The Forks, located at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, has been a meeting place for over 6,000 years. Indigenous peoples traded at The Forks, followed by European fur traders, Scottish settlers, railway pioneers and tens of thousands of immigrants.
Over the last 30 years, The Forks has been transformed from an abandoned railyard into one of Winnipeg’s foremost destination, with this set of goals in mind:
The Forks shall be developed as a meeting place a special and distinct, all-season gathering and recreational place at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, through a mixed-use approach including recreational, historical and cultural, institutional and supportive commercial uses.
The Forks has for the last number of years offered us their space to be used as our pre-race meeting and gear check location and our race headquarters on race weekend, as well as our finish line. This year will be the first year that The Forks serves as both a start and finish for all of our participants.