March 16, 2022 6:30 pm

Goal Distance

5km Run

15 weeks


About the Clinic

Get ready for a great Spring 2022 with our Wednesday Night Run Clinic at Forerunners 4th Ave.

Wednesday nights at 6:30, Coach Karen Butler and Chris Drozda will guide the group through various workouts. It’s fun, it’s welcoming, and you’ll be glad you ran with us. We’ll make you laugh, we’ll make you sweat. Whether you just want to work on your fitness or you have a goal in mind, this clinic has something for everyone.

We will rotate between various workout types (intervals, pyramids, hills, etc) over 15 weeks.

Please note we will be meeting off site at McBride Park (across street from store) for all sessions.

Proof of vaccine required at first workout: vaccine passport/card and picture id.

Entry to clinic includes:

    • Weekly workouts at Forerunners 4th Avenue
    • Weekly newsletter
    • Clinic souvenir

About Forerunners’ Clinics: 
Founded by Karen and Peter Butler, Forerunners became the first running store in Canada to conduct organized running clinics in November 1986. The weekly running clinics began as a way to foster fitness and education to customers as the popularity of running skyrocketed during the “Running Boom” of the 1970s and 80s.Aside from 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the clinics have been held annually and will be returning in full for the first time since the pandemic began.

“As we approach our 36 year store anniversary – later this year – we are excited to resume a full clinic program,” says Peter, Forerunners co-founder and former 2:10:56 marathon runner.

  • No Drop-ins



What Can I Do To Prepare?

To ensure that you get the most out of your experience in the clinic, come with a positive frame of mind and an eagerness to learn about the many benefits of running. We suggest you should be able to run an easy 30 minute run non-stop prior to joining.

What Should I Expect?

You should expect to have a great run, and have a great time. We will guide you over 15 weeks to make you a stronger, better runner. A program for “homework” will be given out. We will also have a souvenir item & weekly newsletter.

Meet the Instructor

Karen Butler

Karen is an accomplished runner and a born-and-raised Vancouverite (which means she obviously doesn't think twice about running in the rain). She used to run for Simon Fraser University, and holds a 3 hour marathon time. Still an avid runner today, Karen keeps her passion for the sport alive. She is a cornerstone of the Forerunners community.

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