MaraFun

Let RUNNING be your child or student’s commitment to being healthy and let the Nutrien MaraFun help you do it!

Welcome to MaraFun 2022: A LIVE AND VIRTUAL Experience. We have a 6 week and 10 week programs, online support, weekly newsletters and more + a race day in your own community or at our live event.

The MaraFun is a program was developed by the Saskatoon Road Runners Association (SRRA) in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Marathon. The MaraFun will provide young people (13 and under) a way to participate in the Saskatchewan Marathon in a novel way. Each MaraFun participant will run, walk, or wheelchair a minimum of 4K per week in the weeks leading up to race day. MaraFun participants will cap off their hard work with a fun run in their own community on the race day chosen by their team leader or at the live event. The cost of this program is $20 per student + GST and service fees for early-bird registration. Throughout the program, there are opportunities for the participants to learn about an active lifestyle, maintaining a physical activity program to promote health, and the importance of having personal goals. It is truly a unique way for youth to increase their activity levels, nutritional knowledge, and self-esteem.

The final race date is normally the last Sunday of May. On Sunday, May 29, those that choose to run at the LIVE event will come together at Diefenbaker Park for the last fun run of the program. If you don’t feel comfortable with a LIVE event run, that is no problem at all. Your Team Leader can choose the same race day (or any other date) and have your own fun run in your community where you feel safe.

What programs are there?

We have a 6 week and a 10 week program to choose from.

What if my school is not participating this year?
Speak to someone at your school and see if they might be interested. If that doesn’t work work, we have now created Mara-Family-Fun teams so no one is left out.

What is all included in the 6 Week & 10 Week Programs?

  • A MaraFun finisher’s medal.
  • A free 10 or 6 week easy-to-follow MaraFun training program designed by Craven SPORT Services.
  • Access to video sessions with special guest coaches.
  • A MaraFun t-shirt with an area to personalize your built-in race bib.
  • A digital MaraFun race certificate.
  • Access to our MaraFun Private Page with additional content, videos and more.
  • Chances to win great prizes from the Saskatchewan Marathon partners and sponsors.
  • Plus a few surprises in the “MaraFun Race Kits”(sent to the Team Leaders before your Race Day).

Click here to find out more details

STEP 1 — TEAM LEADERS: Register yourself as a TEAM LEADER and create your team name. Please share your team name with your team/parents. Come back to the registration page and see who has currently registered on your team, click VIEW TEAMS on the left side.

*If you are new to the program, please be sure to email me or call (contact listed below) and I can walk you through the process. Students/Parents need to be aware of their Team Leader and their Team/School Name to register correctly.

STEP 2: We will provide you with the registration package with complete details. Starting March 21 (10 week program) & April 18 (6 week program), Team Leader and parents will receive weekly newsletters with running tips, nutrition tips, videos, updates and more.

*Parents have the option to opt out of the emails.

STEP 3 — PARENTS: Register your child by clicking ‘Register’ and selecting the MaraFun Registration INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION USE ONLY option (note parents must sign waiver for students).

*In some cases, your Team Leader may choose to register their whole team.

The MaraFun 10 week program will officially start Monday, March 21, 2022. We have some user-friendly tools + the 10 week program for Team Leaders and parents to help maintain some sense of normalcy for our youth. The 6 week program will start April 18.

MaraFun registration is open on November 25.

Other resources such as the Student Tracker, program, and other useful tools delivered in the weekly newsletters.  Registering also gives you access to our MaraFun Private Page to access all the resources in one convenient place.

Contact Jeffery Culbert:   jculbert@onpurpose.ca          Phone –  306-716-0869.

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