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”

Running and Remembrance

This Remembrance Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War. Each year, at 11:00 on the 11th day of the 11th month, we observe one minute of silence to remember and commemorate those who have served and died in wars and armed conflicts. The fighting officially stopped on November 11, 1918, but the war was not officially over until the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. After the second World War, this annual armistice commemoration on November 11th became known as Remembrance Day. Continue reading “Running and Remembrance”

Canada Army Run

photos and story by Phil Marsh

Once again, Canada’s Capital Region welcomed over 20,000 runners and walkers to the annual Canada Army Run. This year brought unique challenges to the weekend festivities as three tornadoes touched down in the region, causing massive damage and power outages. As Canadians do in times of trouble, folks responded by setting up fundraising pages and donating money, clothes, furniture and food to those affected. Continue reading “Canada Army Run”

Some Runs are Timed. Other Runs are Timeless.

by Executive Director Britt Andersen

Terry Fox said, “It’s got to keep going without me.” And this year once again, Canadians from across the country have done just that.

This September marked the 38th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. The longevity of the Run and the cancer research legacy inspired by Terry’s run is a remarkable reflection of Canada’s respect for a man who gave us an indelible example of what it means to persevere. With over 10,000 fundraising events taking place nationwide, it is clear that Canadians have every intention of seeing Terry’s dream through to fulfillment. Continue reading “Some Runs are Timed. Other Runs are Timeless.”