Call for new board members

The Manitoba Marathon is seeking community leaders to join our Board of Directors in 2018.  The volunteer board provides leadership to the Marathon in the areas of organizational direction, policy, strategic planning and fiduciary accountability.  We aim to attract skilled and committed individuals to help the Marathon fulfill its mandate.

Founded in 1979, the Manitoba Marathon is the fifth largest event of its kind in Canada, and includes a full marathon, half marathon, relay, 10K run and the super run.  A community event, on race day the Marathon brings out more than 15,000 participants and volunteers of all ages.  Over the years the Marathon has raised more than $6 million to support projects for people who live with an intellectual disability. The 40th annual Manitoba Marathon will take place on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 2018. To learn more about the Manitoba Marathon, visit

Our ideal candidate will:

  • be passionate about amateur, community-based sporting events
  • be passionate about supporting projects for people living with an intellectual disability
  • possess a track record of community leadership and active participation
  • have prior board level experience with a non-profit organization
  • possess skills and experience in one of the following areas: marketing & sponsorship, community engagement, finance, legal, and governance.

The board meets once a month and each board member is asked to serve on at least one standing committee, which may include, but is not limited to Finance and Audit, Sponsorship, Allocations, Nominations and Governance, Technical, and Marketing. Board terms are 3 years, renewable once.

Applications are welcomed from everyone, including: women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. It is our aim to have a Board which reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.

Before January 5, 2018 submit your expression of interest and current resume to, or to the attention of the Nominating Committee, 4-1080 Waverley Street, Winnipeg, MB  R3T 5S4.  The Nominating Committee thanks all applicants for their interest and will contact those applicants selected for an interview.


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