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General Race Info

True North Pacing Bunnies

True North Pacing will be the pacing runners at the 2020 Stewart McKelvey Fredericton Marathon.


Road and Bridge closures, May 5, 2019

Here is the list of road and bridge closures for the 42nd Annual Stewart McKelvey Fredericton Marathon May 9, 10, 2020

Saturday, May 9

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Aberdeen Street, between St. John Street and the trail just past Church Street;

McLeod Avenue, between Beaverbrook Street and St. John Street; and

Church Street, between McLeod Avenue and Aberdeen Street.

Sunday, May 10

7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

Aberdeen Street, between its terminus at the trail to St. John Street;

St. John Street, between Churchill Row and McLeod Avenue;

McLeod Avenue, between St. John Street and Beaverbrook Street; and;

Church Street, between Churchill Row and Aberdeen Street.

7:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (or as soon as last participants completes the course) 

St. John Street, between Aberdeen Street and Queen Street;

Queen Street, between St. John Street and Regent Street;

St. Anne’s Point Drive, between Queen Street and the Westmorland Street Bridge on ramp;

Westmorland Street Bridge to Union Street to Union Street offramp;

Union Street to Friel Street; and

Friel Street, between Union Street to the trail system

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Westmorland Street Bridge, between Queen and Maple Street.

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Marysville Bridge, between McGloin Street and Mill Street.


Supporting the Fredericton Food Bank

Once again the Stewart McKelvey Fredericton Marathon Race Weekend is supporting the community by requesting participants to donate non-perishable, nutritional food items when arriving at the registration/race kit pick-up on Friday May 8, and Saturday, May 10. The 2019 Food Bank drive was a huge success with hundreds of pounds of food collected along with generous financial donations.


Certified Courses

The new 2020 Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K routes will be certified. The 5K course is not certified but has been measured with a Jones Counter. Note that the alternate courses were certified in 2011 and 2018 are still valid.


Cash Awards

The Fredericton Marathon offers cash awards for breaking the 10k, marathon and half marathon race records. The cash awards for the male and female race records start at $250 for the full marathon and increases by $25 for every year it is not broken to a maximum of $500; For the 1/2 marathon, it starts at $125 and increase by $25 for every year it is not broken to a maximum of $250. For the 10k race, the male and female race records starts at $100 and increase by $25 for every year it is not broken to a maximum of $200. Below are the current cash awards for breaking a race record in 2020.

Men’s 10k Record = $100.00
Women’s 10k Record = $100.000

Men’s Marathon Record = $250.00
Women’s Marathon Record = $325.000

Men’s Half Marathon Record = $125.00
Women’s Half Marathon Record = $250.00


Race Records

M - 2:29:42 - James MacLellan (Sydney, Nova Scotia) 2019
F - 2:53:57 - Paula Keating (Miramichi, NB) 2014

Half Marathon
M - 1:08:07 - Lee Wesselius (River Glade, NB) 2019
F - 1:19:29 - Paula Keating (Miramichi, NB) 2012

M - 33:13 - Byron Wood (Fredericton, NB) 2007
F - 35:57 - Shelley Doucet (Quispamsis, NB) 2018