After a very successful first year on the new course, which encompasses much of the downtown core, the Scotiabank Fredericton Marathon and the City of Fredericton is pleased to announce that it will hold the 37th annual marathon and all other distances on the same route as last year. 2014 brought us a 25% increase in participants over 2013.
The course will continue to utilize the City's vast trail system while also highlighting some of the picturesque residential architecture in Fredericton. The marathon course is Boston certified, and continues to draw athletes who want to achieve a qualifying time on this very flat and fast course.
"The route 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 Race Weekend. The route will see the first 4kms starting at Queen Square and showcasing the downtown core prior to utilizing the trail system and the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge.
"A Mother's Day tradition in Fredericton, this marquee event has become a staple of our sport tourism focus" said City of Fredericton Mayor, Brad Woodside. "We know how beautiful and welcoming our city is, and now because of the growth of the marathon and strong partnership created between organizers and city staff, the word is out, the 37th edition of the Scotiabank Fredericton Marathon Race Weekend will solidify our place as a sport tourism destination."
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