MRA MISSION:

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

2016-Present

Welcome to the first monthly installment in the 50-Year History of the Manitoba Runners’ Association! You may recognize many of the people, events, Race Directors, and Board Members that have made important contributions to Road Running in Manitoba from 2016 to the present.

MRA VOLUNTEER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Leni Kenny (Campbell) (1987-1991; 2002-2016)
Dreena Duhame (2003-2020)
John Wichers (2006-2017)
John Murphy (2009-2016)
Judy McMullen (2010-2021)
Brenlee Muska (2011-2016)
Rockford McKay (2004-2005; 2014-2016)
Ken Perchaluk (1991-2000; 2014-2019)
Audrey Goertzen (2016)
Bobbi Nicol-Cote (2014; 2016-2018)
Sam Neis (2015-2018)

John Murphy – President 2010-2016
Bryan Sullivan – President 2017-2018
Krista Waring – President 2018-present

Krista Waring (2016-present)
Bryan Sullivan (2017-2019)
Jon McGavock (2017-2018)
Colin Reed (2017-2021)
Aldo Furlan (2017-present)
Michelle Skaftfeld (Sutherland) (2017-2020)
Derek Boutang (2019-present)
Reg Brown (2020-present)
Andrew Swan (2019-present)
Bryan Mintenko (2021-present)

 

Kathy Wiens – Executive Director 2016-present

MRA SANCTIONED EVENTS

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

indicates an event that is still taking place

2021

Frost Bite River Run
Stonewall Quarry Run
Patrick Riddell April Run Series #1, #2 & #3
Go for the Burn
2nd Annual Windburn Cloud Series #1, #2, #3, #4 & #5
Headingley Fire Dept Run for Wishes
Physio Fit Run 
Huntington Heroes National Walk
Run 4 Your Cause
Filipino Heritage Month Fun Run
MRA Ice Cream Run #1 & #2
Islendingadagurinn Road Race
Treherne Run for the Hills
Manitoba Marathon

 

Run & Walk to Remember
Point Douglas Run
Winnipeg 10&10
Kleefeld Honey Run
Fort Garry Rotary Club Run
Riding Mountain Run
Run2Believe Winnipeg
Abas Auto Stony Mountain Run
Ted’s Run for Literacy
Tough Track Mile
Winkler’s Thanks for Giving Run
Run Sage Creek
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) Run

2020

Frost Bite River Run*
Headingley Fire Dept Run for Wishes*
Huntington Heroes Walk to Cure HD*
Run 4 Your Cause*
Windburn Cloud Series #3*
MRA Ice Cream Run #1 & #2*
52nd Islendingadagurinn Road Race*
Lace Up for Diabetes*
Treherne Run for the Hills*

 

Winnipeg Pride Run
Point Douglas Run*
Winnipeg 10&10*
Run2Believe*
Kleefeld Honey Run*
Winkler Thanks for Giving Run*
Abas Auto Stony Mountain Run*
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services (WFPS) Run*
Manitoba Marathon*

2019

Frost Bite River Run*
Great Grain Wellness Relay
Patrick Riddell April Run Series #1, #2 & #3*
MEC Winnipeg #1, #2, & #3
Go for the Burn*
Lace Up for Diabetes*
Tough Track Mile*
Foodfare Winnipeg Police Services (WPS)*
Physio Fit Run*
Let’s Run-Steinbach*
Headingley Fire Dept Run for Wishes*
Run and Walk to Remember*
Boyne Book It Fun Run*
RCAF Run
Huntington Heroes Walk/Run to Cure HD*
Winnipeg Frontrunners Pride Run
Swan River Fun Run
Manitoba Marathon*
Healthy Horizons Run Run

 

East St Paul Canada Day Super Run
MRA Family Ice Cream Run #1 & #2*
Clearwater Lake Run
Islendingadagurinn Road Race*
Duck & Run
7th Annual Walk/Run for Wildlife
Winnipeg 10&10*
Point Douglas Run*
Riding Mountain Run*
Fort Garry Rotary Run*
Soles on Fire
Run2Believe*
Abas Auto Stony Mountain Run*
Ted’s Run for Literacy*
Treherne Run for the Hills*
Lakeview Hecla
Run 4 Your Cause*
Winkler’s Thanks for Giving Run*
Run Sage Creek*
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services (WFPS) Run*

2018

Frost Bite River Run*
Great Grain Wellness Relay
MEC Winnipeg #1, #2, #3, #4 & #5
Patrick Riddell April Run Series #1, #2 & #3*
Go for the Burn*
Lace Up for Diabetes*
Run at the Ridge
Foodfare Winnipeg Police Services (WPS)*
28th Annual Physio Fit Run*
Color Me Rad
Headingley Fire Dept Run for Wishes*
Run and Walk to Remember*
RCAF Run
Huntington Heroes Walk/Run to Cure HD*
Winnipeg Frontrunners Pride Run
Swan River Fun Run
Manitoba Marathon*

 

East St Paul Canada Day Super Run
MRA Family Ice Cream Run #1 & #2*
Clearwater Lake Run
Islendingadagurinn Road Race*
Winnipeg 10&10*
Run2Believe*
Point Douglas Run*
Fort Garry Rotary Run*
Riding Mountain Run*
Abas Auto Stony Mountain Run*
Ted’s Run for Literacy-8th Annual*
Treherne Run for the Hills*
Linden Woods Fall Classic
Winkler’s Thanks for Giving Run*
Run Sage Creek*
Lakeview Hecla Run
7th Annual Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services (WFPS) Run*
Run 4 Your Cause*

