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CALLING ALL RUNNERS: Be a part of a revolutionary new way to compete! Two lucky runners will receive FREE registration to RaceRunner’s first Twin City 5K Run — Winnipeg, MB vs. Colombo, Sri Lanka — on March 17, 2018 at Assiniboine Park.
Be the first to try a new running app developed in Winnipeg and compete in real time against runners from Sri Lanka, with all proceeds from the local race benefiting the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Like and share this post on Facebook to enter the draw or contact Kathy Wiens at the MRA office: office@mraweb.ca/(204)477-5185. One entry per person. For more details about the race, please visit:


Don’t miss out on our most prestigious event of the year where we recognize athletes, builders and running clubs that have made a significant contribution to the Manitoba road running community. This year’s Hall of Fame Banquet is being held at the Canad Inn, 1824 Pembina Highway on Monday, April 9, 2018. Tickets are available online at: https://www.registrationlogic.com/secure/Register.aspx?E=3344 or by contacting the MRA office at: office@mraweb.ca or 204-477-5185.

This is your opportunity to gather in a social setting and catch up with other runners that you may not have seen in years, as well as helping us to honour those that are being inducted into the Hall of Fame. For more information about this event go to: http://mraweb.ca/2017-hall-fame-banquet/.

Last year this event was a total sell-out .So don’t delay-early bird pricing ends at midnight, February 28th, after which regular pricing will apply.

Hope to see you there!


Don’t miss out on this prestigious event! The annual MRA Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Canad Inn on Pembina Highway. This year’s inductees are Len Rolfson-Athlete, Michael Bennett-Builder and the Heart Throbs Running Club. We will also be awarding the 2017 MRA Male Road Runner of the Year to Darren Klassen and the 2017 MRA Female Road Runner of the Year to Alice Sherwin, as well as 2017 MRA Race Director of the Year to Rachel Munday of the Manitoba Marathon. Go to: http://mraweb.ca/2017-hall-fame-banquet/ for more information. Tickets can be purchased online at: https://www.registrationlogic.com/secure/Register.aspx?E=3344 or by contacting the MRA office at (204)477-5185 or office@mraweb.ca. Early Bird pricing is available until February 28th.


Hello fellow Road Runners:
Here’s a chance to test your winter training progress in a competitive but comfortable indoor setting. The 37th annual Boeing track meet will be held Mar  2 and 3 in the James Daly Fieldhouse / Max Bell Centre at the University of Manitoba, and it offers both 3000 and 5000m races in several categories.
That’s a lot of laps but there are no cars, dogs, or mosquitos to distract you, and your fans can cheer you on every 55 seconds.
Online Registration is at
Entries must be Received by February 23th, 2018.
If you’re not a member of Athletics Manitoba there is an additional $10 ‘day’ membership fee on top of  the $10/race entry fee.
George Stewart
An avid “trackie” and Road Runner


The 36th annual Great Grain Wellness Relay (GGWR) is only one month away.

Round up your team of 5 runners (plus one lap counter) and join us and 50 other teams for a fun two hour relay at Max Bell Centre at 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 10th. For the people new to the event, this is a 5 person relay with each person running 800 metres ( ½ mile) before handing off to the next teammate.  At the end of the two hours, total laps are counted and prizes are awarded to the top three teams in a variety of categories.  This is a great warm-up event for those training for the “big” relay event in June.

For those more adventurous and wanting to test themselves, the 3rd annual Beer Mile Relay (two person) will be held at 2:10 pm (right after the main relay).

 Stay after for the awards and enjoy the comradery with food and refreshments (Beer Tent). 

 All proceeds are in support of KidSport.  Last year  GGWR presented KidSport with a cheque of $10,600 to give deserving youth in the city a chance to participate sports.

