Remembering Mark Kirby

June 24, 1971 – June 2, 2021

Like so many in the running community, we at the Fredericton Marathon are saddened by the death of Mark Kirby. Today, we bid farewell to someone who was larger than life, with his big smile, love of terrible puns and enthusiasm for running.

Mark introduced countless people to the sport, always ready to offer advice, support and a warm welcome to anyone who needed it. Mark had a talent for making people believe they could overcome any challenge. He took part in our events on many occasions – and when he wasn’t running, he was on the sidelines taking photos and cheering everyone on.

The Fredericton Marathon volunteer committee extends heartfelt condolences to Mark’s family and countless friends. We will miss him, but take comfort in knowing he will live on in the many lives he has positively impacted. Mark’s was truly a life well lived – rest in peace, dear friend.

Fredericton Marathon 2021 Race Update

The Stewart McKelvey Fredericton Marathon May Race Weekend will occur Sept. 3-5, 2021, Labour Day weekend.

“The health and safety of everyone involved in the event – the participants, volunteers and spectators – must come first,” said Christine Little and Bruce Macfarlane, co-race directors of the Fredericton Marathon.

When the Fredericton Marathon volunteer organizing committee began planning our 2021 event, we truly believed that we would be able to put on an in-person marathon weekend in May. We chose a backup date for September, mainly because 2020 taught us that the unexpected can happen – but we didn’t really think we would need it. However, mid-January came with a rising number of cases and new COVID-19 variants. It is now mid-February and we are in a prolonged state of Orange (or an even stricter alert level, depending on where you live). Understanding the future is unpredictable and with little talk of re-establishing the Atlantic Bubble, the committee has made the decision to postpone our event to our backup date of September 3-5 (Labour Day weekend).

“We know this isn’t ideal, and it is not a decision we made easily or lightly,” added the co-race directors. “We are runners as well and we were so excited to be part of an in-person event.”

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FINAL TALLY: $13,734.75.

We cannot think of a better way to end 2020 with this amazing update!!

The F6 Networks Run for the Shelters raised a total of $13,734.75 for Fredericton Shelters.

Christine Little, co-race director, hands the cheque to Warren Maddox, executive director of the Fredericton Homeless Shelters.

Again, Thank You to everyone, participants, sponsors, volunteers, donators, supporters for making this year’s event such as a success! Hope to CU in 2021

Please don’t forget, great events take great sponsors like:

UPDATE: Stewart McKelvey FREDERICTON MARATHON 2021

Merry Christmas everyone!

The Fredericton Marathon committee is working with the City of Fredericton Government and Fredericton Tourism – Town Square Social Hub and other partners to draw up a safe event for the running community in May 2021.

The three-day event is being planned for the weekend of May 7, 8 and 9. COVID-19 operational and risk mitigation plans are being prepared and will be submitted to the City and Public Health in the New Year. Our aim is to have more details and registration available in early to mid January.

Thank you for your support. Stay safe during the Holidays!

ALERT: TALLY UPDATE $13,505.29

The The f6Networks Run for the Shelters continues to grow for The Fredericton Homeless Shelters.

OMG! – Thank you to everyone … all the live and virtual participants, sponsors, volunteers, donators, supporters for making this year’s event such as a success! Hope to CU in 2021!

Please don’t forget, great events take great sponsors like:

THANK YOU!

The The f6Networks Run for the Shelters raised $11,305.68 for The Fredericton Homeless Shelters . Congratulations to all the live and virtual participants, sponsors, volunteers, donators, supporters for making this event such as a success!

Please don’t forget, great events take great sponsors like: