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!


*There are no refunds, transfers or deferrals.
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Date and Start Times

Date: June 17, 2018

Wheelers – 6:55 am

1st Wave – 7:00 am

2nd Wave – 7:10 am

Race Details

  • We welcome all wheelchair athletes, please note your earlier start time. Please contact the Manitoba Marathon in advance, so appropriate logistical and course arrangements can be made.
  • Half Marathoners will find many toilets located at the start line.
  • Once you finish our Volunteer team will pamper you in our recovery area.
  • Receive an electrolyte replacing beverage, & snacks before reuniting with family and friends!
  • Your clothing that you dropped off in the Pinnacle Club will be available for pickup immediately after exiting recovery.
  • Please note: the age restriction for the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Full 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.

Race Swag

  • Race shirt
  • Finisher medal


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!


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.


A Brief Course Tour

  • We will keep you entertained along the course with incredible musicians.
  • Our 2000 volunteers will motivate you with their “Miles of Smiles”
  • Great Hospitality Stations will keep you energized.
  • The excitement of our Relay Exchange Zones are second to none!

The route starts on Chancellor Matheson then winds its way onto University Crescent, Pembina Highway, across the Bishop Grandin Bridge, and breaks away from the full marathon course around mile 5. Participants will enjoy stunning views while cruising past Winnipeg’s legendary ice cream stop -The BDI – (Sorry, NOT an official hospitality station). The course rejoins with the full marathon as it turns South on Pembina Hwy.

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.


Course Map
Turn-by-turn directions