Fourth annual Fort McMurray Half Marathon hits the streets on September 18
The organizing committee of the Fort McMurray Half Marathon is pleased to announce the fourth annual community half marathon event hits the streets this year on Sunday, September 18. The Fort McMurray Half Marathon is a partnership between the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) and the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC).
“The Fort McMurray Half Marathon has become an annual tradition in the community,” said Kelsey Stefanizyn, Fort McMurray Half Marathon Organizing Committee Event Chair and RRC Senior Manager of Sales and Events. “Now in its fourth year, we are delighted with the strong community support this event continues to receive, and we look forward to welcoming back previous participants as well as new half marathon enthusiasts as they challenge themselves and each other at the Fort McMurray Half Marathon.”
The Fort McMurray Half Marathon includes a Half Marathon, 10 km, 5 km and 3 km road races and a Kids Fun Run presented by Inter Pipeline. This year Early Bird registration will be available beginning on May 3. Early Bird registration fees are as follows: 3km $10.00, 5km $20.00, 10km $45.00 and Half Marathon $70.00. Early Bird registration will be available until May 17, at which time regular registration fees will apply. The Kids Fun Run presented by Inter Pipeline remains free of charge to participants. The annual Terry Fox Run also takes place on September 18 along the same route (details to follow in coming months).
Online Early Bird registration for the event opens at 10:00 am on May 3 at ONErec.ca. Race package pickup for participants in the Fort McMurray Half Marathon will take place during the week of September 10-17. Race packages can be picked up at the Shell Place Box Office at MacDonald Island Park.
Participants and community members are invited to visit the Fort McMurray Half Marathon Facebook page at facebook.com/fortmcmurrayhalfmarathon for more information and updates on the event.
More details on the Fort McMurray Half Marathon including route will be released in the coming weeks.