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!

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!



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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. 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.

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 on Investors Group Field!

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.