Presented by Massage Athletica
The Manitoba Runners’ Association (MRA) is proud to offer a Youth Running Series for runners 16 years of age and under sponsored by Massage Athletica. The emphasis of this Series is to introduce and encourage participation in the sport of road-running for health, fun and friendship.
This series consists of races with distances of 5k and under that take place between April and October. Age is calculated as of January 1st. An MRA Youth/Junior or Student Membership is required to participate in the series at a cost of $15.00 for the year. Family members are also eligible. A school can become a member for as little as $40.00 (every child at the school is then considered a member of the MRA once they fill out a membership form).
Qualifying for the MRA Youth Series awards is easy! Be 16 years of age and under, become an MRA Member and run a minimum of only 3 races! Please don’t forget to visit the MRA table at all participating races to check in before you run.
Each Youth Series Member is placed in a participation level based on the number of races run and is awarded a prize for each level at the Year-End Awards Celebration based on the following qualifications;
Bronze: run 3 races minimum
Silver: run 6 races minimum
Gold: run 9 races minimum
Youth Series members aged 11-16 can also earn competitive points according to the table below. Any distance on the Youth Race Series Calendar is included. Points earned will be accumulated to determine the top three winners (male & female) in each of 3 age categories, who will be recognized for their achievement at the Year-End Awards Banquet. Although no prizes are awarded, members 10 years of age and under can keep track of their points for personal achievement.
Place Points Place Points
1 300 11 195 Age Groups:
2 285 12 185 11/12
3 275 13 175 13/14
4 265 14 165 15/16
5 255 15 155
6 245 16 154
7 235 17 153
8 225 18 152
9 215 19 151
10 205 20 150 Points will continue to decrease by 1
Youth Series! Running for life!
Printable calendar: 2020 MRA Youth Race Series Calendar - updated May 25, 2020
Due to many of the events in the Youth Race Series being cancelled or postponed, we have made a few changes to the way that points can be earned. Any sanctioned event in the Series that offers a virtual option of 1k or more will still be included in the Series. Follow the instructions on the event page to record your results.
For the Youth Series, families may want to run/walk together for safety. Simply record the run once on your running app and submit the screenshot to firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of all members of the family that completed the distance. All youth members must enter the event to get credit for the Youth Series.
Participation Awards will be awarded to all age groups, but it has been decided to cancel the competitive awards normally given out to the 11-16 year age groups.
2020 MRA Youth Race Series events:
1. April 5, 2020 - Patrick Riddell April Run Series #1 - 2k or 5k **CANCELLED**
2. April 12, 2020 - Patrick Riddell April Run Series #2 - 2k or 5k **CANCELLED**
3. April 19, 2020 - Patrick Riddell April Run Series #3 - 2k or 5k **CANCELLED**
4. April 26, 2020 - Lace Up for Diabetes - 3k or 5k **VIRTUAL EVENT COMING IN FALL**
5. May 9, 2020 - Physio Fit Run - 1k, 3k or 5k **CANCELLED**
6. May 23, 2020 - Headingley Fire Department Run for Wishes - 3k or 5k **VIRTUAL EVENT MAY 1-31** Please visit the event page for more information about registration and recording your run.
7. May 23, 2020 - Boyne Book It Fun Run - 2k or 5k **CANCELLED**
8. May 30, 2020 - Winnipeg Pride Run - 2.5k or 5k **VIRTUAL EVENT COMING IN FALL**
9. June 6, 2020 - Run 4 Your Cause - 3.3k or 5k **VIRTUAL EVENT JUNE 6-30** Please visit the event page for more information about registration and recording your run.
10. July 1, 2020 - Canada Day Super Run - 3k or 5k **VIRTUAL EVENT JULY 1-7** Please visit the event page for more information about registration and recording your run.
11. July 8, 2020- MRA Family Ice Cream Run #1 - 1k or 2.2k
12. August 2, 2020 - Islendingadagurinn Run - 1 mile or 5k **VIRTUAL EVENT COMING SOON**
13. August 5, 2020 - MRA Family Ice Cream Run #2 - 1k or 2.2k
14. September 12, 2020 - Point Douglas Run - 2.5k or 5k **VIRTUAL EVENT COMING SOON!**
15. September 26, 2020 - Abas Auto Stony Mountain Run - 3k or 5k
16. October 11, 2020 - Run Sage Creek - 1k, 3k or 5k **CANCELLED**
The MRA Results Archive from 2016 and past is currently under maintenance while our database system is updated. We apologize for any inconvenience. Should you have any questions please contact our administrative offices during regular hours of operation or email the MRA email@example.com