Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Third Annual Fort Garry Rotary Half Marathon, in support of the Knowles Centre. It is our goal every year to have a great race promoting healthy living and raise funds for a worthwhile cause.

This year, the annual event is scheduled for September 21, 2014. In addition to raising funds for the Knowles Centre and other Rotary sponsored community projects, we hope it will provide an opportunity to the runners to test the results of their summer training, try for personal bests and a practice run for those running half or full marathons in the fall and winter.

Sign up to volunteer!

 

Volunteer orientation:

6:00 p.m.
September 18, 2014
Holiday Inn Winnipeg South

 

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CAUSE

Our primary Project is to supplement the existing vocational programming offered at the Knowles centre with the aim of providing graduating students with either the ability to continue their training elsewhere, or to find employment.  Current support for knowles graduates ends at the age of 18 and these at-risk adolescences lack sufficient skills to cope with the demands of society and become contributing members of society.  Our Painting Vocational Training project aims to break the cycle of abandonment the graduates face and teach them a productive trade.

For more information about Knowles Centre, visit www.knowlescentre.ca

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RACE INFORMATION

The race course is certified and is an out and back course, marked with mile markers at every mile and with kilometer markings at 5, 10 and 15 KM marks. The race course is well marked with directional and other information signs. There are also racecourse marshals and volunteers all along the course for guidance. These volunteers will be wearing yellow volunteer t-shirts and are easily identifiable.

Description

From the start line near the Duck Pond Shelter at St. Vital Park, runners will run on Parameter Road to the exit gate of the park, turn south on River Road to just before Bishop Grandin, turn right and follow the bike path to the Red River leading to south side of Bishop Grandin. Make the loop to follow the path over the bridge to the west side of the Red River to Darcy Drive and to Thatcher Drive leading to University Crescent, turn left on University Crescent and left again on Sifton Road. Follow Sifton to Saunders, Freedman and turn left on Kings Drive and right to Kilkenny Drive to the Perimeter Highway. At this point cross over to the bike path going west along Cloutier Drive to the turnaround point, make a slight left from the bike path to the left lane of Cloutier Drive and retrace the course back to the park.

Race Kit Pick Up

Saturday September 20, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Running Room, 1875 Grant avenue

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online now!

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For more information, download a copy of the Runners’ Guide:

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SPONSORS


Platinum Sponsor

 


Silver Sponsors

 


Aid Station Sponsors

 


Nourishment Sponsors

 


Water Station Sponsors

 


Other

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Platinum

$15,000
  • 3 Year commitment of $15,000 per year
  • Only Name/Logo on runner bibs (500)
  • Only name/logo on Technical Long Sleeve T-Shirt
  • Large Banner at Start/Finish
  • Recognition in all PSA’s and Print Material

Silver

$5,000
  • 1 Year commitment of $5,000
  • Large Banner at Start/Finish
  • Recognition in all PSA’s and Print Material

Nourishment

$2,500
  • These sponsors will cover the cost of all food
  • Beverages for the recovery area Post-Race
  • Large Banner at Start/Finish
  • Recognition in all PSA’s and Print Material

Aid Station

$1,500
  • These sponsors will cover the cost of all beverages/nutrition
  • Large banner leading to aid station
  • Large banner leading at your aid station
  • Recognition in all PSA’s and Print Material

CONTACT

 

Or contact:

 

Patrick O’Connor

Phone: 204-480-9444

ABOUT ROTARY

Rotary International

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarian members, in more than 29,000 clubs in 162 countries. Founded by Paul Harris, a young lawyer from Chicago, on February 25, 1905. This average club size is approximately 45 members. The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a worthy enterprise, at the same time encouraging and fostering the following four avenues of service, around which club activities are carried out.

Fort Garry Rotary Club

At the Fort Garry Rotary Club we pride ourselves on our ability to create an atmosphere of fun and fellowship while maintaining a commitment to local and international communities. With the help of our families and friends, our goal is to reach beyond our neighborhood and to better understand the people we serve and to make contributions that change our lives and those of the people we meet.