November Meeting Highlights

Jingle Bell Run – December 10

In case you missed it – our Jingle Bell Run is this Sunday at 11! Registration opens at 10 at the Muskoseepi Pavilion. David’s Tea is sponsoring hot tea for the event, and we will have hot chocolate and baked goodies. If you’re interested in bringing baked goods for the event, drop them off to Muskoseepi Pavilion between 10 and 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Some FAQ’s: kids, kids in strollers, kids in sleds, dogs on leash all invited! This fun event is for everyone! This is a fun event, meaning no timing and no medals.

This is a free event, but please bring a cash donation for the food bank.

Prizes for best costume!

2018 Memberships

We are busy rounding up sponsors for our 2018 membership to provide discounts to our members. If you own or manage a business that is interested in helping our club promote a healthier lifestyle, please email gprunwalk@gmail.com … let’s chat! Even if you’re not able to commit to a membership sponsorship and want to get involved, drop us a message!

Resolution Run – January 1

Another fun run – no timing and no medals. It’s a great way to kick off the new year! Meet at Starbucks on 68th at 11 a.m.

Spring Training – February 25

Training for a big race in the spring, like the Brian Harms Memorial Race? This 11-week training group is free if you buy a 2018 membership! Starts at 9 a.m. from Eastlink Centre. Although we meet indoors, this is an outdoor run group.

Interested in leading a group? Email us at gprunwalk@gmail.com. The more the merrier!

Annual General Meeting (AGM) – February 25

Open positions to be announced. Attendance doesn’t mean you have to sign up for an executive position, it’s a great way to get involved with the club and see what we do! Plus we will have muffins! Location TBA. Will be at 10 a.m.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk – December 10

The Jingle Bell Run is on for December 10! No pre-registration, just show up between 10-11 to register, run/walk starts at 11.

There is no cost to join! We just ask that you bring a CASH donation for the food bank.

Choose between a 3 or 5km route (or anywhere in between!). There will be no course marshalls, so make sure you’re familar with the routes below or group up with those who know the routes.

Questions? Post on our Facebook page or email gprunwalk@gmail.com.

We’d love to get some volunteer bakers to bring some goodies! If you can help out, please email us at gprunwalk@gmail.com.

3km route around Bear Creek Reservoir:

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5km route (same as 2017 Press Run/Walk route):

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Stock up For Winter

If you’re planning on running this winter and looking to stock up on winter gear, it’s a great time to purchase a GP Run/Walk Club membership if you haven’t already.

Important! The membership is only good for the CALENDAR YEAR. Meaning, it’s only worth purchasing now if you are going to spend a fair bit between now and the end of December. Otherwise, wait for the 2018 memberships later in December.

You will receive a PDF copy of the membership confirmation upon registration – bring this with you when you shop!

The locations currently honouring our discounts are:

  • 15% off Running/Walking Footwear & Apparel at Ernie’s Sports Experts
  • 15% off Running/Walking Footwear & Apparel at Intersport
  • 10% off All Regular Price Items at Walk, Run & More

Ready to go? Click here!

 

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Press Run / 2018 Survey

Press Run

The Grande Prairie Run/Walk Club will no longer organize the Press Run due to lack of volunteers and limited participation. We have decided to concentrate our efforts on the Brian Harms Memorial Race (Sunday, May 13, 2018)

We want to thank the Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune for 40 years of support.


2018 Survey

We are looking for feedback from the running and walking community in Grande Prairie for the direction the club should be taking in 2018. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey.


2/14 Challenge & Triple Crown

This year, we continued our tradition of the 2/14 challenge (a draw involving participants in the Brian Harms Race and the Press Run) and selected Kelsey Biggs! She has won $214 to use at any of our membership sponsors (Ernie’s; Walk, Run & More; Intersport).

This year’s Triple Crown (Brian Harms Race, Press Run, Roots & Ruts) went to Warren Magrum who won a Garmin Forerunner 35 from Walk, Run & More.