In this Issue:
- Rocks Wednesday Pm Run December 6
- Santa Shuffle raised
- Pub Run - Christmas edition DEC 2
- December 16 SudburyRocks!! Santa Hat
- Runners wanted for one in a life time
- Upcoming Events:
Dec 31 Resolution Run
- Running Room Run Club Update
- Track North News
Rocks Wednesday Pm Run December 6
Jesse joins the party
Santa Shuffle raises
Sudbury Star Staff
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
More than 400 participants walked or ran in the 27th
edition of Santa Shuffle held on the weekend.
The event raised just
under $20,000 for the Salvation Army in Greater Sudbury.
A release issued by the
Salvation Army said, “Thank you to all our sponsors,
donors, volunteers, and participants for helping your
community, to help those in need.”
Sara McIlraith comments:
Awesome weather for
the Santa Shuffle again this year. Vince Perdue must
have an in with the weather gods. How often do you
get to race in December in Sudbury in shorts?
Lots of great races today with many PBs in the Sudbury
rocks family. I finally won first female. A first
for me at this event.
Xavier Icardo comments:
The northern winds
were in my favour: PB on a 5k ! Thanks Vince for another
great race organisation ! ( can we blow up those 2
last hills though ? ) Also, Sara, for being impossible
to catch and Kaylie for behind just there, pushing
Of special note: Eric
Leishman, Running Room Manager, won the event for
the 9th year in a row completing the course in 15:59.
The Need for
Speed at the Shuffle
by Catherine Perrin
T'was three weeks before
Christmas and all through the town
Excitement was growing, glad tidings
I heard such a ruckus from College
that I ran down the street, wondering,
"What the !"
And what to my wondering eyes did
A whole bunch of Santas in running
There were tall ones, short ones,
happy and sad
Loud ones, quiet ones, good and bad.
Faster than Cougars her runners they
She whistled, shouted and called them
On Doniya, on Terry, on Frankie and
I know you've been given her, but
Onward and upward she said with pride
to her 4 little Santas running by
"To the top of the hill, just
don't hit the wall
Dash away, dash away, dash away all".
With the finish line in sight, they
knew the end was near
They reached their goal as they heard
the crowd cheer.
They could be heard in the distance
as they drove away
Shouting, Merry Christmas to all,
Have a good day!
Catherine's Team (Doniya,
Terry, Frankie and Vivian)
Pub Run - Christmas edition DEC 2
6 Pubs/6 Km/6 Hours · Hosted
by Ania Derecka
The second edition, aka Christmas
edition of the Pub Run is in the books!
Buzzy Brown's to Science North and then on
through too many pubs to count in the downtown
core, the pub running Rocks!! had a jolly
you to Ania Derecka for organizing the event
and being "Fearless Leader" to an
St. Louis. Taphouse. (Science North.) Lounge
360. Laughing Buddha. Speakeasy. The spirit
of Christmas edition of the pub run could
be felt as soon as one stepped into Buzzies...
All 18 friends dressed festive in santa costumes,
hats, flashing lights, Christmas tree tutus,
fancy earings, ties, tights, socks, and sweaters.
After a quick
drink and the first photo opportunity, we
all moved on to the next stop. The fun part
was, that as soon as we left Buzzies, we started
to sing Christmas songs (I mean loud...) and
never stopped until we reached our second
and third destination.
As we run, we
had people honking, laughing, and commenting
on the unusual sight of running and singing
Christmas sensations. Actually, throughout
the evening, I had people ask me about where
we are from, if we worked together, and commenting
on how fun of a group we had.
Our next stop,
Science North (obviously not a pub) was a
lot of fun as we managed with a sip (or two)
of rum-spiced tea and sang some songs by the
Christmas tree (do you see how it rhymes...).
We even had some spectators and a proof of
Ramsey lake (such calm, mild night!) we reached
our fourth destination (Lounge 360) where
we sneaked in a few pop-corn calories and
moved on to the Laughing Buddha to indulge
in some real food in preparation for further
Our final stop,
Speakeasy, was a hoot! With the 90s music
blasting through the speakers, we had no choice
but to dance the night away. As you all know,
we have some great runners in our group, but
did you know we have some crazy good dancers?
If you would like to know who they are...
well, you will have to join us next time ??
Last but not
least, kudos to all the runners who after
running, singing, drinking, and dancing, decided
to... run back home. There were a few of us...
Did I mention that most of us did the Santa
Shuffle in the morning too... That was some
serious training done that day ?? From personal
experience, I must admit, the next day I was
low on energy but if anybody asks if I would
do it again... I would say YES! The next edition
will be happening.
Santa Hat Run and Christmas Get Together 2017
is invited to join the Sudbury Rocks!! Running
Club for our Annual Santa Hat Run and Christmas
get together. The event is an informal celebration
of the season where members, friends and
enthusiasts get together for a casual run
through Sudbury neighbourhoods. The Club's
official meeting place for runs is at Laurentian
University's Fieldhouse. For our Santa Hat
Run we will meet in the Ken Bahnuk Lounge
at 8:00 am and after the official Santa
Hat photo, the group will take to the streets
for runs of about 1/2 hour to 60ish minutes
(nothing longer today
Coffee and sweets will be served in the
Ken Bahnuk Lounge after the group have returned.
All runners are welcome. Don't forget to
bring your Santa hats or toques. Coffee
is supplied by Lise and Vince. Treats are
December 16 @ "8:00 am"
note the start time. Laurentian exams are
being held the same day and access to parking
will be difficult the later you arrive.
Runners wanted for
one in a life time experience
team looking for runners to run the Cabot Trail Relay Race
May 26th and 27th, 2018.
Do you crave an awesome experience?
Our team is looking for
members for the 2018 Cabot Trail Relay. There are
17 legs in the event and we would love to have that
number on our team.
We are looking for high
energy, enthusiastic and positive runners willing
to push their limits to run the world-renowned Cabot
Trail, with its dramatic coastal views and highland
Please check out the
links below. They provide all the information you
For more information, please contact
Jean-Luc Larouche at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cabot Trail Relay
The annual Cabot
Trail Relay Race is a 185 mile/276.33 km,
17 stage relay race through some of the most
beautiful scenery in the world… beginning
in Baddeck, Cape Breton, over steep mountains
in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park,
through many small communities around the
famous Cabot Trail, to the gently rolling
Hello Runner's and Walker's,
Good morning Sudbury Runner's and walker's,
Good morning Sudbury Runner's and Walker's,
A very successful Sudbury Santa Shuffle that took
place over the weekend, from what I heard there were
over 400 people that took part in the 1km elf run
or the 5km events and also the grand total of money
raised was near $20,000 dollars which is simply amazing
and such a great cause, so if you could not participate
in the run this year make sure to put next years event
on your calendar its a great event.
From December 6th to December 10th we are offering
15% off regular priced items in-store and online (excludes
electronics and nutrition)
Also anyone that is an Advantage member with the
Running Room will get 25% off in-store and online.
See you all tonight on this snowy Wednesday Run Club
Eric, Ania, Cassandra, Erich, Caleb, Sam
We have FREE run club
Wednesday nights at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.
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