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Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick

La course aura lieu 24 et 25 octobre 2015

 

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

Mark October 25th on your calendars for the 2015 IGT 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 $128,000 to local literacy initiatives in 2014! Our 2015 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.

Did you know -

  • This year we will be a RunNB Running Room Super Series Event for the marathon distance.
  • Our course is a Boston Qualifier (certified course NBSS-2014-106-BDC) and half marathon times can be used for qualification at the New York City Marathon!

News -  Legs for Literacy 2015

  • April 28, 2015 - IGT Legs for Literacy Running Event announces new Race Director: http://legsforliteracy.com/site/media/Parent/Race%20Director%20announcement.pdf
  • April 14, 2015 - Nice article in the Times and Transcript on local runners going to Boston - http://legsforliteracy.com/site/media/Parent/going%20to%20boston%202015.pdf
  • March 11, 2015 - The Legs for Literacy committee was pleased to present a check for $128,000.00 to Moncton area literacy projects. The committee would like to thank all the participants, volunteers, and sponsors for their support. We look forward to seeing you again on October 25, 2015. Check out our year to year donation breakdown here.

  • February 22, 2015 - The New Brunswick Challenge, Maritime Challenge, and the Ultimate Running Challenge are all returning this year. Click here for more details.
  • February 1, 2015 - Registration is now open on the Running Room and Race Roster sites. Take note of our new pricing structure. Our first price increase is May 16th so register early to take advantage of the lowest rate. Click here to register.

News -  Legs for Literacy 2014

  • December 15, 2014 - Our annual general meeting will take place on January 13th, 7:00PM, in the Northrop Frye Room at the Moncton Public Library located at 644 Main Street, Moncton, NB. To ensure we have adequate seating capacity, we would appreciate a response if you plan to attend - legsforliteracy.com.
  • November 15, 2014 - Winners of the 2014 School Cheer Challenge - Congratulations Lewisville Middle School!
  • November 1, 2014 - Age Category Awards - If you did not pick up your medal for one of the categories, we will be at the Moncton Running Room on Wednesday Nov 19 for medal pick up. Here is a link to the awards list - http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/photos_results/default.aspx
  • November 1, 2014 - Nice article in the Times Transcript today by Jana Giles - Play-by-Play of a Runners Thoughts During a Race - http://legsforliteracy.com/site/media/Parent/Jana%20Giles%20Article.pdf
  • October 30, 2014 - The certificates have been loaded and are now live on the results page - http://www.atlanticchip.ca/events/results-show.php?result=2311
  • October 27, 2014 - "How do I get my New Brunswick ( Maritime or Ultimate) Challenge medal?"
    Anyone looking for these medals should email info@marathonbythesea.com - include clarification about what medal you are looking for, name and mailing address.
  • October 27, 12014 - Congratulations to all participants and thank you to all volunteers. We could not have done it without you! A message from our full marathon sponsor and official recovery beverage of Legs for Literacy, Recharge with Milk. http://legsforliteracy.com/site/media/Parent/L4L%20Post-Race%20Eblast.pdf
  • October 24, 2014 - Visit the Recharge with Milk Recovery Zone at the finish line for the full Recovery experience.
    * 500ml sample of cold chocolate milk will be provided to help you recharge, rehydrate and refuel after your workout.
    * Visit the trivia wheel to see how chocolate milk stacks up to other products.
    * Bean bag chairs will be available to relax.
    * Photo wall where images are uploaded to www.facebook.com/rechargewithmilk  
    * Receive FREE Recharge with Milk swag items.
    Chocolate milk has the ideal mix of carbs and protein to help your body refuel after an intense workout. Check out all the facts on this convenient source of natural nutrition here!
    http://www.rechargewithmilk.ca/workout_recovery?utm_campaign=Spon14&utm_medium=email&utm_source=LfL&utm_content=CTA-DW&WT.mc_id=Spon14_email_LfL_CTADW
  • October 24, 2014 - 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 24, 2014 - This weeks articles in the Times Transcript - http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/newsstories/default.aspx
  • October 23, 2014 - Map of street closures - http://legsforliteracy.com/site/media/Parent/ClosureandDetours_NEWSPAPER.pdf
  • October 23, 2014 - Schedule for the CO-OP Family Run Walk on Saturday - http://legsforliteracy.com/site/media/Parent/Family%20event%20schedule.pdf
  • October 21, 2014 - Count Down is on blast - http://legsforliteracy.com/site/media/Parent/Last%20blast%202014.pdf
  • October 21, 2014 - Latest registration update! Marathon - 96%, half marathon - 88%,10K - 97%, 5K - SOLD OUT
  • October 20,2014 - The 5k is SOLD OUT!
  • October 19, 2014 - Video of sample of route (5k used) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2MA9-AqnoQ&feature=youtu.be
  • October 19, 2014 - We now have a 10K Nordic Walk category. If you intend to participate in the Nordic Walk (poles mandatory), please email legsforliteracy.com and we will switch your registration to the Nordic Walk event.
    Please note - you will pick up your bib at the 10K table at the Expo.
  • October 17, 2014 - See our list of expo speakers and exhibitors: http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/theevent/expo/default.aspx 
  • October 17, 2014 - Press Release - http://legsforliteracy.com/site/media/Parent/Press%20release%20Legs%202014%20draft.pdf
  • October 16, 2014 - Latest registration update! Marathon - 92%, half marathon - 86%,10K - 94%, 5K - 97%
  • October 16, 2014 - Race Day is Near Blast - http://legsforliteracy.com/site/media/Parent/Race%20Day%20is%20near.pdf
  • October 16, 2014 - Because we are so close to our cap, registration is now limited to online only. The Running Room is no longer accepting paper registrations.
  • October 13, 2014 - Traffic disruptions - click here
  • October 13, 2014 - Latest registration update! Marathon - 90%, half marathon - 86%,10K - 91%, 5K - 95%
  • October 6, 2014 - Latest registration update! Marathon - 86%, half marathon - 84%,10K - 87%, 5K - 92%
  • October 6, 2014 - Route details are now online - http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/theevent/route.aspx
  • October 4, 2014 - Latest registration update! Marathon - 84%, half marathon - 83%,10K - 86%, 5K - 90%
  • October 1, 2014 - 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 Coors Light After Party, immediately following the G-TECH Legs for Literacy. 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 12 pm! See you there…!
  • September 30, 2014 - Latest registration update! Marathon - 82%, half marathon - 81%,10K - 84%,5K - 89%
  • September 29, 2014 - Don’t forget that September 30th is the deadline for getting your name on your bib. No event switches can be made after that time unless done at the Goodlife Fitness Expo during kit pickup (as long as we are not sold out) 
  • September 27, 2014 -  Latest registration update! Marathon - 80%, half marathon - 78%,10K - 81%, 5K - 86%
  • September 23, 2014 - Latest registration update! Marathon - 76%, half marathon - 77%,10K - 78%, 5K - 83%
  • September 18, 2014 - Latest registration update! Marathon - 74%, half marathon - 75%,10K - 75%, 5K - 80%
  • 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