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Another great year of Road Racing in NB

Our 2017 Banquet in Fredericton

It was a day of celebration and of recognition of the fantastic running community we have in New Brunswick! Fredericton Marathon hosted the event at the Wu Center in Fredericton.    
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
  9. 2017 Fredericton  104

Thank you to all of the many volunteers who made this possible, as well as the RunNB committee members and in particular Sylvio Bourque, for making this possible.

The weekend also served as the year-end meeting of the members of the RunNB committee.  To learn more about what the committee does and to learn more about the financial status of RunNB, please contact any member of the committee via the RunNB Contact page.  Copies of the committee minutes and financial statements are available at your request.

We look forward to another big year in 2018 and a year-end gathering in Edmundston.

Rob Jackson
RunNB Chairperson

NB Records set in 2017
Marathon Shelley Doucet 34 Overall 2:46.29 Apr 17/17 Boston, MA
Marathon Shelley Doucet 34 30-39 2:46.29 Apr 17/17 Boston, MA
10 Mile Lily Coffin 17 19&< 1:33:43 Jul 1/17 Grand Bay, NB
0.5 Mar Laura Dickinson 18 19&< 1:22:35 Oct 22/17 Moncton, NB
10 Mile Kristine Beaulieu 29 20-29 1:10:20 Jul 1/17 Grand Bay, NB
1 Mile Paul Keating 51 50-49 5:34 Aug 13/17 Miramichi, NB
0.5 Mar Patty Blanchard 60 60-69 1:34:32 May 28/17 Ottawa ON
10 Mile Robert Jackson 62 60-69 1:05:58 Jul 1/17 Grand Bay NB
Note: Click to see all NB Records

2017 #RunTrackie SuperSeries Winners - Click link to view photos of the Top 3 winners of each category
  Event of the Year

Run for Renee 5K - Quispamsis, NB

The 2017 Serie of the Run for Renee 5k Races featured 240 participants in 6 races. 

RunNB wish to congratulate the organizing committee of the Run for Renee 5k in winning the 2017 Event of the Year

Photo above: Run for Renee 5k is the 2017 Event of the Year. Photo above: Sheley Doucet (L) presents Event of the Year Award (Photo by Brian Richard)
 Male Runner of the Year

Jean-Marc Doiron - Moncton, NB

Is the 2017 provincial champion in the 5km and half-marathon distances. He also finished 2nd in the 10km championship and 3rd in the marathon championship. On route to his half-marathon title, Jean-Marc broke the Legs For Literacy course record in an impressive time of 1:13:17. Jean-Marc won the #RunTrackie Serie for 20-29 this year with an outstanding point total of 500pts.

RunNB is proud to present Jean-Marc Doiron with the Male Runner of the Year Award for 2017

 Female Runner of the Year
Shelley Doucet - Quispamsis, NB

Broke the women’s provincial marathon record in Boston - 2:46:29 (chip 2:45:46). Another highlight, amongst many, saw Shelley compete at the Jeux de la Francophonie, where she won the marathon; becoming the first NB athlete in any sport since 1997 to win gold. She was 9th at the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Italy and has the top half marathon and marathon time in NB for 2017, with the half set at the NB championships in Moncton (1:19:44). 

RunNB is proud to name Shelley Doucet as 2017 Female Runner of the Year.


 Up and Coming Male Runner of the Year
Zach Boulanger - Saint John, NB

Finished 2nd overall male at the 5km in Fredericton in May (18:16) and was 1st in the 19 and under age group at the Hampton 5 mile (31:27) in September. His times continue to improve as a result of his hard work.

RunNB is pleased to recognize Zach as the 2017 Up and Coming Male Runner of the Year.

 Up and Coming Female Runner of the Year
Erin Vringer - Saint John, NB


Recorded a time of 18:02 in the 5km race in Miramichi, which makes her the 4th fastest for female this year in New Brunswick for the 19 and under age group. Erin finished in a time of 31:49 at the Hampton Five Miler which is the 2nd fastest for her age group in provincial history. 

She is very keen to improve her times and that is why she attends the races, to put himself up against the best.

RunNB is pleased to recognize Erin Vringer as the 2017 Up and Coming Female Runner of the Year

  Personal Achievement Award
Nathalie Thériault Beresford, NB

Ran 11 Super Series races, finishing 1st in the 40-49 age group. She also competed at all the distances from 5km to Marathon. She gained silver ranking in the 5km, 5 mile and marathon, with gold ranking in the 10km and half marathon distances. Nathalie also finished 1st in the Run for the Cycle.

RunNB is pleased to recognize Nathalie's wonderful year of running with the 2017 Personal Achievement Award.

  Inspirational Person of the Year
Daniel Landry - Petit-Rocher, NB

Has a condition called Microcephaly, but this does not hold him back. He participates in many races throughout the province, including eleven Super Series races this year. Daniel also goes out of his way on training days and at races to support those who are yet to finish. A true inspiration. 

