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You can now download maps of our weekly running routes

by vanfrontrunners

Ever wondered where VFR go running? Well, now you can see for yourself. We have a new page called ‘Route Maps’ which you can find under ‘Run with Us’ which has maps, links to the MapMyRun versions and downloadable PDF versions that you can print.

We still encourage all new runners joining VFR for the first time to make yourself known. This will allow us to pair you up with a buddy system, just to be safe.

Should you have any questions about where we run or don’t understand some of the instructions, please feel free to Contact Us ahead of time, and we’ll be sure to answer them to the best of our ability.

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Reindeer Run – Sat 7th Dec

by vanfrontrunners

It was a chilly day in Stanley Park – the different smartphones had it somewhere between -10 and -6 degrees – but it was a beautiful morning full of winter sunshine and crisp, clear air.

43 eager Frontrunners and Walkers made it down to the regular meeting place, just by Brockton Oval for 9am. As soon as the box of Santa hats, reindeer antlers and jingle bells was brought out everyone dived in.

And this was the result:

Reindeer Runners

43 Frontrunners and Walkers await the start of the Reindeer Run

Vancouver Frontrunners run and walk every Wednesday and Saturday regardless of the weather (unless it is really too icy). If you fancy joining us for a run or walk just come along – you’ll be very welcome.

Members can see more photos from the day in our members area.

Whistler 50 – Saturday 19th October

by vanfrontrunners

This year’s Whistler 50 takes place on Saturday 19th October.

It is run by teams of 8 people doing alternating legs of 13km and 7km. Last year we had 3 teams taking part from Vancouver Frontrunners and it would be great to see that many of us up there again this year. You can specify what distance you’d like to run.

We usually meet on the Friday night (flexible arrival time) – the team captains give out the race package to their team members and people generally have some dinner/drinks.

On the Saturday you run in your scheduled slot for your scheduled distance and afterwards (or before) you can chill in Whistler or cheer on your fellow team members (or both). We then all meet up for an early dinner and go on for a night of partying (optional!).

Check out the website for full details – http://www.bcathletics.org/whistler50/index.htm

We do have an offer with one of the hotels for cheaper accommodation and will send you the details if interested. We’ll also try to co-ordinate lifts to Whistler closer to the date.

You do not register yourself for the race – you need to let us know you’re interested using the form below and your team captain will register you.

Each of the teams also needs a single volunteer (who is not running).

[contact-form to=’contact-us@vancouverfrontrunners.org’ subject=’Website – Whister 50 Interest’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Distance’ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’7km or 13km,7km,13km’/][contact-field label=’Age’ type=’select’ options=’Under 40,40 or over’/][/contact-form]

Learn to Run with HIM & VFR

by vanfrontrunners

HIM is collaborating with Vancouver Frontrunners for an all levels of fitness introductory-level Run/Walk group that is designed to be a fun, motivational way to get you out and meet other like-minded guys this Fall. The group will be led by experienced runners who know how to respect people’s personal limitations while motivating them to push themselves to the next level.

Participants are asked to commit to the full ten-week program of 3 sessions per week: Monday and Wednesday evenings, and Saturday mornings. The program has been designed by experts to gradually increase your stamina. Full details will be sent to you when you register.

Check Out Full Details Here

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Our Biggest Pride Run & Walk Ever!

by vanfrontrunners

Wow! A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the 9th Annual Pride Run & Walk on Saturday July 27th. This was our biggest Pride Run & Walk ever with almost 400 participants registering for the event.

Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, organizers and anyone who helped in any way. We raised well in excess of our $10,000 target for Out In Schools.

Results can be found here.

But the Pride week has only just started! If you would like to join us at the Pride Parade on Sunday August 4th meeting at 11am for a 12pm start – either as part of the dance routine (very simple, easy-to-learn & great fun) – or to help on the day in any way (walking alongside the car; giving things out) then please contact us as soon as you can. We’d love to hear from you!

Pride Updates

by vanfrontrunners

Your last chance to register for the Pride Run & Walk

Wow! This year’s Pride Run & Walk is going to be the biggest yet! If you’ve not already registered, then please make sure you register by Wednesday night (24th July).

Pride Run & Walk

If you miss the deadline, your final chance to register – for individuals only – is the day of the event at Lumberman’s Arch from 7:30am to 8:30am.

Pride Parade – next rehearsal!

Come and join us this Wednesday (24th July) for another rehearsal for the Pride Parade. No previous experience is necessary. Just come along and have fun! We’ll meet around 7:30pm at the Roundhouse straight after our run – goodies provided to keep up the energy levels! Afterwards we’ll be having dinner at the Brew Pub in Yaletown.

You can check out last week’s fun on YouTube.

If you’d like to help out on the day (handing out goodies etc) please Contact Us. The parade is Sunday 4th August at 12:00pm.

Wednesday’s Run – Solidarity with those affected by the Boston Marathon explosions

by vanfrontrunners

Yesterday (Monday 15th April) one of our members, Mark Rozenberg, ran the 117th Boston Marathon. Mark completed the marathon in 3:48:02. Mark crossed the finish line shortly before the explosions and was not hurt. A big congratulations to Mark for qualifying and completing this prestigious event.

We will be running and walking tomorrow (Weds 17th April) at the usual time from the Roundhouse at 6:25 PM. In memory of the victims from Boston, we will be having a moment of silence in tribute to those affected by the explosions before commencing the run and walk. We are asking that you wear a shirt from your favourite race (such as the Sun Run, the BMO Marathon, Pride Run & Walk) as a sign of solidarity with other runners and walkers throughout the world. While some of us may choose to take a pause and reflect on the tragic events, let us also use this opportunity to show the world our resilience in being able to use sport to better ourselves and build community.

We would also like to take a picture of our group and send it to our sister club, Boston Frontrunners, as a symbol of our support for the running community in Boston. They hosted a number of activities for Frontrunners from around the world who ran in the marathon including our own Mark Rosenberg.

We very much encourage you to come out and run or walk with us tomorrow. As is our tradition we will be dining afterwards. This week the dinner is at Score Bistro. Come join us, even if you can’t make the run or walk.