Well what a year to take over race directing one of the most scenic races in Manitoba!! Unfortunately in our first year of organizing the Riding Mountain 1/2, 10k & 5k there is still uncertainty on whether we will receive a special event permit or what the restrictions would be on it if we did receive one so we have had to make the difficult decision to not hold the event in 2020. RaceRMNP strives itself on running top caliber events and the timelines on putting all of the pieces in place to do so has closed. Essentially, we want to be able to host an exceptional event or no event at all.
We value our relationship with Parks Canada and are grateful for the assistance we have received in attempting to make our event happen, these are uncertain times and we respect the added level of complexity when we are seeking permits from a National body during a global pandemic. We thank Parks Canada and the staff in the Riding Mountain Office for their support to date, we look forward to brighter days ahead.
We still want you all to get out and experience this magical place though, so for those who are so inclined we will be posting the planned route for the 1/2, 10k and 5k and if you run one of those routes during the month of September then we will offer you 20% off your registration on the same distance next year!! Watch for details on that in the coming weeks.
Thank you all for the interest in this event, we are so sorry that we can’t be there in person to cheer you on to your running goals this year. None of us had 20/20 vision on what 2020 would bring, but we would love to knock 20% off in 2021 and see as many people out as we can next year if it is safe and responsible to do so!