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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                      May 19, 2022        

     In this Issue:


  1. SudburyRocks!! Virtual
  2. Track North sweekend Success
  3. Apex Warrior Sprint Coming THIS SUNDAY
  4. Photos This Week
  5. Upcoming Events: May 22 Apex Warrior Trail Race Series 2022 is live! May 28 Defeat Depression, May 29 SudburyRocks!!! Virtual Event, April - June 30 Girls Run Sudbury
  6. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  7. Track North and Laurentian XC News






SudburyRocks!! Virtual






In 2004, Steve Matusch had an idea to create a race that runners would look forward to and remember. He asked his good friend and Sudbury running legend, Vince Perdue to help him plan and direct the race. Below is an abridged history of SudburyROCKS!!!

Race, Run, Walk for the Health of it. In the first year (2005), the race started at Lily Creek. There were 450 runners, which exceeded the facility capacity, so the event had to relocate.

In the second year, the marathon distance was added (Boston qualifier), and the event moved to Science North. There were 1,000 runners, and the event was larger than the facility could hold. Once again, we had to move.

For the third year, the event moved to Durham St. and launched in front of the YMCA. For the next few years, the start line would be located here, and the event grew to almost 2,000 people by 2014

In 2014 the event moved again to start on Minto St, where it has remained since. In 2008 the event has seen additions like the Celebrity Challenge (won by Randy Pascal), which has been very successful in promoting the event. Another success was the addition of an 8 person marathon relay in 2011 that allowed those unable or unwilling to tackle the full marathon alone to be involved in the big event.


In 2020, the event had to pivot to virtual due to COVID. Most sponsors, and many runners stayed on board to weather the storm. We are looking forward to returning back to an in-person event in 2023, and we can’t wait to have this legacy event return in all of its glory! The event has run in almost every type of weather. Sub-zero temperatures, snow, high winds, hot days, and the odd time we even had excellent conditions. In every case, the run went off very well.

The SudburyROCKS!!! Run, Race, Walk for the Health of it has been supported well by the Police Services, the City, and the Community through the years. Many thanks go out to all involved, as an event of this magnitude cannot be successful without the businesses, individuals, organizations, and families that sponsor, volunteer, spread the word, and participate!

The goal when SudburyROCKS!!! Race, Run, Walk for the Health of it was first dreamt up way back in the summer of 2004 was to put on a professional fundraising event equal to any event out there, with the hope of drawing 1000+ participants and give them an experience that they would remember fondly, share with their friends, and return to. These objectives have clearly been met.

Runners - race day is less than two weeks away! Register today, have your friends and family donate to you, and help support those receiving care at the Northeast Cancer Centre.



All information and Registration here






Track North Weekend Success


Megan Crocker


Solid season opener 5,000m on the track for Megan Crocker tonight at the Pacific Distance Carnival in Burnaby, BC. Megan’s time of 17:35.03 is her 2nd fastest over the distance. Great work Crocks! Thanks to our west coach TN coach in training Joe Gedey for the pics and splits!

Kylee Fowler competed this weekend at the High Performance Meet in Ottawa. Running in some high temperatures, Kylee ran her first 3,000m Steeplechase in 12:38.95. She then ran a solo 1,500m in 5:12.33. Congrats Kylee!





  May 22, 2022

Apex Warrior Sprint Coming THIS SUNDAY


Apex Warrior trail race committee
Left to right
Marc Cayen (apex run club coach)
Amy Crawford (apex member/ super mom)
Dennis Legault (apex owner/ operator/ coach)  

Apex Warrior Sprint

We’re looking forward to seeing you on May 22 for our first race of the series. Come out to Sudbury’s Bioski, in the heart of Laurentians conservation area for a 6 or 12km trail race/ run/ walk.
Need help training? Apex offers free run clubs 4 days a week from its training Center at 125 Loaches road.
Tuesday at 10:30am
Wednesday at 5pm
Thursday at 6pm
Saturday at 11am
Head to www.apexwarrior.ca for registration and more info.
Start running, it’s time to race!








Photos This Week

May 11 Rocks!! Wednesday pm run

May 11

May 12 Duck Trail

May 12 Bioski

May 12 Bioski

May 12

May 12 Bioski

May 13 Nature Chalet

May 13 Laurentian lake loop

May 13 Laurentian loop

May 13 Laurentian loop

May 13 Laurentian loop

May 14 Rocks!! Saturday am run

May 15 Fourth Ave

May 15 Fourth Ave

May 14 Minnow Lake

May 14 Minnow Lake

May 14 Minnow Lake

May 15 Liz's 40th birthday run at Kivi Park

May 16 Kivi Park

May 17 Duck Trail pond

May 17 Duck Trail pond

May 17

May 17 Bioski Trails

May 18 Bancroft Trails

May 18 Minnow Lake













Upcoming Local Events


  May 22, 2022

Apex Warrior Trail Race Series 2022 is live!



3 epic trail races in 3 different locations. This our first year having all our events go live and they are going to be bigger than ever.
Race #1 - Apex Sprint
Date - May 22

Distances - 6km - 12km
Location - Laurentian Bio-ski chalet
Race #2 - Apex Rush
Date - July 31

Distances - 6km -12km - 25km
Location - Walden Mountain Bike trails
Race #3 - Apex Warrior
Date - Sept 18

Distances - 6km-12km-25km-50km
Location - Laurentian Nature chalet
Head to www.apexwarrior.ca for registration and more info.
Start running, it’s time to race!






  May 28, 2022

Sudbury 9th Annual Defeat Depression Walk/Run
Sudbury, Ontario
May 28, 2022









   May 29, 2022

Virtual SudburyRocks Marathon 2022 Presented by Ionic Engineering








   April - June 30  

The moment we have all waiting for! Girls Run Sudbury REGISTRATION is now OPEN! This will be our last virtual event before going in person in 2023!

Start your training, set yourself an achievable goal and strive for it. You will have the month of July to submit your best result. Looking forward to see you all achieving you personal best in 2022.









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










For information call me.
Vincent Perdue

Proud sponsor of the Sudbury Rocks!!! Race-Run-Walk for the Health of it




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