Village Runs is a series of running routes set up in some of the small towns in Southeast Manitoba. Many of the larger organized runs and triathlons in the area were cancelled because of COVID-19. We miss the motivation and community those events provided. So we thought this up to provide an alternative.
Scroll right or left to see all the routes posted summer of 2020.
Distances are between 5k and 10k. Routes are about highlighting the village and avoiding traffic where possible. Each route is provided as a Strava route. Follow the route and post your run.
More detailed instructions are provided here.
We are Terry Penner and Pat Martens. We’ve been running in the area for years and thought up this idea to connect local runners with a common experience and showcase some of the interesting running close to home.
We’ve had a great summer designing these routes, connecting with local runners and exploring new trails. We’re thinking about extending this into the fall or next year. If you have ideas to improve or extend this for the community, we’d love to hear from you at Runner@VillageRuns.com.
Disclaimer: While running is generally a healthy activity, we encourage you to dress for the weather, watch your footing on new trails, pay attention to traffic, and follow current guidelines on social distancing.