Small Strides, Healthy Lives, a new partnership between RunNB and the New Brunswick Medical Society
FREDERICTON (RUN NB) – RunNB is partnering with the New Brunswick Medical Society on an exclusive partnership package for the popular Run NB children’s running program.
“Having the provincial medical society come on board with our organization is a perfect fit for our vision of promoting healthy living and encouraging our youth to run,” said Brian Richard, President of RunNB and president of the Miramichi River Runners. “Every year, the number of children participating in our kids’ races grows and this new partnership will help promote children to lead healthy and active lifestyles.”
Entitled “Small Strides, Healthy Lives”, the kids program sponsored by the New Brunswick Medical Society is geared towards youth participation in road races during the RunNB road racing season.
“Doctors know that getting healthy occurs long before a patient visits the doctor’s office,” said Dr Robert Desjardins, President of the New Brunswick Medical Society. “We are very pleased to partner with RunNB to ensure New Brunswick’s children are encouraged to take small strides daily toward a life-long passion for physical activity.”
Children 14 years of age and under are encouraged to participate in children’s races throughout the season. Race directors of sanctioned RunNB races are supported to hold events for children at distances of one to three kilometres. Participating children in races receive a race bib and finisher medal supplied free of charge through the new partnership agreement between RunNB and the New Brunswick Medical Society.