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 2024, the elite program will be open to Canadian 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 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


2024 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 2023.

To apply to participate as an Elite Athlete in our event or to compete in the 2024 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, May 30th for our 2024 event.

Elite Entry Application

  • Cellular number preferred
  • D.O.B mm/dd/year
    Accommodations apply to Elite Athletes competing in the National Championships only.