Lace-up, Let’s Train! Fort McMurray Marathon launches route maps

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 23, 2019) – The Fort McMurray Marathon organizing committee is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 race route.  These highly anticipated maps can now be found online at FortMcMurrayMarathon.ca, participants are encouraged to incorporate them into their training plans for this year’s race which takes place on Sunday, September 15. The Fort McMurray Marathon is a partnership between the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) and the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC).

“Runners can now go online and map their race routes, challenge themselves on the course and use these tools to prepare for the big day,” says Kelsey Stefanizyn, Fort McMurray Marathon Chair. “This route was highly regarded last year, with the scenic beauty of our trail systems as a backdrop we can’t wait to see runners out again this year!”

Runners have the option to register for one of six race distances, including the ATB Financial Marathon (42.2km), ATB Financial Half Marathon (21.1km), ATB Financial 10km, 5km, 3km and the Inter Pipeline Kid’s Fun Run. Early Bird Registration is open until 10 p.m. on Friday, May 24.

Participants are also invited to enjoy a healthy pre-race dinner, meet fellow runners, pick up race packages and ask pre-race questions at the Fort McMurray Marathon Runner’s Social on Saturday, September 14.

For more information on route maps, race distances, registration deadlines, event updates, volunteer needs and partnership opportunities please visit FortMcmurrayMarathon.ca. The Organizing Committee would like to recognize Harvard Broadcasting - Mix 103.7FM and AlumaSafway for their continued support of this annual event.

Registration Kicks Off for The Fort McMurray Marathon

Lace Up, Let’s Go!


The Fort McMurray Marathon Organizing Committee is thrilled to announce that Early Bird Registration for the 2019 Fort McMurray Marathon launches April 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. The annual event is a partnership between the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRCWB) and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB).

This year, Fort McMurray’s largest annual running event will bring a crowd of athletes, spectators and partners together to celebrate community, personal achievement and fun at MacDonald Island Park on Sunday September 15th.

“Moving into our seventh year, we look forward to hosting runners from right here in our region, as well as across the province and country,” says Kelsey Stefanizyn, Fort McMurray Marathon Chair. “This Marathon was designed with our local runners in mind and we are so happy it turned into a yearly staple for so many people looking to pursue their running goals and to challenge themselves on a really great course.”

Over the past six years, this race has become a landmark event for the region with a growing base of dedicated runners inspiring others to push their limits, reach their goals and try something new. Runners will have the option to register for one of six race distances, including the ATB Financial Marathon (42.2km), ATB Financial Half Marathon (21.1km), ATB Financial 10km, 5km, 3km and the Inter Pipeline Kid’s Fun Run.  With increasing participation year-over-year, early registration is encouraged to reserve your spot.

Back by popular demand registration for the Fort McMurray Marathon Fit-to-Run program will launch May 6, 2019. This FREE program will facilitate short or long-distance coaching and will consist of 12 or 16-week training plans with the support of an industry professional. Space is limited, stay tuned for updates.

Participants are invited to attend the Fort McMurray Marathon Runner’s Social on Saturday, September 14, to enjoy a healthy pre-race dinner, meet fellow runners, pick up race packages and ask pre-race questions.

For more information on race distances, registration deadlines, event updates, volunteer needs and partnership opportunities please visit fortmcmurraymarathon.ca. The Organizing Committee would like to recognize Harvard Broadcasting - Mix 103.7FM and AlumaSafway for their continued support of this annual event.

2018 Fort McMurray Marathon Top Finishers

Congratulations to all of the participants at 2018 Fort McMurray Marathon! Full results can be viewed here: https://west.sportstats.ca/

Special congrats to all of the top finishers:

ATB Full Marathon
1) Jonathon Vida
2) Andrew Tiessen
3) Charles Wilkinson

1) Marina Francis
2) Emily Luong
3) Leanne McAmmond

ATB Half Marathon
1) Matthew Schneider
2) Craig Ewashko
3) Jordan Miller

1) Caitlyn Lee
2) Vanessa May
3) Nikola Stears

ATB 10K
1) RAF Rzedowski
2) Adam Barnes
3) Jairo Velez

1) Chloe Trottier
2) Jessica Brooks
3) Ella Golosky

Noral Toyota 5K
1) Otieno Bryan
2) Zach McKeown
3) Joseph Hibbits

1) Tula Sundholm
2) Emma Schedlosky
3) Geraldine Carabin

Inah Nail 3K
1) Blake Schedlosky
2) Steve Morrisseau
3) Luke Jackson

1) Maya Slee
2) Naomi Slee
3) Olivia Martineau

This event was made possible by the continued support of the following sponsors: ATB Financial, Noral Toyota, Inah Nail Art Salon, Inter Pipeline, Mix 103.7 fm, Aluma Safway, AKTIV Footwear, Save-On-Foods, Freshii, Mitchell's café, Herc Equipment, Accel Physical Therapy & Massage, Amanda Weger Isagenix Health and Business Success Coaching, Tridon Communications, and Clearwater Physical Therapy.

Annual Fort McMurray Half Marathon gains momentum as the Fort McMurray Marathon in 2018

This year the Fort McMurray Marathon will take place on Sunday, September 16th. Marathon participants, volunteers and spectators alike will descend on MacDonald Island Park for a race day full of festivities including music, food, awards and family fun. Over the past five years, this popular event has received tremendous support with a growing base of dedicated runners helping pave the way to a full marathon addition.