Resolution Run – Sunday January 4th!

December 27, 2014

Each year the KRRA Race Series kicks off with the 8km Resolution Run. This race is organized and supported by the Kingston Road Runners Association in support of the CanAssist African Relief Trust.

Historically, The 8km road race begins and ends on the RMC campus. However, due to security restrictions at the base, the KRRA has moved the Event to a location in the north west of the city. The race will begin at 9:30am. Register online or at Runners’ Choice.


Santa Run ~ Sunday Dec., 21st

December 12, 2014


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 21st, 2014.

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 you a $10 Gift Voucher for the store, for you to then give to a potential runner to get them started.

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 2015.

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.

Transcend is Coming

November 29, 2014


Join us on Tuesday, December 9th for the Kingston showing of the film Transcend.

About Transcend:

“Long-distance running allowed Wesley Korir to escape the grinding poverty of Kenya. But after winning multiple American marathons, including taking running’s most cherished prize – the Boston Marathon, he risks it all and returns home to help his fellow Kenyans create better lives for themselves. In what proves to be the most challenging race of his career, Wesley takes on a well-financed, big-party candidate to run for a seat in Kenyan parliament, attempting to balance the frenzy of campaigning with the demands of marathon training. Transcend is the story of the elusive spiritual energy that is somehow forged in the intense rigor of long-distance running, an energy Wesley Korir is using to transform the nation that has done more than any other to change the face of the marathon.”

Join us at the KCVI auditorium at 7pm on Dec 9th for the film and a special session with film maker Michael DelMonte.

Tickets are just $10 ($12 at the door) and are available at Runners’ Choice.

Don’t miss it!

Transcend: Trailer from Storystream on Vimeo.



Christmas is Coming!!!

November 18, 2014

Christmas is just around the corner and we have just what you need for every runner on your Christmas list!

Not sure what your runner needs?  Our friendly staff is here to help guide you to the perfect gift.  From socks and safety lights to jackets and tights, we can help your runner get outfitted for winter running.  Still not sure?  We offer gift certificates for any amount.

Stop in and let us help you pick out your  runner’s gifts!

Customer Appreciation – November 27 & 28

November 10, 2014

After nearly thirty years serving Eastern Ontario runners at Runners’ Choice, we have learned a few things. One of the biggest things is that we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for our many loyal customers. So, we want to take the time to say “thank-you”.

Thursday November 27th and Friday November 28th are our annual “Customer Appreciation” days. We will have lots of great deals including 20% off all regularly priced in-stock footwear and apparel! Plus we will have some great treat and refreshments for you.

Stop in and let us say, “thank-you” in person and feel appreciated!

Run Girl Run Clinic

October 29, 2014


Perfect for women who want to stay active and motivated heading into the winter months. You will receive a weekly workout schedule for our 8 week program leading up to the KRRA Resolution Run on Jan.4th.

Beginning Thursday November 13th at 6pm here at Runners’ Choice Kingston.

Cost is $69.99 plust HST and all participants receive a pair of wool socks great for winter running.

Reserve you spot on our website or in person at 56 Brock St.It is designed for women of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes who want to get fit and live an active life. The flexible and custom-tailored program is designed to guide you from walking to running in a safe and fun environment. Our coaches will lead you through activities, drills and stretches that will enable you to run farther, faster and pain-free.  The last two weeks of this eight week clinic we will join the Tuesday night workout with Runners’ Choice for drills and hills.

Reserve your spot by emailing us at or call us at 613-542-2410 or drop in at Runners’ Choice, 56 Brock St., just around the corner from City Hall.

Tuesday night workouts

October 15, 2014


Title: Tuesday Night Workouts
Location: Barriefield (above the RMC Sports Dome)
Link out: Click here
Description: Join us for a FREE speed session, coached by Runners’ Choice owner, Al Cantlay. Workouts start at 5:45pm on Tuesdays. We park at the RMC Sports Centre and meet at the Barriefield neighbourhood. All levels welcome. We do this in Barriefield, every Tuesday til spring.
Start Time: 5:45pm
Date: 2014-11-04
End Time: 6:30pm

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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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