What are you up to on Saturday night?
EVERYONE is welcome to join us for a a pre-race pasta dinner for the BMO Vancouver Marathon this Saturday, May 4 at Frankie’s Italian Kitchen – 773 Beatty Street at 5:30 PM. Even if you are not running or walking the race this weekend, please join us and support your fellow members. Everyone is welcome. We have plenty of room for everyone, including spouses, relatives and friends. You can choose from the kitchen’s full menu as well.
If you’d like to come along just RSVP (if you have not already) using the form below:
Congratulations to all the Vancouver Frontrunners who took part in the Sun Run today!
Yesterday (Monday 15th April) one of our members, Mark Rozenberg, ran the 117th Boston Marathon. Mark completed the marathon in 3:48:02. Mark crossed the finish line shortly before the explosions and was not hurt. A big congratulations to Mark for qualifying and completing this prestigious event.
We will be running and walking tomorrow (Weds 17th April) at the usual time from the Roundhouse at 6:25 PM. In memory of the victims from Boston, we will be having a moment of silence in tribute to those affected by the explosions before commencing the run and walk. We are asking that you wear a shirt from your favourite race (such as the Sun Run, the BMO Marathon, Pride Run & Walk) as a sign of solidarity with other runners and walkers throughout the world. While some of us may choose to take a pause and reflect on the tragic events, let us also use this opportunity to show the world our resilience in being able to use sport to better ourselves and build community.
We would also like to take a picture of our group and send it to our sister club, Boston Frontrunners, as a symbol of our support for the running community in Boston. They hosted a number of activities for Frontrunners from around the world who ran in the marathon including our own Mark Rosenberg.
We very much encourage you to come out and run or walk with us tomorrow. As is our tradition we will be dining afterwards. This week the dinner is at Score Bistro. Come join us, even if you can’t make the run or walk.
It was great to see everyone who came out for our run and walks this week – the weather was awesome!
Thanks to our resident coach, Cindy, who led a track workout for runners on the Saturday. Once again, the session was very popular! There has been a demand to start posting sessions on our website for those following programs. Stay tuned for more details. Any questions, please contact us.
You can still register for one of the world’s largest 10 K Races. Let us know if you do a late registration and want to be placed on the Vancouver Frontrunners team. We will be hosting a pre-race pasta dinner on April 20. More details will be in the weekly newsletter sent to members.
There’s also the Underwear Affair taking place on July 6th. A few our members are putting together a team. Consider joining the team that came in first place in the costume category last year! Registration details are in the newsletter or contact us for more info.
Our regular Wednesday and Saturday runs and walks continue throughout the spring and summer. Come and join us and enjoy the great weather!
If you’re training for one of the up-coming marathons or half-marathons then you have the option of joining Cindy for a supervised track workout where she’ll be doing form tune-up for those who are on a regular training plan. If you’d like to join her no advance booking is required – just turn up on the day.
If you’re thinking of joining our team for the Sun Run on April 21st 2013, then be sure to register before March 15th. You can register via this link.
In addition, we’re entering teams for the St. Patrick’s Day Run – March 16 and BMO Vancouver Marathon – May 5
And don’t forget registration is now open for the Annual Pride Run & Walk – July 27
If you need more details please see our race schedule.
We hosted our 2nd annual WinterPRIDE Run & Walk last Friday (8th Feb 2013) in Whistler with participants from the UK, Toronto, Philadelphia and Vancouver! We also ran the coat check for the GuySpy Apres-Ski T-Dance at WinterPRIDE on Friday. Thank you everyone who participated in either the run/walk or the Coat Check including our partner and sponsor, gaywhistler.com.
We would like encourage everyone who was in Whistler last week to fill out the WinterPRIDE festival survey. The information collected will help the Resort Municipality of Whistler determine how best to support the festival in future years as well as understand the economic impact the festival has on the resort.
Fill out the survey and have the opportunity to win two full week festival passes for 2014.
Register before February 8th to take advantage of the early bird discount! To join the Vancouver Frontrunners team just contact us for the registration details.
Here’s our 2012 team:-
Just a quick reminder…
VFR will be operating the coat check at the GuySpy Apres Ski social at the Whistler Conference Centre on Friday, February 8th from 3-6 PM. This year promises to be popular with appearances by Charlie David (Dante’s Cove) and the ever so sexy Brent Everett.
We still need another 5 volunteers. If you are interested, please contact us.
For more information about WinterPRIDE our earlier post or check out the info on the WinterPRIDE website.
Vancouver Frontrunners is pleased to be a community partner and will be hosting a few events during the 21st annual WinterPRIDE (gay and lesbian Ski Week):
WinterPRIDE Run & Walk – February 8
Vancouver Frontrunners will be hosting the 2nd annual WinterPRIDE Run & Walk, a fun 5K Run or walk through the beautiful village of Whistler. Starting at 8 AM, you could do the route and still spend an entire day on the mountain. RSVP for this event.
GuySpy Apres-Ski Village T-Dance – February 8
VFR will be operating the coat check at the GuySpy Apres Ski social at the Whistler Conference Centre on Friday, February 8 from 3-6 PM. If you’d like to volunteer please contact us.