 We’re looking forward to seeing you in March.  Registration information and additional information is available on our website at www.greatgrainrelay.ca   

David Hooper
Race Director
Great Grain Wellness Relay

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The University of Manitoba Kinesiology Department is looking for individuals between the ages of 18 and 30 who are highly active (runners who average more than 47.6k per week) or over the age of 65 (who take part in at least 210 minutes of physical activity per week), as well as inactive individuals who do not run. The study is titled “The Influence of Age and Physical Activity on the control of Mediolateral Dynamic Stability during Walking” and is being conducted by Yash Rawal of the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the U of M. Contact Yash at (204) 887-2955 or rawalyr@myumanitob.ca for more information.

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The Frost Bite River Run, the first MRA sanctioned event of 2018, is two weeks away. This year’s event is Sunday, January 28th with a 10:00 a.m. start time.

This fun run is part of the Winter Classic events held at Riverview Community Centre in January and February. All net proceeds raised by the run go to support programs and activities at the community center. I hope you will consider supporting our community center and this race by registering here… https://www.registrationlogic.com/secure/Register.aspx?E=2628

This year, in celebration of our fifth year of hosting the Frost Bite River Run, we are holding five mile and five kilometer runs from the Riverview Community Center to The Forks via Churchill Drive and the Red River Mutual Trail.

The section of the RRM Trail from the Forks to Churchill Drive recently opened and it is in the best shape I’ve ever seen it. While I can’t guarantee that the weather or the trail conditions will be perfect on race day, the long range forecast suggests some pretty sweet winter running conditions – about -15c, overcast with light winds from the north north west (at your back for the run to the finish).

This year runners will enjoy a complimentary pre-run winter warm up bowl of oatmeal, fruit and juice, as well as a post-run chili con carne lunch accompanied by a warming Bailey’s and coffee or hot chocolate (18+)!

We have lots of great draw prizes, some nice race swag, great volunteers, fun route and sweet finisher medals for every participant. Even though this is a fun run, we provide chip timing for all our participants and do our darnedest to measure a pretty accurate course.

Registration is a perfectly reasonable $45.00 for runners ages 19 and older and $25.00 for runners 18 and under. MRA members receive a $3.00 refund at check in.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Frost Bite River Run. If you have any questions about the event please email racedirector@frostbiteriverrun.ca.

Many thanks,

Dennis Cunningham
Race director, Frost Bite River Run
Riverview Community Center

Registration Now Open for the Patrick Riddell April Run Series

A New Year, New Goals, and New Name!

Registration is now open for the newly renamed Patrick Riddell April Run Series, to be held April 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 2018 in Assiniboine Park!

Many runners will remember Patrick Riddell as the Race Director for the April Run Series (former Puma Series) for over 30 years, and others will remember him for his tireless volunteer efforts and dedication and commitment to sport in Manitoba. Pat passed away in September 2017, and we are honoured to rename the run series in his memory.

From now until January 31st, we are offering an Extra Early Bird discount for runners who register for a 3-race series:

MRA Members pay only $39.99 for all 3 races in the 5km run or 5km/10km/15km build series ($55 for non-members) – that’s only $13 per race

MRA Members pay only $15 for all 3 races in the 2km School Super Run series ($30 for non-members) – that’s only $5 per race!

The 5km, 10km and 15km races are all part of the MRA Classic Series, and the 2km and 5km races are part of the MRA Youth Series.  MRA discount is applied at checkout.

Register now at: https://ccnbikes.com/#!/series/triathlon-manitoba-run-series-2018

If you have any questions, please contact the Race Director at: janetterodewald@hotmail.com or (204) 995-3343.

Want to learn about Triathlon? 

If so, please join us! 

  • • Registration fee for 8-week program $100 Tri MB full member, $110 for non-members.
  • • Run, bike and more!
  • • All you need is your workout gear.
  • • Ages 8 -15 boys and girls.
  • • Every Saturday January 20, 2018 – March 17, 2018 (except February 17), 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
  • • Learn, be active, and have a fun time with our great Manitoba Triathlon Centre Coaches.

Sport for Life Fitness Centre

145 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg MB

Phone: 204-926-8359  | Email:triathlpn@sportmanitoba.ca | Register Online