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Sep 8 2018 - Women’s Running Summit
On Saturday, September 29that the CEPS of Université de Moncton, Athletics New Brunswick and Run New Brunswick are hosting their first ever Women’s Running Summit. Girls and women of ages 13 and up are invited to mark their calendars, as this event is announcing itself as one of the most captivating of the year. Three of New Brunswick’s finest runners in Geneviève Lalonde, Shelley Doucet and Patty Blanchard will be present for the day’s activities.
Starting at 10:00 am, runners will be invited to engage in ice breaking events, a run, and an active session, all interspersed with discussions on pertinent topics, such as development of running in females and the promotion of positive experiences in sport. Lunch will be provided by Subway, and the event will wrap up at 3:30 pm.
Three accomplished New Brunswick ambassadors of female sport will lead the day’s activities.
Patty Blanchard is a Moncton native and the Canadian F60-64 record holder in the half-marathon, thanks to her clocking of one hour, 33 minutes and 22 seconds. She has represented Canada internationally on several occasions and is a Run New Brunswick Hall of Fame inductee.
Shelley Doucet is a Quispamsis native and a professor of nursing at the University of New Brunswick. She holds the New Brunswick records in the marathon, half marathon and 10-mile distances, and recently represented Canada at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie at the Ivory Coast, where she won the gold medal in the marathon. Shelley has also competed on the Canadian Mountain Racing Team over the past two years.
Genevieve Lalonde is a former CIS cross-country champion with the Guelph Gryphons and a 2016 Olympian in the 3000m steeplechase. She currently holds the Canadian steeplechase record of 9:29.99, and finished seventh at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, also in the steeplechase.
Lalonde had a big role in the preparation of this event. “Right now in NB,” says Lalonde, “we have many women just generally excelling in their own capacity, and what better way is there to celebrate that than to have a day where we can learn from each other?” The Moncton native adds that any girl or woman who is interested in sport of any level (and not exclusively running) is encouraged to attend. “I am just stoked to get to tell some of my stories and learn from others.” Lalonde’s sponsors have provided some prizes and gear for those who attend.
Participants may register at www.anb.ca/wrs. The sign-up deadline is September 24th.
All registration proceeds from this women’s only event will be donated to events and programs promoting girls and women’s participation in sport.
Sep 7 2018 - 2018 Youth Cross Country Series
Athletics New Brunswick is excited to announce the second annual New Brunswick Youth Cross Country Series. This series is modeled after the indoor and outdoor Run Jump Throw Wheel Series but will focus solely on cross country events for elementary and middle school level athletes.
New Brunswick will play host to two championship events for the series, including Provincials and Atlantics.
Athletes can qualify for the Provincials in Moncton on October 13th by finishing in the top 10 at their school meet or another cross country meet in their area.
A full listing of events can be found here: http://anb.ca/Calendar/index.php
The Series kicks off this weekend, with the first qualifying event taking place this Saturday, September 8th, in Cocagne.
The following week will feature events in St. Andrews (Sept 13th & 14th), and Hampton (Sept 15th).
September 8th: Ecole Blanche Bourgeois Competition de Cross Country- Cocagne, NB
September 14th: Vincent Massey Elementary XC Meet- Passamaquoddy Point, Saint Andrews, NB
September 15th: Hampton Cross Country Classic- Hampton, NB
September 20th: Saint John XC High/Middle School Challenge- Saint John, NB
September 21st: St. Stephen Elementary XC Meet- Rod Wilson Field, St. Stephen, NB
September 22nd: Dieppe Cross Country Classic- Dieppe, NB
September 28th: Milltown Elementary Meet- Milltown, NB
October 3rd: Saint John Elementary Cross Country Meet- Saint John, NB
October 6th: Capital Cross Country Classic- Fredericton, NB
October 6th: Sweet Caroline Run 2018- Rothesay, NB
October 13th: Youth Cross Country Provincials- Moncton, NB
October 27th: Atlantic Cross Country Championships- Fredericton, NB
After reaching Provincials, athletes will then have the opportunity to represent Team New Brunswick at the Atlantic Cross Country Championships on October 27th in Fredericton by placing in the top 15.
Events for Provincials will include:
· 500m (Ages1-5)
· 1km (Ages 6-9)
· 1.5km (Ages 10-11)
· 2km (Ages 12-13)
Provincials will take place in Moncton on October 13th, 2018. Registration can be done by visiting www.anb.ca, checking the calendar and clicking “Youth Provincial Championships”.
Anyone interested in hosting a qualifying event may do so and ANB will provide support in the form of qualifying certificates, ribbons, medals, advertising and registration.
“We are really excited to be able to offer yet another opportunity for younger athletes to participate in cross country with the continuation of this series” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick “The school cross country season is relatively short due to the weather in our province, but with these new competition events we hope to see more participation and excitement built around cross country events” added LeBlanc.
For more information please contact Julia Loparco at firstname.lastname@example.org
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