October 1, 2014
Hello fellow runners:
Did you hear the bang today?
That was the starting gun as we kick off the 11th Annual Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon that takes place on May 3, 2015. Your volunteer committee wanted you to be among the first runners in Manitoba to know that registration has officially opened. We really hope you participate again this year.
Having set new standards during our 10th Anniversary race last year, we're building for the future with a 2015 race that will be bigger and better than ever before. You just have to be part of it so click here and register!
Our biggest news is that we will incorporate a 5-kilometre event this year. Runners have been requesting this for a while now and we think it the time is right to give it a try. The start of the 5K race time will be at 8:20 am and will use the same start and finish as the other events! Runners who participate in this race will get a medal, shirt and a secret finisher gift just like our other racers!
With the closure of the Winnipeg Police Training Academy, we will shift our kit pick-up site to 2400 Portage Ave this year. This is also an attempt to keep race-related things at least a little bit more central. We'll provide more details in the New Year.
Our final change is that the race start and finish will move into Assiniboine Park (to the green space just inside the park gates of the intersection of Wellington Crescent and Park Boulevard.) This change provides runners with more space and it also avoids the congestion associated with the growing Zoo and Assiniboine Park attractions.
Some things remain unchanged. Again this year, our prices remain the same as we continue to work to bring you even more bang for your racing buck. You can save $10 on your entry fee by taking advantage of our October Early Bird rates for all events, including the 5K race.
Registration opened today so take a minute and register by clicking here. You can also register in any one of the city's Running Room to save online fees. Just remember to make your cheques payable to "WPS Half Marathon."
We work hard to keep our website current so visit us to download a registration and pledge form. While we won't sell out until early in the New Year, you can reserve your spot and save some money by acting today.
We know that Winnipeggers love this event and support the fight against cancer. We'll be making sure more of them hear about our race and the important work that our fundraising efforts support later this year and in early 2015.
As always, please email us at email@example.com if we can be of assistance!