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!

2021 Benefits of Membership in the MRA

Printable calendar: MRA Youth Race Series Calendar – FINAL VERSION – updated August 25, 2020



There are no upcoming events at this time


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 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.

**Please visit the event page for more information about registration and recording your run**

2020 MRA Youth Race Series events:

1. Headingley Fire Department Run for Wishes – 3k or 5k  **VIRTUAL EVENT MAY 1-31** 

2. Run 4 Your Cause – 3k or 5k  **VIRTUAL EVENT JUNE 6-30** 

3. Canada Day Super Run – 3k or 5k  **VIRTUAL EVENT JULY 1-7** 

4. MRA Family Ice Cream Run #1 – 2k or 5k **VIRTUAL EVENT JULY 8-22**

5. Islendingadagurinn Run – 1 mile or 5k  **VIRTUAL EVENT JULY 19-AUGUST 2**

6. MRA Family Ice Cream Run #2 – 2k or 5k  **VIRTUAL EVENT AUGUST 5-19**

7. Treherne Run for the Hills – 1 mile or 5k  **VIRTUAL EVENT SEPTEMBER 1-30**

8. Winnipeg Pride Run – 1k to 5k  **VIRTUAL EVENT SEPTEMBER 7-11**

9. Point Douglas Run – 2.5k or 5k  **VIRTUAL EVENT SEPTEMBER 12-OCTOBER 17**

10. Run2Believe – 2k or 5k  **VIRTUAL EVENT SEPTEMBER 15-26**

11. Abas Auto Stony Mountain Run – 3k or 5k  **VIRTUAL EVENT SEP 26-OCT 12**


2020 Youth Race Series Points FINALMale; Female


2019 Youth Series Points FINALMale; Female

2018 Youth Series Points FINAL – MaleFemale

2017 Youth Series Points FINALMale; Female


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