Run The River

Run the River is a community event on November 7th, 2015, sponsored by Ryan’s Pharmacy and Liv9 in support of the Nackawic Bend Ski Club’s Skis in Schools initiative. For the 4th consecutive year, race central is held at the Nackawic Shopping Mall, overlooking the majestic Saint John River and the World’s Largest Axe. The running distances are 10k/5k/3k/1k. Changing rooms and warm up space will be available on-site. 

To register for RUN THE RIVER 2015, go to:

Our distances and sponsors are:
10K – CIBC Wood Gundy/Mais Reynold Financial Group
5K – Fast Tracks Fredericton
3K – Liv 9 
1K Kids Fun Run – Ryan’s Pharmacy 

All registrations take place on-line by Atlantic Chip; please note there will be NO SAME-DAY REGISTRATIONS. The fees for 3k/5k/10k are; $20 (+reg. fee) aged 14 years and older, and $12 (+reg. fee) aged 13 and under. All three distances will be chip-timed, and all runners will be awarded a custom made, Run the River, finisher medal! 

For all finishing participants, a draw for a number of great prizes will be held to conclude the event. You will need to be there to collect your prize! (see Draw Prize list in the Notes section on our FB page)

The 1k Kids Fun Run is a free event, courtesy of Ryan’s Pharmacy. Everyone will receive a medal as they cross the finish line!
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The race route is located mainly along the Saint John River, on paved roads, with a few rolling hills and with beautiful fall landscape scenery. A detailed map will be made available on the Facebook page. The 5k/10k distances are wheel-measured to ensure distance accuracy. Water stations will be located along the route. 

Race-kit (bib/timing chip) pick-up: at the Run the River race site (Nackawic Shopping Mall) on Saturday, November 6th, from 7 to 8:30 am. We strongly encourage all participants to arrive early to avoid line-ups. Please note that THERE WILL BE NO SAME-DAY RACE REGISTRATION.

Race day times; 
7am-8:30am Race-kit (bib/timing chip) pickup (to avoid line-ups, please arrive early!) 
8:30am Pre-Race Meeting 
8:40am Warm-Up Session
9am Start 1K Kids Fun Run at Nackawic Shopping Mall 
9:15am Walk to starting point for 5k/10k 
9:30am Start 3k at Nackawic Shopping Mall 
9:30am Start 5k/10k at Nackawic High School parking lot 
11- 11:30am-ish Prize draw closing ceremony 

Shortly after the race, results will be available on the Atlantic Chip website. Our event takes many helpful hands to pull off….do you want to volunteer at the Run the River? We would like to hear from you at, or call Greg MacFarlane at (506) 450-5802 or Anna MacFarlane at (506) 471-2218. 

We hope to see you here!! In the meantime, updates, route maps, and inspiration can be found here on our Facebook page.

This is an event in support of the Nackawic Bend Ski Club. For more information on the club and our Skis in Schools initiative:

Ryan’s Pharmacy, Nackawic, NB
Liv9 (

Community Partners:
Fast Tracks Fredericton
CIBC Wood Gundy/Mais Reynolds Financial Group
Town of Nackawic Recreation Department
AV Nackawic
Running Room

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