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”
Every year, Running Room helps to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charities across the nation. Here are some of the recipients of our efforts. Continue reading “Community Support”
Race: Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon
Amount Raised: $180,000
The Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon started in 2004 with a race director’s vision, some friends and a unanimous desire to help fund cancer research.
Your support of the 2018 SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women has helped thousands of women manage the challenges that come with mental health illnesses like depression, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-partum depression. Continue reading “2018 SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women”
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.
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”
by John Stanton
I conducted an informal poll on social media by asking: “What is your must have running accessory?” Our readers responded loudly and clearly with their favourites. For more running tips, questions and giveaways, follow me on Facebook at JohnStantonRunningRoom. Continue reading “It’s The Little Things”
by John Stanton
Now that summer has finally arrived, you’ll need to start paying closer attention to your hydration needs, especially in hot weather conditions.
Water is essential in all seasons for regulating your body temperature, transporting glucose and other nutrients to your cells, and removing waste products. All these processes suffer when water intake is inadequate, and dehydration can occur. Left unchecked, dehydration will hinder your physical performance and can be dangerous to your overall health. Allow me to clear up a few questions about fluid intake, to save you from any hydration frustration. Continue reading “Hydration Orientation”
If you’re a runner with a medical condition, it’s important that you carry the appropriate ID and medical information with you every time you’re on the road. Obviously the hope is that no problems will arise, but if you require immediate medical attention for some reason, the details of your condition should be readily available to the paramedics, first responders or hospital staff. In 95% of cases, first responders look for a medical ID when assessing a patient during an emergency. Continue reading “Medical Information on the Run”
by Dr. Reed Ferber, Ph.D. CAT(C)
Runners often have a lot of questions about stretching, such as: should I warm up first before I stretch? Will stretching improve my performance? Does stretching really help prevent injuries? These are all excellent questions and the answers can sometimes seem a bit confusing. Continue reading “The Science of Stretching”