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

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

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

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 but not enoughMichael Shaw , New Westminister, BC

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

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

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

iRun therefore I amDuncan Walsh , Nottingham, UK

iRun because I liveGeorges Schneller , Laval, QC

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

iRun for overall wellbeingTrish McCourt , Halifax, NS

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 it makes me feel powerfulCarlene Paquette , Carp, ON

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

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

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

iRun for meKiza Francis , Ottawa,ON

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

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

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

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

iRun to unleash my inner athleteAdelle Densham , Avonmore, ON

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

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

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

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

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

iRun because endorphins are freeCassandra Chouinard , Ontario

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

iRun because couch potatoes die young Cathy Andrew , Ontario

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

iRun because I like buying running clothes Pamela Blaikie , Ontario

iRun slowly!Jason Hoffman , Manitoba

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

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

iRun because iEat Sherry Maligaspe , British Columbia

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

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

iRun because it has saved my life John Marshall , Alberta

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

iRun to my happy place and some days it’s very Doreen May , Alberta

iRun because food tastes better afterwards Patrick Houston , Alberta

iRun because I can’t dance Mario Javier , Ontario

iRun so I don’t say never ever again Linda Klaric , Manitoba

iRun because it makes me whole Denis Ladouceur , Quebec

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

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

iRun because running is like breathing to Stephanie McEvoy , Ontario

iRun because I love the solitude Janene Tailleur , British Columbia

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

iRun to someday win the race Lindy Dunlop , Yukon

iRun to stay ahead of the weight gainMyra Abstreiter , Alberta

iRun because otherwise I’m grumpy Alexandre Charest , Quebec

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

iRun because iLoves my man Beverly Huang , Alberta

iRun because not everyone can Olivia Harvey , New Brunswick

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

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

iRun because it’s like flying, only lower Glenn Johnson , Ontario

iRun because it makes me feel powerful Sarah Kallaghan , Alberta

iRun because I’ve lost 80 lbs and running has become fun Cheryl Kelly , Ontario

iRun because there is no finish line Claire Kilgour , Ontario

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

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

iRun because it’s a great way to see the world Sherry Mahoney , British Columbia

iRun because my heart tells me to William Martin , Manitoba

iRun to prove to them that iCan Catherine Smith , Manitoba

iRun because it’s fun when it’s done Sue Matte , Ontario

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

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

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

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

iRun to inspire my kids to tryGlen Johnston , Nunavut

iRun so I can eat ice cream Sandy Bolan , Ontario

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

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

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

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

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

iRun because endorphins are free Cassandra Chouinard , Ontario

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

iRun because couch potatoes die young Cathy Andrew , Ontario

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

iRun because I like buying running clothes Pamela Blaikie , Ontario

iRun slowly! Jason Hoffman , Manitoba

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

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

iRun because iEat Sherry Maligaspe , British Columbia

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

iRun to inspire my children! Wendy Bowen , Manitoba

iRun because it sure beats the bus Robin Robbins , Alberta

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

iRun to kickstart my day Sharon Strueby , Saskatchewan

iRun for me! Judi Wearing , Saskatchewan

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

iRun because i love to Mirella Petriello , Ontario

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

iRun to eat Maureen Tritscher , Alberta

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

iRun away from the abyss Charlene Thomas , Ontario

iRun all the livelong day Pierre Saint-Laurent , Québec

iRun to challenge my perceived limitations Cassandra Williams , Ontario

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

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

iRun to feel great Kathryn Rachar , Saskatchewan

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

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

iRun for the fresh air and adrenalin Charlyn McGregor , Saskatchewan

iRun for the individual pursuit Robert Pelletier , New Brunswick

iRun to satisfy the irresistible urge Tim Nixon , British Columbia

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

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

iRun because walking is too slow Barry Knapp , Ontario

Archive for August, 2013

Registration for Ottawa Race Weekend Opens Tuesday September 3rd

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

As the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend nears it’s 40th anniversary, registration for the 2014 milestone event is set to open on  September 3rd. Races sold out quickly in 2013 and event organizers are expecting an even faster sell out for the 40th anniversary. In May, over 44,000 participants took part in seven of the 2013 Tamarack […]

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Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Nectarine Salsa Recipe

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

By: Angela Simpson Even though the days seem to be getting shorter and the temperatures are cooler, there’s no need to trade the barbeque for oven-cooked meals any time soon. When it comes to nutrition, grilling is one of the healthiest ways of cooking out there, and it’s super fast. These tacos are totally loaded […]

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Running for Women on the Other End of the Line

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Samantha Anderson has been an avid runner since she moved to Toronto nearly a decade ago and discovered that running was a great way to both get to know the city, and make friends. It didn’t take her long to find a way to combine her love for running, and her appreciation for community when […]

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Gear Review: Mountain Stream Elite Cold Therapy Leg Wraps

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Meant to be used in place of an ice bath, Mountain Stream Elite Cold Therapy Leg Wraps (MSRP $139.00) are kept in the fridge or freezer. When you finish your run, just pull them out, put them on, and relax for ten to 15 minutes. They provide all of the benefits of cold-therapy without the […]

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iRun for Tyrel

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

The following is a guest post by Laurie Ann March. I started running to prove to myself that I could. There was a time when I was morbidly obese and walking to the mailbox would have been monumental. After I lost half my body weight I decided that I was going to run a single […]

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Gear review: Zuza Performance Compression Socks by Lunatik Athletiks

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Lunatik Athletiks got in touch to see if the iRun Gear Test Team would test their line of Zuza Performance Compression socks. So six members of the iRun Gear Test Team have been busy testing these compression socks with a twist: they feature graduated compression with 20-30mm-Hg of compression but they only come in fun […]

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I went to London to ‘Rock the Road’

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Yesterday I headed out to London, ON to Rock the Road. Sadly, I couldn’t make it to the expo, but they were great to accommodate out of town runners for race-day kit pick up. The race starts around the corner from Masonville Place mall, so there was ample parking and space to warm up. The […]

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Meet our 2013 iRun 42.2 Ambassadors

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Training is well underway for this year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, and with the help of coach Rick Hellard of Zone3Sports, participants in the iRun 42.2 program are off and running. Like last year, five members of iRun’s Gear Test Team are leading the charge. Meet our 2013 iRun 42.2 Ambassadors! “iRun because no matter […]

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Strength Training For Endurance Athletes

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

By: Nikki Reiter Strength training is something that most runners shy away from for many reasons.  Most commonly I hear, ‘I’m afraid of becoming bulky,’ ‘I just don’t have the time,’ or ‘I’m not interested in the gym.’  Strength training is all about becoming more balanced and stronger.  Not necessarily bulkier.  It’s not essential to […]

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Krysten Bishop: My Heart Condition Doesn’t Define Me

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

By: Karen Karnis On her blog The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail, Krysten Bishop tells the story of her Prolonged Q-T Syndrome diagnosis at 17, receiving a pacemaker/defibrillator at 18, learning that she had a BRCA 1 gene mutation in 2011 and undergoing a preventative double-mastectomy in 2012. They’re a huge part of her life […]

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