The Running Whys – Dawn Mockler

Dawn Mockler

Dawn Mockler of Fredericton will compete in the Fredericton Marathon on May 11. Photo: Paul Jordan Photography

The Running Whys story series was featured in the Fredericton Daily Gleaner last week, the first of three consecutive weeks of stories we will have to preview the Fredericton Marathon. The first story is on Dawn Mockler, a physiotherapist in the Capital City who started running while studying at Dalhousie University. Her story follows




Dawn Mockler is taking the well wishes in stride.

Just weeks away from her first marathon, the Fredericton resident is trying to keep her emotions in check. With the 36th annual Fredericton Scotiabank Marathon on May 11 in sight, she’s close to achieving a major personal goal, one that’s taken dedication, persistence, commitment and faith that her extensive training will get rewarded.    Continue reading

The return of the Running Whys

We have some good news on two fronts in regard to The Running Whys, which was a popular item on this blog back in December and January.

First, in advance of the Fredericton Marathon on May 11, three runners will be featured in The Daily Gleaner, beginning Saturday. The stories are once again compelling, providing personal accounts of why people opted to sign up for the Capital City’s longest road race of the season.

The stories will run April 26, May 3 and May 10.

In addition, The Running Whys will be prominently featured on the Marathon By the Sea website, to help celebrate that race’s 20th anniversary. More details to follow on that project. Continue reading