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You're absolutely Loonie Tunes if you think this is a good idea!

24hrs   -   12hrs   -   6hrs

August 26th, 2023

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(Starting at $60)

$10 from every entry goes to the

YMCA Strong Communities Fund!

The Route

The trail, which is entirely on private land, is a 3km loop around Ashburn Lake in Saint John, N.B. The loop has 90 meters (295ft) of climbing/descending per lap on moderately technical trail. Most of the climbing happens on one small hill that takes you up to a lookout and features a great view of Ashburn lake and Loon island. It is an absolute gem of a trail, one that is worthy spending 24hrs on. 

The entire property is rented for this race, so the trails are exclusive to the Loonie Loops crew only!

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Race Headquarters

Race headquarters (aka, start/finish) is at the YMCA Glenn Carpenter Centre, which during the week plays host to summer kid's camps.


This area has lots of room where runners and crew can setup their own aid stations/tent. This is optional, as we will have a big spread available for the runners (see the 2023 athlete guide for the aid station 'menu'.)


The parking is roughly 200-600m away.


Camping in Saint John

The Rockwood Park campground is in the heart of Saint John, and right around the corner from Loonie Loops. They offer tenting sites, cabins, and RV sites in one of the largest municipal parks in North America.They are currently accepting registrations for the 2023 season. 

History of the Glenn Carpenter Centre

Glenn Carpenter was a community builder, a businessman and an early adopter of social entrepreneurship. A proud New Brunswicker and ultimate visionary, Glenn understood the potential of his province that he strived to unlock by advocating for strong, healthy communities.


In addition to founding storage solutions company Tabufile Atlantic Limited, Glenn was a dedicated volunteer. He was a long-time member of the Y Service Club, an avid supporter of Junior Achievement New Brunswick, and he played an integral role in the development of the Crane Mountain recycling and composting facility. A humble and selfless character, Glenn often used his platform to champion the important causes he held dear.

Though this was exemplified in many of his actions, he memorably used his entire Outstanding Business Award acceptance speech to promote the importance of blood donation in 1986.


Some of the beautiful sights along the way


More sponsors to come. Please stay tuned to our social media.

Gussy Gives is a brand new foundation that provides support to social entrepreneurship, animal welfare and education initiatives in New Brunswick.

plus tax and fees

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Loyalist City Brewing  Co. are brewers of consistent, top quality local craft beer made from only the finest ingredients available. Significant investments are made each year in research, development, and innovation. 

Owner, Mark McGraw is involved in Saint John Trail Running community, and understands the importance of a nice cold craft beer at the end of a big adventure. He has spent many years perfecting his craft, and from personal experience, he has NAILED IT! 

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