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The R&R Run Club
welcomes all runners!

The R&R Run Club
welcomes all runners!

Our goal is to provide the best instruction and supportive community for every level of runner. You choose your goal and time commitment, and we will get you to the finish line.


Our Winter/Spring clinic has now started, but we welcome drop-ins to all groups. If you would like to still join the clinic at a prorated rate email us at: runclub@racketsandrunners.ca..

Our goal is to provide the best instruction and supportive community for every level of runner. You choose your goal and time commitment, and we will get you to the finish line.


Our Winter/Spring clinic has now started, but we welcome drop-ins to all groups. If you would like to still join the clinic at a prorated rate email us at: runclub@racketsandrunners.ca..

Schedule

Schedule

Tuesdays
Jan 9-April 30, 2024

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

Intensity training

Thursdays
Jan 11-May 2, 2024

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

Learn to Run

Saturdays
Jan 13-May 4, 2024

Rackets & Runners, 8am meet up for 8:15am departure.

Endurance training

Tuesday
Tuesday

Run Stronger/Run Faster

Run Stronger/Run Faster

For runners looking to build speed, strength and technique. This intensity training will include run drills, tempo, hills, and intervals. Sign-up for Tuesdays only, or add additional Saturday endurance training.


Jan 9-April 30, 2024 (17 weeks)
Meet Tuesday at 6:15pm
(plus Sat 8am for Endurance Combo option)
5 levels: run/walk, 7, 6, 5, 4 min/km


1/2 way Training Celebration:
Sat, March 2
Pre-race Shake out Run: Sat, May 4
Optional end of session race: BMO Vancouver 8KM/Half Marathon/Marathon, Sunday, May 5


Benefits:

  • Detailed 17-week training program
  • 15% discount on all regular-priced merchandise for duration of training program
  • Customizable Coaching Approach
  • Complimentary technical long sleeve

This program has now started, but you can drop-in at anytime for $5 per session. Any inquiries, email us at runclub@racketsandrunners.ca.

For runners looking to build speed, strength and technique. This intensity training will include run drills, tempo, hills, and intervals. Sign-up for Tuesdays only, or add additional Saturday endurance training.


Jan 9-April 30, 2024 (17 weeks)
Meet Tuesday at 6:15pm
(plus Sat 8am for Endurance Combo option)
5 levels: run/walk, 7, 6, 5, 4 min/km


1/2 way Training Celebration:
Sat, March 2
Pre-race Shake out Run: Sat, May 4
Optional end of session race: BMO Vancouver 8KM/Half Marathon/Marathon, Sunday, May 5


Benefits:

  • Detailed 17-week training program
  • 15% discount on all regular-priced merchandise for duration of training program
  • Customizable Coaching Approach
  • Complimentary technical long sleeve

This program has now started, but you can drop-in at anytime for $5 per session. Any inquiries, email us at runclub@racketsandrunners.ca.

Thursday
Thursday

Learn to Run
(Previously Project Finish Line)

Learn to Run
(Previously Project Finish Line)

For those new to running, returning to running from an injury, or for those that want to progress to a run/walk pace. Sign-up for Thursdays only, or add additional Saturday endurance training/long-run support.


Jan 11-May 2, 2024
(17 weeks)
Meet Thurs at 6:15pm (
plus Sat 8am for Endurance Combo option)
2 levels: walk/run & run/walk


1/2 Way Training Celebration:
Sat, March 2
Pre-race Shake out Run: Sat, May 4
Target race: BMO Vancouver 8KM Sun, May 5

Benefits:

  • Detailed 17-week training program. 
  • 15% discount on all regular-priced merchandise for duration of training program
  • Customizable Coaching Approach
  • Complimentary technical long sleeve

This program has now started, but you can drop-in at anytime for $5 per session. Any inquiries, email us at runclub@racketsandrunners.ca.

For those new to running, returning to running from an injury, or for those that want to progress to a run/walk pace. Sign-up for Thursdays only, or add additional Saturday endurance training/long-run support.


Jan 11-May 2, 2024
(17 weeks)
Meet Thurs at 6:15pm (
plus Sat 8am for Endurance Combo option)
2 levels: walk/run & run/walk


1/2 Way Training Celebration:
Sat, March 2
Pre-race Shake out Run: Sat, May 4
Target race: BMO Vancouver 8KM Sun, May 5

Benefits:

  • Detailed 17-week training program. 
  • 15% discount on all regular-priced merchandise for duration of training program
  • Customizable Coaching Approach
  • Complimentary technical long sleeve

This program has now started, but you can drop-in at anytime for $5 per session. Any inquiries, email us at runclub@racketsandrunners.ca.

