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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                            March 8, 2018                                                      

     In this Issue:


  1. Snowshoe Trek for Cancer
  2. When Life Gives You Lemons - Go Run
  3. The Secret Marathon 3k; Running, Walking and Working together for Equality
  4. Rocks Winter Outdoor Action
  5. Upcoming Events:  April 22 Unbreakable Spring Open
  6. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  7. Track North News  Laurentian XC/Track Team Photo 2017/2018





Snowshoe Trek
For Cancer

   March 4, 2018

Snowshoe Trek
For Cancer

Sunday, March 4th 2018



Eager participants in the 2018 Snow Shoe Trek for Cancer

All Photos Here

Sudbury's third annual Snowshoe Trek for Cancer was held on Sunday March 5 at Kivi Park. This was the second year that the Northern Cancer Foundation used the facility for their event.

Sunny skies and seasonal temperatures greeted all who came out to participate in the Kids 1k, or the Adults 3k, 5k or 7k. Unfortunately numbers were down from last year - maybe people thought snow conditions would not be optimal. In truth park officials had laid out and prepared routes that were excellent for all distances. To top it all off there were dog sled teams onsite to give the adventuresome a taste of the Ididerod.

Of special note: In the 7k results Rob Marcolini held on to his crown as the #1 snowshoe finisher for the 3rd year in a row. Joe Lonsdale actually finished in a quicker time but was attired with running shoes.

All Results Here

A special thank you to all who supported, sponsored, participated and volunteered at our Trek for Cancer!


This is the second of six MOVE - The Kivi Park Fitness Series events!






Running The Coping Mechanism

by Kelly Roberts

When life gives you lemons and then squeezes those lemons into your eyes while simultaneously pulling the rug out from under you, it's hard to figure out how you're going to make it through the day. Running is always billed as a way to stay healthy or as a way to get in shape but I think running's mental benefits far outweigh the physical ones. Here are 9 times I'm grateful I found running:

When I'm Anxious.
Sometimes the only way to escape the feeling that I'm being buried alive is to just get up and go. One of the only ways I can actually escape my inner monologue is by running until it fades away. Running has been the fastest and most efficient way to get my anxiety to subside.

When I'm Having A Terrible Awful Shitty Horrendous Day.
Bad day at work? When everything that could go wrong not only does go wrong but self implodes -- I thank my lucky stars that at 6:00pm I get to take off and run as far in the opposite direction of work as possible. Sometimes I cackle like a crazy person for added affect.

When I'm Frustrated.
Whenever I'm about to boil over and flip my lid, I think "Hey girl. Now is a great time to take a step to the side before you burn this place to the ground. Why don't you go do that thing where you run? Sounds like a better idea than what you're thinking about doing right now and it doesn't involve ending up in jail." Sometimes when I'm so frustrated that all I want to do is get in bed and pull the covers over my head or find a way into the witness protection program, I put on that really angry angsty playlist and I run hard. Exhausting myself physically is always so much better than doing it mentally.

When I'm Feeling Lost.
Lose your way? Not quite sure what you're doing with your life? Do you look in the mirror and not recognizing who you see staring back at you? There has never been a more perfect time or excuse to sign up for a half marathon and start running towards a physical finish line.

When I'm Heartbroken.
Is your heart shattering in a million pieces? Go run. The reason I ran the New York City Half Marathon and took those selfies with hot guys was because the relationship I was in was falling apart. But your heart is a muscle and it will only get stronger if you run! It's science! If you've ever tried running while you're crying you'll know that it's not easy. But not only is it cathartic to get moving when you feel empty inside but you have an active way to move through your heartbreak.

When I'm Grieving.
There is absolutely nothing worse than having to deal with a loss. Pain changes you and being able to do something physical that was painful but in a way that I knew was helping me get stronger made sense to me. Now whenever I slip into the rabbit hold of grief, I put on some sunglasses, lace up my shoes and I run. Being outside and moving forward does wonders if you're grieving.

When I'm Experiencing Doubt and Low Self-Esteem.

