How to start racing

July 6th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Training | No Comments »

New to racing? Let Rob Watson show you how it’s done


Running your first race? Tips to make the most of the experience

April 19th, 2018 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Canadian Race Guide, CR Explains, CRM Training Plans, RaceGuide, Runs & Races | No Comments »

Whether your first race or your fiftieth, there are plenty of things you should and shouldn’t do on race day. These are some of them.


Fall races that make fabulous firsts

August 29th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

We know that feeling when fall is approaching but you have yet to pick your seasonal running focus. You may have been pondering a race but just can’t seem to settle on one or […]


First race memory: “Mountain biking was my sport”

July 28th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Beginners, Runs & Races | No Comments »

This summer, we’re asking runners to reflect on their first race. This week, Ian McGrath tells us about starting running nine years ago. He just won the 10K at the Nova Scotia Marathon on […]


Memories from my first race: “My fear that I was in over my head turned into adrenaline”

July 25th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Beginners, Runs & Races | No Comments »

Runner: Marie Cannon Race: Grand Thanksgiving 5K, Caledonia, Ont. What inspired me to run: My sister got married in May 2013. When her pictures came back, I barely recognized myself. I knew I needed to lose weight […]


Memories from my first race “It was draining but made me desire to do another”

July 13th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Do you remember your first race? One of our bloggers opens up and shares the story of his early running days. This summer, we’ve been asking runners to share with us memories from their […]


Memories from my first race: “I ran the first Manitoba Marathon.”

June 16th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Runner: Frank Stebner Race: Manitoba Marathon, 1979 Age then: 27 Age now: 63 Why I decided to run: My good friend Lou dared me to run the first annual Manitoba Marathon in June 1979, six weeks […]


First race memory: “Seeing the finish in the distance, I got a burst of energy.”

June 12th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Do you remember your first race? For runners, the first race is a major milestone. Everyone has to start somewhere and the first time you set and achieve that running goal is an extremely […]


Memories from my first race: “I was living in Australia and healthy living was a big part of the culture.”

June 2nd, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Beginners, Runs & Races | No Comments »

We have been asking Canadian runners to think back to their first race and share their story with us. This week, Matt Robertson told us about when he first started training while living in […]


Memories from my first race: “All the months of hard work paid off”

May 23rd, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Each week this spring, we feature a first race memory from one of our readers. This week, Allison Miceli tells us about joining a run crew and getting into running. She used to think […]


First race memories: “I was cocky about how many people I’d beat and I started way too fast”

May 17th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Continuing our series on first race memories is 21-year-old runner Dan Burke. Burke started out too fast on his first 5K but has been humbled by the experience. Having now finished around 45 races […]


First race memories: “Just as I started walking, a woman stopped to help me.”

May 16th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Runs & Races | 1 Comment »

Name: Emily Salt Age then: 9 Age now: 22 Town: Grimsby, ON Race: Grimsby’s Crystal Wealth 5K Road Race What inspired me to run: I was a pretty ambitious nine-year-old girl. Back then, I was sure […]