Run for the Word (R4W) is a fundraising event held in New Brunswick that started in 2013. This annual event aims to connect Canadian Bible Society (CBS) friends and supporters together to raise funds for the Bible work in Canada and around the world. Participants join by either committing to run or walk from 1km to 5km and raising funds for the various Bible translation, distribution and engagement programs of the Canadian Bible Society.
Below are the dates and locations of this year's Run for the Word:
DATE: May 31, 2018, Thursday
(during school hours)
Sussex Christian School
45 Chapman Dr, Sussex, NB E4E 1M4
Contact: Maggie Bean at email@example.com
DATE: June 2, 2018, Saturday
Northern Carleton Civic Centre
40 McCain St, Florenceville-Bristol, NB E7L 3J1
Contact: Shirley Giberson at 506 276-4759
Wilmot Park Gazebo
16 Saunders Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1M9
Contact: Bill MacMullin at 506 238-5034
Miramichi Valley Bible Camp
104 Enclosure Park Road, Derby Junction, NB E1V 5B2
Contact: Rev. Colin Holmes – Phone: 506-625-4673 (HOPE);
- ONLINE. Click here to register online.
- ON SITE. Download and fill in the registration form and submit at the registration table on the day of the event. [DOWNLOAD FORM]
Making the Bible available for Canadians
This year, Run for the Word in New Brunswick will raise funds for Bible translation, distribution and engagement programs in Canada. CBS partners with over 100 churches and organizations to distribute God’s Word to those who need it. Through partnership with various ministries in Canada, CBS is able to bring God’s Word to
- Men and women in prison
- Children and youth in summer camps
- New refugees/migrants
- Canadian soldiers
- First Nations communities
- The Visually-impaired
- And more!
Every year, CBS receives hundreds of requests from organizations who have identified the Scripture needs of people they minister to. CBS partners are able to determine what Bible version or format (e.g. print, audio, Braille) would be best for those who receive them. They are responsible for making sure that the Bibles produced by CBS end up in the hands of people who hunger and thirst for God’s Word.
Through the generosity of supporters, CBS is able to produce these Scriptures year after year. As a result, people are able to read the Bible in their heart language and lives are transformed.