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Run Club

Run Club

The R&R Run Club is a supportive community that welcomes all levels of ability.

The R&R Run Club is a supportive community that welcomes all levels of ability.

Membership Benefits
Membership Benefits

Year-round Weekly Runs

Year-round Weekly Runs

3x per week, coach-led, varied and tested routes emailed to you directly. All levels welcome from learners to leaders.

3x per week, coach-led, varied and tested routes emailed to you directly. All levels welcome from learners to leaders.

Exclusive 15% discount

Exclusive 15% discount

Applies to Rackets & Runners regularly priced in-store merchandise only.

Applies to Rackets & Runners regularly priced in-store merchandise only.

Swag, Contests & Happy Hours

Swag, Contests & Happy Hours

We want to keep you connected and looking sharp. Functional branded apparel drop twice yearly. Plus! Guest speakers, destination runs and discounts on running events.

We want to keep you connected and looking sharp. Functional branded apparel drop twice yearly. Plus! Guest speakers, destination runs and discounts on running events.

Schedule

Schedule

Tuesday

Rackets & Runners, 6pm meet up for 6:15pm departure.

5K and 10K

Thursday

Rackets & Runners, 6pm meet up for 6:15pm departure.

Challenge workouts hills or speed training

Saturday

Douglas Park, 8am meet up for 8:15am departure.

10K, 13K, 15K and 18K

Annual Membership Fee
Annual Membership Fee

$100+ GST (pro-rated quarterly)

Join any time and pay pro-rated price.

$100+ GST (pro-rated quarterly)
Join any time and pay pro-rated price.

Meet Your Coach
Meet Your Coach
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Coach Tim

Coach Tim

Tim has been running with Rackets & Runners since 2010 and became a run leader in 2011. He has over 20 years of coaching experience in various sports. Tim ran his first marathon in 2009. Since then, he has run 15 races including 4 in Boston with a personal best of 2:58. Though Tim does not race as often anymore, he remains an avid and passionate runner.

Tim has been running with Rackets & Runners since 2010 and became a run leader in 2011. He has over 20 years of coaching experience in various sports. Tim ran his first marathon in 2009. Since then, he has run 15 races including 4 in Boston with a personal best of 2:58. Though Tim does not race as often anymore, he remains an avid and passionate runner.

Run Club FAQs
Run Club FAQs
COVID-19 Restrictions

UPDATE AS OF May 30, 2022

In support of the most up to date provincial health order, the Run Club has adjusted safety protocols.

No restrictions at this time.

Can I drop-in and determine if the Run Club is a good fit for me?

Come on by anytime. We don’t have any drop-ins or associated drop-in fees, but you’re welcome to join in on a few runs with us. If you find the club is a good fit, then you can sign up for a membership! Remember, memberships are pro-rated on a quarterly basis.

Who leads the runs?

Along with a group of Run Club ambassadors, Coach Tim sets up the run routes and oversees the overall pace and structure of the workouts.

What gear do I need?

Most importantly, make sure you have a pair of comfortable running shoes. Whether you decide to wear shorts or pants, or a long sleeve versus a tank will depend on what temperature range you tolerate best. Regardless, consider clothing made with moisture-managing materials as they help with regulating body temperature.

Come see one of our knowledgeable Rackets & Runners staff to learn more about what attire is most suited for you.

What if I’ve never run before?

Everyone’s fitness levels are different, but generally we recommend beginners start with Project Finish Line 10K Clinic. If your fitness level surpasses the clinic, then try out a 5K run on one of the Tuesdays. There are a range of pace groups to run or walk/run with, and we will make sure you start at an appropriate pace.

Where do we run?

Most runs start from Rackets & Runners. There are several routes that take advantage of the scenic surroundings and excellent running paths. On occasion, we have field trips. If the starting point is different, we let you know via a weekly newsletter or a post in the Oak Street Runners Facebook Group.

Are there different pace groups?

You bet! There are folks who run or walk/run at gentler speeds and those who hit a steady 4:30 min/k pace. People are grouped together according to pace on a session to session basis, and we consider other factors like injuries, upcoming races, etc. No runner is left behind!

Is there a secure location to leave my stuff?

Sure thing - we have an area in the store dedicated to storing your belongings.

Do you have any social time?

After every Saturday run, we head over to Pallet Coffee Roasters for post-run beverages and treats. In addition to that, we meet on a semi-regular basis outside of Run Club for birthday celebrations, destination runs, and other fun events. It’s a supportive group with a lot of friendly faces.

Anything else I should know?

Just come out and have some fun! We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but you’ll get a good workout in.