WPS Half Marathon

Welcome to the 2015 Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon, two-person Relay and new 5K run.

Your volunteer race committee thank you for registering in this event. We are humbled by your trust to put on a great event for you and your family.

While the marathon's Wave 1 is sold out, we still have a few openings in other categories including:

  • 45 spots left in Wave 2
  • 11 Relay Team spots open
  • and 45-5K spots open

So, if you know someone who forgot to register or now wishes they had, please pass this information on so they can join us on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

This is the first of a few informative emails you will get to keep apprised of any developments as we get closer to race day to ensure you have a calm and seamless event. I encourage you all to join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. In case of last minute emergencies or information, that is a great way to get a hold of you!

The following are several key points to remember as we get closer to kit pick up and race day!

Race Day Pickup: This year the kit pick up is NOT at the Police Academy, it will be located at St Paul the Apostle Church at 2400 Portage Ave. Hours will be May 1 from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and May 2 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There will be No race day kit pick-ups available! It's closer and has more parking so it will be easier for you to get all your merchandise and goodies.

Stay the Night: If you need hotel information, please follow this link. The Holiday Inn at Portage and Moray (right on the course!) has a great $89 rate for runners!

Bib Transfers: We continue to allow runners to transfer their entries to another runner should life change you not be able to come. The process is simple. The exchange of funds is between you and the new runner. You must provide the new runner with an email from you indicating you give permission for the new runner to take your spot. The new runner then presents this email/letter at kit pick up at the transfer table where for a fee of $20 the names are changed. If the new runner does not pay the $20 and runs anyways, your name will then appear on the results.

Start and Finish Area: It has moved to just inside the East Wellington Gate to the Assiniboine Park at Park Blvd N by the ball diamonds. This keeps us away from the congestion of the Duck Pond Shelter and restaurant.

Race Day Volunteers Needed: This event would never happen without volunteers and we are still short some for race day, in particular at the race site and on course as marshals. If your family or friends can help us pull this event off, please email volunteers@wpshalfmarathon.ca

Fundraise to out-run brain cancer - win your entry fee or the chance to win a trip to another race.

Fundraising proceeds from this race will go to the Canadian Cancer Society in support of brain cancer research. A partnership between the Society and Brain Canada will mean that every dollar we raise in our race will be matched.

That means that when someone pledges financial support to you they are having double the impact against brain cancer. That will translate into more research into a cancer that kills more children than any other form of cancer.

When you fundraise, you can also win a trip and entry fee into any marathon or half marathon in Canada or continental United States that you qualify for.

Online fundraising is easy. Runners can create an account on the Running Room web site. By copying the link to this site, runners can solicit donations through email and let donors make a pledge with the click of a mouse.

Runners can also print up a pledge/registration form or pick up at any Running Room and solicit paper-based pledges. These pledges can be handed in when you come in for kit pick up.

Please check out our web site for details about parking, course run, start times and event day details. As always, give us a shout on email at questions@wpshalfmarathon.ca if we can be of any assistance!

Thank you!

Nick Paulet
Race Director