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Free Run Club - We are back!

We are so excited to announce the return of our Run Club on Wednesdays with some new features!

  • New Routes - New meeting spots each week
  • Great Run Leaders
  • Larger Run Groups
  • Every Wednesday (To begin with)

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We will run rain or shine!

Vancouver  |  Victoria  |  Calgary  |  Edmonton  |  St. Albert  |  Winnipeg  |  Toronto  |  Burlington/Oakville  |  Whitby  |  Ottawa  |  Montreal  |  St. John's  |  Moncton  |  Halifax

Don't see your city?

Don't worry, all Running Room locations will still be a meeting place for groups who want to meet up and run during store hours. We will keep your keys and bags while you run!

Your Run Leaders & First Run Locations

Run Leaders Victoria

Victoria: Myron McLenan

Loving the outdoors whether running, biking, or hiking our local trails. Excited to get out with our Victoria & Broadmead Run Club friends each week. Let's Run Happy.

Time: 6:30pm

May 25: TBA


Run Leaders Vancouver

Vancouver: Tania Beaupit

I started my running interest when I joined the Running Room Half Marathon clinic in 2014. I met two wonderful Running Room coaches, Justin and Chris. From that point I fell in love with running. The community is so supportive and beautiful. I ran many half marathons and became interested in running full marathons. In 2018, I ran my first full marathon in Maui and ran a total of 9 marathons in 2018. I had new goals for 2019, to run a 50km and more. I have now completed multiple 60 km races and ran an 80 km virtually in 2021. I am happy to give back to the community and look forward to meeting new and current runners and sharing our experiences together.

Time: 6:00pm

May 25: Pan Pacific Canada Place
June 1: Tap and Barrel Olympic Village
June 8: West 4th Kitsilano running room - parking lot at the back of store
June 15: David Lam park by the washrooms (Liz Knox - substitute run club leader)
June 22: Science World
June 29: Jericho Beach Tennis Courts


Run Leaders Calgary

Calgary: Michael Stasica

Middle Aged Outdoor enthusiast rehabbing my knee and returning to Trail running with a graduated Run/Walk Plan. Spring Goal is a return to consistent 30 minute runs 2-4 times per week (Not Races). Summer Goal is a return to consistent 45-60 minute runs 2-4 times per week (Not Races). As I rehab my knee I will be walk/running (progressing from 1 and 1's up) a Pathway and Trail Route to introduce people to Trail running here in Calgary.

Time: 6:30pm

May 25: 4108-4128 Montgomery View NW - North Edworthy Park
June 1: Nose Hill Parking Lot, noose, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
June 8: 8900 48 Ave NW River Side of the Parking Lot Bowness Park
June 15: 4108-4128 Montgomery View NW - North Edworthy Park


Run Leaders Edmonton

Edmonton: Justin Ng

A big time fitness enthusiast. Enjoy serving your fitness needs in every shape & form. Former cross country runner in my teenage years and ready to assist you. You have 1 decision, 1 desire, 1 passion to go higher. The choice is yours.

Time: 6:00pm

May 25: Terwillegar Rec center. Meet at old Running Room front doors
June 1: Kinsmen Park. Meet at the old Kinsmen running room store main entrance
June 8: Alfred savage Center


Run Leaders St Albert

St. Albert: Warren Footz

This all began with walking into the Callingwood Running Room in 1996 to sign up for a Learn To Run Clinic. What I thought would just be 10 weeks of my life, never stopped. Now many marathons later- in Kelowna, Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton and New York City - a ton of other distances, more than a few triathlons - including a couple shots at the Canadian Ironman Triathlon in Penticton – I'm still at it. 16 years ago I took on the task of instructing clinics. The biggest rush still, is seeing those that have taken clinics or just joined us for a run club run, continuing to run. This has become a huge part of my life, no matter how many times I've stumbled and have taken the odd break, like that first love, I've always returned.

Time: 6:00pm

May 25: Larose Hockey Rink, 135 Larose Drive
June 1: Ecole la Mission, 46 Heritage Drive
June 8: Fowler Athletic Park, 63 Sir Winston Churchill


Run Leaders Winnipeg

Winnipeg: Chris Walton

As Running Room's event coordinator in Manitoba, Chris has been organizing popular local and national annual road running events since 2015 including Resolution Run, Hypothermic Half Marathon, Run for Women (Winnipeg and Regina) Break Free (Winnipeg and Saskatoon), Canada Day Run Winnipeg, Winnipeg 10&10, Mud, Sweat and Beers, and Run Crew Relay. Chris has been hitting the trails and roads for most of his adult life and with his entire family running at various points in their own lives, it was easy to see the joy and benefits if offered.

Time: 6:00pm

May 25: Harris Park (Lotus & Victoria). Park on Victoria.
June 1: Crescent Drive Park (parking lot adjacent to Crescent River Side)
June 8: Kildonan Park (parking lot of Prairie’s Edge)
June 15: Assiniboine Park (parking lot SE of Pavillion & Conservatory)
June 22: St. Vital Park (South west parking lot)
June 29: Churchill Drive Park (Baltimore Rd & Churchill Dr)


Run Leaders Toronto

Toronto: Ed Mark

Long time Running Room employee and event person. Numerous races run, including 85 marathons. Hoping to finish his 50 States marathon this year. Gracefully moving into master racing , 60+ years of age group (I hope).

