The St. Catharines Roadrunners & Walkers club was founded in 1980 and has over 120 active members.
We meet every Wednesday night at 6:30 pm at the Niagara Ball Hockey Club (16 Melbourne Ave. St. Catharines) http://tinyurl.com/ku7j38v
We listen to brief announcements about upcoming races and members’ achievements over the previous week. We hear about other non-club races and charity events, and also social activities such as our Summer Barbecue, Fall Wine Run and Christmas Party. Following this, members break into groups of complimentary ability and enjoy a 5k to 10k (sometimes longer) run or walk on the local roads and/or trails.
We welcome visitors and new members of any ability level! We will help you find a partner or group that is running or walking at your pace so you can join them, enjoy the company and learn new routes. Come and try us out: you don’t need to sign up on your first visit!
Returning to the club, we use the facilities to shower (a runner’s membership must be purchased) and then socialize further at the licensed restaurant. Plans are generally made at this time for longer runs on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings. Stick around after for a drink, some food and some casual conversation. You’re sure to have a great time!
Some people prefer trails to roads for a number of reasons. Almost every Sunday morning a group meets to run (or walk) on some of the many trails in Niagara. It is a great way to experience some of the best that our region has to offer from the Bruce Trail and Twelve Mile Creek to Woodend, Shorthills, the Niagara Gorge and the Niagara Parkway. We also have a group of keen cyclists who meet regularly for rides of varying length and intensity. Each long weekend from Easter to Thanksgiving there is a club ride on the morning of the holiday.
Our club hosts several exciting races throughout the year from 5k to 50k! See Our Races and follow the links for more details. Through our races we also contribute significant funds to various charities in the local area. Click Resources for more details.