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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

Charles Kuyper new victoria run leader

Victoria: Charles Kuyper

A proud serving member of the RCN for 41yrs, and a devoted family man. My enjoyment for running started in 2014 at the age of 52. I started training myself for a 5k, which quickly became a 10k followed by running my first RVM HM in Victoria in 2015. From that point on its all been a blur. I started running and working at Slater Running Room 2016/17 while still working for the Navy, represented the CAF during nationals 5 consecutive years and became involved in the local running culture. When I returned to Victoria in 2017, my passion was to complete a marathon and assist other runners along the way. Since that time I have completed well over 100 live/virtual events, and assisting others in achieving their goals. I am a member of the CFB Esquimalt Navy Run and Navy Bike committees and over the past 2 yrs an Army Run Ambassador. Currently leading and organizing the Wednesday Run Club in the Victoria area. I can't wait to meet you and let me assist you along the way!

Time: 6:00pm

August 10: TBA
August 17: 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

August 10: Devonian harbour park, footwear demo by ON
August 17: Starting at Devonian harbour park, ending at Stanley Park brewery for dinner if you choose
August 24: Devonian harbour park
August 31: Brooks will be present at Run Club at Devonian harbour park with swag!


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

August 10: Bowness Park North Parking Lot, 8840 48 Ave NW
August 17: TBA


Run Leaders Edmonton Julian Leal

Edmonton: Julian Leal

I started running when I joined the Running Room Marathon clinic in 2016 in Calgary with Wendy Swarovski head coach at the Calgary Running Room. The community is friendly, supportive, cool and nice. I ran many half marathons and three full marathons (Calgary, Toronto and Edmonton). Running is an activity that helps me to keep myself healthy, reach new goals and make friends. I am happy to give back to the Edmonton running community and look forward to meeting new and current runners and sharing our experiences together.

Time: 6:30pm

August 10: Kinsmen sports center, meet at the stairs. Hill training
August 17: Alfred Savage park
August 24: Terwillegar park 10 Rabbit Hill Rd


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

August 10: Riel Recreation Park, 47 Riel Drive
August 17: Capital Pizza, 17 St. Ann Street
August 24: Larose Hockey Rink, 145 Larose Drive
August 31: Kingswood Park, 395 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

August 10: King's Park (Meet in main p-lot)
August 17: Assiniboine Forest (Meet at Elmhurst & Ridgewood)
August 24: Transcona Bioreserve (Meet at trail entrance near 245 Devonshire Dr)
August 31: Carey Park (Meet at Killarney & Kingston Row)


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

August 10: Lawton Parkette at Yonge St. and Lawton Blvd, just north of St. Clair across from the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery gates
August 17: Dufferin Grove Park across from Dufferin Mall at the washrooms
August 24: Chorley Park at Douglas and Glen Rd. at the Bike Share station
August 31: Sir Winston Churchill Park – Tennis Court washrooms


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

August 10: Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School
August 17: MM Robinson Secondary School
August 24: Tansley Woods
August 31: LaSalle Park


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: 6:30pm

August 10: Carruthers Marsh Pavilion, (going West) Ajax
August 17: Harmony Creek Trail, Oshawa
August 24: Petticoat Creek-Conservation Area-Pickering
August 31: Town Brewery-Whitby
September 7: Seaton Trail at dog park, Third Concession-Pickering-introduction to trails
September 12: Maclean community centre-Ajax


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


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Montreal: Kerrie Bermingham

Time: 6:00pm

Location until further notice: Westmount Park @ the fountain


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

August 10: Fluvarium
August 17: Quidi Vidi (Skate park parking lot)
August 24: Paul Reynolds Centre
August 31: Sobey's Ropewalk Lane


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

August 10: Moncton - CEPS
August 17: Dieppe - École Anna-Malenfant
August 24: Riverview - Mill Creek (Robertson parking lot)
August 31: Moncton - Centennial Park main entrance


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

August 10: Garrison Brewing, 1149 Marginal Road
August 17: Victoria Park , corner of South Park Street and Spring Garden Road
August 24: Parking lot of the Lion's Head Tavern, 3085 Robie Street
August 31: Garrison Brewing, 1149 Marginal Road


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