Run Club

BackRoads Running Programs

From Beginners to people looking to better their Personal Bests. BackRoads has an open door policy where everyone is welcome at any point in the year. BackRoads Run Club members will receive training programs and organized coaching to optimize their success.

Run Club Memberships Include:

  • Experienced instructors.
  • Full detailed training programs and organized coaching.
  • Exclusive access to the store Taproom post run on week day runs.
  • Meet one on one with an instructor to discuss goals and training.
  • Special team events as permitted by COVID-19 protocols.
  • Access to a supportive private Facebook group.


Winter Programs:

Fit & Fab 10km+ Program
$80.00 plus tax

SOLD OUT

The BackRoads "Fit & Fab" program is perfect for those looking to stay fit, or train for a 10 km to half marathon. The program will prepare you to run this distance for the first time, or help you improve your personal best times. This group will run Tuesdays and Thursdays starting from the store at 6 pm. The Fit & Fab group will start on Tuesday, January 4th at 6:00 pm.

  • Participants will be required to show proof of vaccination before or on the first day of the program.
  • 12 week Training Program to provided to each participant (should be able to currently run 5km)
  • Optional Road Races:
    • Chilly Half Marathon March 6th.
    • Around the Bay March 27th.
    • Persistence Racing 5k/10k March.
    • Forest City Road Races April.
  • $80.00 plus tax – Please register on Race Roster
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 pm and Sunday Long Run at 8:30 am.
  • Tuesdays will be Workouts (intervals, repeats, tempo, hills etc.).
  • Thursdays will be Social Runs (5 km – 10 km).
  • Instructors and Group Leaders offer outstanding support.
  • Routes provided.
  • Facebook private group for important communication.
  • Expert advice for running and gear, including shoes.
  • Social events – depending upon recommendations by Public Health Officials.

Winter 2022 Half Marathon / Around the Bay Program
$95.00 plus tax

SOLD OUT

This program is perfect for those who are looking to improve their half marathon speed or looking to train for Around the Bay 30km. This program is designed for those who can already run at least 15km (or longer) distance for a “long” run. The Half Marathon / Around the Bay program will start on Tuesday, January 4th, 2021, at 6:00 pm and will prepare you to race a Spring half marathon or Around the Bay 30km in March.

  • 17 week Training Program for those who can currently run 15km for a long run provided for each participant.
  • $95.00 plus tax please register on Race Roster
  • Optional Goal Race: Toronto Goodlife May 1st
  • Other Races that are optional during the program:
    • Chilly Half Marathon March 6th.
    • Around the Bay March 27th.
    • Persistence Racing 5k/10k March.
  • Tuesday Workouts: 6:00 pm – repeats/intervals, tempo, etc.
  • Thursday Social Run or Tempo Work: 6:00pm — varied distances.
  • Saturday Long Runs: 8:00 am – varied distances.
  • Run start times may need to be staggered to split the group up depending on restrictions.
  • Instructors and Group Leaders offer outstanding support.
  • Routes provided.
  • Facebook private group for important communication.
  • Expert advice for running and gear, including shoes.
  • Social events – depending upon recommendations by Public Health Officials.

Winter 2022 Full Marathon Program
$95.00 plus tax

Register Here

The Full Marathon program is perfect for those looking to step up to the marathon distance or those who are experienced with the marathon and are looking to improve their speed over the distance. This program is designed for those who can currently run the half marathon distance (21km) for a “long” run at the time of registration. The Full Marathon program will start on Monday, January 3rd, 2022, at 6:00 pm and will prepare you to race a marathon in the Spring.

  • 17 week Training Program provided for each participant.
  • $95.00 plus tax - Please register on Race Roster.
  • Goal Marathon Race is Toronto Goodlife Marathon on May 1st.
  • Other Races that are optional during the program:
    • Chilly Half Marathon March 6th.
    • Around the Bay March 27th.
    • Persistence Racing 5k/10k March.
  • Monday Workouts: 6:00 pm – repeats/intervals, tempo, etc.
  • Wednesday Tempo Work: 6:00pm (marathon specific pace work)
  • OR Wednesday Social Runs: 6:00 pm – varied distances.
  • Saturday Long Runs: 8:00 am – varied distances.
  • Run start times may need to be staggered to split the group up depending on restrictions. i.e. groups of 25 to start.
  • Instructors and Group Leaders offer outstanding support.
  • Routes provided.
  • Facebook private group for important communication.
  • Expert advice for running and gear, including shoes.
  • Social events – depending upon recommendations by Public Health Officials.


Spring Programs:

Rookie Program (next program starts April 2022)
$50.00 plus tax

This is a great program for the beginner runner or someone returning from injury or a longer break. The gentle, progressive training implements intervals with running and walking that help you complete a 5 km run.

  • Participants will be required to show proof of vaccination before or on the first day of the program.
  • 10 week Training Program provided for each participant
  • $50.00 plus tax – Please register on Race Roster (link above)
  • Monday and Wednesday runs at 6:00 pm
  • Instructors who provides excellent support
  • Expert advice for running and gear, including shoes
  • Positive interaction with other runners and friends
  • Social events – depending on restrictions.
 

Social Group Runs

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 and run group numbers there are currently no drop in social runs. Thank you for understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience.