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  • Writer's pictureTammy Williams

Russell Run Club's Weekly Run-Down June 2, 2024

Updated: Jun 5

Hello June. It looks like you are a little less serious and a bit more social than May.

In This Issue

After the storms got in the way of running last week, a little rain in the forecast wasn't going to keep this group apart this week!


Club News

Do you want to know the club and its members more? Join us for these two social events.

Russell Run Club Social Night

Friday, June 7, 6:30 pm at Boston Pizza in Embrun

Come enjoy great company, lots of laughs and maybe a little “not for profit” business talk on what’s on the horizon for the Club.

RSVP to or leave a comment on the featured post on the Russell Run Club Community Facebook page.

Russell Community Market

Stop by and visit us on Sunday, June 9, 2024 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Our members and coaches will be there to answer any questions you have.

Walking Club

Don't forget we're starting a new time for the walking club this week!

In addition to Mondays at 6:30 pm, we will also be meeting on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM starting June 5th. This new time slot is for those who prefer getting out earlier in the day and walking at a more leisurely pace.

Click here for meeting location details and to register for the club. We'll see you on the trail.

24-Hour Yeti Challenge

Sometimes races are not big events but family get-togethers for a good cause. Paul Lalonde and his family hold an Annual 24-Hour Yeti Challenge.

This unique and challenging event takes place on his private property, offering participants an unforgettable experience.

Here’s everything you need to know for the 5th Annual Yeti Challenge

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024

Duration: 24 hours

Location: Casselman, ON (exact location to be provided if interested)

Structure: There are eight ounds (3 hours each) within the 24-hour period. Every three hours, a new round begins. Participants must cover the distance they’ve set as their goal within each three-hour window. This distance includes any rest time. Each participant set their own goal! But he hopes that everyone is willing to set a goal that is challenging for them. ·

Challenge Completion: To complete the full 24-hour challenge, participants should aim to participate in all 8 rounds. However, this is meant to be a fun and a family friendly challenge! Each participant can participate in as many or as few rounds as they wish during the 24h period.

8 rounds of 3 hours each, $3/round with all proceeds donated to CHEO.

For all the details, reach out to club member Paul Lalonde via Facebook private message or email and we'll put you in touch with Paul.



Sudbury Rocks 1/2 Marathon

Our tourist racers, Line and Paul Lalonde, travelled to Northern Ontario for the Sudbury Rocks marathon.

Line finished the 10km in a time of 1:05:17.

Paul finished the 1/2 marathon in 1:49:03 earning him 2nd place in his age group.

Congratulations to you both!

Ottawa Race Weekend

We had club members in almost all of the distances at Ottawa Race weekend.

Congratulations go out to:


Dave Sadler 26:08

Clair Sadler 33:05


Stephane Desjardins 54:12

Vero Savage 58:30

Kristina Ransom 48:23

1/2 Marathon:

Norman Shippee 1:50:34

Keira Constable 3:05:15

Erika Morris 2:27:55

Bruce Bourgeault 2:44:40


Maurice Bonneville 4:28:21


This Weeks Schedule

We meet at various times and locations throughout the week for a run, walk or workout.

If you are new to these events please fill out our waiver and select two-week trail. We hope you enjoy it and meeting our awesome members.

NOTE: For parkrun go to to register. You only have to do it once. Remember to bring your barcode or put a snapshot of it on your phone

Group Runs

Trail Runs in Larose Forest

Track Thursday

New York Central Fitness Trail parkrun

Walking Club

Upcoming Events

Hammond Annual Family Walk

June 16, 2024

5km-9:00 AM

3km-9:15 AM

Alphonse Carrière Park   |  3154 Gendron Rd, Clarence-Rockland, ON K0A 2A0

Cost: Registration fee is $15 for participants 14+, $10 for kids 4 to 13 and FREE for kids 3 and under. 

PLUS, you get a FREE brunch with your race registration fee!


Check out their Facebook page for more details on weekend activities!

The Beer Mile

June 29, 2024 at the Clarence Rockland Summer Spirits festival 

Drink a beer, run/walk/jog (or crawl) around a 1/4 mile track and then repeat, 3 more times!

There is a non-alcoholic option, for those who would rather not drink beer. Or perhaps you would prefer to share those laps and beers with others by entering the team relay.

Get more information and register here:


If you want to get all the updates real time, follow us on Social Media or sign up for weekly emails.

Join the Russell Run Club Community Facebook Group to see what’s happening with our Members


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