FREDERICTON MARATHON 2021 FINAL TALLY AND 2022 DATE SET!

The 43rd annual Stewart McKelvey Fredericton Marathon, which was held on Labour Day weekend, was a huge success. Not only did participants and volunteers enjoy this opportunity to get together at a live event, but the volunteer organizing committee is proud to share that:

  • A total of $13,525 dollars was granted to 12 organizations from the race weekend event;
  • Three race records were smashed by Stanley Chaisson, of Charlottetown, PEI (men’s marathon), Colleen Wilson, of Deep Cove, NS (women’s half marathon) and Alex Cyr, of Wellington, PEI (men’s 10k); and
  • 36 per cent of marathoners got their BQ (Boston qualifier).

The final results of the 43rd annual Stewart McKelvey Marathon can be found online at:

The countdown clock has been reset so be sure to mark May 6-8, 2022 on your calendar for when the 44th annual Stewart McKelvey Fredericton Marathon returns to Mother’s Day weekend. Details on the event and registration will be unveiled later this fall.

Thanks for your support of our 2021 event – we look forward to seeing you in the spring!

Marathon Men Winner:
Left to right: Bruce MacFarlane, Co-race Director (left) and Christine Little, Co-race Director (right) present male marathon winner, Stanley Chiasson of Charlottetown, PEI with a vertiball from Vertiball, the official recovery sponsor.

Women Marathon Winners:
Left to right: Bruce MacFarlane, Co-race Director (left) and Christine Little, Co-race Director (far right) present female marathon winner, Meghan Strum, of Halifax, NS and Kalli Van Vulpen, of Amherts, NS with a vertiball from Vertiball, the official recovery sponsor.

Sunday Half Marathoners:
Left to right: First-place half marathoner Kiernan McDonald, of Halifax, NS (left) and First-place female half marathoner Colleen Wilson, of Deep Cove, NS each receive a vertiball from Vertiball, the official recovery sponsor.

THANK YOU ALL!

It took a very long time to get to today but the Fredericton Marathon volunteer organizing committee would like to take this opportunity to truly thank all the participants, volunteers, sponsors, City of Fredericton Government and more who made this weekend’s 43rd annual Stewart McKelvey Fredericton Marathon race weekend another success.

Three days, six events, three new race records! Runners crossed the Westmorland Street Bridge, hit the trails and made it back to Queen Square today. All extra food, chocolate milk and water were donated to the The Fredericton Homeless Shelters and Fredericton Community Kitchens.

Again, thank you all for another great event!

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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

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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!

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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!

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