2017

Frost Bite River Run*
Great Grain Wellness Relay
MEC Winnipeg #1, #2, #3, #4 & #5
Tri MB April Run Series #1, #2 & #3*
Freedom Run 2
Go for the Burn*
Manitoba Mutts Annual Run Your Heart Out
Run at the Ridge
Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) Run*
27th Annual Physio Fit Run*
Let’s Run-Steinbach*
Headingley Fire Dept Run for Wishes*
Run and Walk to Remember*
Color Me Rad
RCAF Run
Winnipeg Frontrunners Pride Run
Walk/Run to Cure Huntington Disease*
Commit to Get Fit Run
Lace Up for Diabetes*

 

Swan River Fun Run
Manitoba Marathon*
Healthy Horizon Fun Run
East St Paul Canada Day Super Run
MRA Family Ice Cream Run #1 & #2*
Clearwater Lake Run
Islendingadagurinn Road Race*
Treherne Run for the Hills*
Run2Believe*
Point Douglas Run*
Fort Garry Rotary Run*
Riding Mountain Run*
Abas Auto Stony Mountain Run*
Ted’s Run for Literacy*
Linden Woods Fall Classic
Winkler’s Thanks for Giving Run*
Lakeview Hecla Run
6th Annual Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services (WFPS) Run*
Run 4 Your Cause*

2016

Frost Bite River Run*
Great Grain Wellness Relay
The People’s 4th St Paddy’s Day Fun Run/Walk
MEC Winnipeg #1, #2, #3, #4 & #5
Freedom Run
Tri MB April Run Series #1, #2 & #3*
Go for the Burn*
Manitoba Mutts Annual Run Your Heart Out
Run at the Ridge
Winnipeg Police Services (WPS) Run*
Let’s Run-Steinbach*
Physio Fit Run*
Lace Up for Diabetes*
Headingley Fire Dept Run for Wishes*
Run and Walk to Remember*
Winnipeg Frontrunners Pride Run
Color Me Rad
Winnipeg Lost Dog Alert (WLDA) Sneakers & Paws
Walk/Run to Cure Huntington Disease*
RCAF Run

 

Commit to Get Fit Run
Swan River Fun Run
Manitoba Marathon*
East St Paul Canada Day Run
MRA Family Ice Cream Run #1 & #2*
Grand Beach Sun Run
Clearwater Lake Run
Islendingadagurinn Road Race*
Treherne Run for the Hills*
Point Douglas Run*
Run the Awesome Twosome with Haiti
Fort Garry Rotary Run*
The Diana Stevens Empower Run
Abas Auto Stony Mountain Run*
Ted’s Run for Literacy*
Linden Woods Fall Classic
Winkler’s Thanks for Giving Run*
Lakeview Hecla Run
5th Annual Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services (WFPS) Run*
Run 4 Runners

MRA AWARD WINNERS

2020

(Not awarded yet)


2019

 

 


2018

 

 

2017

 

 


2016

AWARDS

 

2019 Race Director-Dwayne Olson
(Lakeview Hecla)
2019 Female Athlete-Melanie Morris
2019 Male Athlete-Bob Cox

2018 Race Director-Glenn Reimer (Headingley Run for Wishes)
2018 Female Athlete-Lindsey Green
2018 Male Athlete-Darcey Harder

2017 Race Director-Rachel Munday
(Manitoba Marathon)
2017 Female Athlete-Alice Sherwin
2017 Male Athlete-Darren Klassen

2016 Race Director-Nick Paulet
(Winnipeg Police Service-WPS Run)
2016 Female Athlete-Janie Parson



2015 Male Athlete-Robert Beinke

 

STARS OF THE ROAD

ALANNA BOUDREAU

Athlete, Coach, Executive Director of Athletics Manitoba
 Alanna Boudreau has been involved in the track scene……READ MORE

CHRIS WALTON

Builder & Sponsor-Running Room, Athlete.
As Running Room’s Event Coordinator in Manitoba…..READ MORE

ANDREW SWAN

MRA Board Member, Athlete
I was a member of the Legislative Assembly…..READ MORE

RACHEL MUNDAY

Race Director-MB Marathon, Builder-Running Room, Athlete
Rachel is well-known to the Manitoba running community…..READ MORE

DWAYNE OLSON

Race Director-Hecla Half Marathon, Athlete
I got started in running through my Junior High Track Team……READ MORE

The Hecla Half Marathon started in 2016…..READ MORE

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BRETT LAMOUREUX

Race Director-Islendingadagurinn Road Race, Athlete
I have been the Race Director for the Islendingadagurinn…..READ MORE

SELENE SHARPE

Athlete
Selene Sharpe is a rising star on Winnipeg’s roads…..READ MORE

JANIE PARSON

Athlete, MRA Board Member
I became involved in road running because…..READ MORE

DANIEL HESCHUK

Athlete
Daniel Heschuk grew up in Neepawa…..READ MORE

DON BEVINGTON

Athlete
Wow. A biography! Okay, first of all, when did I get old?…..READ MORE

BRENDA KRUEGER

Athlete
The MRA is celebrating 50 years of growth……READ MORE

PAUL CARR

Athlete
Paul Carr grew up in Thunder Bay…..READ MORE

KRISTJANA BRITTON

Athlete
Kristjana is a Half Marathon specialist……READ MORE

GORD FLETT

Athlete
One of the prominent age class runners on the roads and on the track…..READ MORE

SAM VINCENT

Athlete
One of Manitoba’s current fastest distance runners…..READ MORE