celebrating 6 years in
the wood buffalo community
Originating in 2012, the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) introduced the City Centre McMurray Half Marathon to grow the running community within Fort McMurray. Building on the continued success of the annual Fort McMurray Half Marathon, thanks to the support of our local running community and partners, the community event has evolved and grown in its sixth year as the Fort McMurray Marathon with a full 42.2km marathon race distance.
The Fort McMurray Marathon is brought to the region by the RRC and the RMWB.
Every fall runners and spectators come to MacDonald Island Park to participate in the day-long event that has something to offer all levels of runners and spectators, with an emphasis on health and wellness, growth and tourism in the Wood Buffalo Community. Participants and community members descend on MacDonald Island Park and enjoy music, food, community partner activations, entertainment, family fun and much more!
Until the most recent addition of the full marathon in 2018, the Fort McMurray Half Marathon continued to grow and offered multiple race distances for all skill levels and ages to enjoy, including the half marathon (21.1km), 10km, 5km, 3km and a kid's fun run. Providing a variety of race lengths has allowed for runners to graduate from one distance to the next, allowing them the opportunity to challenge themselves and push their personal goals year after year.
The annual Fort McMurray Half Marathon wouldn’t have been possible without the continued support of dedicated volunteers, participants and corporate partners. Looking forward to September 16, 2018, we are thrilled to continue moving toward our long-term sustainable vision for this fall tradition and enable its growth into Fort McMurray’s very first full marathon.