Wednesday, March 28, 2007

EVENTS - SickKids Radiothon

As you probably know, Hit the Road Running is a proud supporter of the work done at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

SickKids 21st Annual Radiothon starts March 28th. Last year they raised $3.5 million and hope to break that record this year thanks to the community’s tremendous support.

On March 28, 29 and 30 from 6am – 6pm, Standard Radio stations Newstalk 1010 CFRB, 97.3 EZ Rock and 99.9 MIX FM will broadcast live from the Atrium at SickKids, sharing other inspiring stories from SickKids patients and families.

Please tune in and encourage your family and friends to do the same. To give our Radiothon a head start or for more information, visit

EVENTS - 5Peaks Price Increase

Don't forget the early bird registration for the 5peaks races ends on April 1st. Sign up now for great incentives and discounts.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

EVENTS - Mid-Toronto Community Services

Mid-Toronto Community Services (MTCS) invites you to participate in this 5 km walk/run or 1 km fun walk to raise funds to help support our Adult Day Centre Programs. Please join us and fundraise for MTCS and bring along your family, friends and co-workers. If you can't participate, please sponsor someone who is!

If you are interested in joining them, they would be happy to send you information including a registration package, pledge forms and more details about the event.

Contact Andrea at 416 962-9449 ext 22 or

Registration deadline: May 18th, 2007

Monday, March 26, 2007

GEAR - How to choose trail running shoes

With Trail Running Season upon us, is it time for a new pair of trail shoes?

Check out this article about choosing the correct trail running shoes.

And don't forget to join us for our May 19th Trail Running Seminar in Pickering presented in conjunction with SALTYDOG.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Around the Bay 30K

Good luck to everyone running the Around the Bay 30K this weekend.

This is consistently one of the best races on the event calendar and the weather this year promises to make it a good one.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Weekend to End Breast Cancer

My good friend Jo Anne Bayes is once again supporting the Weekend to End Breast Cancer and has pledged to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research at Princess Margaret Hospital.

If you can help to support Jo Anne in her fundraising please visit her pledge page and give whatever support you can.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Trail Safety

At this time of year, especially when there are sudden warm periods, it's especially important to be careful around rivers and streams when running on trails.

Ice jams can form causing dam that blocks the water from moving downstream. If the jam becomes unblocked the water level downstream can rise suddenly. That water is also extremely cold so it's not something you want to be caught in.

A few years ago, a friend of mine was walking his dog along a creek when he suddenly heard branches snapping and his feet were getting wet. Within 2 minutes the water level was up to his chest and he was holding onto a bridge and the dog was washed away. Luckily the water receded just as fast and his dog was OK but he says he was lucky not to be washed away.

So please be careful out there and enjoy the warmer weather.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Run Club Night at MEC

As title sponsor of the 5Peaks Trail series, MEC Toronto is hosting a Run Club Night on April 10th between 7:30-9:00pm. MEC can be found at 400 King Street West in Toronto.

Click here to see the flyer.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about 5Peaks and take advantage of 10% off throughout the entire MEC store.

Don't forget to mention that Hit The Road...Running sent you.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

What you can learn from running

Each time you run, no matter how hard the workout is, try to look for the positive that is a result from the run. If you're running against the wind remember that it will make you stronger. If the run seemed harder than usual remember that it still counts and still made you fitter. Always look for the positive and whenever possible, write it down. Many of you probably keep a log of your runs and this is a great idea but remember to write down not only how far and how fast but things like how you felt and weather conditions. After a while you will start to notice that you go through cycles of good runs and not-so-good runs.

Lot of things can influence the feel of your run, for example diet, stress level, amount of sleep, weather or illness. Make sure you write down as much info as you can and if you notice you run easy after a good 8 hour sleep and suffer when you only get 6 hours then maybe you can learn something about how your body reacts to these influences and adjust your own behaviour to make your life a little easier.

Your running can be a good barometer of these influences but your whole life can be affected by them so take note and make changes as needed.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Online Signup Now Available for Trail Running Seminars

We now have online sign up available for our 1/2 day trail running seminar.

To Sign up on-line for May 19th click here.

For all the details on this seminar, click here.