RunNB Open Championships

RunNB established the Open Championship program to encourage runners to participate in varied races et crown a champion in each of the 5 distances: marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5 miles et 5 km. The first man and first woman to cross the finish line in each race will be declared the winners of the open championship.

Virtual Trophy

Names of winners are placed on the Virtual Trophies.

2024 Schedule of Championship Races

Event Distance City Date
Shediac Lobster Festival: Claw Run / La course des pinces 5km Shediac July 7th, 2024
Hampton 5 Miler 5 Miles Hampton September 15th, 2024
Tim Hortons Joe McGuire Memorial 5K and 10K 10km Woodstock July 27th, 2024
445e Demi-Marathon de l'Acadie Half Marathon Tracadie-Sheila November 3rd, 2024
46h Annual Stewart McKelvey Fredericton Marathon Marathon Fredericton May 11th, 2024

New in 2024






Fredericton Marathon

Fredericton NB


May 11

Open Championship & SuperSeries

Claw Run

Shediac NB


July 7

Open Championship & SuperSeries

Tim Horton's Joe McGuire Memorial

Woodstock NB


July 27

Open Championship & SuperSeries

Hampton 5 Miler

Hampton NB


September 15

Open Championship & SuperSeries

445 Demi-marathon de l'Acadie

Tracadie NB


November 3

Open Championship & SuperSeries

  • Residence is no longer a factor to consider. All runners registered can be crowned champion of this program, no matter where he or she lives.

  • RunNB will award cash prizes to the first three positions in each of the open championship races, male and female. For 2024, lcash prizes are as follows :

    Male & Female Positions All Distances
    1rst $125
    2nd $100
    3rd $75

  • Prior to the race, the RunNB Treasurer will send to the race director of the Championship race a cheque for the amount of $600. The race director will be responsible to present the prizes to the winners on race day.
  • The first 3 positions, male and female, will also receive a medal from RunNB. The RunNB Executive Director will send the medals to the race directors prior to the race and the race director will present the medals to the winners on race day.

Criteria of a Championship race

The following criteria are compulsory for your race to be designated RunNB Championship:

  1. The course must be certified by Athletics Canada. You can consult the list of certified courses at

    For more information on the method of certifying your course, you can consult the Race Director’s Guide available here:

    Athletics Canada Certification is valid for 10 years. Should a course be changed in any way from one year to the next, it must be re-measured, and a new certification issued.

  2. RunNB recommends that you consult its web site under Policies for a list of qualified measurers

  3. Day Fee on Policy Page link: