Wednesday’s Run – Solidarity with those affected by the Boston Marathon explosions

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.

Spring is here!

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!

Saturday’s Run & Walk in Stanley Park

Vancouver Frontrunners will be meeting as usual this Saturday 23rd March at Brockton Oval at 8:55am. Check out our running and walking information on the website.

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.

VFR Track Workout
VFR members at the Brockton Oval track

Race Registration Deadlines Approaching!

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.

WinterPRIDE 2013 – Thanks for your support!

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,

The runners who braved the 8am start for a fun 5km run through Whistler
The runners who braved the 8am start for a fun 5km run through Whistler

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.

St. Patrick’s Day Run – March 16th 2013

Check out the luck of the Irish! VFR is putting together a team for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run on March 16 2013. The early registration deadline is January 31st 2013. If you are interested in participating, you can sign up on-line and join the Vancouver Frontrunners team. Details are in the weekly members’ email or you can Contact Us for further information.

VFR St. Patricks Day
The VFR team in 2012