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2019 Scotiabank Fredericton Race Weekend

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THANK YOU Volunteers, Sponsors & The City of Fredericton!

The organizing committee would like to thank all the participants, volunteers, the City of Fredericton and our sponsors who made the 40th anniversary Scotiabank Fredericton Marathon a great success. It was a record weekend with record participation numbers, three new race records, and a new Trites Ortho Smile Mile event.

Thank you all!

 

COURSE UPDATE

“The City of Fredericton has informed us that with flood levels remaining high and an extensive debris cleanup in front of the community, we must change our route,” said Paul Lavoie, race director.

“The community has been under some stress and many roads have been closed for the better part of two weeks. Closing the Westmorland Street Bridge and other streets would have created some additional difficulties this weekend; therefore, the Fredericton Marathon Committee and the City of Fredericton are moving the race to our alternate route”

The Boston Qualifying (BQ) certified route for Sunday May 13th main event (5k, 10k, 21.1k and 42.2k) will consist of the “out and back’ route along our trail system to Penniac from Queen’s Square Park, site of the start and finish line. This route has been used in previous years and is certified until 2021.

“Fredericton is a resilient community, planning for the 40th anniversary of the Fredericton Marathon has been ongoing for over a year,” said Bobby Despres, Sport Tourism Coordinator. “The Fredericton Marathon is a marquee annual event, but we are fortunate that we have an alternative certified route available so we can still conduct this popular race for event participants.”

Saturday’s 3k Run and the popular Youth Fun Run will also relocate to Queens Square Park. Final details of these two events will be posted shortly on our website and our various social media channels.

The Trites Ortho Smile Mile race will proceed as planned Friday, May 11 at 7:00pm on Knowledge Park Drive. Traffic will be closed between 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. between Rio Can Avenue and the Grant Harvey Centre.

The Fredericton Marathon has been part of the local running scene for 40 years. Over the past six years alone, the Fredericton Marathon has granted $45,900 to various community groups who support our popular event .The annual marathon has gained the reputation of being a fast and flat course. Last year, it was ranked second in Canada for runners to earn a Boston Marathon qualifying time.

“We would like to acknowledge the City of Fredericton and all our sponsors, volunteers and members of the community for their continued support in making the Scotiabank Fredericton Marathon one of Atlantic Canada’s finest races,” added Lavoie.

Click here to view alternate course for the 5k, 10k, Half & Full Marathon Courses.

40th Annual Scotiabank Fredericton Race Weekend - May 11th, 12th and 13th 2018

                  --  3 Days of Running  --

We are celebrating 40 years of the Fredericton Marathon in style with a special 3 day event on a memorable anniversary course.

The 2018 Scotiabank Fredericton Marathon’s three-day event features a one-mile race, a 3k run and our traditional Sunday event with 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon events on a special course to commemorate 40 years of this prestigious spring running event in New Brunswick’s capital city.

The anniversary course contains a new separate start and finish line, TWO bridges (Westmorland Street Bridge & Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge) Southside, North side streets and Fredericton’s paved and hard packed trail system.

“The addition of the Westmorland Street Bridge to our 40th anniversary event allows us to provide participants with an extraordinary experience on race day,” said Paul Lavoie, Fredericton Marathon’s race director. Participants will get to see both sides of our picturesque Capital city from both sides of the Saint John River.”

The 40th anniversary weekend event kicks off Friday, May 11 with a good old fashioned one mile evening race along the downtown riverfront trail system to the Delta Marriott Fredericton. Cash prizes will be offered for the top three male and female finishers.

On Saturday, May 12, a mid-morning 3k run is an event that allows family members of all ages to participate together and experience a run-type event along Fredericton’s riverfront trail system. The traditional afternoon Youth Fun Run will occur along Pointe Ste. Anne Boulevard and the trail system.

Sunday’s main event highlights a point-to-point race with a separate start and finish line at Queen’s Park Square. Participants running the 10k, half marathon or full marathon events will cross the Westmorland Street Bridge, a FIRST for the Fredericton Marathon, heading to the streets of the North Side before heading out on the city’s trail system and returning to the South side via the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge to the finish line at Queen’s Square Park.

Special anniversary highlights include: NEW medals, BONUS SWAG for runners participating in an event on each of the three days, NEW Expo and host hotel!

Registration is now OPEN!

 

MESSAGE FROM MAYOR

The Running Major The Major

On behalf of City Council and the citizens of Fredericton, it is my pleasure to welcome all the runners participating in the Fredericton Marathon.  This event is the culmination of countless dedicated hours of training.

To all our visitors, welcome to Fredericton.  We are very excited to host this outstanding sporting event each year in our beautiful City.   This year, being the Marathon’s special 40th Anniversary, features an extra day of activity, new events, and a stunning new route across the river at the beginning of Sunday’s run.

The City of Fredericton takes great pride in being one of the world’s most intelligent communities, a leader in green technologies and a proud supporter of recreation, arts and culture.  We also take great pride in the balanced lifestyle we offer our residents, as evidenced by our numerous parks and green spaces, and our 85 kilometres of interconnected trails.

And so we come to the day you have trained for.  Excitement and anticipation fill the air.  Enjoy the memorable experience and the beauty of the course.

MICHAEL G. O’BRIEN

-MAYOR-

MESSAGE FROM OUR MP

The Running MP The MP

Congratulations on your participation in the 40th annual Scotiabank Fredericton Race Weekend! Whether you are running in the one-mile race, 3k, 5k, 10k, half marathon, or full marathon, I am proud to see so many members of our community out pounding the pavement, and improving your wellbeing. Welcome, as well, to those who have travelled to join us in our provincial capital.

As an athlete and coach, I know well the importance of an active lifestyle, and recognize the benefits that running has in improving our physical health and mental wellbeing. Your participation in the Race Weekend is a great reflection of Fredericton’s energetic community spirit.

Enjoy your run and best of luck!

A fellow runner,

Matt DeCourcey, MP, Fredericton

Sponsors

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.

Sponsors