iRun because itís cheaper than therapy Leah Boulter, Alberta

iRun because iLoves my man Beverly Huang, Alberta

iRun and run, and run, and run, and nobody can stop me Andrei Lucaciu, Ontario

iRun because I liveGeorges Schneller, Laval, QC

iRun so that I can live longer and stronger Derek MacPhail, Ontario

iRun because I learn more about who I am with every km Steph Mansell, Quebec

iRun because it is my tonic and my salvation Georgia Ioannou, British Columbia

iRun because it makes me feel good, allows me to spend time with my friends and gives me a feeling of accomplishmentHelen Kolodziejzyk, Calgary, AB

iRun to someday win the race Lindy Dunlop, Yukon

iRun for overall wellbeingTrish McCourt, Halifax, NS

iRun because it’s in meMichael Foley, Stittsville, ON

iRun because itís like flying, only lower Glenn Johnson, Ontario

iRun because I love the sense of accomplishment Amber Moase, Nova Scotia

iRun because I want to qualify for Boston and raise money for charities near and dear to my heartChristine Gracel, Calgary, AB

iRun to unleash my inner athleteAdelle Densham, Avonmore, ON

iRun because I like buying running clothes Pamela Blaikie, Ontario

iRun because it makes me feel powerful Sarah Kallaghan, Alberta

iRun to stay fit and release those running endorphinsLiliana Plava, Calgary, AB

iRun to satisfy the irresistible urge Tim Nixon, British Columbia

iRun to maintain a strong physical and mental state Tammy Rainville, Ontario

iRun so my daughters know that they can, too Shelley Kirkpatrick, New Brunswick

iRun because I canít dance Mario Javier, Ontario

iRun to challenge myself, physically and mentallyKathleen Keenan, Brampton, ON

iRun for the challenge to go faster and farther Steven Matejka, Alberta

iRun because it's cheaper than therapy Leah Boulter, Alberta

iRun so I can eat ice cream Sandy Bolan, Ontario

iRun to be free and enjoy our beautiful countryCheryl Carter, Clearwater , BC

iRun for the challenge and to remember to fully live Pascale Synnott, Quťbec

iRun because endorphins are free Cassandra Chouinard, Ontario

iRun slowly! Jason Hoffman, Manitoba

iRun because it reminds me of how strong I can be Monique Lavoie, Ontario

iRun to get to know myself, my strength and my spirit Lisa Groulx, Ontario

iRun because I cannot say no to a second slice of chocolate cakeEmily Shandruk, Vancouver, BC

iRun to my happy place and some days itís very Doreen May, Alberta

iRun to eat Maureen Tritscher, Alberta

iRun because somebody once told me I couldn't Heidi Abbey-Der, Saskatchewan

iRun for relaxation and to motivate my two sons Keith Bradbury, Newfoundland

iRun for relaxation and to motivate my two sonsKeith Bradbury, Newfoundland

iRun because it makes me feel powerfulCarlene Paquette, Carp, ON

iRun because it's a great stress release Brooke McKenzie, Yukon

iRun to correct years of sedentary living! Mike Scott, Ontario

iRun because iEat Sherry Maligaspe, British Columbia

iRun because I never thought I would be able toGary Morris, Winnipeg, MB

iRun because I get foot rubs afterward Kate Howerton, British Columbia

iRun for health, i Run for life Pat Cheung, British Columbia

iRun because I love the solitude Janene Tailleur, British Columbia

iRun because it gets my husband out there Tricia LaLonde, Alberta

iRun to inspire my kids to tryGlen Johnston, Nunavut

iRun because it makes me whole Denis Ladouceur, Quebec

iRun for the moment when both feet are off the ground Catherine Anderson, British Columbia

iRun for my heart, so it runs for me! Cathy Brzoza, British Columbia

iRun because walking is too slow Barry Knapp, Ontario

iRun because Iíve lost 80 lbs and running has become fun Cheryl Kelly, Ontario

iRun see where my feet will take me todayMegan Dolinskas, New York

iRun for the cool t-shirts! Pina Bevilacqua, Ontario

iRun for meKiza Francis, Ottawa,ON

iRun at 50 years old because at 43 I couldnít Peter Cicalo, Ontario

iRun because iEat Sherry Maligaspe, British Columbia

iRun because it sure beats the bus Robin Robbins, Alberta

iRun because running is like breathing to Stephanie McEvoy, Ontario

iRun because it reminds me that I am capable of so much more than I have doneJames Sauve, Ottawa, ON

