UPDATE 2020: Due to Covid-19 the Manitoba Marathon has been postponed until October 11, 2020. The Manitoba Marathon will not be providing any funding support this year and the National Half Championships has been cancelled.
The Manitoba Marathon is thrilled to host the Half Marathon National Championships, as awarded by Athletics Canada, from 2019 to 2022. For more information on the Championships please scroll down.
Elite Athlete Information
Elite Qualifying Standards for Potential Accommodation/Complimentary Entry
Assistance is based on recent past performance (within two years) and may cover accommodation, either at a hotel or at a host family. (hotel assistance is not guaranteed rather subject to budget and reviewed based on event standards and applications received) The elite coordinator will contact any qualified runners closer to the race with details on accommodation assistance once you have confirmed your attendance through application. Please note travel and accommodation considerations will be awarded based on rankings of applicants received and will close May 7.
Elite Athletes will receive: Complimentary entry, Elite Athlete Start Corral, Elite Hospitality, Elite Athlete Drink Support, Course Tours, Event Day Transportation (from Championship Host Hotel), and Course Tours (based on demand). Limited acceptance based on the applications yearly and is up to the discretion of the Elite Athlete Coordinator.
Canadian Half Marathon 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.
Intrepid Dezine Half Marathon overall fastest male and female (Canadian Only Prize Money and winners must be a member of Athletics Canada – This is a National Championships) For more information on prizing click HERE. If you’re competing for prize money – please become an Athletics Canada member HERE
Race Day Awards information click HERE
To apply to participate as an Elite Athlete in our event or to compete in the 2020 Manitoba Marathon Half Marathon National 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 Monday May 25 for our 2020 event.