All the benefits of the Full Marathon and you’ll burn only half the calories! Join over 4,000 runners on the first four miles of our scenic Full Marathon course before breaking off for two miles and then rejoining the Full Marathon course for the last seven miles, back to Investors Group Field for a Big Game Finish!
All Intrepid Dezine Half Marathon participants will receive a souvenir event tech t-shirt when they pick up their race kit at the Global News Fit Expo. Intrepid Dezine Half Marathon finishers will receive a special finisher’s medal as they cross the Finish Line. All category awards are based on Chip Net Time.
The Half Marathon is open to wheelchair athletes, with an earlier start time. Please contact us well before race day, so that we can ensure that appropriate logistical arrangements are in place.
Please note: the age restriction for the Intrepid Dezine Half Marathon is 13 years of age or older on race day. Strollers/baby joggers are not permitted on the Half marathon course, participants will be removed and disqualified!
Congratulations to Winnipeg’s own Abduselam Yussuf, who broke the Intrepid Dezine Half Marathon record in 2015! He had an incredible time of 1:05:05, which eclipsed the previous record of 1:07:28 (previously held by Bruce McKay -1993). This impressive young man is always exciting to watch!
Fees & Registration
*Processing fees apply*
- Until April 18$80$55
- April 19 - June 14$90$65
- June 15Closed
- Expo June 16 & 17$120
- April 18Early Bird fees end.
- May 30Champions in Training Registration Closes.
- June 2Mail-in deadline.
- June 11Office hours: 11am – 1pm.
- June 12 & 13Office hours: 11am-6pm.
- June 13Registration for the Relay Closes.
- June 14Online 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, transfers or deferrals.
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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 must be aware that the Course Closing Vehicle is also the signal for volunteers to close down Hospitality and Medical stations.
Participants who are either passed by the course closing vehicle, 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$500 Cash
- 2nd Place$200 Cash
- 3rd Place$100 Cash
Intrepid Dezine Half Marathon Top Manitoban
Male & Female
Top Age Class Categories Medals
Available post race day
- Years 16-19
- 5 Year Age Groups20-2470-74
- Years 75+
Intrepid Dezine Half Marathon Top Masters 40+
Male & Female
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.
*Be sure to pre-book your post race massage at the Global News Fit Expo for $5.00 (courtesy of Massage Athletica). Visit the Info/volunteer booth*
A Brief Course Tour
The Intrepid Dezine Half Marathon first wave starts at 7:00 a.m. sharp! The second wave is at 7:10 a.m.
The route starts on Chancellor Matheson then winds its way onto University Crescent, Pembina Highway, across the Bishop Grandin Bridge, River Rd, St. Vital Rd., then Dunkirk Dr. The course then breaks away from the full marathon course around mile 5 near the Winnipeg Canoe Club and turns East onto the graceful and shaded Kingston Crescent. Participants then cross the Elm Park Bridge (with its stunning view of the Red River) then cruise past Winnipeg’s legendary ice cream joint -The BDI – (Sorry, NOT an official hospitality station). The course continues onto Jubilee Ave., down Riverside Dr., onto Merriam Blvd, and rejoins with the full marathon as it turns South on Pembina Hwy. The route winds its way down Point Rd., Oakenwald Ave., North Dr., South Dr., Crane Ave, Stretford Rd, which then turns into Crescent Dr. The course re-connects with Pembina Hwy., then returns onto University Cres. and the finish line at the University Stadium!
This is an event where you won’t need an elevation map – with a maximum elevation change of 3 metres (10 feet), “flat as a pancake” is an apt description.