Solstice 5K

They came, they ran, they beat the sun! Our first annual Solstice 5K race took place in 19 cities on June 21, the date of the summer solstice. Picture this: you and your fellow runners cross the finish line together, perfectly timed as the sun goes down on the longest day of the year. That, combined with an awesome swag bag ($100 value) and post-race party, has to qualify the Solstice 5K as the race of the summer!

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Canada Day Run

by Scott Eldridge

On July 1st, over 2300 participants celebrated Canada Day by running and walking in seven different cities: Edmonton, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Barrie, Moncton, Charlottetown and St. John’s. All participants received a beautiful red and gold finisher’s medal. Continue reading “Canada Day Run”

20 Minute Challenge

by Ally Wilson

With over 15,000 runners and walkers participating across Canada and the United States, the 34th annual 20 Minute Challenge was a huge success. Kids, parents, grandparents and dogs (hey, they’re part of the family too!) embraced being active and helped us achieve our goal of getting families moving together. The Stanton family took part in the festivities at Edmonton’s 109 Street location along with a record-breaking number of Run Club members. All participants received a free running cap, so a sea of yellow hats took over the streets. Thanks for celebrating with us and we can’t wait to see you at next year’s 20 Minute Challenge! Continue reading “20 Minute Challenge”

Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon

On the shores of Lake Ontario, the sun rises on a calm, brisk September morning. A certain energy falls over Coronation Park in Oakville, where runners and walkers take their place in the Start Line chute. They are waiting to put their summer training to the test at the 12th annual Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon on September 29-30, 2018. The horn goes off and participants set off on their 21.1K journey through the streets of beautiful Oakville. Continue reading “Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon”

Marathon of Hope

by Jessie Macdonald

Terry Fox’s generosity and perseverance to raise money for cancer research was nothing short of extraordinary. When Terry began the Marathon of Hope 38 years ago, he ran approximately a marathon every single day. He achieved this with a prosthetic leg not designed for running, and wore a simple cotton T-shirt, fleece shorts, socks, and a pair of shoes.

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Laura’s 50th Marathon

by Ed Wagner

At this year’s Marathon of Hope Celebration in Edmonton, Laura Weir ran her 50th marathon. The full marathon distance of 42.2 kilometres is a long road for anyone, but Laura’s journey was particularly challenging after experiencing life-threatening injuries in a car accident 23 years ago. After six weeks in a coma and a year in a wheelchair, Laura had to re-learn how to walk and speak. During her rehabilitation, she set a goal to run a marathon, and now she has completed 50 of them. Continue reading “Laura’s 50th Marathon”

Running Room Indoor Games

by Jessie Macdonald

For 40 years, the Indoor Games have given young athletes a chance to feel like Olympians running on the Butterdome track, hearing the cheers, watching competitors from older age groups and hoping to become that fast someday. Over 300 schools, from at least a 100 kilometre radius around Edmonton, competed in the Running Room Indoor Games this year. We would be unable to host without the dedication of our officials and volunteers—thank you all.

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