The Fort McMurray Half Marathon is back for a fifth year with a new route.
The race will start and end at MacDonald Island Park, as per usual, however this year, all participants will run through the TOTAL Aboriginal Interpretive Trail with the long distance runners continuing passed the Water Treatment Plant and into parts of Thickwood.
“This new route is designed to engage our participants while providing an enjoyable marathon experience,” said Kelsey Stefanizyn, Fort McMurray Half Marathon Organizing Committee Event Chair and Sales and Events Senior Manager of the RRC.
Stefanizyn says the feedback they received after the marathons in 2015 and 2016 indicated the desire for a more interesting terrain and incline.
This year’s event, which takes place on Sunday, September 17, features 5 categories, including a half marathon, 10, 5 and 3 km along with a kid’s run fun.
Officials recommend participants be there before or around 8:30 a.m. on race day just in case there are any last minute issues.
Road closures will be released closer to the date.
If you still want to register or view all the race routes head the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo’s website.