The pride, gratification and sense of accomplishment that comes with crossing a finish line is unparalleled. If for some reason you are experiencing doubt, go find your limits and push through them.

When I'm Stressed.
Stressed out? You'd think adding one more thing to your already overloaded plate would push you over the edge but running does the opposite affect. Not only will you have more energy to combat that stress but you'll be more proactive about planning ahead and scheduling to make sure you get those runs in.

If I'm Feeling Betrayed.
What do you do when you've been wronged? When you feel like there's no one on your side? You run! Why? Because the only person you can count on to take care of you is you. And the best revenge is strength, success and an endorphin high so go do something kick ass like run a half marathon and humble brag that you're a bad ass.

Life isn't easy and it never gets easier but when life gives you lemons, GO FOR A RUN. You don't have to be athletic or in shape to get started. All you have to do is take that very first step and then the next one. It's just one foot in front of the other.




The Secret Marathon 3k; Running, Walking and Working together for Equality

The three-kilometre run and walk distance is aimed at raising funds to help complete a groundbreaking documentary about the courage of women in Afghanistan who challenged convention and overcame their fears by running alongside men over a 42-kilometre distance in their wartorn homeland, in what became known as the Secret Marathon.

It is also hoped that the event, which takes place across Canada starting at 6.30 p.m. on March 7 on the eve of International Women’s Day, will bring awareness to how many people in Canada, especially girls and women, don’t feel safe running alone at night.

Two Alberta filmmakers, Kate McKenzie and Scott Townend, are currently editing the raw footage from the Afghanistan race in November 2016. They hope funds raised by the upcoming March event, which is being organized with the help of the Running Room chain, will allow completion of their documentary by late spring for a planned release in the fall. Read more...

The Secret Marathon 3K
Various Locations, , Canada
Hi The Secret Marathon 3K Participants,

Wednesday March 7, 2018 This is it. As of 1.20 pm MST we have 848 participants signed up across Canada and beyond.

In fact participants from the UK and Afghanistan have already completed the 3K.

There were 36 participants at the Sudbury Running Room. Thank you to Autumn Beyers for doing a spectacular job as Run Director. Not too shabby for a 10 year old young lady.


Have a great time, meet some new people and let's make a difference.

Running, Walking and Working Together for Equality,

Martin Parnell

Event Race Director




  February 28, 2018

Rocks!! Winter Outdoor Action

Rocks!! on Middle Lake









Upcoming Local Events


  April 22, 2018

1km Kids Run and 5km Walk/Run

Rotary Park Trails


Course Map



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Run Club Update




Store News



Good afternoon Runclubbers!!

This week at the Running Room, we are a proud virtual location for the Secret Marathon! This is an amazing event that allows the running and walking community to work together towards gender equality. In 2015, the first marathon was held in Afghanistan where both men and women could run together, but they had to run it in secret. Why is this? There are still places in the world today, where women are not allowed to run or walk outside. However, the community of Afghanistan is courageously carving a new path for future generations and creating safe environments for all to run or walk. What an amazing cause to stop by tomorrow and run or walk a 3k route in support Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan! There is an amazing documentary that shows exactly how this event began. www.thesecretmarathon.com that you should definitely check out before registering.

We are running this event tomorrow just after our regular run club start time at 6pm. We are still allowing signup's in store with cash or cheque. So come on out to the Running Room and help us work together gender equality and to help make everyone's streets safer to run and walk on.

Training Program NewsSpring is right around the corner! Have you signed up for your goal race yet? Well if you have and need some help preparing for your future goal, the Running Room has new clinics starting soon! Learn to Run is starting up this April 30th, our 5k clinic is starting April 23rd, and our 10k clinic is starting on April 24th!! What a great way to have some fun with your friends and achieve some goals along the way!

And for all you half-marathoners and marathoners, don't be shy, we still have our practice night's on Wednesday's, Friday's, and Sunday's. It's always nice to have some company when you're heading out for that weekly long runs!

We'll see you on the trails soon!

Your Local Running Room



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






Track North News - by Dick Moss


Laurentian XC/Track Team Photo 2017/2018



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