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Run with us at Free Monthly Tune-Up Runs!
The Tune-Up Run program is designed to give you opportunities to hook up with other runners (and walkers) to train for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half or 5k.


Schedule for each run:


8:00-8:30am - Running Room staff open store - runners & walkers welcome


8:20am - Intro & brief talk ...with a brief welcome by the Waterfront staff


8:30am - Group Runs & Walks


After run & walk - come back into the Running Room for water & Gatorade

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Tune-Up Run #2

Date: Sunday, July 27

Location: Beaches Running Room

*This Tune-up Run has a $30 entry fee with $20 going to Toronto East General Hospital Foundation



Tune-Up Run #3

Date: Sunday, August 10

Location: Whitby Running Room

Distances: Marathon - 26k, Half - 10k


Tune-Up Run #4

Date: Tuesday, August 19

Location: Mill St. Brew Pub

Distances: Marathon - 10k, Half - 8k

*19+ event, proper ID required 


Tune-Up Run #5

Date: Sunday, September 14

Location: Downtown Running Room, 53 Yonge St./Wellington

Distances: Marathon-23k, Half-12k


Volunteers Appreciated
Can't run STWM this year?  
VOLUNTEER instead and join the race from the other side!

  STWM Medal Volunteer

Positions to fill (adults preferred):
- Course marshals
- Kit pick-up
- Finish Line


Positions to fill (high school students welcome as a school group or individually):
- Water stations
- Race Expo
- Kit Stuffing


Visit our 'Volunteer Page' for details and to sign up.
Recommended Race
July 13, 2014 - A morning run through the beautiful park network in the Don Valley, followed by kids' races and refreshments. No roads or traffic, state-of-the-art timing, many awards and draw prizes. Visit www.dawnatthedon.ca for more information and registration.
Our fantastic sponsors!
FLAT and FAST, that's how most describe this event. Join us as we celebrate 25 Years Running (#25YearsRunning)!


2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the event, and this year promises to be the best yet! Stay tuned as we reflect on the past 25 years and celebrate the milestone with contests, giveaways and promotions!    


Race Day: Sunday, October 19, 2014


What do you get for registering?

  • The biggest fall Toronto race... it's flat, fast, and incredibly well-organized
  • Fantastic Brooks technical shirt 
  • Free group training runs at the Running Room (see side panel)
  • Free tips below each week from Running Room's founder, John Stanton
  • Huge race expo offering running gear specials, the latest running & health info and motivation plus!
  • Entertainment along the race routes!
  • Spectacular finisher medal 

Sign up now for best rates, make STWM your fall target race (and Boston qualifier for many), and join us for the 25th Anniversary celebration! Prices increase on July 28th!   


STWM Digital Champions

Get to know our Digital Champions - a group of diverse, dedicated, and enthusiastic athletes, each with a unique story and running history to share.


This week Lisa Davidson (@TorontoFitMom) discusses overcoming disappointment and first time Digital Champ Michael Lobsinger (@mLob_Creative) shares how he learned to enjoy running: 


Coming Back From Defeat by Lisa Davidson


Running? Why Would I Do That? by Michael Lobsinger 


2014 Participant Shirts

Here's a sneak peak at this year's race shirts! Sign up now to ensure you get yours!


Walt's Running Room Tour

In the coming months, Walt will be touring various Running Room locations across Ontario to get people excited about STWM! He stopped by Markham last Sunday and is heading to Oakville on July 6th and Peterborough on July 9th! Here's your chance to #WinWithWalt as he gives away official STWM and Brooks gear!

Tips from a 60-marathon plus veteran!

John Stanton

Running Room founder and owner, John Stanton.  John's been out there sweating, groaning and toiling his way through more than 60 marathons just so he could learn things from them to share with you!  Now you don't have to make the same mistakes, you can enjoy training more knowing that John will share tips with you that will help you become a better runner. 


Marathon Training


Training for a marathon you discover how to go the distance through a balance of stress and rest.  Running bestows a special satisfaction and sense of achievement. Discover how simple and small changes can ultimately have a huge impact on your health, fitness and quality of life.


As you progress though the training, you become fitter, have more energy and feel more balanced. Running is both social and personal, providing you clarity of thinking and calmness. Training is not a test but rather a magical journey that will empower you mentally, physically and provide an "I can do it" attitude.


The distance and intensity of each day's run or walk are defined in the charts. The Half marathon is a challenging, yet enjoyable distance. The training is somewhat less than a full marathon but still requires time and commitment - yet the celebration of the finish line is well worth the effort. The training is great for burning fat and awakening you mentally and physically.  


Training schedules I have outlined for the marathon and half marathon will prepare you for your chosen event. Choose the schedule that best reflects your targeted finish time and distance. The marathon and half marathon are serious distances so you must take your training seriously - stick to the programs. More is not necessarily better.


Over the next 16 weeks I will provide you plenty of practical advice in the areas of running form, motivation, nutrition, avoiding aches and pains and lots more. I will supply the plan, the motivation and inspiration, it's up to you to supply the perspiration.


My program is gentle enough to keep you highly motivated and injury free, but is progressive in design to provide continual improvement in strength and speed. You can do it! 


And, of course, you can also take advantage of marathon, half marathon and 5k training clinics offered by the Running Room at all their locations and even on-line. 


Scotiabank Charity Challenge 2014

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Go the distance for one of over 170 charities!


Find a cause that inspires you to train harder, race faster and feel even better after you cross the Finish Line!


All charity runners will receive a discounted entry fee and charities offer different incentives in appreciation for your support - from refunds for meeting a fundraising target, to fundraising prizes, to team t-shirts. What a win, win, win... you run in a world class race, you run at a discounted rate, and you help your favourite charity!


This year's Featured Charities are:




Take a moment to choose from one of the above, or over 170 others... select yours and start fundraising and training today for YOUR marathon win, win, win!
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The Team at Canada Running Series 

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