Main Street Summer 22 Half Marathon Clinic

Train for a half marathon run with Forerunners Main Street. Goal race:  Great Trek Half Marathon in October 2022. Clinic includes: Wednesday evening workouts (6:30 pm) Saturday morning workouts (7:30 am) Monday workouts (when in session) Weekly newsletter Digital training program Training advice Run clinic garment Store discount

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Main Street Fall 22 10K Clinic

Train for a 10km run with Forerunners Main Street. Clinic includes: Wednesday evening workouts (6:30 pm) Saturday morning workouts (7:30 am) Monday workouts (when in session) Weekly newsletter Digital training program Training advice Run clinic garment Store discount

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Main Street 10k and Vancouver 5k

This clinic group will provide training for 5km to 10km events in in June, including the Vancouver 5k. PACE GROUPS: Pace group for up to 70min 10km. Clinic includes Wednesday evening workout (6:30 pm), Saturday morning long run(8:00 am), weekly newsletter. Please note: this clinic meets off site at Memorial track (41st and Windsor) for […]

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Main St-Dan Cumming Memorial Virtual 5k Walk or Run- January 1-February 12

You can run this virtual event anytime during the entire month of January, 2022. With the ongoing pandemic, we are unable to continue our monthly pancake runs.  However, we still wish to continue our annual Dan Cumming event.  So this year, we’ll go virtual. At any time during the month of January, you, your family, […]

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Main Street Summer/Fall Run Clinic

We’re back! This clinic is for half and full marathon & 10km runners.  The group meets twice a week (Wednesday evening at 6:30pm and Saturday morning at 7:30 am at Memorial Track, Memorial South Park, 5955 Ross St, Vancouver). Both half/full marathon group and 10km groups will meet at the same time. Wednesday evenings-track sessions. […]

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Main Street Ladies Night 2020

Please join us Tuesday May 26th at 6:30 pm for our Brooks/Moving Comfort bra fitting evening. You’ll be welcomed at the door by local firefighter calendar men. Your night will include: wine and cheese bra fashion show personalized bra fitting Entry to this event is $40 (payable by clicking the sign-up link below).  All entry […]

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Main Street Smiles for Life Run

Please join us  Sunday May 29th at 9 am at Forerunners Main Street (3889 Main Street) for our Social  Run and Walk with our friends from Dr. Marcy Schwartzman Dental Office.. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $10 to run with all funds to support local charity. […]

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Main Street 12 Week Extension: First 1/2 to BMO

Registration Fee Includes: Training schedule, weekly newsletters, and entry to the Saturday morning (8 am) & Wednesday night (6:20 pm) running clinics Goal Race: BMO Vancouver Marathon & Half Marathon. Description: Looking to keep the ball rolling after the First Half? We have added an extension to our Marathon & Half Marathon Clinics at Forerunners […]

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Main Street May Pancake Run

Please join us  Sunday May 31st at 9 am for our Social Pancake Run and Walk. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free with their parents.) Distance: 5 km or 2.5 km walk Please note:  for those […]

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Main Street 2:15 to 2:30 Scotia Half Clinic

Forerunners Main Street 2:15 to 2:30 Scotia Half Clinic This 25 week run clinic to get you ready for the Scotia Half in June 2020. This clinic is for first time half marathoners or more experienced half marathoners. A clinic schedule will be handed out at the first workout. It will include a gradual increase […]

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Winter Warrior Treadmill Marathon Relay Night

Join us Friday January 17th at 6 pm at Forerunners Main Street for a fun evening of running and refreshments and help the UBC Triathlon Team travel to their spring championships. Join us for a 42.2 km marathon relay on a treadmill. Two teams will compete for prizes. The distances run will be 1 km […]

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Running the Big Six Marathons

Please join us Saturday January 11th, 2020 at Forerunners Main Street for an evening of discussion on the Big Six Marathons. Our panel will include local runners Carlos & Janet Chui, Walter Downey, and Damian Frith.  All these runners recently completed the Abbott World Marathon Major Marathons (Tokyo, London, Boston, Chicago, Berlin, and New York […]

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Dan Cumming Memorial 5k Run

Please join us  Sunday January 26th at 9 am for our Memorial Run and Walk. This memorial run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free with their parents.) Distance: 5 km or 2.5 km walk Please note:  for those who […]

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My Transplant Story

Hello!  My name is Mary and I am a double lung transplant recipient. My journey begins in early 2006. That spring I was training for the Vancouver Marathon.  During my training, I started to notice something was off. Being that I was a runner, I felt that I was quite in tune with my body. […]

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Main Street November Pancake Run

Please join us  Sunday November 24th at 9 am for our Social Pancake Run and Walk. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free with their parents.) Distance: 5 km or 2.5 km walk Please note:  for those who […]

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Main Street 2019 Halloween Hill Challenge (October 1-30)

