Friday, February 19, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Friday, February 19, 2016

Kick-Off for the WPS Half Marathon, 2-Person Relay & 5K

Mayor Bowman and Chief Clunis Team Up To Help Fight Brain Cancer

On May 1, 2016 the 12th annual Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon takes place. Mayor Brian Bowman and Chief Devon Clunis will kick off this year's fund raising campaign.

All monies raised for the Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon, 2 person Relay and 5 K will go to support brain cancer research. All funds raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Brain Canada through the Canada Brain Research Fund, a public-private partnership established by the Government of Canada.

Brain Cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among youth and young adults.

Again this year the race will start and finish inside Assiniboine Park, near the baseball diamonds. There will be a single wave start with the half marathon and 2 person relay commencing at 8:00 AM and the 5K starting at 8:10 AM. The course remains open for four hours to allow runners, wheelchair athletes and walkers to participate. A course map can be accessed at

Registration can be made in person or online at any Running Room location/website, at the Canadian Cancer Society office at 193 Sherbrook Street or through the event website at

Early bird registration is still available until February 29th.  Registration for the half marathon is $84.00, the 2-person relay is $168.00 and the NEW 5k is $57.75. Free registration is available for those who which to raise funds.

All runners receive a complimentary souvenir t-shirt, refreshments throughout the course, a pancake breakfast, entertainment after the race, a finisher medal and a surprise finisher's gift!

For more information on volunteering opportunities, visit our website at

For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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