Brockville Race Weekend!

August 21, 2015

Next up on the race docket… The Brockville Race Weekend featuring a 1/2 marathon and 5km race! Take part in the 8th Annual Mark Darroch Race put on by the Brockville Road Runners’ Club!

See link for further details and registration:


Wooly Bully Races!

July 3, 2015

Next up in the KRRA race series is the Wooly Bully race! There is a 1km kids fun run, 5km or 10km race. The race is held on scenic Amherst Island on Sunday August 16th. Find more info about the newest addition to the KRRA race series and how to register by clicking here.


KRRA Canada Day Limestone Mile

June 16, 2015


It’s intense. It’s fast. It includes a kids race. It’s team competition. It’s three races in one morning. It’s the KRRA Canada Day Limestone Mile.

A Canada Day tradition, Canada Day Limestone Mile is organized and supported by the Kingston Road Runners Association in support of its charitable causes. We are excited to team with Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and Kingston Interval House.

The course for this classic race distance starts in front of BMO on King St., Run west on King to Earl, left on Earl, left on Ontario, left on Market past Tir Nan Nog, left on King and do the route again, finishing in front of City Hall.

There is no Kingston running event that is more exciting, more fun and more inclusive than the KRRA Canada Day Limestone Mile…

Members who register online need the discount code. Get it on the web page: here.

online registration:

printable registration: here.
mail or hand in here at the store, to Runners’ Choice Kingston

Beat Beethoven 2015: complete success

June 16, 2015


The weather was perfect: sunny, very little breeze, cool. The race saw a marked increase in participants over 2014 with 400+ runners finishing this year. (Perhaps they saw the 2014 photos and saw how much fun everyone had). There were almost as many people who ran the 4K run/walk. Lots of personal bests were hit and lots of smiles as runners crossed the finish line.

Top 3 males

1.    Kevin Coffey (24:32)
2.    Clay Patterson (25:51)
3.    Gerasimo Angelatos (26:24

Top 3 Females

1.    Veronica Allan (31:13)
2.    Suzanne Kerr (31:39)
3.    Rachel Herron (32:04)

Full results can be viewed here on sportstats. Kudos to race directors, volunteers, sponsors, runners, spectators and musical performers.

Photography by Robby Breadner and Megan Kiley of the MOMENT is CAPTURED can be viewed here on the KRRA.ORG website.

Picton Marathon & Half Marathon training clinic

May 16, 2015


So you’ve always wanted to run (continuously) a full or half marathon, but really didn’t know how to tackle it. Coach Al Cantlay and his team at Runners’ Choice have the solution for you.

The annual PEC, Picton County Half Marathon is the perfect event to train for and run. The Picton Half (and full) Marathon is a local event that takes place on Sunday October 4th 2015. It is fairly flat on a closed course which finishes in downtown Picton.

Clinic begins Sunday May 31st.

The training clinic provided by Runners’ Choice includes the following…

  • 18 weeks of training prior to the event.
  • coached by former Queen’s U running coach and recent inductee to Kingston Sports Hall of Fame, Al Cantlay.
  • regular review of training results for optimal preparation.
  • a variety of weekly group running / training options in which to participate.
  • half marathon dress rehearsal run to familiarize with course.
  • $10 discount for PEC Half Marathon event.
  • Runners’ Choice Anniversary running hat.
  • 10% discount on running shoes and gear at Runners’ Choice.
  • limited spots in clinic to ensure good access to coach and individual attention.

Cost to sign up for training clinic is: $95. +hst
Additional personal coaching available at reduced rate.

To sign up, click here to email us. In the email provide the following basic information:

  • First and last name
  • telephone number
  • say YES to: “I usually run approx 35 kms per week or more.”
  • and say YES or give specific goal time to: “I have a goal finishing time of less than 2:15:00 for the half and less than 4:4o:00 for the full.”

We will contact you to provide details of when we begin.



Beat Beethoven!

May 8, 2015

It’s that time again – The Beat Beethoven 8km race or 4km fun run/walk is back! Join in the fun and celebrate 20 years of this famous challenge! It takes place on Sunday June 7th at 10:30am, beginning in confederation basin. Register in store (cash or cheque) or online at See you there!

beat beethoven 2015

Gan to Kingston 30k Run

April 2, 2015


It’s become a time honoured tradition here at Runners’ Choice: the Sunday of Hamilton’s Around the Bay 30k Race, we organize our very own 30K Run. The route is the same which includes starting at the Subway Sandwich Shop on the east side of Gananoque, through town and along Hwy 2 back to the store.

This year’s run took place on Sunday March 29th, 2015 and due to Al being in Cypress running a half marathon, the responsibility of preparing for this year’s 30k Run fell to Sue McIvor. She did an amazing job. The turnout was excellent and although a bit chilly with headwind, the day was sunny and beautiful. Congratulations to all the runners to successfully completed the full distance, along with the others who ran portions of the distance. It was a great Sunday Run and we’ll repeat it next year.

Enjoy the photos taken by Sue McIvor ; prepped and edited by Robby Breadner of The photos were taken at the 5K and the 10K markers.

Click here to enjoy the photo gallery.



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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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