Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Half Marathon
2012 was the inaugural year for WFPS Half Marathon, 10k, 5k. With many unknown factors including the number of runners, level of sponsor participation and ultimately how much money we could raise for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, we started off with a focus on creating an awesome running event designed by runners for runners and we succeeded.
In our first year at our inaugural event which was held on Saturday, October 20th, we had 1,665 registered runners which resulted in us raising $25,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. We were humbled by the overwhelming participation and support by all runners and volunteers!
The Second Annual WFPS Half Marathon | 10k | 5k saw a huge increase in participation numbers and grew faster then our wildest dreams. The Second Annual took place on Saturday, October, 19th, 2013 and sold out with over 2,200 runners resulting in a donation of $50,000 to The Heart & Stroke Foundation! We were absolutely thrilled by this!
With an even bigger increase in participation and popularity amongst the runners in the community our Third Annual WFPS Half Marathon | 10k | 5k, took place on Sunday, October, 19th, 2014 and sold out with over 2,450 runners resulting in a donation of $60,000 to The Heart & Stroke Foundation!
With the largest attendance to date, hosting over 2,900 runners the Fourth Annual WFPS Half Marathon | 10k | 5k took place on Sunday, October 18th. The WFPS Run committee proudly donated $40,000 more to the Heart & Stroke Foundation!
The 5TH ANNUAL WFPS Half Marathon | 10k | 5k took place on Sunday, October 16th, 2016. It was the largest attended event, with 3,216 runners! It was also the biggest single amount donated to the Heart&Stroke Foundation in a single year, at $75,000! This help bring our 5 year total to over $250,000!
The 6TH ANNUAL WFPS Half Marathon | 10k | 5k will take place on Sunday, October 15th, 2017.