WPS Half Marathon


2019-20 Race Director Messages


Good Day,

Happy December Loyal Runners. To say we have had an unusual year would be an understatement. We have had many highs in the 16 years of our event, but last spring was our low.

We are working with officials from the Province and City to develop a plan to host an event on May 2, 2021. This would be a hybrid event with a smaller live event as well as a virtual event. Details of course as still being worked out and we hope to have word first thing in the New Year with confirmation of details.

And now for something completely different…

In an attempt to keep our runners entertained and try to gain support for the Canadian Cancer Society, we have come up with a pretty neat idea for a virtual event. A 19k event, named, the COVID-19k.

It is a 19k race open to anyone. In fact, we are setting it up so it can be done in one run, or multiple shorter runs. We are even going to create a sub category where you can elect to do any of several modes, including wheelchair, skating or skiing! In fact, you can even buy an entry for someone as a gift!

We are working with the folks at Race Roster whose platform will allow for some neat options like uploading/tracking your results or even posting photos of you and your ‘cohort’ running. Of course we ask your respect health measures in your community.

Details can be found at Raceroster.

It really is…all about the MEDAL…

We have worked with a local designer to create something we have never seen. Not only is the medal 6 inches in diameter, it has a moving component and will serve as a great reminder of 2020 as we hope for a better 2021.

See the medal in action below or click on it to go to the YouTube video:

The medal, along with a finisher gift will be mailed to your home address, there will be no live kit pick up.

We hope that you and your friends will consider joining this event as we seek donations and also ask that you consider gathering pledges for our charity who, like so many others, need our help so they can continue their important critical work in the area of cancer research.

Thank you!
Nick Paulet
Race Director

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