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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Leduc

Russell Run Club's Weekly Run-Down May 26, 2024

So much news to report! We have all kinds of events in the works. Get ready to mark your calendars when you see what's coming.

In This Issue

Our attempt to squeeze in a run before the rain on Tuesday. But that storm was too much, even for us!


Club News

Walking Club

On Monday, May 20th, 2024 we had our first outing with the new walking club. We're looking forward to the word spreading throughout the community about our new walking initiative along the New York Central Fitness Trail.

Starting June 5th, we are adding a Wednesday at 10:00 AM walk (in addition to our Monday Evening). This is for those who prefer getting out earlier in the day and at a more leisurely pace.

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

Did Someone Say Beer Mile?

Are you looking for something a little different? How about a beer mile?

This new event, taking place at the Summer Spirits Festival in Rockland, is perfect for those runners who enjoy beer.

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.

Choose to participate or at least come and watch what is sure to be a fun event.

 Prescott-Russell Trail Relay

If you and your running friends and family would rather do a little more running and less beer drinking, you won't want to miss the 72 km relay race the Russell Run Club is planning for Saturday, October 5th, 2024.

We have our eye on bringing an ultra event to the community. This simple, no-frills event is our opportunity to test the trail's potential. The event will start in St. Eugene and follow the beautiful Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail toward Hammond with varying lengths of each leg to accommodate all running abilities.

Now is the time to save the date and start thinking about who you like to have on your team of 2 to 6 people.

Russell Run

Registration for the 13th Annual Russell Run is officially open.

The Russell Run has something for everyone: a 10km, a 5km run/walk and a 1.2 km kids fun run. For those up to the challenge, this event is becoming known for its one-of-a-kind, hand-made pottery mugs for our top three male and female finishers.

Register before September 4th, 2024 so you don't miss out on the early bird special. We also offer a $5 discount for Russell Run Club members (no discount code required).



Blue Nose 1/2 Marathon

Another congratulations to Crystal Mackinnon who's latest accomplishment was the Blue Nose 1/2 Marathon on May 19 in a time of 2:22:11. This one was extra special being in her home province of Nova Scotia.

Ottawa Race Weekend

We had several members toe the start line at Ottawa Race Weekend. We'll be reporting all of the details next week!


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

RiverOak Roughneck Mud & Obstacle Run

June 1, 2024

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!


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


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