2004 Annual Report
Run New Brunswick is a committee of Athletics New Brunswick (ANB), comprised of a Chairperson (Phil Booker), Vice-Chairperson (Robert Jackson), Treasurer (Paul Lavoie), Secretary (Nadine Currie Jackson) and Race Coordinator (Gilles Gautreau). Run NB operates on an annual budget of approximately $10,000.00, receiving revenue from race participants and Timex, and spending funds to produce a yearly race booklet, maintenance of a website, providing liability insurance coverage for runners and race organizers, and awarding prizes to competitive and recreational runners.
In May, 2004 RunNB produced and began distribution of the Road Racing Calendar booklet, listing 32 events from May 9 to October 24, 2004. Each listing included significant information about the event, in many cases showing course record-holders.
Road races operated under the banner of RunNB in 2004 at distances ranging from one mile to 42.2 kilometers, and were hosted in 22 different communities, from Campbellton and St. Francois in the north, to Grand Bay, Hampton and Saint John in the south.
Races attracted varying numbers of runners. At the inaugural "Dam Run" in Perth-Andover on October 2, 34 runners competed at the 5 and 10 kilometer distances. At the "Marathon By The Sea" on August 8, over 1300 runners competed in the 5 mile, ½ marathon and marathon distances.
Approximately 5300 participants ran in the 32 road races coordinated by RunNB in 2004.
RunNB encourages participation by designating 22 "Running Room Superseries" races, at which runners accumulate points within their age category. Standings are updated after each race on the website, enabling runners to track their progress and engage in friendly competition for points. In 2004 one runner from Fredericton, Gerald Pugh, exemplified the spirit of participation by competing in all 22 of the Superseries events.
RunNB also encourages competitive runners in its 7 event "Timex" series of races. The top three male and female finishers in each Timex event earn prize money that is awarded at the year end banquet. In 2004 the top female was Ena MacPherson of Rothesay, while Chris Brake from Saint John dominated the men's standings.Many thanks go to our Race Director, Gilles Gautreau, who logs considerable hours to make RunNB function. Also, at the heart of RunNB are the many race directors and numerous volunteers who make each race possible. RunNB acknowledges and expresses its appreciation to all of these volunteers, who make it possible for road racing to thrive in New Brunswick.