the water crisis faced by Aboriginal communities.  They are inviting any Winnipeggers who are concerned about clean drinking water in Aboriginal communities and who also like to run, walk or jog to meet at the Legislature to run from there to Thunderbird House. This will happen Friday July    7th at 2:30pm

For more information, contact Jesse Reitberger at

East St Paul Canada Day Super Run

Perfect weather, a great turnout and some fast times were the story this morning at the East St Paul Canada Day “Super” Run. A nice touch giving all of the age group winners a Canadian Flag. Congratulations to everyone that took part in the 10k, 5k, 3k and Family Run. Check out all of the results here.


MRA Memberships now 1/2 Price!!

MRA memberships are now 1/2 price for the remainder of the calendar year. Enjoy benefits such as reduced rates at many of our sanctioned events, discounts on select products and services offered by our sponsors, access to our newsletter “On the Run”, monthly updates about the road running scene in Manitoba, plus much more! Visit our website for more information or go directly to our registration site.

Canada Games Flag Bearers Needed!

The Canada Games Athletics Organizing committee is seeking up to 15 athletes (aged 13 to 16) carry flags for medal presentations. They would need to commit to three Full Days August 1, 3 and 4, 2017 ( plus a practice session in July.)

Interested athletes can send their emails and phone numbers to Wayne McMahon at: and he will pass on to the medal presentation coordinators.
Athletes will need their parent’s permission. They will receive hat, shirt and a gift at the end of the Games. They will be able to enter and watch most of the games