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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

Motivation

Ask JP: Why DNFs Can be a Good Thing

Monday, May 30th, 2016

When you’ve run as many races at JP Bedard, sooner or later you’re bound to DNF. Here’s why he believes that this runner’s nightmare can actually be a gift. Dear JP: When you hit a wall of demotivation, what thoughts do you use to keep on going?  Sincerely, Erik E Dear Erik: I’ll never forget the advice […]

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Ask JP: On Travel, Running Routes and Staying Social

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

As journalist and novelist, Pico Iyer once said, “Anyone who has traveled knows that you’re not really doing so in order to move around, but you’re traveling in order to be moved.” For me, therein lies the essence of running in general—an ability to ‘move us’ through movement, not so much in terms of distance traveled in […]

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Why Running Clubs Help Make Great Runners

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

By Chris McPeake, Longboat Road Runners It was intimidating. That’s what I remember the most when I first thought about joining a running club. In a time before Facebook and Twitter, I scoured the internet looking for a group or club that I could join. I had become tired of running all the time by […]

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You Ask, JP Answers: How Social Media Makes You A Better Runner

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Every week runners ask me if social media is beneficial or detrimental when it comes to training for an upcoming race, or to one’s running practice in general. Full disclosure: I have an insatiable addiction when it comes to social media. Granted, our social media streams are proliferated by a lot of mindless distractions, but behind all of that […]

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Running skirts, to Wear or not to Wear

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

By Karen Kwan I’ve never worn a running skirt and am undecided on them. For the most part, I don’t find them flattering (the length of most skirts typically makes my legs look short) and, well, I feel like they come across suburban mom-esque. But then I’ve been at races and I see incredibly fit […]

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Listen Up: Best podcasts to get you through a long run

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Podcast aficianados are already tuning in for iRun‘s weekly podcast co-hosted by iRun‘s founder, Mark Sutcliffe and iRun‘s Runner-in-Chief, Ray Zahab. Robyn Baldwin breakdown some of the latest running podcasts that you can add to your playlist. Here’s  what you can expect and why you should be listening in. Rich Roll Description: Unlock your best self! Rich Roll […]

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Ask JP: Running When Race Day Weather Is Rough

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Those of you who were fortunate enough to run the BMO Vancouver Marathon were treated to some beautiful weather. The same can not be said for the thousands of runners who lined up for the various races at the GoodLife Toronto Marathon and Mississauga Marathon. As race weekend grew nearer, my inbox and social media […]

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Krista DuChene: Mother, Marathon Runner & Olympic Hopeful

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

You’ve known Krista DuChene as iRun’s Marathon Mom.  After breaking her femur in the spring of 2014, the Saucony Canada Elite Athlete candidly shared her story with iRun as she battled back on a lengthy road to recovery. One year later, DuChene not only recovered from her injury, she met the Canadian qualification standard for the 2016 […]

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Moms who Run are Better Parents

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

I’m a runner, a mom, and sometimes I leave my kids to run. Truth is, I think I’m a better parent for it. Here’s where running has taken me. By: Anna Lee Boschetto The writer sight seeing in the City of Light with Paris Running Tours. “Do the girls miss you?” “Yes, but they are with their dad,” I respond. […]

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Happiness is Running to the Music

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

I love to run because I believe the secret to happiness is progress. Setting a standard and then having the rituals to achieve them. As a result good health is a standard in my life that I try to uphold. Exercise is the ultimate way to free your soul and spirit. It clears the pathways […]

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