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Training Groups

Fun Run Group (Free)

Monday & Thursday - 6:00pm

Graduate from our "Learn to Run" group and join our Fun Run Group or just get a few easy, relaxing miles under your feet! Led by an energetic group of volunteers and the staff at Runners' Choice, the Fun Run distances vary from about 5 to 10km, followed by a good stretching session, and plenty of laughs!

Wednesday Night Run with Steve (Free)

Wednesday - 6:30pm

This run is for people who would like a mid-week distance run to complement their training, but runner's of all abilities are welcome to come out. If you are new to the group, Steve will run with you to familiarize you with the routes. The run is a tempo run of various distances: 8km, 10km, 13km, or 17km. Summer routes include Laurel Conservation (out and back) , and Hillside Park to Bechtel Park and back. For the winter months they run through the University campus and on to Keats Way where there are numerous cut-off points. While this run is a tempo run, all are welcome. You will always have someone to run with.

TNT - Tuesday Night Trail Run (Free)

Tuesday - 6pm

The parking lot at Sir John A. Macdonald High School on Erbsville Road is the place to be at 6:00pm on Tuesday nights! Come join a fun group of off-roaders if you want a great evening of trail running in the Columbia Forest. Aside from fun and camaraderie, the trail runs provide incredible hill workouts and a welcome respite from the high temperatures, humidity, and smog that we slug through during summer, as well as excellent training for the Run for the Toad trail race in September. New runners are always welcome, but expect tricky footing and a fast-pace run!!

Marathon/Half Marathon Group- Michele Craddock- Coach

Thursday 6PM, Sunday 8:30AM

Thursdays and Sundays from the store.
January, February, March: Tuesday Evenings 7:30PM at the Waterloo Recreation Complex Track.

Let's Start Running

Mondays & Thursdays @ 6:00p.m.

Come and join us for our hugely successful and very popular beginners’ run club! It begins with a walk and run mix and allows for a safe and easy build up. By the end of the program, any committed member should be able to run continuously for five kilometers. There is no cost to take part, except the willingness to put in the time and effort to improve! We look forward to seeing you!

This run group is FREE!

EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Bring your friends, family, neighbours or co-workers!

When: Every Monday and Thursday evening – Run STARTS at 6:00 p.m.