New Records at the Fredericton Marathon
May 27th, 2024

FREDERICTON (RUNNB) – A new race record, record numbers and a new Youth Fun Run location capped off the recent 46th annual Stewart McKelvey Fredericton Marathon race weekend.

The Fredericton Marathon hosted the 2024 RunNB open marathon championships. Sarah Mulcahy of Fort Kent, Maine, broke her own women’s Fredericton Marathon record with a time of 2:50:07, shaving three minutes and 23 seconds off the record she set last year. Madalyn Higgins of Middle Musquodoboit, N.S., placed second and Kristy Moore of Halifax, N.S., came third in the RunNB women’s marathon championship.

Joe Stewart of Halifax, N.S., won the men’s marathon with Ryan Rafuse of Canaan, N.S., placing second and Hayden Hollowell of Hythe, Alta., coming third in the RunNB men’s marathon championship.

A record 2,800 participants signed up for race weekend.

Saturday’s 3k and 5k participants followed an out-and-back course along the city’s trail system across the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge.

More than 300 children participated in Youth Fun Run sponsored by the New Brunswick Medical Society, RunNB and Trites Orthodontics. The 500 meter and 1 kilometer events were held Saturday afternoon at the Nashwaaksis outdoor track next to the fieldhouse on the city’s northside.

Sunday’s 10k, 21.1k, and 42.2k participants crossed the Westmorland Street Bridge, hit the trails and crossed the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge to get back to Queen’s Square. They were cheered on by volunteers, family, friends and spectators along the route.