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Moncton, New BrunswickRace Weekend 2014 October 25 & 26th

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Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick

La course aura lieu 25 et 26 octobre 2014



Since 2000, GTECH Legs for Literacy has grown into the largest running event in New Brunswick!

Mark October 26th on your calendars for the 2014 GTECH Legs for Literacy event. Last year was our biggest and best event to date. Thanks to the support of our sponsors and participants, we donated $90,000 to local literacy initiatives in 2013! Our 2014 planning has already begun so stay tuned for updates over the coming months at www.legsforliteracy.com or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LegsforLiteracyCourirPourLire.

Once again we will feature four races- 5k, 10k, half and full marathons. Based on runner feedback, runners really enjoy our route: we plan some minor adjustments that will be designed to make it even better. We will also have a Youth Athletic Event on race weekend.  This year it will take place at Centennial Park. Encourage your children to take part.

Did you know -

  • This year we will be a RunNB Running Room Super Series Event for the marathon distance and the NB marathon Championship. As well as the RunNB prize package, the winner will receive a prize pack of a free entry to next years event and a complimentary hotel stay.
  • Our course is a Boston Qualifier (certified course NB-2011-082-BDC) and half marathon times can be used for qualification at the New York City Marathon!

News -  Legs for Literacy 2014

  • September 10, 2014 - Latest registration update - 55% full
  • September 3, 2014 - This year we are capping our event at 3600 registrations. We will be sending alerts via Facebook and Twitter as we near the maximum on each event. We are currently 47% full.
  • September 3, 2014 - Goodlife Fitness will be returning as Expo sponsor for 2014. Look for the red tent when you pick up your kit. Not running the event this year, stop by the expo anyway and check out our vendors and special speakers. Check our web site closer to race day for more details.
  • September 3, 2014 - CO-OP will be sponsoring our Celebration Plaza this year. Look for the tent of refreshments after you cross the finish line and reward yourself for a job well done! Thank you CO-OP!
  • September 3, 2014 - We are pleased to announce that Co-op will be sponsoring the Family Run-Walk event at Centennial Park on Saturday, October 25th. Bring the kids and encourage them to participant in this great event supporting Moncton Headstart Inc. There will be a one and two kilometer distance. Register: http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/theevent/funrun.aspx. Cost is $10.00 and each child will receive a race bib, Medal, t-shirt, and snacks.
  • September 3, 2014 - Thank you to the City of Moncton for approving the route changes necessary to take our 5k and 10k events off the trail and on to the streets. New routes, less congestion, details and map to follow soon.
  • August 23, 2014 - We are pleased to announce that the ”Fondation des caisses populaires acadiennes” is Legs for Literacy newest race sponsor. They will be the title sponsor of our 5K event.
  • August 12, 2014 - Last year we required over 450 volunteers to help put on a first class event. This year we need even more! What a great opportunity to come out and support your friends and family as they participate in our event. Anyone interested in sharing some of their time and energy with us, please email legsforliteracy.com.
  • July 29, 2014 - GTECH Legs for Literacy and the Running Room are looking for Pace Bunnies for our 2014 event. NEW THIS YEAR, we have introduced a pace bunny for the 10k which will complement the pace bunnies we’ve had other years for the half and full marathons. For more information, follow this link - http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/volunteer/pacebunnies.aspx
  • July 15, 2014 - Our first early registration cutoff is July 27th. Register now to take advantage of discounted pricing! http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/theevent/register.aspx 
  • July 15, 2014 - We would like to welcome back the following sponsors : GTECH (Spielo), Recharge with Milk, Goodlife Fitness, Medavie Blue Cross, Majesta, Subway, and Co-op. More announcements coming soon.
  • July 15, 2014 - We have a new medal design - http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/theevent/default.aspx
  • May 28, 2014 - We are considering adding some Legs for Literacy merchandise to our expo this year. What would you buy: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VBHQPQS
  • May 1, 2014 - This year, we will be hosting the 2014 RunNB provincial marathon championship!
  • May 1, 2014 - Our T-shirt color for 2014 is purple!
  • April 17, 2014 - Here are a few good articles on local runners going to Boston, in the Times Transcript - http://legsforliteracy.com/site/media/Parent/Boston%20Strong%202.pdf   http://legsforliteracy.com/site/media/Parent/Boston%20Strong.pdf
  • March 31, 2014 - Want more of a challenge? If you also complete the Maritime Challenge (Saint John Marathon by the Sea, Halifax Blue Nose Marathon, and PEI Marathon) you will qualify for the Atlantic Chip Ultimate Running Challenge Medal. Get more details HERE.
  • March 26, 2014 - Registration is now open! Click here to register.
  • March 18, 2014 - Our donation total for 2013 was $90,000.00. Our last recipients were Francophone Sud with $36,036.00, and Anglophone East with $43,164.00. Check out our year to year donation breakdown here.
  • February 17, 2014 - We have begun to give away our 2013 proceeds. Receiving money so far: Moncton Regional Learning Council - $5,600.00, Moncton Headstart - $4,100.00, and Lire et Faire Lire – Acadie - $1,500.00. More details will follow.
  • January 17, 2014 - New Brunswick’s first ever “New Brunswick Challenge 2014 - click here for more details
  • January 14, 2014 - Agenda for our annual general meeting - click here.
  • January 7, 2014 - Our annual general meeting will take place on January 20th, 7:30PM, in the DEC room at the Anglophone East District Office at 1077 St. George Boulevard, Moncton, NB. To ensure we have adequate seating capacity, we would appreciate a response if you plan to attend - legsforliteracy.com

