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Pride Run & Walk Launch BBQ

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Vancouver Frontrunners invite you to join them at the Junction Pub on June 25th from 3-7pm to help launch this year’s Pride Run & Walk.

Last year we raised over $13,200 which went directly back to the community, and this year we hope to out perform that number again.

Invite your friends, colleagues, team members, and show us your true colours as the theme is Pride and/or Disco! Bring out the rainbows, the short shorts, the 80’s hair and lets have some fun.

We’ve also teamed up with the Junction and are able to offer an incredibly cheap burger and beer combo ($10 in advanced, $15 at the door).

Purchase this delicious meal at https://priderunlaunchbbq2017.eventbrite.ca/

BMO Vancouver Marathon Weekend – Congrats!

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Congratulations to all of the runners at BMO just this past week, including a wonderful group of about 20 from Seattle Frontrunners. We had some impressive times and impressive efforts. Whether this was a first 8K, half, or full, everyone should proud of this milestone and each milestone reached and passed. VFR is very proud and hopes that everyone has been able to enjoy a restful week since the run!

8K
Wayne Malone 40:33
Olivier Couture 49:27

Half
Christopher Piché 1:21:31
Ian Wong 1:34:57
Stephen Lue 1:37:43
Jeremy Plotkin 1:44:28 [Pace Bunny for 1:45:00]
Peter Scoates 1:50:22
Keith Adams 1:51:05
Mark Soo 1:52:52
Philip Keen 1:58:48
Marcus Tang 2:04:36
Anna Vander Munnik 2:05:05

Full
Michael Galway 3:27:44
Mike Hsiao 3:28:45
Kenichi Hamasaki 3:41:33
Ron Knox 3:47:11
Preston Corrigan 4:19:42
Humphrey Tam 4:21:57
Gar Fisher 4:56:30
Xavier Toledo 5:03:41.0 [First Marathon]
Wendy Lai 5:21:40

Pride Run & Walk Sponsor – Brooks

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Brooks Running Company Logo

Brooks Sports, Inc., a Seattle-based running company has shown their support to Pride Run & Walk by donating the value of four pairs of shoes to us – worth approximately $800. The name Brooks was selected by Morris Goldenberg as an Anglicized substitute for his wife’s maiden name of Bruchs, which in turn comes from the Hebrew word baruch (ברוך) meaning ‘blessed’.

We are blessed to have your support! Thank you, @BrooksRunningCA!

 

Join VFR Teams for St. Patrick’s Day 5K and Sun Run

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St. Patrick’s Day 5KSaturday, March 18

Register now.



Our Team Captain is listed as Rohan.

If you like any of a) wearing green, b) beer, or c) the Irish, this run may be for you. Always a crowd-pleaser with the VFR group!

Vancouver Sun RunSunday, April 23

Run in Canada’s larget foot race. And, now under the VFR Team. Find our team when you register, under the name Vancouver Frontrunners.

Icy Running Conditions

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Vancouver Frontrunners would like to encourage all of our members to exercise caution when running or walking on the seawall particularly around Science World and Olympic Village/False Creek area.

The same applies for Stanley Park. While there might be more snow and less ice, there’s still many places that pose a hazard to athletes.

 

With a New Year comes a New Look

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For some time now, Vancouver Frontrunners have pondered the idea of updating the clubs logo and after years of chatter, we’ve finally done it!

Our members were provided with 3 options that the board had shortlisted from 7 and we let the members vote. We feel that the new logo better represents the club and we hope you like it as much as we do.

 

No Official Run This Wednesday

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Wed like to remind everyone that there’s no official run/walk meetup this Wednesday, December 28th as the Roundhouse is closed.

That doesn’t stop a small group from still showing up, and if you fancy a run, by all means please be our guest. Just remember that there won’t be anywhere to leave your belongings or to get changed.

 

VFR AGM and Holiday Party

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Just after 3pm on December the 10th, the AGM commenced with an opening video put together by Kai Scott of photo’s that have been compiled over the year.  Following this were opening remarks by President, Rohan Hare where we received a quick glance of the club overall and were introduced to the current board members as well as one of our founding members, Erik Graff.

Peter Hurst took to the stage to give us a run down on the club’s financial summary before Ian Wong gave us a synopsis of the key races/events the club has participated in.
Guy McAuliffe shared with us some of the social events that Laurie Reemeyer and himself have organized over the year and thanked some of our hosts.
Rohan continued with sharing some statistics about our Online Media presence and gave us a run down on the results of Pride Run & Walk.
Awards were handed out, but unfortunately some of the recipients were not there to receive them. The awardees for 2016 include (in no particular order)

  • Steve Carlson & Craig Elworthy – “Accommodus Award”
  • Neil Boucher – “Leader of the Pack”
  • Chris Hallamore – “Rookie of the Year”
  • Anna Vander Munnik – “Spirit of VFR”
  • Marcus Tang, Rudi Klauser, & Neil Johnston – “Thank You”
  • Preston Corrigan – “Up and Coming”
  • Olivier Couture – “Beledeva Award”
  • Christopher Piche – “Athlete of the Year”
  • Neil Johnston – “Ananta Award”
  • Mark Rozenberg – “Presidents Award”

Clare Hauer then made an announcement we’ve been waiting several weeks to hear, and that’s the results of the logo vote. With a total of 27 out of 61 votes, the ‘City Skyline with Colour Blend***’ is now the new official logo for the club.
***Not an official name

On towards the formalities, the membership unanimously passed two resolutions that go hand in hand.
The board of directors for the year 2017 is now made up of the following people:

  • Rohan Hare
  • Ian Wong
  • Peter Hurst
  • David Rivers (Dar)
  • Christopher Piche
  • Ann Dowdell
  • Stephanie Williams
  • Michela Toscano
  • Nicholas Soverel

The second resolution was to reduce the board membership from 10 members to 9.

Stepping down include:

  • Leifka Vissers (2 years)
  • Laurie Reemeyer (2 years)
  • Guy McAuliffe (1 year)
  • Clare Hauer (2 years)
  • Mark Rozenberg (6 years)

Vancouver Frontrunners would like to thank each of the members stepping down for volunteering their time to make VFR the club it is today. Each of you have played an important role and we’re lucky to have had you.
We would also like to make a special mention to Mark Rozenberg. 6 years of service, in multiple roles… amazing! You are a kind and selfless person who has contributed so much to the club and we’re very fortunate to have had you. Thank you for everything.

Website Update

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Our website should now be fully functional, albeit a few cosmetic mishaps.
We’re in the process of designing a new site in a development environment and can’t wait to show it off to you soon.
In the meantime, should you not be able to find anything on this site, please feel free to use the contact us form and we’ll try to answer any questions you might have.