Resolution Run

by Jessie Macdonald

The 33rd Annual Resolution Run witnessed over 12,000 participants in 52 locations across Canada and the United States brave the relatively chilly to extremely cold temperatures this year. St. John’s overcame snow flurries, Toronto’s event staff shoveled 700 metres of a side loop to clear the way, and Abbotsford came together and sanded an alternate route after a treacherous ice storm. In a great show of perseverance, participants battled the elements together and crossed the finish line with frosty faces and high spirits. This year, a 1K race was added so that eager young children could run a race of their own. Continue reading “Resolution Run”

Does coffee have any nutritional value?

by Tara Postnikoff

At the end of 2017, coffee grabbed the media spotlight once again as the result of an “umbrella review” about coffee consumption and health, published in the British Medical Journal. The author looked at the meta-analysis of both observational and interventional studies to look for associations between coffee consumption and positive health outcomes. The resulting media buzz was big, with headlines like this one in The Globe and Mail: “Drinking three cups of coffee per day tied to health benefits.” Continue reading “Does coffee have any nutritional value?”

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”