Monday, March 28, 2011

Athletics NorthEAST presents the FLAT OUT 5k

March 20, 2011

Shake the winter cobwebs from your legs with a new and exciting five-kilometre road race!

The Flat Out 5k is the flattest and fastest 5k running race route in St. John’s.

The Flat Out 5k is scheduled for Sunday April 10, 2011 at 8 AM at Clovelly Golf Club in the beautiful north east end of St. John’s. The race includes chip timing, age group medals, post-race reception at Clovelly Golf Club, and a fast and safe new course.
This zippy 5k route will jumpstart your 2011 road race season – while raising funds for the Athletics NorthEAST – Memorial University Cross-Country Running Scholarship fund. All proceeds beyond minimal expenses will be contributed to the fund. Runners are encouraged to make their own donations to the fund as well. Charitable receipts will be issued.

The Athletics NorthEAST – Memorial University Cross-Country Running Scholarship is an annual award that will help Memorial University runners, both male and female, in their efforts to maximize their running potential.

The Flat Out 5k and the Athletics NorthEAST – Memorial University Cross-Country Scholarship are the creations of the Athletics NorthEAST Running Club (ANE). The club was formed in 2004 to focus training efforts of members for running events ranging from 5k road races to marathons. ANE now has more than 150 active members, including some of the top male and female runners in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Online registration for the Flat Out 5k is available now at   The entry fee is $25. Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome.

For more information on the Flat Out 5k, please contact: 
Bas Kavanagh
Race Director, Flat Out 5k
(709) 864-8676

For more information on Athletics NorthEAST, please go to

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Nominations for the 2011 NLAA Hall of Fame are accepted

Athletics Press Release            Contact - Dee Murphy - 722-2137

Nominations for the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Hall of Fame are being solicited and accepted. The deadline for 2011 nominations is May 20.

Ben Dunne, chair of the Hall’s selection committee, explained the group is looking for as many quality nominations as possible to ensure all those who deserve consideration will receive it.

Information on the submission of nominations may be obtained from the NLAA office at 709-576-1303.-

Thursday, March 10, 2011

5km Road Race added to the NLAA Calendar of Events

The NLAA Board has approved a new 5km road race to take place Aberdeen/Stavenger neighbourhood in St. John's on Sunday April 10th. Athletics North-East Running Club in partnership with MUN Athletics will host the road race in an effort to create an endowment scholarship fund for a male and female cross-country runner. Race organizers are in the process of obtaining the City of St. John's Special Events Committee final approval to go ahead with the event. For additional information please contact Basil Kavanagh at <>.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Support lined up for recreation facility (The Telegram (St. John’s), 05 Mar 2011, Page B7)

Support lined up for recreation facility
The Telegram (St. John’s)
05 Mar 2011

Dr. Pat Parfrey says the exercise and healthy living infrastructure in St. John’s “is archaic.” “We have the worst facilities in metropolitan Canada,” says Parfrey. “We have a population that needs indoor facilities for exercise for six months of more...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Town of Paradise Municipal Awards

It’s time to start nominating people for the Town of Paradise, MUNICIPAL AWARDS to be held on April 15th 2011 at the RPYCC.  If you know anyone who fits one of the categories for Municipal awards please send to myself, Rod Legge or Cordell Deering. You can find their info in the Nomination Committee attachment.  Please spread the word to families and friends. There are a lot of people out there that don’t know about these awards.  Please forward on if you know others that might know someone.  Thank you!

Pat Silver
Recreation Technician (Special Events)
Recreation Department

Town of Paradise
68 McNamara Dr.
Paradise, NL
A1L 0A6

Ph. Number: (709) 782-3570
Cell: (709) 689-0609
Fax: (709) 782-6298

Town of Paradise, Municipal Awards
Date: April 15th, 2011
Check out our Website for more information.