2015 Annual Report

I would be remiss if I didn’t thank Sylvio Bourque for making the initial contact with the Hampton River Runners over a year ago. Shelley Doucet took a major role in making all the connections work. A big thank-you to her as well.

Jeremy Fry was instrumental in putting everything together with his Hampton River Runners. It was a great night at a super facility with over 125 runners who enjoyed the evening. Thanks Jeremy, we couldn’t have pulled it off without you.                                                    

RunNB started these Hall of Fame and Awards banquets back in 2009 in Moncton with 101 runners in attendance. Here are the numbers:

1. 2009 Moncton 101 participants
2. 2010 Saint John 109 
3. 2011 Fredericton 119 
4. 2012 Miramichi 121 
5. 2013 Moncton 106 
6. 2014 Beresford 142 
7. 2015 Quispamsis 125 
8. 2016 Tracadie 127

Again, thanks to Sylvio, we will be travelling to Tracadie for our 8th celebration in our northern community on Nov 19, 2016.

Some highlights from our weekend in Quispamsis:

• Our finances are in good shape, with an annual budget of around $30,000.
• We gave out four Education Awards (total $1,000) to runners in grade 12 or going to college or university. In addition the Chaleur Running Club contributed $250 toward a fifth education award.
• Our three-year agreement with the New Brunswick Medical Society as sponsor of our young runners is over. We hope to renew our contract with them in 2016. In 2015 alone, we awarded young runners through this program over 3100 medals. It’s been a win-win situation with the Medical Society over the last three years. We can’t do it without them.
• A Race Directors’ meeting in Fredericton was well attended with over 30 taking part in the day-long event.
• 24 provincial records were broken this year compared to 18 last year. See our new web page coming soon.
• In 2016 we will again be publishing a booklet of our running calendar. We expect it will be ready for the Lorneville Loop in early April.
• With Gilles Gautreau and Darrell Travis inducted, our Hall of Fame is now set at 16.
• Our first year in a three-year agreement with ANB to have Gabriel LeBlanc act as our Executive Director was a resounding success.
• Paul Lavoie who has been our treasurer for over 20 years has stepped down. Many thanks to Paul for his years of contribution to our sport!
• Marcie Holland from Saint John, a Chartered General Accountant is our new Treasurer.
• You will probably see some changes to our web pages over the upcoming months.
• Rob Jackson was elected President after I decided not to re-offer.