Winter warriors is Back!

Join us this week for some fun km's with friends.

The last run of this series is April 28th but our Sunday long runs continue throughout the year!

Sunday's Routes
King West
95 Bathurst Street
Leaving at 8:30am
Bag Drop Available
Route Details
Sunday's Routes
2488 Yonge Street
Leaving at 8:30am
Bag Drop Available
Route Details

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What you Need to Know

We are pleased to invite you to our Winter Warriors Long Run Program!

All you need to do is show up to this free community long run, and you can earn some great rewards - not to mention you’ll build fitness, confidence, and friendships along the way.

We want to help you get to the start line of your spring Half Marathon or Full Marathon in the best shape possible, and to look back on your long runs thinking, "That was awesome!".

From January 14th to April 28th, simply show up at either of our BlackToe Running store Locations on Sunday Mornings at 8:30 am for a free long run. Runs will be led by our community leaders, and you will quickly fall into a pace group that will make the kilometres fly by.

We are also pleased to announce that several key runs will be fuelled by Maurten to help you go the distance. Keep your eyes on our socials and your inbox for updates!

Everyone is welcome! This program is suitable for anyone who is training to run a half or full marathon in the spring. As this is a weekly long run, you should be able to cover 10 km during a single run as a starting point. Of course, you can always come for the accountability and turn back early or modify the route as needed! We will start with moderate distances and increase them as we get closer to race day.

You must be 18 or older, and please leave your dogs at home for the safety of all of our runners.

No advance registration is required, and you do not need to attend every run; just scan the QR code at the store upon arrival whenever you make it out!

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Routes for the Winter Warrior long run program will be posted in our open Strava group on the week of the run for you to access.

Common Questions

Each week we will have progressively longer routes suitable for people training for both the Marathon and Half Marathon. We will also include a 10km option for anyone who wants a shorter run!

We have pacers who will run 5:00/km, 5:30/km and 6:00/km. They will help with following the route and finding places to stop for water or bathroom breaks. All paces are welcome, and we typically have a nice group that runs in the 6:15-6:30/km range as well, with plenty of veterans to help guide you through the city.

Yes! You can leave a bag at either location. Each store also has a bathroom you can use. If you need to buy gels before your run, we recommend arriving extra early. We will have a staff member opening the store at 8:00 am to help with purchases and answer any of your questions.

No! Come as often or as little as you like. To qualify for rewards, you need to check in anytime you join us for a run, and your cumulative number of Sunday runs with the group before the end of the program will determine your eligibility for rewards. You will receive an email each time you hit a new reward tier. For the best benefits from the program, we recommend you come as often as possible and pair your long runs with other easy, tempo, and speed runs.