2024 CMV Canada Half Marathon
June 2 @ 9:00 am
Half Marathon part of the Classic Race Series
MRA Adult Celebration Series – Half Marathon
Date: June 2, 2024
Start Time: 9:00 am
Location: St Vital Park, 190 River Road, Winnipeg, MB
Contact: Diego Guzman [email protected]
Online Registration NOW OPEN!
The CMV Canada Half Marathon, an annual event held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, has a unique origin story. It emerged from the success of the “Run With Rob” event in May 2023, where Rob Tétrault accomplished an extraordinary feat by running 506 kilometres (in just 12 days!) from the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border to the Manitoba-Ontario border. This remarkable endeavour aimed to raise awareness for congenital CMV, the leading cause of infant disability in Canada.
The overwhelming support received during Run With Rob moved the organizers deeply. In response to the outpouring of encouragement, they decided to rename the leg of the run that passed through Winnipeg as the CMV Canada Half Marathon and host an annual event. This change allows them to sustain their mission of raising awareness about CMV and generating funds for the Canadian CMV Foundation. Be a part of this meaningful cause – join us at the CMV Canada Half Marathon!
Cause Information: CMV Canada, officially known as the Canadian CMV Foundation, is a national charity dedicated to preventing congenital CMV infections and enhancing the well-being of those impacted across Canada. Congenital CMV, the leading infectious cause of birth defects in the country, remains alarmingly unfamiliar, with a mere 9% of women being aware of its existence.