Fredericton, NB – A joint partnership between the organizing committee of the 36th Annual Scotiabank Fredericton Raceweekend and the City of Fredericton will allow the annual Mother's Day event to grow from its current capacity of 1500 registered participants.
Changes in the route will continue to utilize the City's vast trail system while also highlighting some of the picturesque residential architecture in Fredericton. The course will continue to be Boston certified, while building upon its notoriety as one of the flattest, fastest courses in the Maritimes.
"The route change allows Fredericton to become one of the many cities who have embraced the marathon as a key event to showcase their city to a large number of people "noted Paul Lavoie, Race Director of the Scotiabank Fredericton Raceweekend. "Our race committee hated to turn runners away last year because of the congestion on the 2013 route and we hope the route change for 2014 makes the run more enjoyable for everyone."
The route will see the first 4km starting at Queen Square and showcasing the downtown core prior to utilizing the trail system and Bill Thorpe walking bridge.
"The 36th edition of the Scotiabank Fredericton Raceweekend is a Mother's Day tradition in Fredericton” said Brad Woodside, Mayor, City of Fredericton. “The City of Fredericton views this annual event as one of our marquee sporting events and we are very excited for the future potential of the marathon as an event which will continue to have a substantial economic impact on the community for many years to come.”
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