The Fort McMurray Half Marathon is returning for a 5th year.
The annual race will take place on Sunday, September 17th.
The event includes a half marathon, 10, 5 and 3 km along with a kid’s run fun.
Early bird registration opens on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. If you register before 10:00 p.m. on May 3rd, it will cost $10.00 for 3km, $20.00 for the 5km, $45.00 for 10km and $70.00 for the Half Marathon. After that prices will increase. The Kid’s Fun Run will be free again this year.
Meanwhile, if you want some help with your training, MacDonald Island Park is now offering a Beginners Running Club.
“This new program has been developed to assist community members in improving their abilities and boosting their confidence, whether they are planning to run 3 km, 5 km, 10 km or challenge themselves with a half marathon. Our Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors will work with running club members as they train for race day to ensure they achieve their goals and enjoy their marathon experience,” Kelsey Stefanizyn, Fort McMurray Half Marathon Organizing Committee Event Chair and RRC Senior Manager of Sales and Events, said in a release.
The Beginner Running Club takes place on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Two seasons are available April- June and July-August.
More information on the marathon, including the route, will be released in the coming weeks.