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40th running of the Manitoba Marathon hit Winnipeg streets Sunday

Click to play video: 'And they’re off… the first round of athletes begin the Manitoba Marathon 2018' And they’re off… the first round of athletes begin the Manitoba Marathon 2018
WATCH: Wheelchair athletes set off from the starting line in the 40th annual Manitoba Marathon, just ahead of the pack. Runners began their events in successive waves – Jun 17, 2018

It’s an annual event bringing runners to together from all across the city, and it’s been happening on Father’s Day for 40 years.

The Manitoba Marathon is a huge undertaking, with thousands of runners and hundreds of volunteers logging countless hours leading up to the event.

READ MORE: A huge effort into putting together the annual Manitoba Marathon

The race started at 7 a.m. the University of Manitoba and winds through the city, across 250 intersections.

Athletes in the series of events took off from the starting line in waves as loved ones cheered them on from the sidelines.

PHOTO GALLERY:  See just some of the many faces of the Manitoba Marathon 2018

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WATCH: video taken as several Marathon events took off from their starting lines

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Drivers were reminded to be cautious as traffic on many Winnipeg thoroughfares would be effected.

This map shows the road closures around town Sunday, June 17.
This map shows the road closures around town Sunday, June 17. City of Winnipeg

Pembina Highway, Jubilee Avenue, Harrow Street, Corydon, Grant and Taylor Avenues would be impacted between 7 a.m. and noon.

The city website shows lane closures.

Some Winnipeg Transit routes were altered to accommodate the run were available on Transit webpage.

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