36th Annual Resolution Run

December 4, 2015


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.


New Balance announce XC partnering with Runners’ Choice, on trackie.ca

November 25, 2015


Runners’ Choice is very excited to be partnering New Balance with all the exciting upcoming activities. Here is an excerpt from the article as published on www.trackie.com:

Come take part in the New Balance XC Festival partnered with Runners’ Choice Kingston, this weekend!

From Thursday to Saturday this weekend, Team NB will be on site at Runners’ Choice Kingston bringing a Cross Country Festival Experience to K-Town.  Within a few blocks walking distance just west of the meet hotel Holiday Inn Waterfront, look for the red NB tent and flags that mark the spot.  Take special note free custom-logo grilled cheese sandwiches will be hot off the grill from Runners’ Choice this weekend…come check out what design they will take!

Thu Nov 26th

  • 5:30pm – Women’s Run Group from the Store, Free Easy Run and test NB shoes for the warmup…FREE SWAG!  FREE DRAWS!  Come meet Team New Balance headliner Julie-Anne Staehli

…READ MORE for the full article, click here.


New Balance is also presenting:

National X-Country Champ Live Stream & Fantasy Team Contest!

There are 6 groups of runners from each race, you must choose ONE RUNNER FROM EACH GROUP, to make your team of 6 runners–only your top 4 in the actual race will count towards your team score. READ MORE and to enter, click here…

New Balance Customer Appreciation during the Canadian XC Championships

November 9, 2015

Shorter days don’t have to mean shorter runs. Take your speed to new levels, any time of day, in the Vazee Pace NB Beacon. With 360 degrees of reflectivity and highly visible color accents, this responsive running shoe helps you stand out from the crowd, day or night.


Kingston is abuzz in anticipation for the Canadian XC Championships 2015 which will be taking place on Saturday November 28th. Runners’ Choice is excited to team with New Balance to be involved in the event as well as the Kingston Road Runners Association AGM on Thursday Nov. 26th and host a Customer Appreciation Night on Friday Nov 27th.


Thursday November 26th

5:30pm at Runners’ Choice, New Balance will meeting up with the Women’s Run Clinic. Newcomer ladies are welcome to join the 6pm training run.


7pm at Kingston Brewing Company, activities begin to ramp up at 34 Clarence St, with New Balance and Runners’ Choice in attendance at the KRRA Annual General Meeting. KRRA members will attend this important meeting where Race Series end-of-year awards will be distributed, door prizes will be won, snacks enjoyed, memberships renewed and there will be a special guest speaker. This is not an exclusive event. The Kingston Road Runners Association is an open group for running enthusiasts and newcomer members are more than welcome to attend.

At the KRRA AGM, Runners’ Choice will be handing out certificates for $20 OFF New Balance shoes and winter apparel, redeemable only at Runners’ Choice Kingston store and only during this special weekend. For the weekend there will also be a Top 10 30/30 Sale: ten featured items throughout the store will be marked down either by $30 or 30%… only for the weekend.


Friday November 27th

New Balance and Runners’ Choice will host a Customer Appreciation Night. Beginning at 5pm, local runners, KRRA members, store patrons and out-of-town athletes  (for the Canadian CX Championships) will congregate at the store for a meet-n-greet and an opportunity for a test drive of New Balance shoes. A couple celebrity athletes will be in attendance. This will be followed by everyone heading out for an easy group run, downtown Kingston.


Saturday November 28th

New Balance and Runners’ Choice will be attending the Canadian XC Championships which begin at 9:30am; through to the final Senior Men 10K race with a start time at 2:30pm. For a complete schedule and more info, visit www.xcnational.ca

Fort Henry shown: S/F is start/finish. XC shows the approximate area of the race route. P1 is parking at the Fort. P2 is parking at the Athletic Centre. DC is the Discovery Centre where kit pickup and merchandise will be available.


Remembrance Day

November 6, 2015

Runners’ Choice will closed on Remembrance Day from 10:45 – 11:15 am to enable staff and customers to attended Remembrance Day ceremonies. Please take time to stop and remember and encourage others to do the same.remembranceday

Canadian Cross Country Championships

October 31, 2015

Coming to Kingston in just 4 weeks is the Canadian Cross Country Championships! Up top Fort Henry Hill on Saturday November 28th, come watch runners from all over the nation race in this exciting event!


KRRA Anniversary Run 10k & Kids 1-miler

October 17, 2015

Next up in the KRRA Race Series is the Anniversary Run! Sign up in the store or online. This will also be the last race of the 2015 series! Follow the link for more details!



Fort Henry 5KCX

September 15, 2015


The Kingston Road Runners Association (KRRA) is excited to announce this year’s new cross country race, the Fort Henry 5KCX  Cross Country (XC) at Fort Henry Hill including 1km kid’s race. It is a closed course race atop the Fort Henry Hill on a groomed trail used by many clubs and associations. Coach Al Cantlay of Runners’ Choice brings his Tuesday night workouts to the course to train in the autumn.

5km race will be 2.5km loop twice at the top of Fort Henry Hill. This is the only race that counts toward the KRRA Race Series. The cost to register for the 5km XC is $20 up until September 25th, prior to race day and $25 on the day of the race. KRRA members will receive a $5 discount up to the day before the race. No member discount on race day. There will be medals for top 3 male and female finishers. Medals will also be handed to in the following age categories for both top 3 male and female as follows 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 plus.

Click here for online registration. Registration forms can be picked up at Runners’ Choice or click here for a printable copy to complete and drop off right here at the store.

Click here for the KRRA website to get more information.


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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.

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