Are you Ready to Run?

At BlackToe Running we have programs that are suitable for any level of runner from beginners to speedy marathoners and everyone in between.

Sign up for our Run Club at either our King West or Midtown locations and get started today!

Meet our Coaches

Eric Bang - Head Coach

Eric is the BlackToe Head Coach and he is responsible for overall program content for both Race Team and Run Club. He was the fastest Canadian at the Chicago Marathon twice and ran a PB of 2:18 in CIM in 2021. He has won too many races to list really. Most importantly, Eric has been a key part of the BlackToe Family for many years.

Eric is also available for Private Coaching.

Bryan Rusche - Director Of Athlete Experience

Bryan has been an endurance athlete for over 35 years and a coach for over 10 years. His first love was the bike, and then he transitioned to triathlon and running. He won the Toronto Goodlife Marathon in 2016 and was the 5th overall master in Boston in 2018. He's podiumed and won numerous Ironman events and competed at multiple triathlon World Championship events as an age group athlete including the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona.

As a major running enthusiast, Bryan helped found the popular new 10KTO. This road race takes runners on an exciting sunrise run on the Gardner, taking advantage of road closures during the Toronto Triathlon Festival. Bryan is an advocate for the power of cross-training and works with athletes of all abilities to reach their goals while staying positive, healthy, and confident in the process.

Andrea Smith - Coach, Run Club King West

Andrea coaches our King West Run Club. She competed at the NCAA Division I level as both a cross country & track athlete. She was the Canadian Master's cross-country champion in 2018 and has competed in distances ranging from 1500m on the track up to 30k on the roads. Adding cycling to the mix a few years ago, she was the silver medalist at the 2019 World ITU Multisport World Championships. Since completing the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), Andrea has been coaching runners and triathletes for the past few years, helping them to achieve their goals.

Andrea is also available for Private Coaching.

Kim Krezonoski - Coach, Run Club Midtown

Kim is the newest member of the coaching team and leads the BlackToe Midtown Run Club! She's new to Toronto, but when it comes to running, she's no stranger. Kim has been actively competing at a high level for over 15 years. During her college days at Midwestern State, she excelled in Cross Country, indoor track, and outdoor track as an NCAA athlete for four years.

After graduating, Kim took a break from competitive running to focus on fitness instruction. However, she returned in 2020, and dove back into training. She made an impressive debut in the Marathon in 2022, securing 12th place Canadian time! Continuing her streak, she recently achieved a strong 9th place in the Canadian half marathon rankings.

Kim firmly believes that running should be enjoyable and fun, as it contributes to longevity in the sport. She knows that success is not a solitary pursuit, but rather a collaborative effort. Being part of a supportive community is integral to achieving greatness in the running world.

Vicky Siemon - COACH, Run Club King West

Vicky has been an avid runner for years and brings her extensive experience to our athletes. Working primarily with our King West Run Club, she is an avid footwear specialist, she ran track for Western focusing on middle distances running speedy times like a 4:35 1500m PB and then moved on to longer distances. She is an elite on the local scene earning 1st overall at the Chilly Half and 2nd overall at the Toronto Marathon. Vicky developed a passion for coaching others after seeing the transformative power running had on her.

AMÉLIE FORGET - COACH, Run Club King West

Amélie has been with BlackToe Running for years and is a member of our Race Team. She works with new runners on our King West Run Club to help give them the attention and support they need to be successful in our program. She is an experienced Marathoner, Triathlete and brings her love of the sport to inspire new runners.

KRISTIAN ADOMAIT- ASSISTANT COACH, Run Club Midtown

Kristian knows how to motivate our runners and while he has only been seriously into marathon training for a few years, he has proven himself both on the road and as a leader in our community. He leads workouts alongside Coach Kim for our Midtown Run Club.

Kyle VanQuickenborne - Coach BlackToe Boot Camp and Assistant Coach, Run Club Midtown

Kyle is a newer member of the BlackToe running community and joined our club in 2022. After an injury derailed his marathon training, Kyle became passionate about strength training, mobility, and recovery. He believes strongly in their pivotal roles in enhancing performance and preventing injuries.

Kyle finds immense joy in bringing people together, emphasizing the positive impact of group training for health and well-being. He has previously served as our Community Long Run Leader in Midtown.

Whether you're a seasoned runner or taking your first strides, Kyle’s goal is to guide you toward sustainable progression and a love for running that lasts a lifetime. Kyle is a UESCA Certified Running Coach and a canfitpro Personal Training Specialist.

Mark Angus - Assistant Coach, Run Club King West

Mark has been training with BlackToe since our earliest days and is one of our longest-standing club members. After running the Comrades Marathon in South Africa, Mark truly settled into an appreciation for endurance sports.

He boasts a 2:27:57 marathon PB in Berlin as the fastest South African during the race and was once again the top South African at the 2021 London Marathon with a blazing 2:29:00. Besides being a speedy marathoner, Mark is also an established triathlete who you are likely to see swimming, cycling, and running here in Toronto.

Mark naturally fell into a leadership role within the club and thrives when supporting runners during their workouts and long runs. He’s been known to lead pace groups, offer excellent coaching advice, and be an all-around positive member of the Toronto running community.

Community Runs
Come Run with Us!

Each week we host a Sunday long run that open is for anyone who wants to join.  There are many pace groups and if you are not sure which group to run with, we can help.  No registration necessary. Just show up!

We host runs from both our King West and Midtown stores every Sunday at 8:30am!

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Our Community

We are a team!

More than anything we are proud of the team spirit and community at BlackToe. People race together, train together and make new friends every week. If you are ready to support your teammates and feel thier support when you strive for new goals, then this is the place for you!

Let's Get You Started
For new Runners

If you are new to running, then our Run Club is for you. There is a wide range of abilities in Run Club but we have our Assistant Coach Amélie available to ensure you get all that foundational training required to help you make running a core part of your life.

Your program will be structured for the beginner runner and will build gradually as your fitness improves. We were all beginners ourselves once so we get it!

After you sign up for your preferred location, keep your eyes open for a welcome email with intake questionnaire so we can get you on the right training plan!

Let's get you faster!
For Experienced Runners

If you have been running for a little while now and have decided it is time to get faster or find more people to run with, our Run Club and community are a great place to make that happen!

We have structured programs and very experienced coaches who can help you acheive your goals.

Our group workouts have well established pace groups that range from people who are aiming to run a 4:30 marathon (2:15 half) all the way up to sub 3:00 marathons. The fastest pace group runs marathons in the high 2:30's to low 2:50's so the sky is the limit for most runners!

Our Sponsored Team
BlackToe Race Team

Our Race Team is powered by New Balance and new members are added from our exisiting roster of runners when spots become available. There is a limit of 50 athletes on this team so spots do not become available often and the team is currently full. If you would like to join this team please sign up for Run Club and let us know so we can add you to the wait list. It is specifically a marathon focused group for experienced runners.