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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                         February 3, 2022        

     In this Issue:


  1. Sofie Manarin Virtual Nickel Loppet
  2. Do you run or bike the greenspace trails? Are you a Strava-user?
  3. Lace up your runners and help raise money for the YMCA
  4. Siberia marathon reaches record low temperature of -53 C
  5. Photos This Week
  6. Upcoming Events: February 5, 6 2022 Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet, Feb 1 - Mar 1 Running Room Hypo Half Virtual . Mar 2 The 3k Secret Marathon, April 2 YMCA Race to the Finish Line
  7. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  8. Track North and Laurentian XC News  







Registration form now open




FEB 5 AT 8 AM – FEB 6 AT 1 PM
Virtual Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet
Laurentian Nordic Ski Club / Club de ski nordique Laurentien

The Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet will be an individual start, self-timed virtual event this year. Choose one event to complete:
Feb 5th 5km Freestyle (skate or classic)
Feb 5th 2.5km Kids Freestyle (skate or classic)
Feb 6th 8km Classic

Participants must be a Laurentian Nordic member or purchase a day pass (https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=28047)








Do you run or bike the L.U. Greenspace trails? Are you a Strava-user?


Rocks run in L.U. Greenspace

Help show how important the LU greenspace is to the community by tallying your km on the LU greenspace trails.
-Check out the distance you’ve run or biked on the LU greenspace trails and post on social media with #saveLUgreenspace. On twitter, tag @recteurulpres @BiggerSudbury @liveablesud. On Facebook, share to the Help Save Laurentian Trails and its Ecosystem Facebook group.
-Have friends who run or bike the trails? Invite them to take part too. The more posts, the stronger the message!

Find a handy how-to guide here.         
Find a handy how-to guide here.PDF


-Don’t use Strava? You can still post a picture of yourself in the trails using the hashtag and tags above, with a message about what the LU trails mean to you.

Why is this important? As part of the CCAA process, LU has undertaken a Real Estate Review to investigate the potential to ‘monetize’ their real estate assets, which includes the LU greenspace property. This puts the LU greenspace at risk of being sold for development.

How else can you help? To stay informed on what is happening and how to help, sign up at https://www.liveablesudbury.org/lu_trails/.







Lace up your runners and help raise money for the YMCA
Partnership sees the first YMCA Race to the Finish Line, with the goal of completing the $2M My Y is Resilient campaign
Sudbury.com Staff


The YMCA of Northeastern Ontario is getting some help to cross the finish line of their $2-million My Y is Resilient campaign.

NSS Canada, in partnership with Apex Warrior, will host a race event in support of that campaign

“Everybody has been impacted in a big way by COVID, and the YMCA is no different,” said NSS Canada president Bruno Lalonde. “We’re all about the health and wellness of our staff and community at NSS, and the Y is a hub for family and individual wellness. So, we’re bringing other businesses and community organizations together to make a positive impact in a fun and exciting way.”

They are calling the race the YMCA Race to the Finish Line. It will consist of courses of one km, five km, 10 km and 21 km, which will be designed by Apex Warrior at Kivi Park on April 2.

“There will be cash prizes for the winners of each division, which is going to draw a lot of racers, but they’d better expect to work for their prize,” jokes racing course designer Dennis Legault, owner of Apex Warrior.

An awards gala at the Science North Vale Cavern will be held that evening, featuring a silent auction, 50/50, sit-down dinner catered by Bryston’s on the Park, and a DJ.

“Our mandate is to give everyone the opportunities they need to live healthier and happier lives, regardless of their circumstance,” said YMCA development officer, Kristofer Cacciotti. “Closures due to COVID were necessary but resulted in essentially zero revenue for us to pursue that mandate. People rely on us, and we want to continue supporting our communities. It’s so heartwarming to see local businesses and organizations being prepared to step up.”

The YMCA’s Health and Wellness Centre (gym facility at 140 Durham St.) is a self-funded entity, operating solely with revenue generated via operations or fundraising, said Cacciotti.

“No public funds are used to fund the gym/pool facility, which is what the YMCA is truly known for,” he said.

All net proceeds for the YMCA Race To The Finish Line will go directly to YMCA programs and services, such as:

Sending children to camp – where friendships, confidence, and memories are made.

Financial assistance of memberships for families and individuals in need – they’ll have a safe space where they can connect and grow.

Empowering young people – where they can learn valuable leadership skills and independence.

People interested in participating in the race can register here. There is also information about the various sponsorship packages available to local businesses and organizations who wish to support the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario.

“The response has already been amazing, and we’re just getting started,” said Lalonde.

The My Y is Resilient Campaign has a goal of $2 million, and it’s critical to the ongoing sustainability of our varied programs and services, said YMCA of Northeastern Ontario CEO, Helen Francis.

