St. Vital Park, Winnipeg

2018 Point Douglas Run

The seventh annual Point Douglas 2.5K & 5K & 10K Fun Run and walk will be held on:

Saturday September 15, 2018

The scenic route winds along the Red River, encompassing many historical points of interest. Come discover one of Winnipeg’s hidden jewels while having fun supporting the following valuable, local organizations:

The North Point Douglas Women’s Centre, Norquay Community Centre, and Graffiti Art Programming

Each registered runner will receive a FREE technical shirt (while quantities last). After the run/walk, participants will be treated to a hot breakfast.

We challenge runners and walkers to be creative and dress up for this event. There will be a prize for the most creative outfit.

Each registered runner will be included in a prize draw at the conclusion of the race.

Find out more and register on line at:


We are looking for volunteers; if you are interested please email us at

We’d greatly appreciate your help.



MRA-Raceseries-icecream run 1 2018

Online registration for the MRA Family Ice Cream Run #1 1k & 2.2k closes at midnight tonight. Avoid the line-up and register online for our first Ice Cream Run on Wednesday, July 4th 7:00pm at Crescent Drive Park in Fort Garry. On-site registration is also available by filling out the entry form and bringing it with you. This is probably the least expensive event you’ll do all year and you get ice cream at the finish line! Individual registration is $10 and families with up to 6 members living at the same address are $20. Register for both of our Ice Cream Runs at the same time (series) and get a $5 discount. Strollers and dogs are welcome! Both the 1k and the 2.2k are part of the MRA Youth Race Series.


Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate Canada Day in East St. Paul at the Canada Day SUPER Run! 
The run features certified 10 km & 5 km routes as well as a 3 km run. The 5k is part of the MRA Classic Race Series and the 3k & 5k are both part of the MRA Youth Race Series. Bring the family and enjoy the community on a 3 km family fun run/walk!!!
 Each participant will get a custom race mug, pancake breakfast and an opportunity to win great prizes from North Face and our other sponsors!

MRA Virtual Race Series-Event #3 Results

The results are in for the third event of the MRA Virtual Warm Up Run Series:

Men:  1st – Phillip Pawluk
2nd – Michael Thompson
3rd – Tim Coombs

Women:  1st – Lindsey Green
2nd – Shelley Borschawa
3rd – Judy McMullen

Winners of the draw prize of a $10 Green Carrott gift card (donated by RaceRunner) were:

Michael Thompson and Lindsey Green

Everyone that completed all three events in the series will receive a commemorative medal courtesy of RaceRunner.

Our next series will be held in August. Stay tuned for information regarding dates and registration info. All MRA members can participate free!

Kathy Wiens
Executive Director
Manitoba Runners’ Association

Registration Now Open for the East St Paul Canada Day Run!

Welcome to the 3rd annual East St. Paul Canada Day SUPER Run on July 1 2018. The race is the start of the Canada Day events in East St.Paul and also includes a catered Pancake, Eggs and Bacon Breakfast for all athletes. Also this year the farmers market will open during the event too so you can check that out while enjoying breakfast….
   Registration is LIVE at
All athletes receive a custom race kit bag with swag from the event (pic attached) 
We welcome the following sponsors to our event:
RM of East St Paul:
North Face Prairie Summit shop Winnipeg :
Henderson Physiotherapy :
East St Paul Animal Hospital:
Stark Cross fit :
St. Paul Esso :
All About Water:
Thanks DAVE
Dave Lipchen

Registration for the MRA Ice Cream Runs is Now Open!

Online registration for the MRA Ice Cream Runs is now open! Join us at Crescent Drive Park in Fort Garry on Wednesday, July 4th and Wednesday, August 1st at 7:00pm for a fun family event where everyone who crosses the finish line gets awarded an Ice Cream cone! Bring the whole family as well as the family pet and choose from two distances-1k or 2.2k (both distances are part of the Youth Race Series). Strollers are welcome! The entry fee is only $10/person or $20/family of up to 6 members at the same address. Sign up for both events at the same time and your registration fee is discounted: only $15/person or $30/family of 6!

To register, go to:

Ice Cream Run #1

Ice Cream Run #2

Ice Cream Run #1 & #2 – sign up for both and get a discount on the entry fee!

For more information or to download a manual entry form, visit our website. On-site registration starts at 6:15pm. Enter online to avoid the lineup!

See you there!
Kathy Wiens
Executive Director
Manitoba Runners’ Association

MRA Spring Virtual Race #2

The results are in for the MRA’s 2nd event (5k) in it’s Spring Virtual Warm-Up Race Series. The winners were:


Noah Wiens              17:16
Michael Thompson   22:25
Phillip Pawluk           22:32


Lindsey Green          22:33
Shelley Borschawa   26:26
Sandra Bains            31:14

Winners of the 2 $10 gift cards for Green Carrot (donated by RaceRunner) were Tim Coombs and Christy Rogowski. Cards will be distributed at the end of the series.

Our next and final event of the Spring Series will be from noon on June 6th until 10:00pm on June 8th. MRA members can enter for FREE at: All other participants can enter on the RaceRunner website. All you need to take part is a smart phone!

“Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light”

Go Gentle Into The Night

If you’ve read the back of our shirts and hoodies, you’ve seen the last two lines of the poem “Night” by Dylan Thomas. This poem was published in 1951 and was written for Mr. Thomas’s father whom, with failing health was also going blind (hence the dying of the light.

We all have one thing in common. Every day we gain a little more experience and we lose a little bit of our youth. This poem has a strong invocation for us to live boldly and fight. Everyone’s fight is different and can be towards regaining health and fitness. Battling against injury, job loss, loss of a loved one, disease or a countless number of other scenarios. At Starke we want people to get one percent better every day. We just want our athletes to come in and do their best. Move, have fun, and take that attitude out into the world and let it spill out into the rest of their lives. I’ve been lucky enough to train a handful of individuals for over fifteen years and when comparing them to sedentary individuals that I’ve known for the same fifteen year period, the difference is incredible.

From what I have seen and experienced I believe that movement, strength, and fitness is the fountain of youth and what we’re doing at Starke is helping people to “rage against the dying of the light”. The stronger, fitter and healthier someone is, the easier mental and physical challenges will be outside of the gym in everyday life. If lifting more weight, mastering a skill or movement, finishing a workout faster, or learning to work as a team happens in a workout, that confidence can help you get through some of those challenging times when the “dying of the light” comes around.

Dylan Thomas, 1914 – 1953

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Paul Dyck – Starke Strength & Conditioning

Starke Strength