An Open Letter to Gina Tranquada

Dear Gina,

Just a quick note to congratulate you on your third place finish at the 2019 Winnipeg Police Half Marathon. You are an inspiration to our community and you make us so proud! One hour, thirty-one minutes, and one second is an outstanding time, but (there’s always a ‘but’) I want to draw your attention to another running milestone you achieved way back in 2012.

As I recall it was a rainy day, or was it snowy? There could have been a windchill or at the very least, sleet. I know for sure it wasn’t sunny or warm because our race is not known for balmy conditions, but (see, there’s another one) I digress.

This was the year you walked away $150 richer from Ted’s Run for Literacy for the fastest course record set by a female. Just so you know, this record still stands today despite some serious challenges from some badass female runners who would love to steal this record. The male fastest course time has been beat at least three times and is currently owned by Paul Carr (34:16:90).

Gina, do you remember your time? Are you curious? Do you think you can beat your own record? Are there any badass ladies with a chip on their shoulder (or bib, get it?  chip… bib… never mind, bad runner’s pun) out there who think they are a contender for a new record?

Seriously Gina, we would love to have you back on our course. You are a star VIP in our eyes and we would give you your own personal seat next to the propane heater, exclusive parking, and we will serve you cake on your very own souvenir paper plate.

Hope to hear from you soon Gina.

It’s a good day to be alive,

The TRL Race Crew

PS… to check Gina’s time go to and click “results”… I could tell you but I’m trying to drive some traffic our way :).

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3 comments on “An Open Letter to Gina Tranquada
  1. Gina says:

    I would love to challenge this record 😉 Thank you for reaching out to me.
    See you at the start line!

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  2. Ted's Run For Literacy says:

    Thank you Gina! We are thrilled to have you return to our track. Best of luck, your record will be a tuff one to beat!


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