Run the Halloween Hill and receive a $15 gift card, and entry for the grand draw prizes!                 REGISTER IN ADVANCE ONLINE OR IN PERSON AT FORERUNNERS MAIN STREET CHECK-IN the store Forerunners Main Street (3889 Main Street) before you start. Run a 1 mile warm-up to the […]

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Main Street October Pancake Run

Please join us  Sunday October 27th at 9 am for our Social Pancake Run and Walk. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free with their parents.) Distance: 5 km or 2.5 km walk Please note:  for those […]

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Forerunners Main Street x New Balance – Trash Dash

We’re serving up something special this month. Since opening in 2017, we’ve called Main Street home and have been overwhelmed with the community of people, beautiful nature and ample running routes. Our community of runners and walkers use the trails, parks and roads everyday and now it’s time to give back. Join Forerunners Main Street […]

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Main Street August Pancake Run

We’re serving up some pancakes with your run at Forerunners Main Street. Please join us  Sunday August 25th at 9 am for our Social Pancake Run and Walk. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free […]

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Forerunners Main Street Canada Day 21k Run

Join us at Forerunners Main Street on Monday July 1st at 8 am for our free OH CANADA run. OH CANADA! Celebrate Canada Day with a 21-or-so-km run on a course shaped like a map of Canada. This is a casual, non-competitive easy, and pace run. This course has 5 water fountains en route.  We […]

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Forerunners Main Street Four Cities 47km Urban Challenge-October 2019

Check-in October 20th at 6:47am The Forerunners Main Street Four Cities 47km Urban Challenge route includes running in four cities of the Lower Mainland Vancouver that the participants must climb during the run. The total distance is 47 km (there is no official measurement of the course). The Challenge starts and finishes at Forerunners Main […]

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Forerunners Main Street Seven Summits of Vancouver 47km Urban Challenge

The Forerunners Main Street Seven Summits of Vancouver 47km Urban Challenge route includes running the Seven Summits of Vancouver that the participants must climb during the run. The total distance is 47 km (there is no official measurement of the course). The Challenge starts and finishes at Forerunners Main Street located at 3889 Main Street […]

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An Evening with Dylan Wykes & Sarah Cuff

“Getting Race Ready” You’ve put the KMs in, the early mornings, the gels, and you’ve got the right gear. But how should you prepare in the final days leading up to Canada Running Series West Scotia Half race day? Join us at Forerunners on Main Street this June 18th at 6:30 pm to hear from […]

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Scotia Half Shakeout Run

Join us Friday June 21st with Fraser Street Run Crew for their “Feel Good Friday“, a 5k and 2k shake-out run in preparation/celebration of the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5k at Forerunners Main Street. We’re hosting a little shake out run prior to the big event on Sunday June 23rd.  Everyone is welcome to […]

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Main Street July Pancake Run

We’re serving up some pancakes with your run at Forerunners Main Street. Please join us  Sunday July 28th at 9 am for our Social Pancake Run and Walk. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free […]

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Main Street May Pancake Run

We’re serving up some pancakes with your run at Forerunners Main Street. Please join us  Sunday May 26th at 9 am for our Social Pancake Run and Walk. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free with […]

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Three Suggestions for a Better Race

With race day just around the corner and its time to get ready to run your best. There is time to run one or more low intensity training runs which should be designed to maintain your fitness while allowing your body to rest. After you have run your last workout your final race preparation is […]

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Final Training Phase before the First Half Marathon

You have another month of training before the First Half Half Marathon. There is enough time to run two more longer runs before the race to be ready for  a successful race. Our current schedule calls for an 18 km run and a 20 km run to improve aerobic endurance. It’s a little early to […]

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Main Street March Pancake Run

We’re serving up some pancakes with your run at Forerunners Main Street. Please join us  Sunday March 24th at 9 am for our Social Pancake Run and Walk. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free with […]

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Main Street February Pancake Run

We’re serving up some pancakes with your run at Forerunners Main Street. Please join us  Sunday February 24th at 9 am for our Social Pancake Run and Walk. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free with […]

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January 5 km/2.5 km Run/Walk in Memory of Dan Cumming

Please join us  Sunday January 27th at 9 am for our Memorial Run/Walk in memory of Dan Cumming. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Distance: 5 km or 2.5 km walk Please note:  for those who would like to run a little longer, we will have a group (led by Coach […]

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IN MEMORY OF COACH DAN CUMMING

Coach Dan Cumming passed away of heart failure earlier this month while in Jamaica. He was planning to run the 10km event at the Reggae Marathon. He had competed in the event seven years in a row – this year would have been the 8th – and he loved everything about the race, the people, and the […]

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Pancakes and Sweat for Breakfast with UBC TSC Triathlon

