Our course has been the site of past Canadian Marathon and Masters Championships as well as the site of the 1999 Pan American Games Marathons. Thanks to our new partnership with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers we are the only Canadian Marathon to finish on a CFL field!

In 2016 our beautiful, historic course underwent its first course change in 30 years, in 2017 year we’re taking our participants race experience to a whole new level – field level that is!  Our route is stunning, the volunteers are epic, the course entertainment is mind blowing. Enjoy the optimal runner experience throughout the entirety of the course with shade being provided in all the right places and now then enjoy a big league finish as you cross your own goal line inside Investors Group Athletic Field!  Click here soon to view the Full marathon route.

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 welcomes all wheelchair athletes, you 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.




*There are no refunds, or deferrals.


 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.

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.