Group Profile / Markham, ON

by James Hodgins

I recently turned 70, so I asked five fellow 70+ runners why they’re running and what advice they’d give to those taking up the sport.

“Running is a sport for all ages,” Jack Kearns explained. “It doesn’t matter how fast or slow—you’re still being active.”

Jack’s words echo those of Miranda Esmonde-White, author of the New York Times bestseller Aging Backwards. The former Canadian ballet dancer believes by regularly exercising all of our 650 muscles, we are actively reversing the aging process. To quote another book, Born to Run by Chris McDougall: “You don’t stop running because you get old—you get old because you stop running.” Continue reading “Group Profile / Markham, ON”

Race Giving

by Courtney Jolliffe

Race: Kathy’s Run for Pancreatic Cancer
Funds raised in 2018: $50,000.00
Funds raised to date: $800,000.00

Kathy’s Run has become one of the largest runs in Canada dedicated solely to raising funds for pancreatic cancer research. During the last weekend of October, hundreds of racers came out in Calgary and Edmonton wearing their best purple outfits to take on a 5K, 10K or 21K and raise much-needed funds to support life-saving research for the early detection of pancreatic cancer. Continue reading “Race Giving”

The 34th Annual Resolution Run

The 34th Annual Resolution Run was held across Canada and the United States on December 31st and January 1st.

Brave-hearted and high-spirited, runners faced snowstorms in Moncton; high winds and ice pellets in Halifax and mild temperatures and green grass in Abbotsford and Langley. 

With the satisfaction of the 5K complete, and wearing their hard-won Resolution Run jackets and medals, finishers celebrated together over hot drinks and warm food.

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SunRype Okanagan Marathon

by Tara Melville

Kelowna’s premier running event attracted over 2300 participants from eight countries over Thanksgiving weekend for the 24th annual SunRype Okanagan Marathon. Cool temperatures and a bit of drizzle made for perfect running conditions on Sunday.

The weekend’s events included the 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon, as well as the popular Running Room Friendship Run. Participants enjoyed the scenic course that navigates along Lake Okanagan and meanders through residential streets before returning to City Park. It’s one of Western Canada’s flattest and fastest Boston qualifying courses. Continue reading “SunRype Okanagan Marathon”

Cam Levins Sets New Canadian Record in Men’s Marathon

The highlight of this year’s Gold Standard Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon was the record-setting finish of 2:09:25 by Canada’s Cam Levins.

Running his debut marathon, Levins obliterated the previous record set 43 years ago by Jerome Drayton at the 1975 Fukuoka Marathon in Japan. Running under brisk conditions, Levins shattered the Canadian men’s marathon record by 44 seconds. Along the way, Levins hit the 10K mark at 30:45, the half marathon at 1:04:34, and the 30K mark at 1:32:21. Continue reading “Cam Levins Sets New Canadian Record in Men’s Marathon”

The Salvation Army Santa Shuffle

by Angela Rafuse

On December 1st, in 38 cities across Canada, over 16,000 runners and shufflers laced up to raise funds in support of marginalized and vulnerable people this Christmas.

In partnership with Running Room, The Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk raises funds for local Salvation Army social and community programs. Participants dress in funky festive gear and brave the cold to make a difference in their community. Continue reading “The Salvation Army Santa Shuffle”