Friday, June 14, 2019

Terry Fox Run September 15

On Sunday September 15, Terry Fox Runs will take place in more than 35 locations in Newfoundland & Labrador.

Terry began his Marathon of Hope right here in 1980 and inspired Canada by running a marathon a day to raise money for cancer research. During a span of 143 days and 5373kilometers, Terry had run through six provinces but on September 1 1980 had to stop running as the cancer returned to his lungs. He died June 28 1981.

Now more than one million people take part in over 9000 Terry Fox Runs in 32 countries around the world, and more than seven-hundred and fifty million dollars has been raised for cancer research.

CLICK HERE to find a run near you and register today.

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Gerry Donovan Scholarship Deadline June 15

Applications for the Nautilus Running Club 2019 Gerry Donovan Memorial Scholarship are due by June 15. This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a post-secondary student who shares Gerry's passion and dedication to sport, and is active as a sport community volunteer. Prior recipients were Melissa Tobin in 2018, Nicklas Dolomount in 2017 and Jordan Baird in 2016.

Gerry (pictured left) was a community leader in not only running but also triathlon, cycling, swimming and cross country skiing. He passed away in January 2016 after a battle with cancer.

CLICK HERE for more information and guidelines.

Freake & Bazeley Win Garnish 10K

David Freake won his 4th title at the Garnish 10K Saturday in 32 minutes 51 seconds. Nick Snow was second in 35:09 and Kate Bazeley was third overall and first place female in 35:18 for her 6th title. Peter Bazeley was third place male in 35:26.

Following Kate was Janelle Simmons in 40:02 for second place female and then Krissy Dooling in 40:16 for third.

Note that Murdoch Hiscock (pictured center) ran 48:54 which could be a record for the 70-79 age group!

CLICK HERE for results of all 108 finishers.

Photo credit to Jennifer Brushett

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Garnish 10K This Saturday

The VOCM 740 Toyota Plaza Garnish-Frenchman's Cove 10K is THIS SATURDAY June 8 starting 11am at the Garnish Recreation Center.

There is NO IN-PERSON RACEDAY REGISTRATION so get yourself registered online by the regular Thursday deadline.

CLICK HERE to register now.

Monday, June 03, 2019

Uniformed Services Races Sunday June 16

On Sunday June 16 ANE will host 5 races to honour members of the uniformed services.

The Half Marathon, Relay and 10k begin 7:30am at the Caribou Statue followed by the FREE Children's and Family 1k (10:30am) and 3k (10:45am) starting at the Bungalow.

CLICK HERE for registration and more info, and any questions can be directed to Race Director Andrew Smith or Communications Lead Susan Flanagan

All proceeds from these events go to The Gathering Place.

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Discovery Dash 5k 10k Sat Jun 22

The Paradise Running Club is hosting its inaugural Discovery Dash 5k/10k on Saturday June 22 starting 8am near the Paradise Double Ice Complex.

Every finisher will receive a custom finisher's medal with first place overall male and female in both distances each receiving a $50 cash prize as well as the usual NLAA age group medals.

CLICK HERE to register now. Fee is $30 ($25 for NLAA/Athletics Canada members) until close of online registration 11:59pm Wednesday June 19. This event is limited to 150 participants and race day registration ($10 extra) will only be available if space permits.

For more information contact Race Director Kiley Dominie at and join this FACEBOOK EVENT for updates.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Bike Master Plan Seeking Approval Tomorrow

The City of St. John's Bike Master Plan is on the agenda for tomorrow's "Committee of the Whole" meeting, recommending upgrading 3 existing major walking trails to paved, shared use trails.

The resulting multi-use trails will create an excellent off-road transportation network throughout the city connecting Quidi Vidi, Airport Heights, MUN, Pippy Park, Wishingwell, Bowring Park and more!

Virginia River

Rennies River

Kellys Brook

Monday, May 27, 2019

Para-Cycling First for NL

Congratulations to para-cyclists Mel Fitzgerald and Dean Butler on their Pouch Cove Spring Classic performances yesterday.

Kudos also to the organizers and Bicycle NL. As noted by Mel ... "I believe this is a first ... para-cyclists in a sanctioned bike race in NL ... thank you so much!"

CLICK HERE for results.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Riverhead Run For Freedom Saturday June 29

The annual 8k Run For Freedom in St. Mary's Bay is set for Saturday June 29 starting 10am at the Royal Canadian Legion in Riverhead with a reception following the race.

Pre-registration will be available Thursday June 27 from 6-8pm at Hydro Place on Columbus Drive with registration cut-off at 150 runners. If any spots remain there will be registration available during bib/chip pickup at the Legion race morning from 8:15-9:15am. Fee is $20 for 8k race and $10 for 5k fun run/walk.

This race commemorates the Battle of Beaumont Hamel with the overall female and male winners each receiving a coin commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day (pictured).

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

WWF Kids' Run For Nature June 22

World Wildlife Fund Canada's Kids' Run for Nature is a 1k, 3k or 5k fun run that gives kids the chance to get active in nature and raise funds for the conservation of wildlife.

With over 25 run locations across Canada, the St. John's event is set for Saturday June 22 in Bowring Park starting 8am.

Check out their FACEBOOK PAGE and this direct link to their REGISTRATION PAGE.