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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 October, 2015

ULTIMATE TRAINING PROGRAM WINNERS: Where Are They Now?

Friday, October 30th, 2015

We have officially completed the iRun ULTIMATE TRAINING PROGRAM! After ten weeks of training, racing and tweeting, we awarded ten lucky runners with Fitbit Surge’s on behalf of Sport Chek. Let’s catch up with some of our winners about their training programs for upcoming races. Lara Winnemore Training for Around the Bay 30k in December […]

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Chris Shulgan: Halloween Reflections

Friday, October 30th, 2015

In 2008, Toronto’s Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon happened on the last weekend in September. I ran it. I did OK, coming in just north of my target of 3:30. My son, his mom and my newborn baby daughter came out to watch me run it. I appreciated the support the way you do when you’re hurting in […]

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WHO’S Got Us Running Scared

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

By Carrie Burrows “WHO’s in the news again?” “I don’t know, WHO?” “Exactly.” “WHO” “Yes” “WHO’s in the news.” “Yes, WHO.” OK, I’m so sorry I just did that to you. The World Health Organization (WHO) just fired a shot at meat eaters everywhere and even took on the most beloved Internet food of all: […]

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Dream Big, Sing Out & Run On in the Empire State

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

By Rita Dottor The beginning of autumn in New York for me is always marked by the TCS New York City Marathon flags going up in Central Park marking the finish line. I have run this marathon twice in my 15 years of living here and each time I cross that finish line I feel, […]

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New York playlist for the New York Marathon!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

(Photograph of Esme Kaplan, by her proud dad) With the Mets in the Series and the New York City Marathon about to take flight, we honour New York, the world’s second best music city (behind Toronto, of course). Here’s to the city of Jay-Z, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon and DMX. And DMX!!!! Good […]

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Jim Willett explains what you can do on a quick run around the lake

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

iRun contributor and Saucony #FindYourStrong runner, Jim Willett tells about his recent run around Ontario’s Lake Simcoe as part of an initiative that supports the Mountain Equipment Co-op Homewaters Project . The goal is to raise $20,000 to benefit the Canadian Fresh Water Alliance. Jim helped in his way and you can help by tagging your […]

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Running and Watching the New York Marathon

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

by John Halvorsen John Halvorsen is a two-time Olympian and the race director of the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon. He also loves the New York Marathon, ran it twice, and heads down there almost every year. “The New York City Marathon is special because the city is so special. It is the most dynamic city in […]

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Calgary’s Dash of Doom: The Best Dressed Runners in the World

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Tomorrow is the Dash of Doom race in Calgary, an annual event where runners are encouraged to show up in more than just nylon shorts and florescent shirts. A fundraiser for the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society, the pet-friendly race is a family event that offers runners a chance to burn off some of that […]

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Experiencing the Marathon for the First Time

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

By Katie Nielsen When I signed up for my first full marathon I thought to myself, “ this will be easy.”  Five very fast moving months later, it was one week to the big day and I was starting to question myself; the nerves were setting in.  For the past 5 months I had been […]

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Runner’s Guide for Watching the Toronto Blue Jays

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

By Carrie Burrows These are some exciting times for the Toronto Blue Jays and the #ComeTogether nation. Just when all of the bandwagon jumpers were ready to jump off said bandwagon, the Blue Jays won game 5—they live to play another game tonight at 8 p.m. Runners and the Blue Jays have a lot in […]

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