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June 03, 2020

LEGS IS GOING VIRTUAL FOR 2020!

As you likely all saw this coming, our Legs for Literacy event will have to be put on hold for 2020 to respect the GNB’s Mandatory Order to withhold gatherings until December 31st, 2020. However – and we are very excited about this – we are currently working on a virtual run edition! We want to make good on our promise to offer you an event in 2020, and we want to invest our giving power in supporting active learning and literacy initiatives in our region. If there was ever a time where our education system needs our support to face the current challenges, this is it friends! Stay tuned for more information coming soon !

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Dear Runners, Walkers and Friends of Legs,

We hope you are all keeping well in these challenging times. Our thoughts go out to all who are deeply affected and to the organizing committees of neighboring sports and cultural events that are currently having to make difficult decisions in the face of the rapidly evolving situation. Given the gravity of the situation, Legs for Literacy will delay opening our registrations until, at least, the State of Emergency in New Brunswick has lifted. Rest assured of our commitment to offer you a great event in the fall and of our efforts to keep moving things forward through these unstable times. We will keep you informed of any developments on our end regarding the launch of our registrations process in the next couple of weeks. In the mean time, stay healthy and take this time to connect with others who might need some extra support (with the appropriate social distance, of course 😉). It is from our experience of putting this event on for twenty years that we know this community is strong and compassionate: Let’s get through this together! 

February 17, 2020

We're back and we've given ourselves an Executive Director for our 20th anniversary!

We are happy to announce that we are back and we have hired an Executive Director to lead our 2020 activities! Ariane Juneau-Godin has officially joined us mid-February and has extensive experience planning large scale events in the city, she is an avid cyclist taking part in many Grand Fondo events, and she's looking forward to join the Legs for Literacy team :

"I want to express how extremely excited I am to take on this wonderful challenge. I have had the opportunity to meet most of the board members and am very thankful for the chance to be the first Executive Director of Legs for Literacy. From the few conversations and meetings we've had so far, I feel fortunate to join such a dedicated group of people, who have voluntarily led this event for 20 years! What a feat! I can't wait to dive right in and be part of an event that is essential and so dear to our city and our community. I will do my very best to live up to the trust you have confided in me!"

Welcome on board, Ariane!

January 01, 2020

Winners of our Raffle 2018!

Congratulations to the winner of our Raffle:
1. First Prize (2 round trip WestJet tickets) - Pearl Parsons (Ticket 139)
2. Second Prize (2 round trip Via Rail Sleeper Plus tickets to Montreal) - Chantal Martin (Ticket 114)
3. Third Prize (1 year GoodLife Fitness membership) Trudy Black (Ticket 159).
Winners will be contacted by phone.

January 01, 2020

Race Day is Near!

Click here to see some important weekend tips!

June 04, 2018

2018 Registration is now open!

Mark October 21, 2018 as "Race Day" on your calendars for the 2018 IGT Legs for Literacyevent located in Moncton, NB. Once again we will feature a 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon, and team relay,  with new routes, all starting and finishing on Canada Street, in front of Moncton's new Downtown Events Centre.  All race day routes will be certified (certifications currently pending).

Register here!

October 28, 2017

Revised Winner of the Men's Marathon

We have been advised of a runner withdrawal from the 2017 Marathon (Men's Cateogory) and have adjusted the awards accordingly. Congratulations to Daniel LeBlanc, the winner of the 2017 Marathon Event! Affected runners will be contacted by Legs for Literacy directly to receive the correct awards.

October 27, 2017

Half Marathon Distance

We were made aware of a possible issue with the 2017 Half Marathon distance.  The integrity of our course measurements and runner experience is very important to us. In looking into the matter, we have determined that the 2017 Half Marathon was long by 128.6 meters due to human error on the placement of a turn-around marker.  (Note: this does not impact the distance of the Full Marathon or the 2016 Half Marathon.) On consultation with RunNB, the finish times and distances will remain as they are for this event.  We are sorry for any confusion and disappointment this may have caused. Please be assured that we have identified measures to avoid the same issue next year.

