Sunday Long Run June 15th: Trans Canada Trail!

June 13, 2014

Join us this Sunday for our long run. We typically leave from Runners’ Choice at 8:15am but this Sunday we’re going to hit the trails. Meet Al Cantlay, store owner, at the Trans Canada Trail access point off Sydenham Road to leave for 8:30am.

Directions: Heading north on Sydenham road towards the 401, there is a parking lot on the left hand side, roughly 100m before the 401 east turn off and just passed the small gas station of the right hand side of the road.

Stay tuned for any other changes to our typical Sunday run.

P.S Happy Father’s Day!!!

Altra Shoe Test Run & Tuesday Night Workout

June 6, 2014

Join us on Tuesday June 24th to both try out a pair of Altra running shoes AND get a great workout! One of Altra’s representatives will be there with the shoes, as well as Runners’ Choice owner and long time running coach, Al Cantlay. Regulars and newcomers are all welcome!

The test run/workout will take place at the Memorial Centre track at 303 York St. Shoe fitting will start at 5:00pm and go until the workout starts at 5:45pm.

Note: Tuesday night workouts are every week at 5:45pm, coached by Al. Call the store (613-542-2410) for the workout location if you are not sure!

Check out the video below for a preview of what Tuesday night workouts are all about!


May 27, 2014

Join us Thursday, May 29th at 5:30pm to test out new Mizuno running shoes! Following there will be stretching and a preview of the 8 & 4Km race routes for the Beat Beethoven Run lead by Dylan Wykes. There will be autographs and refreshments in the Market Square to finish the evening.

Enjoy an opportunity to run with Dylan as he continues his road to the 2016 Olympic Games.


Beat Beethoven 2014

May 16, 2014

It’s just over 2 weeks until Beat Beethoven!

On Sunday June 1st, there will be an 8km race or 4km fun run/walk while the Kingston Symphony plays music for 50 minutes. Come out and try to “Beat Beethoven”!

The event, including race start/finish will take place at Confederation Park with the gun going off at 10:30am.

Register now at Runners’ Choice or on-line at

Run Girl Run 5k Clinic

March 17, 2014

Hey Ladies – want to get fit and have fun doing it? Looking for the next challenge? Have you been thinking of running your first 5k? Why not join our Run Girl Run clinic!

Our clinic starts Tuesday, March 18th at 6pm. 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. After six weeks you’ll be ready to take on the Limestone 5k Sunday, April 26th (registration not included). The following two weeks we will join the Tuesday night workout with Runners’ Choice for drills and hills.

The cost of the program is only $69.99 plus HST. All participant receive a technical Run Girl Run t-shirt (a $34.99 value).

Reserve your spot by emailing us at or call us at 613-542-2410 or drop in at Runners’ Choice, 56 Brock St.

30-30 Challenge

February 10, 2014

Starting February 9th:
30 minutes of running for 30 days.

Our goal is to beat the winter blahs, get in shape, connect with friends and have a chance to win some great prizes…

Starting FEB 9, run/walk for 30 continuous minutes: at home, on a treadmill or with the Runners’ Choice Kingston crew hosted by owner Al Cantlay. Each day you put in 30 minutes you earn ONE point. If you do it with Runners’ Choice, you earn a second point.

At the end of the 30 days, the TOP THREE runners with the most points will win some great prizes. (details to come, but the top prize is some serious booty).

Here is the schedule for Runners’ Choice (RC) runs:
MONDAYS – RC store 6pm
TUESDAYS – Barriefield (hills) 5:45pm
WEDNESDAYS – RC store 6pm
THURSDAYS – Women’s group RC store 6pm
FRIDAYS – RC store Lunch Run at noon
SATURDAYS – RC store, Tempo workout 9:15am
SUNDAYS – RC store, Long distance 8:30am, coffee after


Please note: THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE is the tally, so be sure to like us on Facebook and see our events page. Every time you log a run, be sure to post it on that page, so we can keep track. Log it on the date to count it. You are invited to describe the run (hard, easy, distance, time…), but it is optional. HAVE FUN.

FebFest FunRun for the FoodBank

February 4, 2014

Time for some February Fun!
This Sunday, February 9th, come to Runners’ Choice for a family fun run in support of the FoodBank.
Bring a donation for the FoodBank, enjoy a friendly run with friends then come back to the store for treats and prizes.
This will also kick off our 30 day challenge – run for 30 minutes each day for 30 days. Whether you decide to take part in our challenge or not, come down and be a part of our FebFest Fun Run.

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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.

Donate online by using the PayPal button below, or in person at Runners' Choice (56 Brock Street, Kingston, ON) or any of the three branches of the Kingston Community Credit Union.

Thank you for your support!