Time: 6:00pm

May 25: Sir Winston Churchill Park - Playground


Run Leaders Burlington

Burlington: Trevor Warner

Trevor started running with the Running Room 12 years ago. He started with Learn to Run and progressed all the way through to the Marathon. Trevor has run 4 marathons, along with Around the Bay Races, and Half Marathons. All distances he said he would never run while participating in the 5K Clinic. Due to a knee issue, he's rehabbing and limiting his distances to 10K with the goal of doing the London Marathon. Trevor has coached/lead clinics at the running room for 5 years covering 10K, 1/2 and full marathons.

Time: 6:30pm

May 25: Tansley Wood Community Centre. Back parking Lot. 1996 Itabashi Way


Run Leaders Whitby

Whitby: Lori Williams

I am an avid runner! I have been running for over 14 years, with experience in both road and trail running. I started running as a way to keep busy when I quit smoking and ended up with another habit - a running habit! I have done over 20 half marathons, over 5 full marathons, and 4 50K races. Yes! I am an ultra runner! I have been an instructor at the Whitby Running Room for many race clinics and was the instructor for the inaugural trail clinic. I enjoy meeting new people, making new friends, and experiencing the joy of running. When I'm not working or running, I love spending time with my family, my dogs, my friends, golfing, camping and enjoying the outdoors.

Time: 6:00pm

May 25: Lakeview Park, Oshawa


Run Leaders Ottawa

Ottawa: Vanessa de Hoog

Ottawa native, Vanessa de Hoog is a former Queen's cross-country athlete who has raced every distance from the 5km to Marathon - including Boston! In 2019 she founded a free track club for youth called the Kanata Mavericks. In 2021 she became one of the first Canadian coaches with the Girls on the Run program when it launched in Ottawa. She has published several articles in iRun and enjoys spending her free time sipping espresso and cuddling her cat, Gatsby.

Time: 6:00pm

Location until further notice: Great Lawn Northeast corner at Lansdowne Park


Run Leaders Montreal

Montreal: Danny Wrobel

Hello, my name is Danny Wrobel. I am the Assistant Manager at the Running Room Pointe-Claire. I specialize in fitting running shoes for the specific needs of clients. I will be the new upcoming team leader for our Run Club on Wednesdays. I ran several 10KM races in the last 5 years and have personal best of under 39minutes, planning to do better this year! I run everyday 10-15km and aiming for more! Some hobbies of mine are: running , jogging, walking, biking long distances and enjoying nature to the fullest. I hope to see everyone running with me and having a great time! #teamspirit

Time: 6:00pm

May 25: Centennial Park, Dollard des Ormeaux


Run Leaders St Johns Catherine

Run Leaders St Johns

St. John's: Catherine Mcdonald & Elizabeth Moss

My name is Catherine McDonald and I started running with the Running Room's learn to run August 2014 and instantly fell in love with running. I started coaching with Running Room in 2018 and enjoyed every clinic I coached. The best part of running is the people you meet and friends you make. I am eager to get back to hitting the pavement and sharing my love of running with you.

My name is Elizabeth Moss and I started with the Running Room's learn to run clinic in 2014. I started coaching clinics with the Running Room 2018 beginning with the learn to run and on to the 10K clinic's. I love running with a group and the motivation and support it provides, and can't wait to see you.

Time: 6:00pm

May 25: Bowering Park


Run Leaders Moncton

Moncton: Michaela Forgeron

Hi everyone! My name is Michaela Forgeron, and I'm super stoked to be the Run Club Leader for Moncton Running Room! I started running when I was 14 years old as part of my school's cross-country and track & field teams and continued non-competitively after high school to challenge myself with longer distances. I moved to Moncton in 2018 from Cape Breton, NS, and getting involved with Running Room helped me meet so many runners in the area and helped me achieve my running goals! I have run everything from 5km to the marathon, and I can't wait to run more miles with Run Club!

Time: 6:00pm

May 25: Riverfront Trail entrance across from Saint-Anselme Church, Dieppe
June 1: Holy Whale Beer Hall, Riverview
June 8: Centennial Park Main Entrance, Moncton
June 15: Riverfront Trail across from Saint Anselme, Dieppe
June 22: Holy Whale Beer Hall, Riverview
June 29: Centennial Park Main Entrance, Moncton


Run Leaders Halifax

Halifax: Gary Moore

Joined the Running Room's Learn to Run program in 2005 and have been 'running the roads' ever since! Seven marathons and fifteen half-marathons later, I'm still running although now my goals are different: being active, keeping fit, enjoying the great outdoors (12 months a year!) and running with others for fun!

Time: 6:00pm

May 25: CSAP French School (former Grammar School location), 5750 Atlantic Street (street parking on Bridges Street).



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