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ONE MILLION REASONS TO GET BEHIND THE WPS HALF MARATHON

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The organizers of the Winnipeg Police Service Cops for Cancer Half Marathon want you to help them march to a million on May 4th, 2014.

At noon today, race organizers, partners and dignitaries participated in a press conference held at the Running Room location at 1875 Grant Ave.  Volunteer race director Nick Paulet hosted the event attended by Police Chief Devon Clunis, Justice Minister Andrew Swan, City Councillor Brian Mayes and the Executive Director of the Canadian Cancer Society Mark McDonald.

In 2014, race organizers and volunteers celebrate the 10th Anniversary of what has become one of the premier racing events in the Province and will attempt to break the 1 million dollar mark for money raised over the last decade.  All proceeds are donated to the Canadian Cancer Society and remains in Manitoba.

The event starts and finishes inside the Assiniboine Park near the foot bridge. The event offers a 2 wave start. The first wave will be at 8:00 am while the second wave follows at 8:30 am. The course can be accessed at www.wpshalfmarathon.ca.

The course will stay open for 4 hours to allow runners, wheelchair athletes and walkers to participate. Participants are welcome to register in person or online at any Running Room location/website; at the Canadian Cancer Society Office at 193 Sherbrook Street; or through the event website.

Registering early is recommended as there are only 2600 runners allowed.  The race is already 65% sold out!

Early bird registration is $78.75 for the half marathon and $157.50 for the Two-Person relay teams until January 31st, 2014.  Free registration is available for those who wish to raise funds!

All participants receive a complimentary souvenir T-Shirt with their registration; refreshments throughout the course, a pancake breakfast, entertainment after the race, a finisher medal and a surprise finisher’s gift!

For more information on volunteering opportunities, visit the WPS Half Marathon website at www.wpshalfmarathon.ca

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