The Manitoba Marathon is thrilled to welcome back the Half Marathon National Championships, as awarded by Athletics Canada.
For more information on the Championships please scroll down.
Elite Athlete Information
In 2023, the elite program will be open to Canadian athletes and wheelchair athletes only and does not include hospitality or homestay.
Elite Athletes will receive: Complimentary entry, Elite Athlete Start Corral, Elite Hospitality, Elite Athlete Drink Support, Event Day Transportation (from Race Hotel), and Course Tours (based on demand).
There are a limited number of spots available for elite athletes in all events and it will be at the sole discretion of the race organizers whether to grant a comp entry to any athlete who applies for an elite bib.
Canadian Half Marathon Championships and Canadian Half Marathon Wheelchair Championships
Only Canadian Citizens are eligible to be declared Canadian Champions and receive a medal, award, or financial recognition. MORE HERE under rule 86b
To ensure excellence of the championship races, elite runners may be subject to drug testing. Athletes having positive drug test results will have their cases investigated and Manitoba Marathon reserves the right to withhold any and all prize money until any such investigation has been completed.
Athletes competing in the Canadian Half Marathon Wheelchair Championships must participate in a racing chair. Handcycles and “day” chairs do not qualify for elite standing and awards.
Half Marathon overall fastest male and female (Canadian Only Prize Money. Winners must be a current member of Athletics Canada) Visit your local athletics branch to become a member of Athletics Canada. click HERE for more information.
For more information on prizing click HERE.
Race Day Awards information click HERE
2022 Elite Athlete Qualifying Standards
Marathon (Male) 2hr35
Marathon (Female) 3hr
Half Marathon (Male) 1hr15
Half Marathon (Female) 1hr27
Half Marathon (WC-Female) 1hr2
Half Marathon (WC-Male) 57mins
In order to qualify for an Elite registration, athletes must have a qualifying time for the appropriate event/distance from 2022.
To apply to participate as an Elite Athlete in our event or to compete in the 2023 Manitoba Marathon Half Marathon National Championships or Half Marathon Wheelchair Championships, please complete the application below. Please note this does not register you for the race, once your application is approved you will be contacted by the Manitoba Marathon with instructions on how to finalize a race entry. Applications will close Thursday, June 1st for our 2023 event.