As part of the ongoing commitment of the province’s doctors to improving the health of their patients, the New Brunswick Medical Society has partnered with RunNB to encourage participation in their children’s running program.
The program, known as “Small Strides, Healthy Lives,” sees children participating in sanctioned RunNB races receive a free race bib and medal. Youth 14 years of age and younger are encouraged to participate throughout the season, while race directors are supported to hold children’s events of one to three kilometres.
In 2013, more than 2,600 children participated in the program – a record-breaking year at the time.
In 2014, the NBMS renewed their partnership with RunNB. The year saw more than 2,800 children participating in races – an increase over the previous record-breaking year. Recognizing the success of the partnership, RunNB nominated the NBMS for the Sport New Brunswick Corporate Award. The Medical Society was one of two finalists for the award, which was handed out November 22, 2014.
The NBMS continues to work with RunNB to encourage the province’s youth to live healthier, more active lives.
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