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WPS Half Marathon a Go for Sunday

May 5, 2012 8:39 AM | News


Here’s hoping Mother Nature plays nice with the weather on Sunday.

Whether the forecasted rain holds off or not, it won’t be enough to derail the Winnipeg Police Service 8th Annual Half Marathon tomorrow morning.

At 8 a.m., approximately 2,600 runners will begin at Assiniboine Park just east of the footbridge. A Canadian Forces C130 aircraft will perform a ceremonial flyover to begin the race.

The race will make its way east down Wellington Crescent before travelling through Wolseley, and then heading west through Charleswood and eventually back to Assiniboine Park to end near the duck pond.

The public can cheer on the runners at any point along the route, and also enjoy a pancake breakfast in the finisher area.

Proceeds raised from the event will go to support the Canadian Cancer Society’s Manitoba division.

Traffic closures:

  • Westbound Wellington Crescent from Oxford Street to Assiniboine Park is closed from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Northbound Park Boulevard N to Wellington is closed from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Westbound Roblin Boulevard from Charleswood Parkway to Oakdale is closed from 6 a.m. to noon
  • No parking in the westbound lane on the south side of Portage Avenue from Woodhaven Boulevard west to Douglas Park Boulevard from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WPS Half Marathon not your speed? The MS Walk is also taking place on Sunday beginning at the University of Manitoba.