The Manitoba Marathon has made great strides to increase safety, reduce the traffic congestion and get our participants and spectators to the start line on time.


On Site Parking

Limited on site parking will be available in U-lot U only. Parking passes are available for $20 online purchase with your race registration, at anytime by clicking here. U-Lot parking is sold out for 2024.Please consider using the shuttle service for easy access on race morning. 

If you purchase one of these parking passes you must adhere to the parking plan as identified on the pass, map and information provided via email. Vehicle access to the race site is extremely limited on race morning.

You must  have your pass with you. No pass, No parking. This is a great option for many, bring your families or carpool with fellow runners.

Manitoba Hydro Energy for Life Shuttle

We are excited to announce the return of our shuttle service on race day. Shuttle service begins at 5:30am on race day.

Shuttles will operate from the following locations in close proximity to the University Campus:

Manitoba Hydro Lot (Chevrier)

Clarence Station (Winnipeg Rapid Transit) – ACCESSIBLE

Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex (Waverley St.)

Seel Station (Winnipeg Rapid Transit) – ACCESSIBLE

Individual wristbands can be purchased during the registration process, or by visiting the online store after you are registered. All wristbands are $10 per rider.

Wristbands will be specific to the shuttle location selected. While we can accommodate up to 1000 shuttle riders from each location,  each lot has a finite number of parking spaces. There are two options for purchase; wristbands that include a parking pass, as well as wristbands that are for riders only. Please plan to carpool to the shuttle locations and make your selections accordingly so that we can transport as many participants as possible.

Additional wristbands will be available for purchase at the Fit Expo based on availability.

Wristbands are required to ride the shuttle on race day and will not be available for purchase at the shuttle locations.

All shuttles will drop off at the Stadium Station and enter IG Field through gate 3 on race day.

Bike valet

A bike check system is offered and staffed by volunteers on race day on the east side of IG field. 

We encourage bicycles and have ample space for those taking active transport to leave their bikes with our secure bike valet service located immediately beside the tailgate area.

Pedestrian Access

Participants accessing the race site on foot are welcome to enter on the sidewalk via University Crescent or Chancellor Matheson. Pedestrian access at Chancellor Matheson will be restricted to the NORTH sidewalk only. Please follow the signs and the instruction of security personnel.

There is no pedestrian drop-off on campus. All participants must be dropped off at an offsite location and walk in.

To get to your Start Line on time please consider the following:

  • All participants in the Full, Half, Relay and 10km events are strongly advised to arrive at the University of Manitoba before 6:15 a.m., whether you are a parking pass holder, riding a shuttle, biking or walking/jogging in.
  • All participants in the 5km Super Run are strongly advised to arrive at the University of Manitoba before 7:15 a.m., whether you are a parking pass holder, riding a shuttle, biking or walking/jogging in.
  • Unless otherwise indicated the University of Manitoba is CLOSED to vehicle traffic for the duration of the Manitoba Marathon.