We offer a delightful "runner-approved" beautiful, flat, fast, and shaded course through many of Winnipeg's loveliest residential neighbourhoods.
Our course has a great and storied history. Since its design by Fred Dawson in 1980, the 2nd year of the Manitoba Marathon, and it has been the site of past Canadian Marathon and Masters Championships as well as the site of the 1999 Pan American Games Marathons.
The Marathon is open to all wheelchair athletes, who will have a slightly earlier start time. Please contact the Manitoba Marathon in advance, so appropriate logistical and course arrangements can be made. Please note: strollers/baby joggers are not permitted on the Full marathon course, participants will be removed and disqualified!
2013 Fees for the Manitoba Lotteries Full Marathon
|Until April 21
April 22 - June 12
||Expo June 14 & 15
**There are no refunds, transfers or deferrals.
A Brief Course Tour
The Manitoba Lotteries Full Marathon starts at 7:00 a.m. sharp!
From the Start Line on the University of Manitoba campus, the marathon course runs a clockwise loop, sharing the first and last mile of the course. It starts on University Crescent, continues on to Pembina Highway, Crescent Drive Park, then onto South Drive and Wildwood Park before heading around the Jubilee Overpass into Crescentwood via Harrow, to Winnipeg's favourite running route on Wellington Crescent and into Assiniboine Park. The Footbridge over the Assiniboine River at Mile 12 brings runners onto Portage Avenue, then onto Wolseley Avenue and to Broadway where runners pass the Manitoba Legislature at Mile 16. Then it's on to the river roads - Assiniboine Avenue, Main St. at the Forks, Lyndale Drive, and on to Kingston Row, then St. Vital Road and River Road. The "big hill" on the Manitoba Marathon course is at Mile 24 - the Bishop Grandin Bridge - then the short incline back onto Pembina Highway, as the course returns to University Crescent and the Finish Line at University Stadium.
On your run, we'll take great care of you! Music along the course, our 2000 volunteers with their "Miles of Smiles", great Hospitality Stations (21 of them for the 26.2 mile Marathon), and all the craziness of the four Relay Exchange Zones that you will pass through on the course.
This is an event where an elevation map isn't needed - with a maximum elevation change of 3 metres (10 feet), well, look at your table top and that's what you'll get! The Manitoba Marathon course is certified and is a qualifier for many other marathons.
Click here for a turn by turn course description
Click Here to download the course map
The Manitoba Marathon course officially closes at a pace of 14 minutes per mile. A well-marked Course Closing Vehicle will signal the closing of the course. Participants should recognize that the Course Closing Vehicle is also the signal for volunteers to close down Hospitality and Medical stations. Participants who are passed by this vehicle will be encouraged to stop and exit at the nearest Hospitality station.
Runners who have not reached Mile 21 (rejoin of Half and Full courses) by the posted course closing time of 11:54am will be REQUIRED to exit the course via complimentary shuttle and return to the stadium area for rest and refreshments. All participants must be finished by no later than 1pm.
All Manitoba Lotteries Full Marathon finishers will receive a special Finisher's medal as they cross the Finish Line and a Finisher T-shirt.
On race day, the Manitoba Marathon will recognize the top 3 male and female finishers in the Manitoba Lotteries Full Marathon. Each will receive plaques and awards, by order of finish, of $1,000 cash, $500 cash, and a $250 gift certificate. We will also recognize the top Manitoban male and female. The awards ceremony will be held at approximately 10 a.m., near the University Stadium Finish Line. Top three age class category medals (16-19, 5 year age groups from 20-24 to 70-74, and 75+) will be mailed following Race Day. All category awards are based on Chip Net Time.
Awards will be given out to the top three wheelchair participants, however only participants using non assisted wheel chairs (ie: chairs without gears) will be eligible for awards.
Important Registration Dates for 2013
April 21 - Early Bird fees end.
May 28 - Champions in Training Registration Closes
May 30 - Mail deadline
June 1 - Last day to drop-off at Stride Ahead Sports.
June 8 - Office hours: 11am - 1pm.
June 11 - Registration for the Recycle Everywhere Relay Closes.
June 12 - Online Registration for Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and Super Run closes at 11:59:59pm.
June 13 - Manitoba Marathon Office Closed
June 14-15 - Manitoba Marathon 2 day Expo/Runner Pickup - Late registration and Event Changes Available (applicable fees in effect). Relay registration not available.
June 16 - Race Day - Mini-Mite registration ($2) at Manitoba Marathon Start Line, 5:45 - 6:30 a.m.