Posted: July 9, 2009
On Sunday July 5th 2009, 256 students from schools throughout the Miramichi region completed the last 2.2 kilometer stage of their 42 kilometer marathon started in the spring at their respective schools. Students from School District 16 as well as others from districts 9 and 11, ran or walked through the blocked off streets of Miramichi West to the cheering of spectators and with the support of family and friends. This annual event is promoted by MANGO with the support of local schools, to encourage the youngsters to adopt active and healthy lifestyles. Organizers were pleased with the turnout and with the enthusiasm shown by all of the participants. Even the weather co-operated. Croft Elementary School was recognized for having the largest participation with 55 students which was 20% of those attending. Tanner Lynch of Nelson Rural School was the fastest runner in the final 2.2 kilometer stage held Sunday.