For the first time ever, this spring runners will have the chance to take off on the Fredericton International Airport runways… on foot!
On May 23, 2015, up to 300 runners will take off for the inaugural YFC Runway Run in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick (CMHANB).
This is the first time our runways have ever been opened to runners, and we’re doing it in style. Every runner will get some awesome swag, including a technical t-shirt, personalised bib, and a fabulous finisher’s medal. The CMHANB will have great prizes for top fundraisers too!
Why mental health?
Research is showing that there are many links between our mental and physical health: mental illness can affect your physical health, chronic physical health conditions can affect your mental health, and physical activity can also positively affect your mental health.
With 1 in 5 New Brunswickers directly affected by mental illness, fundraising is an important goal of our first YFC Runway Run, but the Fredericton International Airport Authority also believes that raising awareness of mental health issues through this event will have a positive impact on our entire community.
A day of events for the whole family
That’s why along with the run will be activities for the whole family – details are still being worked out, but you can expect some static aircraft displays, yummy food, activities for the kids, and airside access so that you can watch the planes arriving and departing before the run.
You don’t need to be a registered runner to enjoy the community events, so bring your family and friends to cheer you on as you cross the finish line!
Partnering with our community
The Fredericton International Airport Authority is delighted to be working with our partners the Capital City Road Runners, who have provided our two Race Directors, Jos Eijkelestam and Corena Walby. The Capital City Road Runners are a Fredericton-based club with a mission “to lead, develop, and promote positive running experiences in the Fredericton community.”
Registration is $30 until Dec 31 and $40 after that. If you register by Dec 31, you’ll be entered to win a YFC swag package too!
Register for the YFC Runway Run on RaceRoster.com
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