The Secret Marathon 3K

by Kathryn McKenzie

Do you feel safe where you run? No one should have to feel scared when they run, so we’re launching a race to celebrate everyone’s right to be free to run.

I ran my first marathon in Afghanistan, but that wasn’t where I felt the most scared while running. Surprisingly, it was in Canada. It was one of those days when everything takes longer than you expect and my run got pushed back later and later in the day until I was finally lacing up my shoes long after the sun had already set. I sent a quick text to let my husband know where I would be running and set off into the dark. Continue reading “The Secret Marathon 3K”

Winter Wisdom From Our Team

by Kristi York

Who better to provide advice about sticking to a winter activity routine than the staff at the Running Room Home Office? They’re highly qualified for the task, seeing as they work for a running and walking retail company, they’re surrounded by active co-workers and they live in the frosty winter climate of Edmonton. Read on for their best winter motivation tips. Continue reading “Winter Wisdom From Our Team”

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”

6 Ways to be More Active as a Family in the Winter

by Don Zabloski

At this time of year, we should all be celebrating our personal and family-related achievements, while looking forward to another active year. Our physical activity levels are relevant to the success of our daily personal routines and our roles at home, school, work and in the community. Here are some ideas to keep your family moving this winter: Continue reading “6 Ways to be More Active as a Family in the Winter”

Setting New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Follow Through On

by Jen Rawson, RD

It’s that time of year again: time to think about what type of New Year’s resolution you wish to set. On average, at least 40% of resolutions revolve around health. Unfortunately, according to a Stanford University study, 92% of these resolutions do not succeed. Why can’t we stickwith these goals? It’s not a lack of willpower as many believe, but rather that we’re setting the wrong types of goals. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you set realistic and achievable resolutions this New Year. Continue reading “Setting New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Follow Through On”