Saturday
Saturday

Endurance

Endurance

A long run with run leaders and a variety of pace groups for distance training, or just a supported group run. Sign-up for Saturdays only, or add additional Tuesday intensity training.

  1. 8km - walk/run & run/walk - Must be comfortable walking 45-min non-stop
  2. Half Marathon - Must be comfortable running 45-min non-stop
  3. Marathon - Must be comfortable running 90-min non-stop


Jan 13-May 4, 2024
(17 weeks)
Meet Saturday at 8:00am

*Drop-ins and walkers welcome! Join us on any given week for a supported, community long run or walk. Drop-in fee is $5.


1/2 Way Training Celebration:
Sat, March 2
Pre-race Shake Out Run: Sat, May 4
Target race: BMO Vancouver Half Marathon/Marathon, Sun, May 5


Benefits:

  • Detailed 17-week training program. 
  • 15% discount on all regular-priced merchandise for duration of training program
  • Customizable Coaching Approach
  • Complimentary technical long sleeve

This program has now started, but you can drop-in at anytime for $5 per session. Any inquiries, email us at runclub@racketsandrunners.ca.

A long run with run leaders and a variety of pace groups for distance training, or just a supported group run. Sign-up for Saturdays only, or add additional Tuesday intensity training.

  1. 8km - walk/run & run/walk - Must be comfortable walking 45-min non-stop
  2. Half Marathon - Must be comfortable running 45-min non-stop
  3. Marathon - Must be comfortable running 90-min non-stop


Jan 13-May 4, 2024
(17 weeks)
Meet Saturday at 8:00am

*Drop-ins and walkers welcome! Join us on any given week for a supported, community long run or walk. Drop-in fee is $5.


1/2 Way Training Celebration:
Sat, March 2
Pre-race Shake Out Run: Sat, May 4
Target race: BMO Vancouver Half Marathon/Marathon, Sun, May 5


Benefits:

  • Detailed 17-week training program. 
  • 15% discount on all regular-priced merchandise for duration of training program
  • Customizable Coaching Approach
  • Complimentary technical long sleeve

This program has now started, but you can drop-in at anytime for $5 per session. Any inquiries, email us at runclub@racketsandrunners.ca.

Meet Your Coach
Meet Your Coach
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Coach Lara Penno

Coach Lara Penno

Lara has over 25 years experience as a personal trainer, run, cycling and triathlon coach. She has guided athletes to qualify and compete in premier events including the Boston, Berlin, New York City and London Marathons, Hawaii Ironman and Ironman Canada. She is a caring coach who brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding from her personal experience as an athlete and loves to share this enthusiasm.

Lara has over 25 years experience as a personal trainer, run, cycling and triathlon coach. She has guided athletes to qualify and compete in premier events including the Boston, Berlin, New York City and London Marathons, Hawaii Ironman and Ironman Canada. She is a caring coach who brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding from her personal experience as an athlete and loves to share this enthusiasm.

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

Absolutely! We offer the first week free as a trail. Just show up on the day that works for you.

After that, you can also drop-in to try any day or any group to see if it is the right fit for you. Drop-in fee is $5 per session.

What gear do I need?

Most importantly, make sure you have a pair of comfortable, and well-fitted 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 just want to do long runs with a supportive group, but I’m not interested in completing a race at the end?

Sign up for Saturdays only. When you arrive Sat morning you can jump into your choice of marathon, half-marathon or 8km pace group for your preferable long run. We will have a monthly calendar to determine what pace group you fit into. 

You can also drop-in to any day or any group at anytime. Drop-in fee is $5 per session.

What if I’ve never run before?

Everyone’s fitness levels are different, but generally we recommend beginners start with Learn to Run Thursdays.

If your fitness level surpasses the clinic, then try out Run Faster/Stronger 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 R&R Run Club WhatsApp community.

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.

I have Run Club questions. Who can I talk to for more info?

Feel free to reach out with any questions at runclub@racketsandrunners.ca. Coach Lara Penno will respond to all inquiries, or you can call the store, and we can assist you at 604-733-9211.

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