The Fort McMurray Half Marathon’s route has been set with it being quite familiar from the past.
The route has not changed from last year as the starting point will be at MacDonald Island Park. The focus again will be on the downtown core, with a section going off into Snye Point and around Franklin Avenue.
For those who don’t want to run the 21 km half marathon, they will also have a 10 km, 5 km and 3 km run. The 3 km run cuts off around Borealis park, the 5 km is near the Clear Water Public Education Centre while the 10 km turns around near the Marine Park and Museum.
Just like in years past they will also be having a kids fun run.
“Basically that is a very short run leaving from the same start and finish point at McDonald Island Park and every year we have dozens of kids come out and participate,” said Theresa Wells, Communications Coordinator with the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo.
This year the run will take place on September 18th which also coincides with a very famous Canadian event schools from across the Country pay homage to.
“Typically this event has been held on the same day as the Terry Fox Run and it works out really well as we already have the route set up, the roads are already closed so there able to sort of piggy back onto that routing, so really it was created as a partnership for them to take advantage of an event that was already taken place,” said Wells.
The Terry Fox Run will commence at 12 p.m. at the same starting point as the half marathon.
Online registration for the event is now open at ONErec.ca. Race packages will be handed out for participants between September 10th-17th where they can be picked up at Shell Place Office in MacDonald Island.