iRun has returned to print after three years and we couldn’t be more excited about offering our spring special issue featuring Cam Levins on the cover at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, and these great twelve stores nationwide. Each magazine features a special story from each shop that will directly impact your performance: from nutrition, to pacing, to joining the community, to how to pick out your shoes.
Shop local. Talk to the experts. And pick up our free new ASICS-sponsored edition of iRun: we’re connecting the country’s runners, one inspiring sports story at a time.
- Forerunners, British Columbia
Vancouver’s community running store with multiple locations, knowledgable staff and Peter Butler and Todd Jangula’s expert guidance makes Forerunners amongst the finest running shops not just in Canada, but all over the world.
2. Frontrunners, British Columbia
There are four locations of this amazingly cool running shop in Victoria, Westshore, Shelbourne and Nanaimo, and thousands of runners have enjoyed their clinics. Community driven, tested over time.
3. R&R Rackets and Runners, British Columbia
Oak Street in Vancouver is home to R&R, with the friendliest, most knowledgeable staff in town.
4. Strides, Alberta
Locally owned and community driven, the Strides team—with two Calgary locations and one in Canmore—are internationally heralded for the depth and breadth of their knowledge, as well as their finely curated shoes and gear.
5. BlackToe Running, Ontario
Toronto’s beloved hipster enclave, owned by Mike and Maya Anderson who recently opened a second location uptown, have diehard devotees to their run groups, cheer stations, and expertly designed custom gear.
6. Brainsport Athletics, Saskatoon
Saskatoon’s first and last name in intelligent footwear. (Plus owner Brian Michasiw is a mensch; his tips in the issue are just great).
7. The Running Factory, Ontario
If you’re in Windsor and love to run, tell Gary and Kyle at this great shop with two locations we said hi.
8. Culture Athletics, Ontario
Running and yoga come together at this top-notch shop on Toronto’s Queen Street East.
9. Bushtukah, Ontario
The first name in run speciality and apparel, and the perfect place for all of your family’s great outdoor gear.
10. Boutique Courir, Quebec
Running, skiing, cycling and walking are just some of the sports that Quebec’s hottest shop offers gear for—from a friendly, knowledgable staff.