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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                             March 18, 2021        

     In this Issue:


  1. Top Celebrity Challenger Ryan Manahan
  2. First Annual Frosty Growler Fat Bike Event was a Huge Success!
  3. 5 benefits of running with a dog
  4. Photos This Week
  5. Upcoming Events:   Mar 28 Bush Pig Open, April 11 Marathon of Hope, May 30 SudburyRocks!!! Virtual Marathon
  6. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  7. Track North





Top Celebrity Challenger Ryan Manahan

Here is Producer, Ryan Manahan from Eastlink one of this year’s Celebrity Challengers for the 2021 Virtual SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon. Ryan still holds the record for the most top Celebrity wins in the history of the event. Ryan won the fastest Sud-lebrity in 2015, 2016 and 2017!

Ryan is looking forward to participating again this year in support of the
Northern Cancer Foundation

This is Ryan’s story.

I started running in Summer of 2009. I weighed around 240 lbs, was extremely out of shape, and thought “Enough’s enough and it’s time for a change.”
My first race was the Mississauga Half-Marathon in 2010. I trained for a solid 16 weeks and finished with a time of 01:45:48.9. Considering that I couldn’t run for 5 minutes before I started this journey, I was very impressed by my time.

Later that year, my mother passed away from lung cancer and - irrational as it may be - my first instinct was to run a marathon. With my mother in my heart, I trained for the 2011 Mississauga Marathon for 6 months and finished the race in 03:37:24.3.
Since then, I’ve kept running a major part of my life, running 5 total marathons (Mississauga Marathon Twice, the Toronto Goodlife Marathon Twice, and The The Sudbury Rocks Race, Run, or Walk marathon once) and winning the Sudbury Rocks Celebrity Challenge 3 times.

I continue running because it’s become a major part of who I am – and it’s one of the parts of my life that makes me feel like myself.

Sign up today!






Our First Annual Frosty Growler Fat Bike Event was a Huge Success!

Thank You to everyone who participated, it was Super Fun seeing all of your posts!
Thank you to our Partners and Sponsors who helped make this event happen. We are so fortunate to have amazing LOCAL Partners and Sponsors who all jumped on board to help make this event a Success!
And the WINNERS are:
@stackbrewing - Brendan Roy
@46northbrewing - Robert Miller
@crosscutdistillery - John Baird
@spcrft - Sutton Family
@adventure365_ski.bike.run - Tamara Flannigan
Social Media Winners:
Nadine Trodel
Jessica Lonsdale
Sue Caverson
Lisanne Gauld
Marty Champagne
Keep your eye on this page for more FUN events coming soon!


Some Growler Pics

Andrew does the Beer Stations #1(Stack)

#2 Adventure 365

#3 46

#4 Spacecraft

#5 Crosscut






5 benefits of running with a dog
You might think you're doing your dog a favour by bringing him along on runs, but it's really the other way around


If you have a dog, you probably take him or her running from time to time, and although you might not think about it too much, your furry little friend can be a pretty big help when it comes to training. Dogs are always there for you, they keep you active and they might even stop you from going too hard on easy days. The pros of running with a dog certainly outweigh the cons, so here are five benefits of bringing your four-legged training partner along for runs.

You always have a running buddy

Regardless of the time of day, the weather or any other factors that might prevent your human training partner from joining you for a run, your dog will always be ready for an outing. Dogs are never not happy to go outside and be active, and because of that, you always have a running buddy if you have a dog.

You can blame them for the bad runs

As one Twitter user pointed out, you can blame your dog if you have a bad run. Before you get upset thinking about runners pointing the finger at anyone other than themselves after bad days, think about it: a dog wouldn’t care even if he knew that’s what his owner was doing. We don’t recommend making excuses on Strava, but if you’re set on coming up with one, saying that your dog was lollygagging and slowing you down is pretty believable.

They keep you accountable

Human training partners are great for keeping you accountable, because if you make plans to meet up for a run, you will be letting other people down when you don’t show up. If you think about it, dogs can keep you accountable, too. They grow accustomed to their daily schedule, and if you slack and skip a few runs, it’ll get to them. They’ll be energetic and restless, and the only way to solve that problem is by taking them for a run.

You can’t overdo it

You probably aren’t going to take your dog out on your hard sessions, so they’re reserved for easier runs. While some dogs can hammer out a quick 10K, many of them are more comfortable running at a slower pace. If you run alone, you might push too hard on easy days, but with a pup by your side, you’ll be more conscious of your pace.

The silent training partner

It’s great having running buddies, but sometimes you just want to run in silence. That’s why dogs are ideal training partners, as they keep you company without talking your ear off.















Photos This Week


Mar 11 Perch Lake in the wind and water

Mar 11 Perch Lake trail

Mar 11 Moonlight trail

Mar 12 Mallards return to Finlandia

Mar 12

Mar 12

Mar 13 Early am Nature Chalet

Mar 15 Bennett Lake

Mar 16 Bald Eagle on Laurentian lake

Mar 17 Wishing tree at Kivi

Mar 17 west end of Kivi Lake

Mar 17 west end of Crowley Lake

Mar 17 Crowley Lake

Mar 17 Near Raft Lake





Upcoming Local Events



  March 28, 2021


The 1st Bush Pig Open Race in 2021 is scheduled for Sunday Mar 28th.

Fat Bikes only - minimum tire width - 4"


Changed to March 28





   April 11, 2021

April 11, 2021 | Free Entry

Forty-one years ago this April, Terry Fox started his iconic cross-country run, the Marathon of Hope. On April 11th, join us to celebrate Terry, celebrate the 41st anniversary of Terry's run and celebrate all that has been accomplished with cancer research since Terry ran. Together, we can fundraise to achieve Terry's dream of a world without cancer.

Sign up for the Marathon of Hope Celebration Run today and pledge to run or walk from 1K to 10K or more. Terry was unable to complete his cross-country run but we can keep Terry's dream alive by compiling all of our pledged kilometres to see how many times we can cross the country, together!

Terry's wish was that we all come together as a nation to end cancer. Your participation in this very special event will help us do just that.

Join the Celebration

Please also follow physical distancing measures and guidelines set out by the health agencies and government in your local area.

Even if I don't finish, we need others to continue. It's got to keep going without me.

How to Register







SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon








Run Club Update




Store News


Good afternoon Sudbury Runners and Walkers,


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

Cancelled until Further Notice








Track North News - by Dick Moss








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