“Much like running, fundraising campaigns are a test of commitment and resolve – so there is no better way than with the ‘YMCA Race to the Finish’ to see us secure those final dollars,” Francis said.

“As an avid runner myself, I am thrilled that Community Partners Apex Warrior, NSS and Kivi Park are willing to support us in this way. I encourage everyone from those beginning to run, through to the advanced runners to join us in beautiful Kivi Park, for a wonderful spring run, and to support our campaigns race to the finish.”







Siberia marathon reaches record low temperature of -53 C
Yakutia, Siberia's Pole of Cold Marathon took the official Guinness World Record for the world's coldest marathon

Sixty-five runners from around the world took part in a historic marathon on Jan. 21. Yakutia’s Pole of Cold Marathon in Siberia set a temperature record for the coldest marathon ever: -53 C. Runners from the U.A.E., U.S. and Belarus came to Yakutia to brave the frozen conditions. Organizers were forced to start the race early in the morning as temperatures hit -60 C later in the day.

The winner was Russia’s Vasily Lukin, who crossed the finish line in 3:22. It was his second straight victory at the extreme race after it was postponed in 2021 due to the pandemic. The best result among the women was Yakutia local Marina Sedalischeva, who finished in 4:09.

Around 100 warmly-dressed spectators came out to cheer on the runners as they battled the numbing conditions. In the future, organizers hope that the world’s coldest marathon can attract more interest from around the world.

This year’s race commemorates the 100th anniversary of Yakutia (province) becoming an autonomous republic within the former Soviet Union.

The Republic of Sakha is not only the biggest but also the coldest land. Over 40% of its territory is beyond the Arctic Circle. It's the country of contrasts. In the conditions of sharp continental climate the range of air temperature changes is more that 100 degrees by Celsius. In winter the temperature drops to - 40 - 50 degrees by Celsius.





Photos This Week


Jan 26 Rocks Wed pm run

Jan 27 Moonlight Poleline

Jan 27

Jan 28 Sudaca

Jan 28 South end of Perch Lake

Jan 29 Saturday am rn at -29 deg C (no wind)

Jan 29

Jan 29 on Bennett Lake

Jan 29 Bennett Lake

Jan 29 Laurentian trails

Jan 29 Laurentian trails

Jan 30 Moonlight swamp

Jan 30 Moonlight Poleline

Jan 30 Poleline bypass

Jan 30 Laurentian trail

Jan 30 Duck trail

Jan 30 Duck trail

Feb 2 Laurentian Loop sunrise














Upcoming Local Events


  Dec 31 2021 -  January 28, 2022


 The Brick 37th Annual Resolution Run 2021/2022
Update – October 26, 2021


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, we have decided that the 2021/2022 The Brick Resolution Run will continue as a virtual event in Canada this year. If you have registered for the event, your registration will automatically be transferred to the virtual event.





   February 1 to March 1, 2022


Event Information and Registration

Hypothermic Half Marathon 2022 - Virtual Run Canada

Tuesday February 1st to Tuesday March 1st, 2022 / Wherever you are in Canada

Course Map (if you wish to use them)

Alternate Map




  Mar 2, 2022

Join us for The Secret 3K run/walk. Held during the week of International Women's Day, this race celebrates our right to be free to run. We're inviting everyone to come together in solidarity supporting the right all humans should have to walk or run free of fear in their community.

The Secret 3K - 2022
The Secret 3K: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - Registration





  April 2, 2022

YMCA Race To The Finish Line

Race Information
YMCA's Race to the Finish Line presented by NSS Canada and designed by Apex is a 1k, 5k, 10k & 21k trail race at Kivi Park. Funds raised will directly support YMCA's My Y is Resilient Campaign to help reach their goal of raising $2 million dollars.

Join us at Kivi Park on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, from 9AM-2PM. Award ceremony and cash prizes will be awarded at the Gala following the race from 6PM-10PM at Science North’s Vale Cavern.

All Info and Registration









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 and Laurentian XC News


Friday Jan 21, 2022

Hello LU XC/Track Alumni, Parents and Supporters.

Just received notice from our Athletic Director that we are approved to return to training at the Indoor Track and Performance Room on Monday, January 31st.
Prior to returning to training, all team members (athletes, trainers, coaches) must complete one rapid test. More info to come on this. Anyone with a positive test or anyone with COVID symptoms must isolate for 5 days.
The first weekend we are allowed to compete will be Feb 11-13.
It is likely the OUA and U Sports Championships will be pushed to the mid/end of March.
I have a meeting with OUA coaches on Friday, Jan 28th to discuss actual meet dates.
My hope is that we can attend 3 meets prior to the OUA Championships. So, once I have meet dates and plans, I will share ASAP.
Here we go! Again!






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Vincent Perdue

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