Pride Updates

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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.

Be part of the Pride Parade – come along to our 2nd rehearsal

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This year’s dance routine is taking shape and is looking awesome! Nice, simple moves mean a great routine. Whatever you think of your dance ability doesn’t matter: it’s the taking part that counts! Our second rehearsal is at around 7:30pm on Wednesday (17th July) straight after our run at the Roundhouse in Yaletown. Come along – it’s great fun.

And join us for dinner at around 8:30 in Milestones, Yaletown to celebrate finishing off the routine.

Don’t forget that if you want to help out on the day or want to help us with co-ordinating prior to the event just let us know using our contact us feature.

Be part of the pride parade!

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Yes, you can be part of this year’s pride parade! Those of us who were involved last year all had a great time so why not come and join in the fun? We’ll be doing something similar to last year with a simple dance routine.

Our first rehearsal is this Saturday, 13th July, at the west end community centre in the bidwell room 11:30 to 12:30.

Our second rehearsal is on Wednesday, 17th July, at the roundhouse following our run.

You don’t need to go to all the rehearsals or indeed any at all as we’ll also be posting the moves on-line.

Check out last year’s video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P61hafjjFAw and come and join us this year!

Contact us with any questions. In addition if you want to help out with co-ordinating the parade please let us know as soon as possible.

Join Us for the Grouse Grind

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Join us to Climb the Grind on June 9th 2013 at 10am.

We’ll meet up at the trail head of the Grouse Grind and will rendezvous at the top in the cafeteria. You’ll be able to explore the sights on Grouse mountain before taking the Gondola back down ($10).

There are pay parking areas at the base ($5).

You should already have received an evite for this event – please let us know if you’re coming by responding to the evite. If you didn’t get the evite then please contact us.

Pasta Dinner! – Saturday 4th May @ 5:30pm

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What are you up to on Saturday night?

EVERYONE is welcome to join us for a a pre-race pasta dinner for the BMO Vancouver Marathon this Saturday, May 4 at Frankie’s Italian Kitchen – 773 Beatty Street at 5:30 PM. Even if you are not running or walking the race this weekend, please join us and support your fellow members. Everyone is welcome.  We have plenty of room for everyone, including spouses, relatives and friends. You can choose from the kitchen’s full menu as well.

If you’d like to come along just RSVP (if you have not already) using the form below:

[contact-form to=’social@vancouverfrontrunners.org’ subject=’BMO Pasta Dinner – Website Response’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’How many in your party?’ type=’text’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

And don’t forget…
Post-race we’ll meet up at the Fountainhead Pub on Sunday, May 5 from 11:30-12 onwards..Again, everyone is welcome. 
Hope to see you all out and best of luck to all the runners and walkers who are participating this weekend!

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

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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.