Friday, December 21, 2007

UPDATE - A Run For Liane fundraising

The STWM presented the Charity Challenge winners on December 7. A record $912,372.00 was raised this year for over 50 local charities! Instead of offering $5,000.00 to the winner of our three categories, Scotiabank upped the stakes by awarding $7,500.00 to the winner in each category, along with $5,000.00 and $2,500.00 to the 2nd and 3rd place in each category respectively….and A Run For Liane won!

Most runners:
$7,500.00 – Assaulted Women’s Helpline 150 runners
$5,000.00 – A Run For Liane 110 runners
$2,500.00 – Hope For Children Foundation 55 runners

The full story can be found at here.

Thanks to all the ARFL runners for making this our most successful year yet! This year’s total (including the prize) was $43, 541 and our 5-year total is just over $161,000.

For more information about A Run For Liane, please visit

Friday, December 14, 2007

CLINICS - Corporate Advanced Running Programs

Hit The Road's Advanced Corporate Running Program is specially designed to help your organization continue to enjoy the benefits of a corporate running team.

The advanced program encourages those who already run and those graduates of the beginner running program to continue their healthy habit while fostering teamwork and communication. It also show your employees that you are investing in their continued health.

This program consists of a structure workout program designed for runners with different aspects covered in each weekly session including technique, injury prevention, speed work, balance and reaction training.

All of Hit The Road's running programs are instructed by insured and certified trainers who focus on improving the fitness of your employees while limiting risks to participants.

Employers have the option of fully subsidizing the cost of the training for employees or to endorse the program to their employees at the their own expense. Both options have high participation rates with a drop out rate of less than 18% over the course of the program.

Hit The Road can also measure the effectiveness of their programs and supply that data to the employers for wellness program planning.

If you'd like more details about Hit The Road's Running programs for corporations please contact info@hittheroadrunning.

For more details on the benefits of corporate running teams, please read the Corporate Run Programs White Paper published by Tony Denford.

EVENTS - Post Race Celebration

This is an open invitation to join us for a post race celebration on Wednesday, January 2nd 2008 at 5:00pm at the Devils Advocate Pub at the corner of Elm and Bay Streets.

Come on out and celebrate your running success for 2007.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

NEWS - New Look and Feel to Website

Some of you may have noticed over the last few weeks that we have been converting our website over to a new, cleaner look and feel. We hope you like the changes.

Keep an eye out for some exciting new features to the main website and subsites.

Friday, December 07, 2007

NEWS - Focus on Fitness, Not Fatness, for Longevity

Here's an interesting article posted in the Journal of the American Medical Association which focuses on whether fitness or body fat determines a persons longevity.

Click here to read the article.