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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                          June 29, 2017

  In this Issue:


  1. Rocks!! Wednesday evening Post Run
  2. July 1 Firecracker 5km
  3. Upcoming Local Events: July 16 Island Swim, July 16 Massey and July 19 20 Minute Challenge
  4. Running Room Run Club Update
  5. Track North News




Rocks!! Wednesday Evening Post Run Hydration

Photo by Henry Wong


July 1, 2017

Saturday July 1st, 2017 - 6pm Walden Arena

Race Start Times:
6:15pm Kids 1km Fun Run
7:00pm 5km Road Race

In 2017, Canada celebrates 150 years as a nation. During this historic year, Canadians from across the country will come together to honour our great country, its stunning landscapes, its ethnic diversity and its unique culture. Like those in communities across our nation, Sudburians too will celebrate! Exciting events and community celebrations will take place across Greater Sudbury all year long.

One very special event will take place on July 1 when the Walden Firecracker 1km and 5km roadraces will be hosted by Track North and the Laurentian Voyageurs cross-country team.

The 30th annual Walden Firecracker Road Race is being held on the evening of July 1st, with the kids race beginning at 6:15pm, and the 5k race beginning at 7:00pm. Join in on the Canada Day festivities with a 5k race, or a 1k race for the younger runners. There will be lots of great prizes to be won, as well as refreshments and snacks following the run.

The event started 30 years ago in Onaping-Levack, thanks to the hard work of Ron Poirier and Malcolm Steven. The two created the Summer Run as a way to introduce young kids to running and raise money for breast cancer research and support. In 1994, the race moved to the Lively area and was renamed the Firecracker — in the past, firecrackers were used to help kick off the event. It features a youth one-km fun race and a more competitive five-km course.

The proceeds of the race will go towards the Laurentian Vees Cross-Country Team. Fundraising is crucial to our running season, and every registration is appreciated.

If you have any questions at all, be sure to ask! The registration fees for the race this year are $25 for the 5k event and $2 for the kids 1k event. You may register online by following the link found below, or can pick up a registration form at the Running Room.

Register at:




Basic details regarding the race may also be found at www.tracknorth.com

5km Map


And When the Run is Done...


Head down to Science North for the Canada 150 Fireworks Spectacle




Fireworks display (Approximately 10:15 p.m.)
Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display by David Whysall International Fireworks. The launch of fireworks is dependent on wind and weather and may be cancelled at any time before the show, right up until the last minute. Please listen to KiSS 105.3 FM or call 705-523-4629 ext. 649 for updates.

The day also includes games, crafts, face painting, and entertaining activities for visitors of all ages!




Some Firecracker Moments from the Past

















2005 Bike Winner

2005 at 1km

2004 at 1km


Frank Lesk run supporter




Upcoming Local Events


July 16, 2017

34th Annual Ian McCloy Island Swim

Registration opens 9 a.m. University Beach. Races start 1030 a.m.

the fee is $35

Online registration at Zone 4


The swim features events for children and adults, including a 100-metre youth swim, 500-m, 1.6-kilometre and 3.2-kilometre swim challenges.




July 16, 2017

Friendly Massey Marathon/Spanish River Half Marathon/ Chutes 10K

Where: Massey, ON
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 am


July 19, 2017

What is the 20 minute challenge?

The 20 minute challenge started in July 2004, which was the 20th anniversary of the Running Room. John Stanton invited the country to visit a Running Room and get active by walking or running for 20 minutes. This has become an annual event across the country. We encourage everyone to come out and bring friends and family to walk or run for 20 minutes, receive a FREE hat, and have fun.






Run Club Update




Store News



Hello Runners and Walkers,


Hope you are ready for the long weekend and some good weather as well. If you are looking for something to do Canada Day the Walden Fire Cracker 1km and 5km out in Lively is being put on at 6:15pm for 1km and 7pm for the 5km cost is $2 for 1km and $25 for 5km, thats Saturday July 1st and you can signup the day of the event at the Walden Area.

Another event coming up is the 20 minute challenge on Wednesday July 19th at 6pm. It is free to sign up, and everybody who signs up receives a FREE HAT! W encourage everybody to bring their friends and family and be active for 20 minutes. You can registar here: www.events.runningroom.com

If anybody is interested in Learn to Run or 5km clinic, it is scheduled to start on July 10th. Catherine Perrin will be the instructor and she does a wonderful job at helping participants achieve their goals, learn more about running and most of all have fun! Please help us fill Catherine's clinic!!! :)

Happy Running and see you at Run Club at 6pm

Eric, Ania, Sam, Brendan, Kristina


We have FREE run club Wednesday nights at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.






Track North News - by Dick Moss






Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
c/o Coach Moss <pedigest@cyberbeach.net>
Web: http://laurentianxctrack.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/laurentianxctrack/

For information call me.
Vincent Perdue
341 Fourth Ave, Sudbury On. P3B-3R9
vt perdue@cyberbeach.net

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