iRun to feel great Kathryn Rachar, Saskatchewan

iRun because it gives me freedom to relax my brain Marie-Claude Gregoire, Nova Scotia

iRun because I like buying running clothes Pamela Blaikie, Ontario

iRun because of the peace and strength it brings meMichelle Jordan, Ottawa, ON

iRun because endorphins are freeCassandra Chouinard, Ontario

iRun because it has saved my life John Marshall, Alberta

iRun so I donít say never ever again Linda Klaric, Manitoba

iRun because it gives my day a boost of energy Sara Campbell, Nova Scotia

iRun because pecan pie, french fries and beer are chasing meTeresa Sterling, Ottawa , ON

iRun to prove to them that iCan Catherine Smith, Manitoba

iRun because I learn more about who I am with every kmSteph Mansell, Quebec

iRun because I am not as clumsy I thought I was Hanna Baer, Quebec

iRun because all the ladies are chasing my sexy runner’s bodyChris Baker, Etobicoke, ON

iRun because otherwise Iím grumpy Alexandre Charest, Quebec

iRun slowly!Jason Hoffman, Manitoba

iRun to challenge my perceived limitations Cassandra Williams, Ontario

iRun for me! Judi Wearing, Saskatchewan

iRun to kickstart my day Sharon Strueby, Saskatchewan

iRun because I like to be healthy Melanie Oickle, New Brunswick

iRun because itís a great way to see the world Sherry Mahoney, British Columbia

iRun all the livelong day Pierre Saint-Laurent, Quťbec

iRun because it helps me see things more clearly Jennifer Pitts, Ontario

iRun because it makes me a better person, a better wife, a better mother and a better friendNathalie Joncas-Caissie, St-Antoine, NB

iRun because my heart tells me to William Martin, Manitoba

iRun because i love to Mirella Petriello, Ontario

iRun away from the negative and towards the positive Teri Lepard, Alberta

iRun because I can and I’m gratefulTerry SanCartier, Gatineau, QC

iRun whenever I feel the need to escape Iona Hillis, Ontario

iRun to inspire my children! Wendy Bowen, Manitoba

iRun to eat more, especially sweet potatoe fries Joanna Skomra, Ontario

iRun because it is my tonic and my salvation Georgia Ioannou, British Columbia

iRun because I want to live to be 100! Colette DeJean, Ontario

iRun because food tastes better afterwards Patrick Houston, Alberta

iRun to prove to myself I canLesley McGougan, Brampton, ON

iRun because couch potatoes die young Cathy Andrew, Ontario

iRun because not everyone can Olivia Harvey, New Brunswick

iRun for the fresh air and adrenalin Charlyn McGregor, Saskatchewan

iRun because itís better than almost everything else Nathan Carey, Ontario

iRun because it's better than almost everything else Nathan Carey, Ontario

iRun at 50 years old because at 43 I couldn't Peter Cicalo, Ontario

iRun because when I run I feel most aliveMeghan Lynch, Ottawa, ON

iRun because itís fun when itís done Sue Matte, Ontario

iRun but not enoughMichael Shaw, New Westminister, BC

iRun because people around me inspire mePina Bevilacqua, Caledon, ON

iRun because it gives me freedom to relax my brainMarie-Claude Gregoire, Nova Scotia

iRun because the wall is meant to be broken Jonathan Bird, Ontario

iRun because there is no finish line Claire Kilgour, Ontario

iRun because somebody once told me I couldnít Heidi Abbey-Der, Saskatchewan

iRun therefore I amDuncan Walsh, Nottingham, UK

iRun for the individual pursuit Robert Pelletier, New Brunswick

iRun to challenge my mind, body and soul Sonia Mendes, Ontario

iRun because I need it to soothe the soul, keep me in shape and for overall wellbeingBeth Neil, Lombardy, ON

iRun away from the abyss Charlene Thomas, Ontario

iRun because couch potatoes die young Cathy Andrew, Ontario

iRun because I want to be a role model for our six kids Catherine Empey, British Columbia

iRun to stay ahead of the weight gainMyra Abstreiter, Alberta

iRun because it cleans up my life, because I drink more water, sleep better and eat healthier foodsRobin McIntyre, Ottawa, ON

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About iRun

More than a million Canadians are runners, making it this country's most popular recreational and fitness activity. Canadians run for exercise and we run to raise money for important causes. We run alone and in groups. And every year, hundreds of thousands of us participate in organized races, from fun runs to marathons, which are growing steadily.

