The Manitoba Runners’ Association (MRA) is proud to offer a Youth Running Series for runners 16 years of age and under (age calculated as of January 1st). 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. An MRA Membership is required to participate (more information is available here). A school can become a member for as little as $40.00 (every child in the school’s running club 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 that 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
2022 MRA Youth Race Series Points – FINAL
Printable calendar: 2022 MRA Youth Race Series Calendar
Not everyone will be comfortable running in an In-Person event this year, even if it’s offered. Therefore, in 2022 both In-Person and Virtual events will be included in the Youth Race Series. If an event offers both options (hybrid), both are eligible to earn points in the Series (only one option can be submitted). For Virtual submissions, please enter a target or goal distance into your app (if possible) that corresponds to the distance of the event in the Series in order to ensure that it will give you a time for that distance.
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 results for each person respectively. All youth members must enter the event to get credit for the Youth Series.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 MRA Youth Race Series Events
2k & 5k MRA Classic Race Series 5k MRA Youth Race Series 2k or 5k MRA Celebration Series Date: April 3, 2022 Start Time: 8:30 am Place: Assiniboine Park Pavilion [...]Find out more »
2k, 5k &10k MRA Classic Race Series 10k MRA Youth Race Series 2k or 5k MRA Celebration Series Date: April 10, 2022 Time: 8:30 am Place: Assiniboine Park Pavilion Contact: [...]Find out more »
POSTPONED TO APRIL 24, 2022 2k, 5k & 15k MRA Classic Race Series 15k MRA Youth Race Series 2k or 5k MRA Celebration Series Date: April 17, 2022 Time: [...]Find out more »
10k, 5k, 3k & 1k MRA Classic Race Series 10k MRA Youth Race Series 1k, 3k or 5k MRA Celebration Series Date: May 7, 2022 Start Time: 8:00 am Location: [...]Find out more »
1k & 2.2k MRA Youth Race Series 1k or 2.2k MRA Celebration Series Date: August 3, 2022 Start Time: 7:00 pm Location: Crescent Drive Park Picnic Shelter, Fort Garry, Winnipeg, [...]Find out more »
2.5k, 5k & 10k MRA Classic Race Series 5k MRA Youth Race Series 2.5k or 5k MRA Celebration Series Date: August 27, 2022 Start Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Bison Bandstand, [...]Find out more »
**THE IN-PERSON EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A LACK OF VOLUNTEERS. ALL IN-PERSON PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEN AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFERRED TO THE VIRTUAL OPTION.** 10k, 5k & 2.5k Fun Run; 2.5k [...]Find out more »
10k, 5k & 2k MRA Classic Race Series 10k MRA Youth Race Series 2k or 5k MRA Celebration Series Date: September 25, 2022 Start Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Kildonan Park, 2015 [...]Find out more »