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   Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                        December 11, 2014

In this Issue:


  1. 2014 Santa Shuffle
  2. A Rocks!! Milestone
  3. SudburyRocks!! Santa Hat Run and Christmas Celebration Dec. 20
  4. Upcoming Local Events - Resolution Run Jan 1, 2015
  5. Running Room Update -
  6. Track North News -



Santa Shuffle

December 6, 2014  Science North

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                                         -Northern Life Photo gallery here

24th annual "Santa Shuffle" kicks off at Science North    Mallika Viegas - Sudbury Northern Life

The sun came out for Santa Claus and his elves to lace up for a fun run around Bell Park to help raise over $25, 000 for the Salvation Army.

Noted as one the divisions largest turnouts, over 500 runners lined up at Science North for the 24th annual Santa Shuffle and Elf Walk on December 6. Among the participants were the Nickel City Major Bantam AA hockey team. Having just won the Regional Silver Stick last weekend, the team will be heading down to Port Huron in the new year to represent Northern Ontario. “This is going to be our 4th race this year,” said Nickel City coach, Steve Chenard, “this one isn't timed like the rest, it's more to get together as a team, have some fun, and it's for a good cause.

Loretta Maillet Race director was overwhelmed by the event participation. With the final tally not in yet, Maillet is expecting the total will exceed their target expectations. “This event is held all across the country, and all the money raised here, stays here,” said Maillet, “we help the men's shelter, new life centre, cedar place, the women's shelter, as well as the family services on Notre Dame.”

The event was for all ages with the youngest elves eager to participate. 4 year-old Peyton Allen ran the 1K alongside her mum Candace Peyton, and little brother Allen. “Peyton loved the idea that she could participate, and help a family in need at Christmas time,” said Candace Allen, “It's nice getting the kids involved.”

The Salvation Army joined forces with The Running Room to put on the event, with help from three colleges; St David, St Paul and St Charles.

Post-event refreshments, awards and a unique Santa Shuffle finishers’ medal was awarded to all the Elves and Santas that participated.

All Results Here

Blast from the Past

Our first Santa Shuffle in 2004

Snowy on Loach's Road

Runners and an extra young one approaching Laurentian Trail at Loach's Road

2004 Finishers

A few Members of the Running Room 10k Graduating Class

(Note: Some Members, including the Pacers and Instructors were still battling the elements on the course at the time the photo was taken.)

In the 2004 event there were 8 Elf finishers, 70 Santa Shuffle 5K finishers and 23 10k finishers. The 10k event was abandonded in 2008.





A Rocks!! Milestone

Trevor Shamas Turns 50!

Trevor has been a core member of the Rocks!! since the beginning in the late 90s - before the group had a name. We've gone through many excellent adventures together and I expect there are a few more good ones yet to come. Congratulations Trev!

Photo by Greg Koett

Trev in 2002 Orillia Tri         photo by V.Perdue

Trev and his posse in New York 2006

Trev in Ottawa when he was a young 38




SudburyRocks!! Santa Hat Run and Christmas Get Together 2014


Everyone 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 new 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 please). 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 welcomed.

Saturday December 20 @ "8:00 am"

Please note the start time. Laurentian exams are being held the same day and access to parking will be difficult the later you arrive. Come early!






Upcoming Local Events


January 1, 2015


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1981 Old Burwash Rd, Sudbury, ON P3E 4Z3
(705) 222-8464


10:00 a.m.


Alternate Route Map PDF

(possibility of road construction)







Run Club Update



Store News

I would like to start of by thanking everyone involved in this years Santa Shuffle, we had over 500 participants and raised over $25,000. We hope to see you all again next year for the 25th anniversary Santa Shuffle. (Dec. 5th 2015)


Be sure to sign up for the Resolution Run, Thursday January 1st, 2015 registration includes a very nice jacket!

*please note that sizes XS and XXL are now sold out*

This years Hypothermic Half Marathon is capped at 80 participants, so be sure to sign up today to reserve your spot!

Join us every Wednesday night at 6pm and Sunday morning at 8:30am for FREE run club!

Congrats to Sara and her 10km group who graduated last week with the Santa Shuffle!

Training Program News

Join us every Wednesday night at 6pm and Sunday morning at 8:30am for FREE run club!

Congrats to Sara and her 10km group who graduated last week with the Santa Shuffle!


Join us for FREE Practice Club

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
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