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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

Training

Total Body Workout In One Move

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

By Pamela Mazzuca Prebeg BSc. Kin Let’s be honest, if you are training for a big race, whether it’s your first 10K or your 10th marathon, you don’t have a lot of free time to be hitting the gym. But you do recognize the importance of resistance training so how do you do it all? […]

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Did You Know Raine Maida Is A Runner?

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

The leader of Our Lady Peace on Bruce Lee, racing his wife Chantal Kreviazuk and how running gives him “the ultimate creative spark.” BY: Ben Kaplan iRun: As a musician with nearly 25 years of performing experience, what do you think has been the fuel for your longevity? Maida: Evolving, we’re all conscious of trying […]

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An Interview with Canadian Olympian Reid Coolsaet

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Reid Coolsaet is an Olympian who holds Canada’s second fastest time in the marathon at 2:10:55, which he ran at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 2011. Mark: Can you describe what it’s like to actually put a shirt on that says Canada and run for your country? Reid: It’s an amazing privilege—I don’t take […]

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Canadian Olympian Eric Gillis Maintains His East Coast Cool

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Eric Gillis is a 36-­year­-old father of two from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and a two­time Olympian. Training out of Guelph, Ontario, Gillis has a sweet for McDonalds (after he’s finished his race, not before). Mark: How are you feeling? No aches or pains? Nothing that’s causing you any concern? Eric: Always little tiny aches and […]

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What Does Your Running Gear Say About You?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Making a statement, literally–by wearing one on your clothes–is a trend that hasn’t shown signs of slowing down. BY: Karen Kwan Whether it’s declaring you’re Canadian (“Home is here,” for example), sharing some humour (one of my favourites is the one motivating cheering runners to run like Channing Tatum is waiting at the finish line), […]

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Are You Ready for an IRONMAN Race?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

So, you’re training for an IRONMAN. They say practice makes perfect. But, for the millions of type-A triathletes out there (you know who you are), there is really no such thing as “perfect” in this sport. So, in the famous words of Arnold Palmer, “the more you practice, the luckier you get.” This, I know […]

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Ask JP: Why Every Runner Needs a Sherpa

Monday, July 18th, 2016

With the fabulous summer weather finally upon us, it’s quite easy to block out all those painful memories of training through the cold winter months. But it’s only a few short months until those bone-chilling hours at the staging area waiting for one of your fall races. Running is definitely one of the most beautiful gifts […]

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Nike’s Track & Field Kits for Rio

Monday, July 18th, 2016

With the latest technology from the Nike lab, track and field athletes are tapping into #UnlimitedInnovation in time for next month’s Rio Olympics. By: Karen Kwan Reduce drag and maximize effort. At the Nike #UnlimitedInnovation preview a few weeks ago in New York City, it was this basis and the Nike Vapor track and field kits that […]

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Improve your core and balance with one simple exercise

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

There is a moment in every stride, while running, where you are supporting your entire body weight on just one leg. So it makes sense that having a strong core and good balance will make you a more efficient and will boost your performance. By Pamela Mazzuca Prebeg BSc. Kin The modified side plank is […]

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Five Tips for Running on the Beach

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Summer is a time to get away and unwind but it doesn’t mean you have to skip your run. In fact, this is the perfect time to make your training fit your location and try beach running while on vacation or up at the cottage. By Pamela Mazzuca Prebeg HBSc Kin.  Think of summer as an […]

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