RunNB is proud to recognize Daniel Landry as 2017 Inspirational Person of the Year for his determination and good nature.

  Walker of the Year
Kim Spinney - Saint John, NB

 A very good walker and great advocate for the walking community. Kim spends time encouraging others to do their first walking events and inspires others through competing in many races. This year she completed the Hypo Half, the Lorneville Loop 13km and it was her sixth year walking the Boston 5K. Other walking events completed include the Bluenose 5K, Sole Sister 5K, and the Maine and Ottawa half marathons. 

RunNB is proud to recognize your dedication and achievements with this Walker of the Year Award for 2017.
  Other Award Winners

RunNB Outstanding Contributor - Alex Coffin


 2015 RunNB Hall Fame Inductees
Scott Hare - Miramichi, NB


Scott Hare has excelled in the sport of running throughout his professional and personal running career. Scott’s running history is not limited to Run New Brunswick, but also includes Cross Country and Ironman Triathlons. Scott also sat on the Board or Directors for Run New Brunswick, and served as a race Director for Run New Brunswick Super Series events.

Between 1983 to 1992 Scott Hare dominated long distance running events within the Province of New Brunswick. Scott also excelled at National and International events outside the province.

Scott’s accomplishments during this timeframe include, but is not limited to:

• Multiple year winner of the New Brunswick Road Running Series – 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987,1998,1999, and 1990.

• Miramichi Athlete of the Year 1984.

• Multiple 20km and 10km Provincial Champion (Provincial 20km and 10km records).

• Multiple Canadian University Athlete of the Month/week – 1984-1989.

• UNB Cross Country Most Valuable Runner – Multiple years.

• Top Canadian and 47th overall at Chicago.

• Marathon (field of 10,000) and 87th at the New York City Marathon (field of 20,000).

• Multiple Cross Country and Track and Field Win’s.

• Provincial 10,000m Record – 1984.

• Multiple Road Race Records including the Miramichi 5km (15:00) and St. Francoise ½ Marathon (1:09:17 – 1988) that still exists today;

• Ranked and started with the top 100 at the Boston Marathon.

• Featured in the Olympic run book.

• Inducted into the Miramichi Sports Hall of Fame 2015.

• Served as President of Run New Brunswick multiple years.

• Sponsored by Nike North America

Scott Hare retired from active competitive running in his mid 20’s due to a recurring hip injury. Many years later, Scott’s passion for sports inspired him to get into the Sport of Triathlons, specifically the Ironman. At the Age of 38, Scott went back to basics to learn how to swim and cycle. His drive and passion allowed the following accomplishments: 

• 5 time Ironman Finisher.

• 1st person from New Brunswick to quality and finished at the World Ironman Triathlon Championships in Kona Hawaii.

• World Duathlon Championships Italy – 2001.

Scott Hare is still very active in the Ironman and 1⁄2 Ironman events throughout the world. His constant drive and dedication to the sport not only makes him an exceptional athlete, but also serves as a role models for members of his community as a lesson that it is never too late to learn a new skill and be the best that you can be.

RunNB Chairperson, Jackson presents Scott Hare with the RunNB Hall of Fame plaque.  Paul becomes the 19th member of our honoured Hall of Fame.

Paul Lavoie - Fredericton, NB

Paul Lavoie has been active in the running community for more than 50 years either as a runner, member of Fredericton’s Capital City Road Runners or an organizer of various events, including the Fredericton Marathon. He was a founding member of the Capital City Road Runners and for the more than 35 years of its existence, Paul was a keen participant, supporter and booster of this Club. In 2013, Lavoie was awarded a lifetime membership to the club for his significant contributions to the Capital City Road Runners; the first ever lifetime membership awarded by the Club.

Lavoie has been involved with the Fredericton Marathon for 38 years either as a runner of organizer. He first ran the Fredericton Marathon only once in 1989, as a qualifying attempt for the Boston Marathon. 

Lavoie has been serving as the Fredericton Marathon’s race director since 1998. Next May, the Fredericton Marathon will celebrate its 40th anniversary with Paul Lavoie as its race director.

Over the years, Lavoie has seen the Fredericton Marathon become one of the Maritimes finest and best attended races.

Lavoie has countless memories of the Fredericton Marathon, including “my best memory is in the early days before chip timing. We used popsicle sticks and stop watches. One year we spent many hours sorting out the results. Another year when the race was in mid-April we had a snow storm.”

Lavoie’s contribution to the running community isn’t just with the Fredericton Marathon. Lavoie served 20 years as Run New Brunswick’s treasurer, overseeing the provincial organization’s finances.

Some 25 years ago, Lavoie started the Fredericton Trail Masters Cabot Relay team. Today, it is still going strong


RunNB Chairperson, Rob Jackson presents Paul Lavoie with the RunNB Hall of Fame plaque.  Nathalie becomes the 20th member of our honoured Hall of Fame.
Banquet Photos - Link