Let RUNNING be your child or student’s commitment to being healthy and let the Nutrien MaraFun help you do it!
Welcome to MaraFun 2021: A Virtual Experience. Our 6-week and 10-week programs, online support, weekly newsletters and more + a race day in your own community.
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 4 Km 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. The cost of this program is $20 per student + GST and service fees. 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…this year because we are going virtual, THE TEAM LEADER picks the Race Day sometime between May 24 and June 24, 2021.
We have a 6-week and a 10-week program.
- A cool MaraFun finisher’s medal.
- A free 10-week easy-to-follow MaraFun training program designed by Craven SPORT services.
- A MaraFun t-shirt with an area to personalize your built-in race bib.
- Digital MaraFun race certificate.
- Access to our MaraFun Facebook 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 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 15 (10 week program), of April 12 (6 week program), TEAM LEADERS 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 program will officially start Monday, March 15, 2021. 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.
MaraFun registration is open.
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.