October 12, 2017

Watch for Geneviève Lalonde on race weekend

We are pleased to announce that Geneviève Lalonde, a Canadian Olympic finalist in the 3000m Steeplechase event, will be joining us on Race weekend. She will be appearing at the Tim Hortons Family Walk Run event on Saturday, October 21st, and running the UNI 5k on Sunday October 22nd.  It is a great chance to come out and meet an Olympic athlete, and maybe even run with her (if you are running the 5K). Watch for Gen on race weekend!

June 30, 2017

Drum Roll Please...

The IGT Legs for Literacy organizing committee is pleased to announce that proceeds from last year’s event held Oct 23, generated a total of $75,000 for Moncton area literacy projects. This brings the total amount of funds donated to local community literacy efforts since 2005 to $674,000. Join us on October 22, 2017 when we once again take to the streets and trails of Greater Moncton for the 18th annual event. Click here for breakdown of donations.

May 20, 2017

T-shirt reveal!

We have decided on our shirt supplier and graphics for this year’s event. Participants will be sporting a red t-shirt with a vibrant graphics pattern. Volunteers will be supplied with a coal grey version, same style and graphics. They will come in men and women’s sizing.  If you drop by the Moncton Running Room, we have sample shirts available for viewing or trying on. Click here for a sizing chart and sneak preview of the shirts.

December 09, 2016

Annual General Meeting

Our annual general meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:00pm, in the main floor meeting room, at the Moncton Public Library located at 644 Main Street, Moncton. To ensure we have adequate seating capacity, we would appreciate a response if you plan to attend - info@legsforliteracy.com.

December 09, 2016

RBC

This year RBC has once again generously supported our event. We would like to thank them for their $2,000.00 donation and their employees for contributing to an event that promotes an active lifestyle while raising money for a good cause.

December 09, 2016

UNI

This year UNI is sponsoring 123 of their employees to participate in IGT Legs for Literacy. We would like to congratulate them on encouraging an active lifestyle and showing a terrific corporate spirit!

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Media

February 07, 2017

Running is a sport that stays with you for life....

ANB's Next GEN weekend

September 03, 2016

Calling walkers and runners of all ages in the Moncton area! This is your chance to meet a 2016 Olympic finalist. On the weekend of September 17-18th, Geneviève Lalonde, well rested from her races in Rio de Janeiro, will be present for two popular running events hosted by Athletics New Brunswick. 

A 'RUNNER'S PERSONALITY' SHOULD BE ADOPTED IN EVERYDAY LIFE

November 03, 2015

A little over a week agp, I completed my eight haft-marathon at the Legs for Literacy event. I have participated in this particular event for more then 10 years, wich is quite large portion of my life considering I am only 17...

Gillis takes top spot at marathon

October 27, 2015

Florence Gillis of Sydney won the women’s race at the Legs for Literacy marathon on Sunday in Moncton.

New Maryland runner wins Literacy marathon

October 26, 2015

Ryan O'shea of New Maryland won the men's title and Florence Gillis of Sydney, N.S., captured the women's crown at the 16th annuel IGT Legs for Literacy marathon yesterday in Moncton

More than 3000 run for literacy in Moncton

October 26, 2015

More than 3000 athletes ran through Metro Moncton this weekend, raising heart rates - and money- for local literacy programs. the 16th annuel IGT Legs for Literacy is the largest running event in the province, offering runners and walkers four races to choose from: 5K, a 10K walk/run, the 21.1-km Haft Marathon and the 42.2-km Marathon..

Autre immense succès pour Courir pour lire

October 26, 2015

Le temps gris et froid n’a pas ralenti les quelque 3200 participants à la 16e course Courir pour lire, tenue dimanche, à Moncton.

Metro is ready to run for literacy

October 23, 2015

More then 3000 athletes will pound the pavement through Metro Moncton this weekend, raising their heart rates - and money - for local literacy programs.

Anglophone east supports Legs for Literacy

October 12, 2015

The Report Card appears weekly and is written by staff, adminstrators and partners of the Anglophone East School District. This week's column is written by Stephanie Patterson, Community Engagement Coordinator.

CBC Moncton information morning

September 21, 2015

Our race director, Susan Edgett, was interviewed on CBC this morning. Here is her Interviews.

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