Thank you for a great second year!

We had a wonderful second year. Despite worries that our run date would co-incide with Hurricane Earl, everything turned out fine. Earl decided to pass us by the day before the run, and Sunday turned out to be a gorgeous sunny 15 degrees.

We were able to streamline the registration process this year. The online registration/prepayment was a real help. Atlantic Chip Timing was a wonderful company that came from Fredericton and handled the timing/results logistics.

Thank you again to all of the volunteers who gave their time - we couldn't have done it without you. Our North Shore Recreation Centre benefited from the event, as we were able to donate $1200 from the proceeds of the registrations. This is a huge help for their overwhelming operating costs.

See you next year for year three!

Walk-in registrations still welcome!

For those of you who have missed online registration, walk-ins are welcome the morning of the run. Registration begins at 8:30am at the North Shore Recreation Centre. Announcements at warm-up begin at 9:30.
Hurricane Earl has passed up by unscathed, we've gone over the trial and cleared away fallen branches, and - save for a few puddles - things are looking great. Hope to see everyone out for a wonderful walk or run!

Run like the wind!

It's hard to believe we're only two days away from the Second Annual Butter Trail Fun Run. We've been very busy getting all the last minute details in place and checking over the courses. The Butter Trail is in great shape.

Despite some rumours that I've heard, the Run is NOT postponed due to the approaching Hurricane Earl. The Tatamagouche Fire Department has decided to postpone their auction that was scheduled for Saturday, as the storm is due to arrive that day. The forecast looks fine for Sunday (a little rain would be nice after the recent heat wave!) so we're going full steam ahead, as planned.

We look forward to a great turnout this year. Let's support our Rec Centre and have lots of fun while we're at it!

See you Sunday!

Online Registration and Atlantic Chip Timing

We're a little over three weeks away from the run, and really excited for another great event. Registrants are able to register online this year, as we are now set up with Atlantic Chip, the New Brunswick-based timing company who will be in attendance on Race Day. You can go to, look under Events/Registration, go down the list to Butter Trail Fun Run and go from there. Its quick and easy!
For those who don't know about Chip Timing, this is a crew who sets up at the finish line and provides instant, accurate timing results that are, within hours of the event, posted online. Most importantly, they greatly simplify the jobs of volunteers.

The Countdown Is On

Our second annual run is fast approaching! This year's run is on Sunday, September 5, 2010. We had so much fun last year, and this year promises to be even better.

A couple of changes to note: The start horn will blow at 10 am sharp this year, instead of 9 am.
Also, we've lowered our youth registration price to $5 for runners & walkers 17 years and under and $25 for adults. I know there are lots of 'teen' runners out there (I've seen you running around town!) so come out and enjoy this fun event and support our Rec Centre. We've got great prizes again this year!
Happy running!