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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, June 17, 2018
2017: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Pancake Flat
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 66°F (18°C)
Average High: 77°F (25°C)
Average Low: 54° F (12°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.60
Course Score: 99.76

Race Size

2017: 405 Finishers
2016: 615 Finishers
2015: 561 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 17.5%
2016: 8.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The mostly loop Manitoba Marathon course is extremely flat with only about 25 feet (7.5m) separating the high and low points of the course.

The very flat and fast course presents great opportunities for PRs and Boston Qualifying times (BQs).

Marathon Rankings

The Manitoba Marathon was the 14th largest marathon in Canada last year and was the 12th largest in 2016.

Last year 17.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Manitoba Marathon the 14th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in Canada last year and the 39th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.76 ranks it as the 5th fastest marathon course in Canada and the 1st fastest course in Manitoba.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Manitoba Marathon a PR Score of 99.60. This PR Score ranks it as the 9th fastest marathon in Canada and the 1st fastest in Manitoba.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 767 feet (233m)
Min Elevation: 741 feet (225m)


Recent Manitoba Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2017 Manitoba Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


The course for 2017 started and ended in the Winnipeg Canadian Football League stadium. They allow you to go inside before the race, where you can use the bathrooms and stay out of the wind and rain. (in 2017 it was raining a little before and during the first few miles of the race.) Very well organized and great medical staff and facilities in the stadium after the race.

Race Tips

It's a smaller race so there are no issues with crowding, but large enough to have good water stops. The finisher shirt was a little disappointing last year, as it only had some lettering on the lower hip area of the shirt. They should proudly display their marathon logo in the front like most marathons! The second half of the course is tree lined...great for shade but can play tricks on your real time GPS, so be prepared to wear a pace band and watch the mile markers, or have a calibrated foot pod to help. In 2017, I was going to run Grandma's Marathon, but because of unusual weather patterns, this race was going to be 15-20 degrees cooler than Grandma's, so I switched, as this marathon allows you to sign up as late as the Wednesday before the race online, possibly even the day before at the expo. It was a good choice, as this course if flatter than Grandma's. It's all about the weather, and this race is inexpensive enough to be a late minute alternative, if you have a passport! The course is flat, but I didn't think it was so flat that it caused issues, it has a few very small rolling hills to break it up a little.

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