Join us June 16th and 17th at the Global News Fit Expo at the University of Manitoba *INVESTORS GROUP ATHLETIC CENTRE*. The Global News Fit Expo is where participants pickup race packets, donations for our charity are gratefully accepted and Sponsors/Exhibitors are on hand to “sample and strut their stuff!”
Interested in becoming an exhibitor at the Global News Fit Expo? Click here!
Click here to have a sneak peek at this year’s Fit Expo Exhibitor lineup!
Click here to view our amazing Fit Expo Entertainment line-up. These performers will also be out on the route on race day!
Your bib # will be emailed to you on Thursday, June 15th with important information regarding our 2 day Global News Fit Expo. Please read the email in its entirety.
Don’t have an email address? All runner numbers will be available for participant look up in the kit pickup area.
All participants must pick up their Runner Numbers at the Fit Expo at the INVESTORS GROUP ATHLETIC CENTRE on the campus of the University of Manitoba. Hours are as follows:
- Friday, June 16 – 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, June 17 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Relay Team Packages
Please designate ONE team member to pickup your team’s package. The team captain will receive a confirmation email on June 16th with the team bib#. Please ensure they know the exact TEAM NAME and all team members are aware of who is picking up the package. This package contains: timing bib belt, all 5 bibs, 5 participant handbooks, pins etc.
– Runner numbers/kits will NOT be mailed out to entrants. “Out of town” participants may pick up their packages Saturday, June 17 at the INVESTORS GROUP ATHLETIC CENTRE until 6 pm. (Chip check is only available until 5 pm.)
– Relay team packages will not be given out to teams who have not fully completed their online registration before June 13th, 2017.
Getting Your Runner Number Kit on Time
I am planning to arrive in Winnipeg on Saturday, just before the race. Will I be able to pick up my race packet in time?
Packet pickup will be available for “out of town” participants until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. (Note chip check ends at 5 pm.) We do not offer race-day number pickup, and we do not mail packets. If you can’t get to the Expo on time, check out the next item, and plan ahead!
Can a friend pick my number up for me?
Yes. Your friend will be required to either have your registration confirmation or will have to look up your bib # and fill in a special pink kit sign out card prior to entering the Expo floor.
The Manitoba Marathon keeps records of these pick-ups and will not take responsibility for race packets that go astray, after they have been picked up.
Your Runner Number on Race Day
My friend in the Super Run has a runner number with a different colour and Start Time than me. Can we start together?
Yes, Super Run entrants who are assigned to different waves or colors but wish to start together may do so. Choose the later of your assigned two waves, and start with that wave. You will both get accurate finishing times, based on when you and your Chip cross the Start and Finish mats.
I’m running the Full Marathon (or Half Marathon). Can I also run the first leg of the Relay? What bibs will I wear?
Yes, you can run the first relay leg, as the first Relay Exchange Station comes up before the course splits for the Marathon and Half Marathon events. You will have to register twice: in your individual event, as well as part of your Relay team. Relay team fees are based on a team of 5 participants. On Race Morning, you will wear your individual event number (Half or Full Marathon) on the front of your shirt, and your relay timing belt. You will pass on your Relay timing belt at the first Relay Exchange Station, and then continue in your individual event. Please note that your Start Time is 7:00 a.m. (with the Full/Half Marathon runners), instead of the usual 7:10 a.m. Relay start. PLEASE ALSO NOTE: Relay awards are awarded based on net chip time to accommodate those running two events.
I’ve left my Runner Bib at home, and it’s Race Day. Am I okay to run?
No. If you are running without a visible Runner Number, course marshalls will remove you from the course. You certainly will not be allowed to enter University Stadium without a Runner Number.
Cancellation/Dropping Out/Changing Events
I am injured/unready and will not be able to complete the marathon. What should I do? Entry fees are not refundable or deferrable.
However, if you are fit for a shorter distance run, we would be happy to change your individual entry to another individual event so that you can still participate in our Father’s Day event – at the Start Line that’s right for you.** Entry changes may be done in-person at the Manitoba Marathon Office until Monday, June 12th or at the Global News Fit Expo on June 16th and 17th at late registration. We will need a newly completed entry form for your new event. There is a $20 change fee (plus any event fee increases, if applicable).
My training has gone better than I expected. Can I change events beforehand?
Yes (and well done)! Check the previous question for deadlines and fees.
I’m registered to run 26.2 miles, but I’d like to keep my options open. Can I switch over to the Half Marathon at the Mile 6 course split, if things aren’t going well?
NO. Your Chip identifies you as a marathoner, and any runner switching over to the Half and crossing the finish line will destroy our race results. Our course marshals will not allow Full Marathoners on to the Half Marathon course under any circumstances.