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Indoor Marathon

11th Annual Indoor Charity Run and Walk

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Lakehead University Hanger

Children’s Centre Foundation Thunder Bay raises funds to support and enhance services for children, youth and families, and to create a healthy community. Proceeds from this event will support and enhance services for children, youth and families in our community.

“By enriching services, educating the public, and engaging our community, Children’s Centre Foundation improves the lives of children, youth, and families in Thunder Bay”


TO REGISTER A TEAM: To Register a Team: Teams are encouraged to register directly with Dayna Pupeza at (807) 343-5053 or by emailing However, team registration can also be completed online. Please note – Team Captains must register first to acquire a passcode for additional team members.

PLEDGES: Looking for motivation to run further? Encourage your friends and family to pledge your efforts by making a donation based on the distance you complete. Download our Pledge Form Here


This year’s event features a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Run and Walk, as well as a relay option for each the Full and Half Marathons.

The Kids Fun Run is free for all children, ages 1-10. No advance registration is required.

Showers, day lockers (50 cent cost), and an aid station will be available for participants.


Individual Full Marathon: $65 (Until Dec 31, 2019), $75 (After Dec. 31, 2019)

Individual Half Marathon: $35 (Until Dec 31, 2019), $45 (After Dec. 31, 2019)

Individual 10km Walk or Run: $35 (Until Dec 31, 2019), $45 (After Dec. 31, 2019)

Relay (per person): $35 (Until Dec 31, 2019), $45 (After Dec. 31, 2019)

School Relay (per team): $300 (unlimited runners from the same school)

Corporate Relay (per team): $500 (unlimited runners from the same organization)

Participants are invited to collect pledges in support of the Children’s Centre Foundation. All donations over $10 will receive a charitable tax receipt.

Download our Pledge Form or visit our website at


8:00 am Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay

9:00 am 10km Walk

10:30 am 10km Run

11:15 am Kids Fun Run (no registration required)


Race Kits will be available at Children’s Centre Thunder Bay on Friday, February 7th, 2020 between 4-6pm (please, no early birds), and on race day at the Hanger.

Children’s Centre Thunder Bay is located at 283 Lisgar Street (at the corner of Water Street).

Out of town participants can make pick up arrangements by calling (807) 343-5053.


All runners will receive a chip timer on the day of the race; they will NOT be included in your race kits. Please check in at the Registration Table when you arrive to pick up your timer. Relay teams will receive one chip per team – captains are encouraged to pick this up.


On line registration closes at Midnight on Thursday, February 6th, 2020.

Late registrations can be made by calling (807) 472-9953.

Awards will be given out as races are completed.

Kids’ activities will take place between 10-2pm.

Spectators are welcome; come out and cheer on the runners!


Do you have to have marathon experience to participate?

NOT AT ALL! All abilities are welcome to participate in this fun event. Participants can choose to run, walk, or stop as often as they please.

Does each team member have to run the same distance?

One of the advantages of the indoor track is that team members can switch as often as you want to – allowing all abilities to participate. There are no rules related to the minimum or maximum number of laps each team member must run. Some teams may choose to have their more experienced runners run more laps than their less experienced runners. Similarly, relay runners may run all of their laps consecutively, or choose to take turns.

Will there be a photographer on site?

Yes! Lakehead Athletics Photographer will be covering the event and will have a link on the website where you can view or purchase photos. Photos will also be available for viewing on the Children’s Centre Foundation Facebook Page. Feel free to LIKE and SHARE.

Can I wear headphones during the race?

We will have 2 Tone Music playing tunes throughout the race for your entertainment – requests are welcomed. For the safety of all participants headphones are not permitted. 


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