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Greater Toronto Area Running Community!

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The Journal

  • Recover Like a Champ: Our Experience with the WHOOP Band 4.0 & the Garmin Body Battery

    How much do you think about your recovery? How much do you know about your sleep? We used the WHOOP Band 4.0 and the Garmin Body Battery for a month to find out what these tools could tell us about our sleep, rest, stress, and strain, and see if it made a difference in how we thought about our recovery.

  • Run with It: No Sleep ‘Til Brockville

    Introducing our guest writer Parm (He/Him; @toofastforthetroll). Parm embarked on a journey of camaraderie with some running friends not only to test the limits of running but also to strengthen […]

  • Run With It: Creating Connection, Creating Community

    Introducing Alejandro De La Cruz (he/him) @brownbeardrunning Today, he writes about his experience and motivation to create community through running. Alejandro became a member of the GTA running community when […]

  • What’s Stopping You? Excuses vs. Barriers in Running

    I spend a lot of my day interacting with runners. It’s rewarding because it highlights how diverse we are, coming to the sport from different backgrounds, for different reasons, with […]

  • Finding Joy Outside of Running

    I was once asked “Why would you ruin a perfectly good run, with a swim and bike before it?”. At the time I did not have a good answer. After […]

  • Running on the Mind

    Today’s post is in honour of Mental Health Month.  “Running is my therapy”. A common phrase that many people have heard and/or shared. But, what do we mean when we […]

  • Running Disney: Here for a Good Time. And Sometimes a Long Time.

    While many fairy tales end with happily ever after, this runner’s story actually begins with it. Anyone who knows me (or has seen my Instagram feed) knows that I am […]

  • When Does Running Get Easier for Beginners?

    It’s hypothesized that human ancestors first started to run nearly 2 million years ago – so why is it the case that running doesn’t feel any easier after all this […]

  • What I Learned Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis

    Injuries happen. It’s a part of the running journey. An unfortunate part, but a part that we all have to deal with at some point.  The most recent setback for […]

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Run Routes

The Beltline Trail

If you live in Midtown Toronto, chances are you’ve heard of the Beltline Trail. The Beltline Trail was established in 1989 and was built on the former Toronto Belt Line […]

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