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2020 Stewart McKelvey Fredericton Marathon Race Weekend

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March 25, 2020

The Stewart McKelvey Fredericton Marathon May 8-10, 2020 is Cancelled

After considering many possible options while facing a rapidly evolving situation due to COVID-19, the Fredericton Marathon organizing committee has announced it is cancelling its May 2020 event weekend.

This tough decision was made while keeping top of mind the health and safety of event participants, friends, family members, volunteers, and the entire community.

"We are extremely disappointed that we will not have the opportunity to welcome you to Fredericton in May,” said Christine Little and Bruce Macfarlane, co-race directors of the Fredericton Marathon. “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we look forward to greeting you in May 2021."

Registered May 2020 participants will receive correspondence shortly about deferrals and other options.

"Our committee didn't make this decision lightly," said the co-race directors. "We would like to express our sincere thanks to our sponsors, partners, suppliers, the City of Fredericton for their understanding and cooperation."

Additional information:

Q: Why did it take a while for you to make this decision?
A: This COVID-19 situation is evolving each and every day and we needed to take the appropriate time to review and explore all possible options, including contacting suppliers, vendors and sponsors. Our volunteer committee practiced social distancing and conducted a lengthy conference call meeting earlier this week.

Q: Did you consider postponing the event to Fall 2020?
A: The Fredericton Marathon committee considered staging the event in the Fall but we wanted to very respectful to other Fall races throughout our Maritime running community!

Q: Why are you only offering a partial refund?
A: Although we have a crystal-clear NO REFUND policy, these are difficult times for everyone and the Fredericton Marathon committee decided to refund as much as we can back to participants. Staging an event like a marathon has many upfront costs that unfortunately cannot be carried over to the following year.

Q: As a registered May 2020 participant, what are my options?
A: A registered May 2020 participant has one of three options to choose.
Option 1 is a registered May 2020 participant will be able to defer their registration to May 2021 for free.
Option 2 is a registered May 2020 participant will be able to receive 50% of initial registration fee minus processing fee that was paid at time of registration.
Option 3 is a registered May 2020 participant can conduct their own virtual run and receive a 2020 medal through mail. Note if you choose option 3, you will not be eligible for option 1 or 2.

Q: When will I receive the opportunity to select my option?
A: Very shortly all registered May 2020 participants will receive an email from Race Roster explaining the options and selection process.

Q: Have you selected your date in May 2021?
A: We are extremely sad that we don’t get to welcome you this year but we will try to make it all the sweeter in 2021 when we do run together.

Please mark May 7-9, 2021 on your calendar.


We would like to thank the following companies for making this year's marathon possible. We couldn't do what we do without their fantastic support.

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