About Us

Since 2000, IGT Legs for Literacy has grown into the largest running event in New Brunswick.
Last year approximately 3,600 runners in total registered in four events: full marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k. Another 250 school-aged children competed in our kids fun run, which encourages children at the elementary and middle school levels to make healthy physical activity a part of their daily routine. And last year our charitable contributions to literacy projects totalled $128,000. To date we have raised $506,000. Join us in 2015 and help make IGT Legs for Literacy a continuing success.

Background


Legs for Literacy was started in 2000 by a small group of local runners and a team of enthusiastic volunteers. They saw a need for an event to raise funds for local school literacy programs. The first event included 5 and 10 km distances. Over the years the race grew to include the half marathon distance, and in 2005 the marathon distance was added. Due to amazing support from the running community and business sponsors, the race has grown from 268 total participants in 2005 (just 46 marathon finishers), to almost 800 total finishers in 2006, to last year’s registration total of approximately 3,600 runners.

race weekend 1_2009