WINNIPEG, MB - The Winnipeg Police Half Marathon was kicked off today with help from Mayor Bowman, Minister Stefanson and Deputy Chief Gord Perrier.
It's true, the May 6, 2018 race is still three months away, but the three reminded participants all monies raised for the Half Marathon, 2-person Relay and 5-K run will go to support brain cancer research through the Canadian Cancer Society.
In partnership with the Society, all funds raised by participants will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Brain Canada through the Canada Brain Research Fund, a public-private partnership established by the Government of Canada. To date, this event has raised nearly $600,000 for brain research helping fund six research teams across Canada right now.
Brain Cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among youth and young adults. It is one of the hardest forms of cancer to treat and has a survival rate of just 22%.
Again this year, the race will start and finish inside Assiniboine Park, near the baseball diamonds. There will be a single wave start with the half marathon and 2-person relay commencing at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K starting at 8:10 a.m. The course remains open for four hours to allow runners, wheelchair athletes and walkers to participate.
A course map can be accessed by clicking here.
Registration can be made in person or online at any Running Room, at the Canadian Cancer Society office at 193 Sherbrook Street or through the event website, click here.