8-Week Run Girl Run Clinic: April 14th to June 2nd

April 8, 2016

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Calling all ladies! A new Run Girl Run Clinic will begin Thursday April 14th and run every Thursday until June 2nd… all in preparation for Kingston’s unique Beat Beethoven run on Sunday June 5th!

Whether you’re entirely new to running/exercise, getting back into it this spring or looking to mix up your activity routine, the Run Girl Run Clinic is a great option for you! Runners’ Choice’s own, Laurie, will be coaching the 8 week program. She is an experienced runner, triathlete and fitness enthusiast who will help guide your journey. Included in the program is a full 8 week exercise program, a t-shirt and a wonderful, judgement free environment to get your sweat on!

Please email or call the store for more details and to register

info@runnerschoicekingston.com

(613) 542-2410

Run Girl Run ladies in Spring 2014 after their race!

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Howe Island Hustle 8K Run

March 9, 2016

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The KRRA is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new race as part of the 2016 Kingston Road Runners’ Race Series. The Howe Island Hustle, as it has been affectionately named, is the first of three Island races known as the “tri-Island” series. In addition to earning points toward the 2016 KRRA race series, participants of the Hustle are also eligible for a “tri-Island” finisher medal if they complete all three Island races.  The Wolfe Island Classic 5k and the Amherst Island Wooly Bully 10k complement the Hustle to form the “tri-Island” series.  Finisher medals will be awarded after the third Island race, the Wooly Bully 10k.

Race Director and KRRA president Lana Saunders, a resident of Howe Island, has been working hard bring this event to the Kingston running community.

The Event consists of the 8K run for all ages and a Kids 1-Mile Race for 12 and under. Howe Island has fairly flat topography and vehicular traffic is nearly non-existent so this race is great for newcomers to the sport as well as seasoned runners.  The Howe Island community is very excited to have this event take place on their Island and are pulling out all the stops to ensure the Hustle will be enjoyable for everyone who attends.

Cost for the 8K Hustle registration is:

  • $30 for KRRA members for the 8K race.
  • $40 for non-members
  • $10 KRRA membership discount applies until Thursday May 5th, 2016.
  • ADD $5 to Race Day registrations.
  • The Kids 1 Mile Race is $5.

There are a few ways you can register for the Howe Island Hustle:

  • Download, print, complete hard copy form. CLICK HERE for registration form.
    Mail completed registration to: KRRA, PO Box 1412, Kingston, ON K7L 5C6 or Drop off at Runners’ Choice 56 Brock St.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION

 

Limestone Race Weekend 2016

March 9, 2016

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The Kingston Road Runners Association invites you to Kingston for the city’s largest annual running annual running. Choose from the 5K, 10K or the Historic Half marathon races over the weekend. There’s also a Kids 2K fun run for 12yrs and under.

Supporting Kingston causes: KGH Trauma Program and the Start2Finish a running & reading club for deserving elementary school children.

To register online or via printout, or for more information about the Race Weekend, click here.

Click here for the downloadable PDF file which can be mailed in or handed in to Runners’ Choice Kingston. You can also pick up a copy at Runners’ Choice. http://www.krra.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Registration_LRW2016_5K_Half.pdf

Follow the KRRA on facebook on twitter @_KRRA for KRRA’s latest running news and for race entry giveaways.

Gananoque to Kingston: 30km Run

February 27, 2016

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It’s that time of year when we test our mettle and take on that long Hwy 2 stretch from Gananoque to Kingston. It’s 30K right to the store and a tradition for KRRA runners. This is not a formal running event. It is an extension of the Runners’ Choice Sunday morning runs.

We meet before 8am and carpool to the Subway Restaurant in Gananoque. At 8:30am we leave Gananoque, running back to Kingston via Hwy 2 to the Runners’ Choice Kingston store where we either: A: hoist java in celebration, or B: head to The Kingston Brewing Company for a hearty breakfast.

Coach Al Cantlay is generous to organize water drops points, and will be traveling up and down Hwy 2 to check on all runners.

Can’t run 30K?! That’s okay. You can pick your distance and you will be dropped off and/or picked up to finish with the crew.

Available to volunteer? This would be greatly appreciated as more than one vehicle is needed to haul runners to the start to avoid folks having to return to Gan to pick up their cars.

There is no cost for this event and as mentioned above, no formal route with pylons or marshals. It’s a straight run in along the south shoulder of Hwy 2, rain or shine, into Kingston.

You in? Let us know so we can begin to arrange transportation.

Here is a story and photos from last year’s run.

 

Twosome 5km Race

January 8, 2016

Join us on Sunday, February 7th for a fun 5km race in support of the Kingston Food Sharing Project! You may run in a twosome as well as a onesome! Visit http://www.krra.org/events/krra-twosome-run-5k-2/ for more details. Register at Runners’ Choice (cash or cheque only)

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Santa Run ~ Sunday Dec. 20th

December 7, 2015

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Santa Claus is running to town.

Al Cantlay and the entire team here at Runners’ Choice are excited to announce the Annual Runners’ Choice Santa Run, Christmas store event, starting at 10am on Sunday December 20th, 2015.

Join the fun as Runners’ Choice, customers, fans, friends and Kingston runners come together for a easy-going run through downtown Kingston to get into the holiday spirit. It’s also an opportunity for Al and the Runners’ Choice crew to say ‘thank you’ for being such terrific supporters all year.

In addition to taking a nice leisurely run out to Sir John A MacDonald and back, there will be lots of goodies. Bring a non-perishable food item (for the Kingston Food Bank) and Runners’ Choice will give new runners a $10 Gift Voucher to spend in the store.

Our goal is to grow the already strong Kingston running community. Let’s introduce the fantastic activity of running to new folks, so they can enjoy great community, great health and a prosperous 2016.

We start from the store (56 Brock St.) at 10am.

Bring a friend, join the run, then we arrive back at the store for giveaways, hot drinks, nibbles and more running camaraderie.

Sharing the love of running is perhaps the best gift you could give someone you care about.

Enjoy the photos from last year’s Santa Run, here.

36th Annual Resolution Run

December 4, 2015

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Join us for the first KRRA race of 2015, the 36th annual Resolution Run! The race will take place on Sunday January 3rd, 2016. Each year the KRRA Race Series kicks off with this 8km race in support of the CanAssist African Relief Trust. You can register right here at Runners’ Choice. For more information, go to the KRRA website’s event page.

 

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The Road to Rio

Kingston native Dylan Wykes made his Olympic debut in the men's marathon at the 2012 London Summer Games. He posted a top-20 finish with a time of 2:15:26, making him the first Canadian to cross the line in the grueling heat.

Now Dylan has set his sights on Rio 2016 and the Canadian marathon record. Help us support Dylan as he strives to make history as the fastest Canadian marathoner of all time. Your donation will help cover Dylan's training and living costs, including his travel expenses as he competes and represents Canada at marquee races around the globe.

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