Hoping to see you there!
Hoping to see you there!
Why not combine a day at the beach with a unique run from Winnipeg Beach to Gimli? Coming up on Sunday, August 6th is the Islendingadagurinn 10 Mile Road Race and Jan’s 1 Mile Family Fun Run which are held in conjunction with the annual Icelandic Festival of Manitoba. The 10 Mile Race starts in Winnipeg Beach at 8:00 a.m. while the 1 Mile Family Fun Run takes place at Gimli Pavilion Park starting at 8:30 a.m. Visit their race page for more information and a link to race registration. Race packet pickup is on THURSDAY, August 3rd 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Stride Ahead at the Grant Park Mall.
Manitoba Marathon is pleased to announce their selection by Athletics Canada as the host event for the 2019-2022 Canadian Half Marathon Championships. This partnership will see Canada’s elite athletes toeing up on race day for their chance at the title.
“The Manitoba Marathon is very excited to host Canada’s top athletes. This is a great opportunity for us to showcase our beautiful city and fast course. We are proud to partner with Athletics Canada in support of the high performance program, and we look forward to creating a great experience for runners of all abilities.” Rachel Munday, Executive Director, Manitoba Marathon.
For Athletics Canada’s full announcement, please click here. We would encourage you to share on your social media.
August 22, 2017 will see participants become real life SUPERHEROES by conquering their fears and raising a minimum of $1,500. In completing this challenge, participants will rappel down the Manitoba Hydro Building at 360 Portage Ave and help change the lives of Manitoba children, youth and adults with disabilities. Our own John Wichers is one of these SUPERHEROES that has registered for this once in a lifetime experience, for a SECOND TIME!! John has taken on many different forms of fundraising: everything from pledged walks to a cycling event that took him across Western Canada. He went to new heights with the 2016 Drop Zone and now he’s back to do it again for the 2017 event, which is occuring just before his 80th birthday celebration!
To assist John in his fundraising efforts, donations can be made the following ways:
Thank you for helping out John!
Kelsey is a Contributing Editor at GreatRuns.com, a destination running website based in the States. She is putting together a guide for Winnipeg and is looking for help in identifying some of the best and most popular routes in the city. Send a link to your favourite route to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass it along to her as well as publish it on the MRA website. Let’s promote Winnipeg as a great running city!
Visit our website to get updated results on all of our sanctioned events, as well as the July 5th update of the MRA Classic Race Series & MRA Youth Race Series. Curious about out how you rank in the province for the 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Full Marathon? Check out our updated Manitoba Runners’ Rankings compiled by Murray Rose.
My son, Jesse Reitberger, is helping to promote Hassan Syed who is visiting Winnipeg as a part of a cross Canada run from Vancouver to Ottawa, to raise awareness of the water crisis faced by Aboriginal communities. They are inviting any Winnipeggers who are concerned about clean drinking water in Aboriginal communities and who also like to run, walk or jog to meet at the Legislature to run from there to Thunderbird House. This will happen Friday July 7th at 2:30pm
For more information, contact Jesse Reitberger at email@example.com.
Perfect weather, a great turnout and some fast times were the story this morning at the East St Paul Canada Day “Super” Run. A nice touch giving all of the age group winners a Canadian Flag. Congratulations to everyone that took part in the 10k, 5k, 3k and Family Run. Check out all of the results here.
MRA memberships are now 1/2 price for the remainder of the calendar year. Enjoy benefits such as reduced rates at many of our sanctioned events, discounts on select products and services offered by our sponsors, access to our newsletter “On the Run”, monthly updates about the road running scene in Manitoba, plus much more! Visit our website for more information or go directly to our registration site.