News -  Legs for Literacy 2013 

  • November 11, 2013 - Winners of the 2013 School Cheer Challenge - Congratulations Riverview Middle School!
  • November 2, 2013 - Thank you to Jana Giles for her story in the Times Transcipt this morning - http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/newsstories/jana.aspx
  • October 28, 2013 -Check out the story in the paper today (Times Transcript) -  http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/newsstories/timestranscript.aspx
  • October 28, 2013 - Nice article in L'acadie Nouvelle - http://www.acadienouvelle.com/sports/2013/10/27/dixon-roy-couronnes-au-13e-marathon-courir-lire/?pgnc=1
  • October 25, 2013 - Celebrate at the Coors Light After-Party - There will be special pricing on beer - 20 oz draft of Coors Light or Molson Canadian will be $5.25, Bottle of above brands will be $3.75.
    A brunch menu will be available from 11 – 2 if anyone wants to eat after the event. Pricing as listed in menu.
  • October 24, 2013 - Celebrate at the Coors Light After-Party - Shaped by a partnership between Coors Light and the Old Triangle, this year participants, volunteers, family and friends are invited to the first-ever Coors Light After Party, immediately following the Spielo International Legs for Literacy this Sunday. And talk about convenient – the Old Triangle is immediately across the street from the Finish Line and the Co-op Celebration Plaza.
    The fun starts at 11am! See you there…!
  • October 24, 2013 - Check out the story in the paper today (l'acadie nouvelle) - http://www.acadienouvelle.com/sports/2013/10/23/3100-coureurs-attendus-les-rues-moncton-dimanche/?pgnc=1
  • October 23, 2013 - The Recharge with Milk crew will be at the race so remember to visit the Recharge with Milk Recovery Zone for your chocolate milk post-race and an opportunity to participate in our “What is your goal” photo opportunity which will be posted on the Recharge with Milk Facebook page.
  • October 23, 2013 - Booster Juice will be at the EXPO and the finish line handing out free samples and also selling smoothies with $1.00 from each sale going back to Legs for Literacy. Look for their cart!
  • October 23, 2013 - Marathon Weekend 26 and 27 October - Press Release
  • October 23, 2013 - Traffic Disruptions - http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/trafficdisruptions.aspx
  • October 21, 2013 - Check out the story in the paper today (timestranscript) - http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/newsstories.aspx
  • October 20, 2013 - See our list of expo speakers and exhibitors: http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/theevent/expo/default.aspx
  • October 17, 2013 -  This year RBC has generously supported us and has several employees participating in the event. We would like to thank them for their $2,500.00 donation and their employees for helping contribute to an event that promotes an active lifestyle while raising money for a good cause
  • October 16, 2013 - Subway will be sending their Commit to Fit Ambassador, Carl Savard, to our event this year. Look for him at the Expo on Saturday and at the 10K on Sunday. Get more information on Carl at http://www.subway.ca/freshbuzz/Carl.aspx or http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/theevent/expo/carl.aspx.
  • October 12, 2013 - See our list of expo exhibitors: http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/theevent/expo.aspx
  • October 12, 2013 - We are pleased to announce that the ”Fondation des caisses populaires acadiennes” is our Pasta Dinner Sponsor. Each year they encourage their employees to become more physically active by participating in our event. Thank you for your continued support!
  • October 11, 2013 - Looking for accomodations - http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/theevent/accomodations.aspx
  • October 11, 2013 - Procedure to buy or sell registrations: Go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LegsforLiteracyCourirPourLire and post a comment to the picture entitled "Registration exchange requests." You can either post a message inviting interested parties to contact you, or send a private message to one of the people looking for a place (all payments are between the two parties). You should print a copy of the receipt of your registration, sign it and give it to the person who replaces you. This person will bring it to the Expo Saturday, October 26 for the name change in the system (Atlantic Chip). We will not do any transfers before Saturday, October 26.
  • October 10, 2013 - Our event is completely SOLD OUT!
  • October 8, 2013 - The 10K is SOLD OUT!
  • October 7, 2013 - The 5K is SOLD OUT !
  • September 27, 2013 - The half marathon distance is SOLD OUT!
  • September 26, 2013 - The marathon distance is SOLD OUT! 
  • September 8, 2013 - This year the Youth event will be held at Centennial Park. It will be a FREE Fun Run. Click here for details.
  • August 29, 2013 - We are pleased to announce that Goodlife Fitness will be our EXPO sponsor.
  • August 17, 2013 - We are pleased to announce that Booster Juice is the newest sponsor for Legs for Literacy. They will be the title sponsor of our 5K event.
  • August 8, 2013 - We are pleased to announce that Subway is Legs for Literacy newest race sponsor. They will be the title sponsor of our 10K event. Welcome back Subway!
  • July 28, 2013 - The route maps are now available on line!
  • June 20, 2013 - The link for accommodations is now live: https://www.deltahotels.com/Groups/Delta-Beausejour-Groups/Legs-for-Literacy. This year the Delta Beausejour will once again be our host hotel and the location of our start line.
  • June 16, 2013 - The Legs for Literacy Marathon and the Emera Marathon by the Sea are pleased to announce the addition of the Fredericton Fall Classic as another option to obtain the Fredericton component of the medal. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Tri-City run idea, the May Fredericton Marathon sold out early, leaving many disappointed would-be participants without the ability to collect all three medals. You asked (begged in some cases) for us to find a way to make it happen and we are very pleased to let you know that we have a solution with the addition of the Fredericton Fall Classic. In its 31st year, the September 22nd Fredericton Fall Classic offers 5K, 10K or 21K distances and will make a great addition to the tri-city run.
    By completing any distance at the Emera Marathon by the Sea (August 11), Scotiabank Fredericton Marathon (May 12) or the Fredericton Fall Classic (Sept 22) and Legs for Literacy (Oct 27th) you will be able to collect the most exciting medal of the 2013 running season.
    Don't be disappointed again; be sure to register early!

