The Manitoba Marathon Relay is one FUN event so grab four family members, friends, co-workers, classmates or anyone you can find for that matter! Create a team and enjoy an amazing race day experience while covering the entire Full Marathon course! Our Relay Exchange Zones will have food tents to provide a snack to each Relay participant ending their leg at a Relay Exchange Zone*
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 final Relay Runners will have the chance to finish big league style, crossing their own goal line. Are you excited? We sure are! Click here soon to view the Full marathon route with the updated changes.
Are you excited? We sure are! Click here soon to view the Full/Relay marathon route with the updated changes.
Manitoba Marathon Relay participants will once again receive a surprise souvenir gift for 2017!
Each team will receive 6 bibs (one for each team member plus the timing bib on a race belt). The race belt (with attached chipped bib) must be handed off at each of the four best parties on the Marathon course — the Relay Exchange zones. Note this event’s timing bib is on a race belt and must be worn by each team member to ensure the team’s time. Failure to follow these rules may result in disqualification and no official time! Race belts must be returned at the Finish Line.
Fees for the Manitoba Marathon Relay (Per Team)
Important Relay Registration Information:
- Teams can consist of 4 or 5 members, however ALL team members must be registered by June 13th or the team will be disqualified. (only teams of 5 will qualify for category awards and to qualify for youth awards all team members must be from the same school)
- If a team member wishes to run the Full or Half Marathon, they must register for both events, pay the cost of both events and run the first leg for their team. NOTE: all Relay awards are based on net chip time to accommodate those running two events.
- If you register as the team captain, that means you are running on the team. Please ensure everyone who is registered (team captain and team members) are all participating on race day
Fees & Registration
NOTE: *Relay fees are for a team of 5, not per team member*
*Processing fees apply*
- Until April 18$200$125
- April 19- June 14$245$145
- June 15 - June 18Closed
- Expo June 16 & 17Closed
- April 18Early Bird fees end.
- May 30Champions in Training Registration Closes.
- June 2Mail-in deadline.
- June 3Last day to drop-off at Running Room stores.
- June 10Office 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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Relay Zone Shuttle Service
The Manitoba Marathon Relay event offers race day shuttle service between start, finish, and each exchange zone. Simply park your car, run your leg, and take the appropriate shuttle back to your vehicle. Each relay Exchange Zone will have well marked buses indicating they are heading to:
1) The previous exchange zone, or
2) The University of Manitoba Stadium
(At the U of M stadium, it will only have a shuttle going back to relay exchange zone #4, or to the Park and Ride locations. The shuttles for the previous exchange zones will progressively shut down as the course closes).
Choose the appropriate bus to get you swiftly to your destination and look for members of our iTeam in the orange shirts at the exchange zones to answer any questions!
*Please note: Only runner # 1 has to be at the startline. All other runners should go directly to their appropriate exchange zones. See relay exchange zone maps below*
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.
On race day, the Manitoba Marathon will recognize the top male, female and mixed teams in the Manitoba Marathon Relay, at approximately 10:30 a.m., near the University Stadium Finish Line. Category medals (for each team member) will be available for pickup for the top three teams (male, female and mixed) in each of the 15 team categories, following Race Day. A member of the team will be notified by our office once these are ready for pickup. All awards are based on Chip Net Time. To be eligible for awards, teams MUST have 5 individual runners. Incomplete teams are not eligible for any awards. Please note to be eligible for School age category awards all team members must be from the same school otherwise your team is placed in the Open category.
A Brief Course Tour
The Manitoba Marathon Relay course follows every step of the 26.2 mile Manitoba Marathon course, from start to finish, with four relay exchange stations set up along the course. From the University of Manitoba campus, the course heads down Chancellor Matheson Rd., University Cres., Pembina Hwy., Bishop Grandin, River Rd., St. Vital Rd, then Dunkirk Rd. Your team will reach the first Relay Exchange Zone at the interchange in front of the Winnipeg Canoe Club, 4.60 miles (7.41 km) from the Start
The second leg (6.59 miles or 10.61 km) continues East onto Kingston Row/ Rosewarne Ave, St. Mary’s Rd., Lyndale Dr., Main St., Assiniboine Ave., Kennedy St., and past the beautiful Manitoba Legislature building on Broadway. The course dips down Balmoral St., Young St., Westminister Ave., down Langside St., through the gorgeous and historic Armstrong’s Point community, and through Wolseley which meets up with the third leg.
The third leg (4.04 miles or 6.51 km) continues on Wolseley Ave., Raglan Rd., Portage Ave., crosses the footbridge over the Assiniboine River into Assiniboine Park, past the duck pond, Pavilion and Lyric Theatre. The course continues through the beautiful neighbourhood of Wellington Cres., where the beginning of the fourth leg starts.
The fourth leg (4.89 miles or 7.88 km) continues through the breathtaking neighbourhood of Wellington Cres, then follows Guelph St., Grosvenor Ave., and Harrow St. The course continues south on Pembina Hwy., around the Jubilee overpass, on Jubilee Ave., back to Pembina Hwy. and onto Point Rd to the beginning of the fifth and final leg!
Your final runner may get to sleep in, but they’ll still have to run 6.08 miles (9.79 km)! They will continue down Point Rd., Oakenwald Ave., North Dr., South Dr., Crane Ave., Stretford Rd./ Crescent Dr., and south on Pembina. The course then returns to University Crescent and the Finish Line at University Stadium, where the whole gang can meet up and celebrate their day and their achievements!
All along the way, you can expect the same great care that the 26.2 mile marathoners will get – the Hospitality Stations, the music, the spectators, the volunteers with their “Miles of Smiles’…and maybe we’ll even plant the dream of a move-up to the Half Marathon or Marathon start lines in 2017.
Manitoba Marathon Relay Exchange Zones
#1 -Dunkirk Dr. Interchange (In front of The Winnipeg Canoe Club)
#2 -Wolseley Ave. @ Ruby St. (In front of Laura Secord School)
#3 -Wellington Cres. @ Chataway Blvd.
#4 -Point Rd. @ Waterford St. (Viscount Alexander School)