Until now, Canadian runners haven't had our own running magazine. But now, there's iRun, providing a uniquely Canadian perspective on the activity and the sport. Published six times a year, iRun educates, informs and inspires Canadian runners. And, behind our parent company Sportstats, the largest race timing company in the world, iRun has become the ultimate running celebration, in mobile, print, social media and at

Marc Roy, CEO, Sportstats
iRun because there’s only 24-hours in a day.
A triathlete and 2x Ironman finisher, Roy purchased Sportstats with his wife Isabelle Fradette in 1995, and transformed the Ottawa-based company into the largest race-timing institution in the world. A father of three, and diehard Senators fan, Roy has recently expanded his company abroad, with new offices opened in San Diego, Utah, Thailand, and Singapore. He recently oversaw a major re-launch of the Sportstats website at, which holds data of more than six million athletes. He vows to run another Ironman soon.

Mark Sutcliffe, Group Publisher
iRun for a better life
Few people in Canada have written, broadcast, or talked more about running and the runner's experience than Mark Sutcliffe. It started when he turned his passion for running into a weekly column in the Ottawa Citizen, then he launched iRun and the weekly iRun radio show and podcast, then he wrote his book, Why I Run. Mark has completed 14 marathons and raised more than $50,000 for charity through his running. In addition to iRun, Mark has also launched several other publications, including the Ottawa Business Journal and the Kitchissippi Times. He also broadcasts regularly on CFRA, Rogers TV and CPAC.
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Ray Zahab, Runner-in-Chief
iRun because i can't stop!!! I love it too much
A former pack-a-day smoker, Ray transformed his life and became an ultra-distance runner, winning some of the world's most challenging foot races. Beginning in November 2006, Ray and two other runners ran 7500km across the Sahara Desert in 111 days, averaging 70 kilometres per day without a single day's rest.  Since then, Ray has completed numerous running expeditions all over the world, including unsupported 650km run across Siberia's Lake Baikal in winter, a 1200km run the length of the Atacama Desert and a crossing of Death Valley off-road. In 2008, he founded impossible2Possible (i2P), an organization that aims to inspire and educate youth through adventure learning, and inclusion and participation in expeditions. At no cost to schools or participating youth, i2P has taken Youth Ambassadors on expeditions to Amazon, Sahara, Bolivia and more.
In addition to his running adventures, Ray co-hosts iRun: The Running Show on The TSN 1200 radio.  He also speaks around the world at events such as TED, IOC World Conference, Idea City, The Economist World in 2010 and 2011, World Affairs Council and countless other events- spreading the message that we are all capable of the extraordinary in our lives and that in fact, the impossible is possible.
Find out more about Ray's Impossiblt to Possible

Ben Kaplan, General Manager
iRun because I like being free
Author of Feet, Don’t Fail Me Now, and former running columnist for the National Post, Kaplan joined iRun in December, 2014, and has since collected twelve new pairs of running shoes. A former editor at GQ and New York magazines, Kaplan also taught a year-long running clinic at Toronto’s Black Toe Running and took a group of people from the couch to the marathon. A frequent guest on radio and TV, Kaplan has appeared on Global’s Morning Show, Steven and Chris on CBC, and Metro Morning with Matt Galloway.

Anna Lee Boschetto, Managing Editor
iRun because it challenges and changes me.
A heath and wellness writer, Boschetto has been a part of the iRun team since 2013. Previously an editor with Oxygen and Clean Eating magazines, she has also contributed to Parents Canada, Elevate and Canadian Living. Boschetto has also facilitated community running groups for York Region residents.

Current issue: Issue 4. 2017
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