  • June 13, 2013 - We are pleased to welcome back the following sponsors this year: Recharge with Milk – Full Marathon; Majesta – Half Marathon; Medavie Blue Cross – Health and Wellness Sponsor; CBC – Community Spirit Sponsor.
  • June 13, 2013 - This year, we will be hosting the 2013 RunNB provincial marathon championship!
    The new symbol, in simple and elegant ways, is based on one that is well-entrenched in our culture – the visual of a “foot with wings” that is attributed to the Greek god Hermes, and represents fleetness and speed. We have taken this well-known symbol and given it a twist by replacing the expected visual of the wing with the pages of a book capturing the uniqueness of the race and the connection between a running race and literacy. The combination of “race and cause” generates a special positioning for the event and a unique branding opportunity to create a visual that can say much more than “just another marathon.” The logo also has a strong connection to the City of Moncton in its color scheme. Some of the key colors in the logo are the same as the Moncton city brand colors.

  • February 27, 2013 - New this year! Good things come in threes: New Brunswick’s first ever 2013 Tri-City run - click here for details
  • February 20, 2012 - Moncton Running Room - The Legs for Literacy committee was pleased to present a check for $55,000.00 to Moncton area literacy projects. On hand for the presentation – Bonnie Fenton (L4L), Greg Ingersoll (Anglophone East ...School District), Jeanne McNeil (L4L), Aubrey Kirkpatrick (L4L), Luc Lajoie (Francophone Sud School District), Kim Buck (Running Room), Claudette Godin (Lire et faire lire), Kraig Colpitts (L4L), Rhonda Rubin, (Learning Disabilities Assoc. of NB), Peter Sawyer (Moncton Regional Learning Council), Marie Wilson(L4L), Lyn Young (L4L), Janette Tummon (L4L).
  • January 17, 2013 - Agenda for our annual general meeting - click here.
  • January 15, 2013 - Our annual general meeting will take place on January 22nd, 8:00PM, in the main floor meeting room at the Moncton Public Library located at 644 Main Street, Moncton. To ensure we have adequate seating capacity, we would appreciate a response if you plan to attend - legsforliteracy.com.

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