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.

Enjoyed last year?  This year we’re setting a whole new pace!

Thanks to our new partnership with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers we are the only Canadian Marathon to finish on a CFL field!

Last year our beautiful, historic course underwent its first course change in 30 years, this year we’re taking our participants race experience to a whole new level – field level that is!  Don’t miss this inaugural year that will feature our fast, flat, stunning route still run backwards with an exhilarating finish inside Investors Group Athletic Field! Our route is stunning, the volunteers are epic, the course entertainment is mind blowing,  running in reverse creates the optimal runner experience throughout the entirety of the course with shade being provided in all the right places and now you will have the chance to finish big league style as you cross your own goal line.  Are you excited? We sure are!  Click here soon to view the Full marathon route with the updated changes.

All Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Full Marathon participants will receive a souvenir event tech t-shirt when they pick up their race kit at the Global News Fit Expo. Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries finishers will receive a special finisher’s medal as they cross the Finish Line. All category awards are based on Chip Net Time.

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Full Marathon participants have their own designated toilets at the start line, and will finish their race in the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Full Marathon infield recovery area. Take some time to stretch and cool down, enjoy a complementary massage (provided by Massage Athletica), pick up your clothing that you dropped off at the clothing tents, receive an electrolyte replacing beverage, & small snack before heading to the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries hospitality square!

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: the age restriction for the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Full Marathon is 16 years of age or older on race day.  Strollers/baby joggers are not permitted on the Full marathon course, participants will be removed and disqualified.

Fees & Registration

Marathon Fees
*Processing fees apply*

  •  AdultYouth
  • Until April 18$90$90
  • April 19 - June 14$100$100
  • June 15Closed
  • Expo June 16 & 17$130

Important Dates

  • April 18Early Bird fees end.
  • May 30Champions in Training Registration Closes.
  • June 2Mail-in deadline.
  • June 10Office hours: 11am – 1pm.
  • June 12 & 13Office hours: 11am-6pm.
  • June 13Registration for the Relay Closes.
  • June 14 Online Registration for Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and Super Run closes at 11:59pm.
  • June 15Manitoba Marathon Office Closed.
  • June 16-17Global News Fit Expo/Runner Pickup – Late registration and Event.
  • June 18Race Day – Mini-Mite registration ($2) at Manitoba Marathon Start Line, 5:45 – 6:30 a.m..

*There are no refunds, or deferrals.

Course Closing

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 and the re-opening of the roadway. Participants must be aware that the Course Closing Vehicle is also the signal for volunteers to close down Hospitality and Medical stations.

Participants who have not reached Pembina and Harrow by 11:35 am  or who have not reached Pembina Hwy & Crescent Dr. by the posted course closing time of 12:45 pm will be REQUIRED to exit the course via complimentary shuttle back to the U of M. These participants are welcomed to the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries recovery area for rest and refreshments, but will not receive an official time. All participants must be finished by no later than 1pm.


The awards ceremony will be held at approximately 10 a.m., near the University Stadium Finish Line.

Top 3 Categories

Male & Female

  • 1st Place$1000 Cash
  • 2nd Place$500 Cash
  • 3rd Place$250 Cash
  • The John Robertson Top Manitoban Award

    Male & Female

Top Age Class Categories Medals

Available post race day

  • Years 16-19
  • 5 Year Age Groups20-2470-74
  • Years 75

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Full Marathon Top Masters 40+

Male & Female

Bob Walker Award for Fastest Young Manitoban

With a running career that spanned almost 20 years, Bob Walker was one of the best of an outstanding group of Manitoba distance runners that competed in the 1970’s and 1980’s. As a member of the University of Manitoba Razorbacks Track Club, he placed 5th in the 1972 Olympic Trials for the 10,000m distance. From 1979 to 1986, Bob ran 14 marathons, including 7 in 2:23 or better. Most notably, Bob ran the 1981 Manitoba Marathon in 2:19:06, setting the record for fastest Manitoban to ever run that race. Bob’s personal best marathon time, and fastest for any Manitoban, was set at the 1981 Nations Cup in Montreal in 2:19:03. In addition to his running accomplishments, Bob was a devoted husband & father, and was well known for his sportsmanship, integrity & camaraderie.”

Full Marathon Male & Female Ages 19-29 Prize: $250 each

Rick McLennan Award
Awards fastest first time Manitoban Male and Female Full Marathoner

Wheelchair Participants

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.

*After running the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Full Marathon, make sure to stop in the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Full Recovery infield area to receive a complementary massage courtesy of Massage Athletica*

Massage Athletica Sports Massage Therapy


A Brief Course Tour

The Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Full Marathon starts at 7:00 a.m. sharp!

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, 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.