f.a.q.

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When do you meet?

We host three weekly runs: Wednesdays @ 6:30PM, Fridays @ 6:30PM, and Sundays @ 8:30AM.

Our weeknight meetups are run “workouts” (e.g. hill repeat, tempo, progression, etc.) with a warm-up/cool-down at a social pace, and our Sunday easy runs offer a 6K option as well as longer distances for those training for races.

Where do you meet?

We meet just inside the North High Park gates (Bloor & High Park Ave), right by the Spring Road train stop. We lovingly refer to this area as “The Nub”.

Can I drop in? …or do I need to register ahead of time?

No pre-registration is required for our runs. We welcome all drop-ins!

Do you have bag check?

We don’t – we ask that everyone comes ready to run!

How much does your group cost?

We’re a free run club. All we ask is that you join us in giving back through volunteerism and fundraising throughout the year.

I’ve never run before, can I run with you?

While we would love to be able to accomodate runners of all skill levels, we encourage you to be able to run a continuous 6km run before joining us for group runs.

What paces are there? Will I have someone to run with?

We welcome all paces! Our Sunday easy run pace groups range from <5:00/km – ~6:30/km, and we have volunteer pace group leaders to help ensure everyone has company on their run.

I run with another group. Can I drop in for a run with you?

Absolutely! The more the merrier. We love the run community and welcome all runners, regardless of whether you run with other groups or clubs.

Do you run in the rain and/or snow?

We sure do! We ask you to gauge your own comfort/safety running in different weather conditions, and to make the call that’s right for you. Generally, we like to practice running in all conditions — you never know what race day will bring!

Do you ever cancel runs?

In very rare instances, we may cancel a run. If the local conditions are too dangerous to run outside safely, we will post a cancellation announcement across our social media channels (Instagram, and in our Facebook group).

If you feel conditions are unsafe, we always encourage you to err on the side of caution.

Can I have a training plan?

While our runs are “drop in” format & build up to major races, we also offer athlete specific coaching. Call for plans typically take place in May and December.

If you are joining us mid-season, we ask that you run with us through to the end of the season before requesting a custom plan. We do this to give you a chance to meet our coaches, get familiar with our training philosophy, and to ensure we’re a good match for your goals.

Additionally, in lieu of coaching fees, our runners are expected to participate in our community giveback initiatives throughout the year.

Learn more about our coaches here >>

How can I stay in the loop?

While we share major updates across all our communication channels (Instagram, Strava, Facebook, and newsletter), day-to-day announcements are typically shared in our Facebook group. This is also a great spot to connect with other runners in the neighbourhood if you’re looking for company for a run outside of our regular schedule!

Route info for our Sunday “easy” runs is posted weekly in our Strava club and Facebook group. Details for our Wednesday/Friday run workouts are shared at the run (if you are on one of our custom training plans, your plan will include all of your workout info).

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