MRA MISSION:

To promote and support the sport of running for health, fun and fitness for life to runners of all ages and abilities.

1996-2000

Welcome to the fifth monthly installment in the 50-Year History of the Manitoba Runners’ Association! You may or may not recognize many of the people, events, Race Directors, and Board Members that have made important contributions to Road Running in Manitoba from 1996 to 2000!

MRA VOLUNTEER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Irena Farova (1997-2003)
Byron Speidel (1999-2002)
Richard Kish (1995-2003)
Marilyn Fraser (1997-2000; 1990-1994; 1982-1987; 1978)
Dave Bowman (1994-1999)
Kathryn Milburn (1998-2000)
Randy Bodner (1998-2000; 1991)
Dale Kirk (1998-2000)

                  
                    Irena Farova – President 1999-2003
                    Marilyn Fraser – President 1998-1999; 1992-1993;                                          1985-1986
                    Margaret Lesage – President 1995-1997

Bob Gyde (1994-1998)
Jeff Whitford (1998-1999)
Margaret Lesage (1993-1997)
Connie Makarchuk (1994-1997)
Les Harder (1993-1997)
Chris Glowach (1995-1997)
Lutz Mattfeld (1995-1997)
Alex Willm (1995-1997)
Nancy Kroupa (1999-2000)
Ken Perchaluk (2014-2019; 1991-2000)

Janice Gill (Sterling) – Executive Administrator (2000)
Connie Makarchuk – Executive Administrator (1999-2000)
Darlene Jarvis – Executive Administrator (1993-1999)

SANCTIONED EVENTS

The following events were offered on the MRA Race Calendar for this period:

indicates an event that is still taking place

5m 2m
Alpha House
Athletes in Action
Athletes Wear
Birds Hill 20k
Brandon YMCA
Calm Air
Camp Kakeplay
Children’s Hospital
Churchill Drive Ice Cream Run
CN Tracks of Glory
Crescent Drive Ice Cream Run *
Dieticians Eat to Run
Forks Ice Cream Run
Funks Toyota Run
Get with the Action
Grand Beach Sun Run
Great Grain Relay *
Islendingadagurinn *
Jingle Bell Run
Kilometers for Kids
Lyndale Drive Dash
Mantario Marathon
Mentshen in Motion
Miracle Mile on Main Street
Miseri Five Mile Run

MRA Halloween Hustle
MRA Awesome Twosome Relay *
Physio Fit Run *
Polar Bear Run *
Puma Run Series (April Run Series) *
Resolution Run *
Riding Mountain
Run for Caribou
Run for Homeless
Run for Light
Run for the Border
Run for the Cure *
Run for the Rainbow
Run for Wings
Run To Atlanta
Running Room New Years Eve Run
Sandilands Trail Run
Selkirk Catfish Classic
Shi-lo Road Run
Sport Chek Mother’s Day run
Spruce Woods Sprint
Sri Chimnoy
Terry Fox Run *
Wings Spring Fling
Wings Summer Sizzler
Women’s Run for Mental Fitness

MRA AWARD WINNERS

                     ATHLETE OF THE YEAR ROAD RUNNING awards

1997 Female Athlete – Janice Gill (Sterling)
1997 Male Athlete – Chris Glowach

STARS OF THE ROAD

GEORGINE COOK

Athlete; Sponsor (Mary Kay Cosmetics)
Walking statues, Great Walls, wild elephants, Maasai warriors and extinct volcanos?…..READ MORE

CHRIS GLOWACH

MRA Board Member; Athlete; Sponsor
For many of the time spans over the past 50 years, one runner has dominated…..READ MORE

CYNTHIA MENZIES

MRA Board Member; Athlete
I started running at the age of 7. I learned two things at that age…..READ MORE

BRENLEE MUSKA

MRA Board Member; Athlete
Brenlee Muska and the marathon go together like pancakes and maple syrup…..READ MORE

GLENN REIMER

Athlete; Race Director-Headingley Fire Dept Run for Wishes
I started to run in 1979. That was the year of the first Manitoba Marathon…..READ MORE

AMANDA YOUNKA

Athlete; Coach (Heart Throbs Running Club-Reh Fit Centre); Race Director-Islendingadagurinn Road Race; Volunteer
I started really running at age 11 (grade 5-1980) just up and down Lindsay
Street…..READ MORE