Inaugural City Centre McMurray Half Marathon sells out


(Fort McMurray, AB, September 12, 2013) – The City Centre McMurray Half Marathon committee is pleased to announce registration for the event has sold out following tremendous response from the community.

“This exceptional community response exceeds even our expectations for the inaugural year of this event,” said Jodie Mercier, General Manager of Sport and Recreation at MacDonald Island Park and City Centre McMurray Half Marathon Co-Chair. “This speaks to the excitement over an event that will follow routes through our downtown core, allowing participants to envision the future of our region while celebrating together at weekend events such as Our Lady Peace presented by Rock 97.9 FM, and a community BBQ and free concert by Sloan following the races.”

The City Centre McMurray Marathon is organized by a committee containing representatives from City Centre McMurray, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the Wood Buffalo RCMP and MacDonald Island Park.

“We owe significant thanks to all of the community partners that have enabled us to bring this new event to the region, and based on community response this year we can anticipate the City Centre McMurray Half Marathon will not only grow but become an annual tradition in Wood Buffalo,” said Rick Kirschner, Manager of Community Relations, City Centre McMurray, and City Centre McMurray Half Marathon Co-Chair.

Sponsoring partners for the City Centre McMurray Half Marathon are:

  • Aluma Systems
  • Rock 97.9 FM
  • Country 93.3 FM
  • Culligan
  • Tridon Communications
  • Oranj Fitness
  • 100.5 K-Rock
  • KAOS 91.1 FM
  • SNAP Wood Buffalo


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