Servus Edmonton Marathon Training Tip: Advantages of Long Runs

The long run adapts the runner’s endurance fitness to exercising for an extended period of time. The major advantages of the long run is that prolonged running burns a lot of calories, improves your endurance in the working muscles, and strengthens the connective tissues,  including your ligaments, tendons and cartilage.

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Race Giving

Race: The Secret Marathon 3K
Amount Raised: Over $8,500.00

The Secret Marathon film team and Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan partnered with Running Room for the first annual Secret Marathon 3K. On the eve of International Women’s Day, runners gathered across Canada and beyond to celebrate everyone’s right to feel safe to run or walk in their community. Continue reading “Race Giving”

Race Giving

Race: Santa Shuffle 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk
Amount : $131,054.72
Learn more at santashuffle.ca

For the past 27 years, the Salvation Army and Running Room have partnered to present the annual Santa Shuffle 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk. The Santa Shuffle has grown from a single event in Edmonton to a large-scale initiative with over 16,000 participants in 41 locations across Canada. Continue reading “Race Giving”

Race Giving

Race: Kathy’s Run for Pancreatic Cancer Canada
Edmonton $37,467.00
Calgary $33,769.00
Total donations and pledges $71,236.00

Now in its seventh year, Kathy’s Run has raised over $750,000 towards pancreatic cancer research and hosted thousands of runners in Edmonton and Calgary. Wearing their best purple outfits, participants take part in a 5K, 10K or 21.1K, challenging themselves and raising awareness. Receiving less than 2% of government funding, pancreatic cancer is set to be the second deadliest cancer in North America by 2020. Continue reading “Race Giving”