Running Races

Virtual Races for 2021

Due to the uncertainy surrounding public health restrictions, the annual Icelandic Festival 10 Mile, 5K, and 1 Mile races will take place virtually this year. Virtual races allow participants to compete for prizes (and glory), while enjoying the flexibility of choosing a time, date and route to run that works best for you.

Entrants can participate beginning Sunday, July 18th, 2021 (midnight CST) and must submit their times no later than Sunday, August 1st, 2021 (midnight CST) to be considered for judging.

Pre-order 2021 official race gear [SOLD OUT]

How to Participate in a Virtual Race

  1. Visit our 2021 Race Registration page and complete the registration for the race(s) of your choice.
  2. After registering, runners will receive a DIGITAL RACE KIT (details on what is included listed below) as well as instructions on how to participate. If you choose to pre-order 2021 Icelandic Festival race gear it will be made available for shipping or pick-up prior to the race dates.
  3. Runners have between Sunday, July 18th, 2021 (midnight CST) and Sunday, August 1st, 2021 (midnight CST) to run 10 miles (16.1 KM), 5 kilometres, or 1 mile (1.6 KM) in a single increment at a location of their choice.
  4. Runners must record their race in real time by a Global Positioning System (GPS) either with a GPS enabled watch or a smart phone and once completed, upload the results automatically to RaceRoster by using the Runkeeper application.
  5. Winners will be announced Monday, August 2nd, 2021 on the Icelandic Festival website and Icelandic Festival Facebook page. Details will be provided on where entrants can pick-up medals, ribbons and prizes in Gimli and Winnipeg after successfully completing a race.

What's Included in Registration

  • Custom designed Finisher’s Medal for 10 Mile and 5K entrants, and Ribbons for 1 Mile entrants
  • Digital Race Kit (details below)
  • Links to purchase exclusive limited edition 2021 race merchandise [SOLD OUT]
  • Prizes for top male and female age group winners
  • Sponsor provided swag
  • 15% discount code for the next in-person Islendingadagurinn 10 Mile and 5K Running Races
  • Chance to win prizes through social media contests for racers
  • Invite to potential limited in-person race related events on festival weekend (pending public health restrictions, TBA)

Digital Race Kit

  • Timing instructions and information
  • Links to purchase exclusive limited edition 2021 race merchandise [SOLD OUT]
  • Prizes and contest information

Once you have successfully completed a race, you will need to submit your time to our RaceRoster page automatically by using the Runkeeper app and after August 4, 2021 you will be able to pickup your medal at set locations in Gimli and Winnipeg, or ship (at an additional cost of shipping).

Gimli Medal Pick-up August 1st
Gimli Park
Sunday, August 1st
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM 

Gimli Pick-up after August 4th
Icelandic Festival Gift Shop
107-94 1st Avenue (Waterfront Centre)
Gimil, Manitoba R0C 1B0
(204) 642-7417
info@icelandicfestival.com

Winnipeg Pick-up Location 

TBA

Race Fees and Registration

Visit the race registration page 

Þjálfi Challenge Deal

Register for both the 5K and 10 Mile race for only $40! Participants of the Þjálfi challenge will be entered to win a $250 MPG Sport gift card. Use promocode THOWFI at checkout.

3rd Annual 5 Kilometre Road Race

Run Dates: Runners have between Sunday, July 18th, 2021 (midnight CST) and Sunday, August 1st, 2021 (midnight CST) to run and submit their times in consideration for judging.
Digital Race Kit Included
Registration Fee: $20

30th Annual Jan's Memorial One Mile Fun Run

Run Dates: Runners have between Sunday, July 18th, 2021 (midnight CST) and Sunday, August 1st, 2021 (midnight CST) to run and submit their times in consideration for judging.
Digital Race Kit Included
Registration Fee: $5

53rd Annual 10 Mile Road Race

One of Manitoba's premier road running events accredited by the Manitoba Runners Association

Run Dates: Runners have between Sunday, July 18th, 2021 (midnight CST) and Sunday, August 1st, 2021 (midnight CST) to run and submit their times in consideration for judging.
Digital Race Kit Included
Registration Fee: $30

  • Junior - 19 & under Male and Female
  • Senior - 20 to 39 Male and Female
  • Master - 40 & over Male and Female

Age Group Awards (Top Male & Female, First Place Finishers):

  • 19 & under
  • 20 to 29
  • 30 to 39
  • 40 to 49
  • 50 to 59
  • 60 to 69
  • 70 & over

Virtual Race Running Tips

  • Race participants are expected to follow the advice of their local public health authority.
  • Do not run with anyone else unless they live in your household.
  • If you are running with someone else from your household, run single file, allowing others to pass you and in a way that is safe for oncoming pedestrian, bicycle, and automobile traffic.
  • Avoid high traffic areas. This year, there is no official race course with protective barricades, signage, or areas closed to traffic. The safest route is a route that you are very familiar with during a quiet time of the day.
  • Follow physical distancing practices while you are running or walking. Ensure that you can safely pass someone if needed, avoiding traffic, and running safely on the road.
  • Dress for the weather on the date you run.
  • Bring water and nutrition. These races are unassisted in the sense that we will not be offering water or nutrition at any time.
  • Carry a cell phone with you during your virtual race and tell someone the route you are running in case of an emergency.

Race Contacts

Race Director: Brett Lamoureux 
Office: info@icelandicfestival.com

Thank you to all of our 2021 Virtual Runners!

10 Mile 2021 Results

  • Best Overall 
    Male: Ryan Goodman, Vancouver, BC
    Female: Janie Parson, La Salle, MB
  • 19 & under
    Male: Henrik Vigfusson, Gimli, MB
    Female: N/A
  • 20 to 29
    Male: Scott Friesen, Winnipeg, MB
    Female: Michelle Mark, Winnipeg, MB
  • 30 to 39
    Male: Aaron Foster, Winnipeg, MB
    Female: Arli Cruikshank, Miami, MB
  • 40 to 49
    Male: Ryan Goodman, Vancouver, BC
    Female: Janie Parson, La Salle, MB
  • 50 to 59
    Male: Don Bevington, Beausejour, MB
    Female: Sylvia Loewen, Winnipeg, MB
  • 60 to 69
    Male: Ken Friesen, Winnipeg, MB
    Female: Shelly Borschawa, Winnipeg, MB
  • 70 & over
    Male: Paul Taylor, Burswood, New Zealand
    Female: N/A
  • 80 and up 
    Male: Jim Anderson, Winnipeg, MB
    Female: N/A

5K 2021 Results

Male: Stefan Arnason 17:04, Winnipeg, MB
Female: Brandy Chevalier 21:36, St. Alphonse, MB

1 Mile 2021 Results

  • 1st Place (tied!)
    Alec Baldwin Gimli, MB
    Rudy Kristjanson-Gural

  • 2nd Place
    Don Bevington, Beausejour, MB
  • 3rd Place
    Paul Taylor, Burswood, New Zealand

2021 Social media contest winner

  • Khristine Villanueva, winner of a Viking Beard Buff.

2021 Þjálfi Challenge draw winner

  • Michelle Belanger, winner of a $250 Mpg Sport Gift Card

Past Winners

Master Category - Males

Senior Category - Male

Senior Category - Female

 
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General Inquiries:
Phone: 1 (204) 642-7417
Email: info@icelandicfestival.com

107-94 1st Avenue
Gimli, Manitoba, R0C 1B1