ANB Partners with GTECH Legs for Literacy

Moncton-Athletics New Brunswick is extremely happy to announce a partnership with New Brunswick’s largest road race, the GTECH Legs for Literacy.

The annual event, held this weekend in Moncton, attracts more than 3000 runners and walkers each year. Along with the road race, there will be also be more opportunities for kids and parents to participate at the race expo and family run walk event.This year Athletics New Brunswick (ANB) will be present at the Goodlife Fitness EXPO taking place on Saturday October 25th from 11am-5pm at the Delta Beausejour Hotel (750 Main Street, Moncton, NB). Individuals can come to our booth to learn about athletics for all ages in New Brunswick.

During the expo, ANB will also host a free Run Jump Throw Wheel (RJTW) session for kids ages 5-12 at 2:30. This session is open to all youth and will be done bilingually. Special invited coach for this event will be Stephanie Doiron New Brunswick high jump record holder, high performance team member and 2013 University de Moncton Female athlete of the year. Participants will automatically be entered to win one of 2 RJTW equipment bags (valued at over 350$ each ) and a special RJTW day for their schools!

ANB will also be assisting at the Co-Op Family Run Walk on Saturday. Cost for this event is 10$ and registration is from 9:15-10am. A 1km event for kindergarten to grade 4 students will start at 10am, followed by a 2km event for grade 5-8 students. A race number (bib), T-shirt, and medal will be presented to all participants! More information about the youth event, visit:

About Athletics New Brunswick

220px-AthleticsNewBrunswickLogoAthletics is often mistaken to mean a variety of sports. It is actually the European term for Track and Field and its affiliated disciplines. Athletics is a year-round sport. The sport of running, jumping, and throwing events, is the oldest in the world, and is also the basis for all sports. The skills learned in Athletics can be used, to some degree, in all other sports.

Athletics New Brunswick (ANB) is the provincial organizing body for track and field, cross country running, race walking, and road racing. It is the official Branch of Athletics Canada. We offer programs to affiliated and non-affiliated participants annually, reaching some 8000 athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers across New Brunswick. We receive operational funding through the Sport, Recreation, and Active Living Branch of the Department of Municipalities, Province of New Brunswick.


About Run Jump Throw Wheel

logo_rjtw_enRun Jump Throw Wheel (RJTW) is a national program developed by Athletics Canada that teaches fundamental movement skills and develops physical literacy.  Using track and field inspired games, activities and skill challenges lead by instructors specifically trained to teach the fundamentals of running, jumping, throwing and wheeling (for children in wheelchairs).

Our goal is to provide a physical activity program that serves as a strong foundation for all sports. Run Jump Throw Wheel assists children in learning to move efficiently so that they grow into adults who are active, productive and healthy citizens.


About legs for Literacy

GTECH Legs for LiteracyLegs for Literacy was started in 2000 by a small group of local runners and a team of enthusiastic volunteers. They saw a need for an event to raise funds for local school literacy programs. The first event included 5km and 10 km distances. Over the years the race grew to include the half marathon distance, and in 2005, the marathon distance was added. Due to amazing support from the running community and business sponsors, the race has grown from 268 total participants in 2005 (just 46 marathon finishers), to almost 800 total finishers in 2006, to last year’s registration total of approximately 3,000 runners.

Last year approximately 3,000 runners in total registered in four events: full marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k. Another 200 school-aged children competed in our kids fun run, which encourages children at the elementary and middle school levels to make healthy physical activity a part of their daily routine. And last year our charitable contributions to literacy projects totalled $90,000. To date we have raised $378,000. Join us in 2014 and help make Spielo International Legs for Literacy a continuing success.

Getting Started

Run Jump Throw Wheel is a program for children 6-12 years of age which teaches fundamental movement skills and develops physical literacy using track and field activities and games.  It has developed by Athletics Canada, sponsored by The Hershey Company and delivered by a network of delivery partners in a variety of formats throughout Canada.  

Whether you already delivering a sport program for children or looking to start something new, we’re here to help.

Already trained as a Run Jump Throw Wheel instructor and delivering an introductory track and field or physical literacy program, you likely meet requirements of becoming a delivery partner already – register today.


Interested in offering Run Jump Throw Wheel in your school. Have a delivery partner come to your school or have your teachers trained to deliver the scholastic edition today.  Run Jump Throw Wheel Scholastic edition provides teachers with easy to follow lessons plans, organized by grade and plenty of tips and tricks to manage groups of varying abilities.  As a registered delivery partner you will always have access to the most recent materials as well as a do-it-yourself guide to organizing your own Run Jump Throw Wheel field day.  

Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel is a great addition to any club program as a means to introduce participants to track and field and provide a valuable community service in teaching fundamental movement skills.  Offer the program in 4, 6, 8, 9 or 12 week blocks or as part of a sports camp to introduce participants to track and field or as means to teach fundamental movement skills as part of a multisport program. 

Already offering Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel or other introductory track and field/fundamental movement skill programs and interested in being recognized as a delivery partner, please tell us about your program and contact us. 

Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel can be a great additional to any municipal recreation program offered in 4, 6, 8, 9 and 12 week programming blocks. Have your programmers trained, lesson plans specifically tailored to your programming needs and access to an on-line portal of additional resources and the ability to train your own instructors year over year. 

Looking to add another dimension to your sport program?   Want to further develop the fundamental movement skills and physical literacy of participants in your program?  Have your coaches trained as Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel instructors and register as a delivery partner to access curriculum specifically designed to complement existing sport programs, or if you prefer have a recognized delivery partner come to you. 

If you are already trained as an instructor, or complete the training.  It is easy to start up your own RJTW program.  Register with Athletics Canada as a delivery partner and access tools and resources to setup your own program.  Need insurance, promotional materials or other support, we can help.