Yesterday on November the 18th, Forerunners threw a Pancake Run in support of the UBC Thunderbirds Triathlon Sport Club, attracting upwards of 80 runners. This 5km run with a complementary breakfast of pancakes and draw prizes drew in upwards of forty runners on a frosty Sunday morning. This was a fairly relaxed run for around […]

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The Health Benefits of Running

As runners looking to improve our times and qualify for key events, we are more focused on our workouts without realizing all the good we are doing for our health. Runners do get injured from time to time but how does that compare to the non-exercising population? Over past few decades’ runners have been studied to […]

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Three Suggestions For a Faster Race

With less than a week to go there is not too much more to do to prepare before your race. You should continue to train but at a reduced effort and distance. Here are three key suggestions for a successful race week. 1) Training Tips With a Week to Go You should be easing back […]

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Half Marathon Race Week Suggestions

The last week of the running program is basically a week of recovery from the weeks of hard training, final preparation, and running the race. There are some things you can do to have a better race. RECOVERY FROM THE WEEKS OF HARD TRAINING 1) Run at a moderate effort level in your workouts. During […]

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Main Street Pancake Run October 21st

We’re serving up some pancakes with your run at Forerunners Main Street. Please join us  Sunday October 21st at 9 am for our Social Pancake Run and Walk. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free with […]

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Main Street Pancake Run November 18th

We’re serving up some pancakes with your run at Forerunners Main Street. Please join us  Sunday November 18th at 9 am for our Social Pancake Run and Walk. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free with […]

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Forerunners Main Street Ladies Night 2018

Such a fantastic night had by all at the Forerunners Main Street Ladies Night in support of the BC Firefighters Burn Fund. Thanks to all who took part. And a special thanks to the firefighters who generously donated their time to host, Brooks, and the BC Firefighters Burn Fund.

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Main Street Ping Pong Party

Join us for a celebration of all things running in Vancouver! We’re hosting a ping pong tournament at Forerunners, complete with food, beer and giveaways (think waterbottles, totes and maybe a shoe or two!), as well as a free one-month premium Strava membership with purchase. Behind every local Run Shop is an inspiring story of […]

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The Long Easy Run for the Fall Classic

Our training program includes three fundamental types of running, speedwork, tempo runs and the long easy run. The long easy run helps prepare you for running distance events of 10 km or more by developing your aerobic fitness and improving your body’s use of fuel. The easy/longer distance runs correspond to the running just below […]

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Sports Science Biomechanics

**the first 50 people to arrive will receive a prize** Please join us at Forerunners Main Street on Thursday September 20th for an evening of Sports Science Biomechanics with Dr. Jack Taunton MSc, MD, Dip Sports Medicine (CASEM), MCFP (SEM), FACSM’; and, Chris Napier PT, PhD Dr. Jack Taunton, MSc, MD, Dip Sports Medicine (CASEM), […]

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Forerunners Main Street Pancake Run September 30th

We’re serving up some pancakes with your run at Forerunners Main Street. Please join us  Sunday September 30th at 9 am for our Social Pancake Run and Walk. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free […]

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Speedwork for a faster 5k, 10km and half marathon time

Forerunners offers a Wednesday evening speed clinic at all three locations. You can join us starting after Labour Day in September to prepare for the fall Classic Half Marathon, 10km and 5km. http://forerunners.com.s57436.gridserver.com/running-clinics/ Why speedwork? Speed work improves running efficiency resulting in more economical energy use. Speedwork can rapidly improve your VO2 max which is […]

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Forerunners Main Street Ceili’s Pub Run

Join us Thursday August 30th for at 6 pm at Forerunners Main Street (3889 Main Street) for “Run Happy Hour”. Our friends from Brooks and Ceili’s Pub have partnered with us to offer “Happy Hour with a Twist”. We’ll leave Forerunners Main Street at 6:30 and run to Ceili’s Pub in Richmond (approx. 11 km).  Once […]

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Main Street Pancake Run August 26th

We’re serving up some pancakes with your run at Forerunners Main Street. Please join us  Sunday August 26th at 9 am for our Social Pancake Run and Walk. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free […]

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Main Street Ladies Night 2018

Please join us Tuesday September 11th at 6:30 pm for our Brooks/Moving Comfort bra fitting evening. You’ll be welcomed at the door by local firefighter calendar men. Your night will include: wine and cheese bra fashion show personalized bra fitting Entry to this event is $20 (payable by clicking the sign-up link below).  All entry […]

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An Evening with Roger Robinson and Kathrine Switzer-Main Street

Please join us for a great evening with running legends, Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson this August. Kathrine Switzer in 1967 became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon and is author of the best-selling book “Marathon Woman”. Roger Robinson a 2:18 master runner, and, is a well-known author of “Heroes and Sparrows (two editions)”, “Running […]

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Forerunners Main Street Pancake Run July 29th

We’re serving up some pancakes with your run at Forerunners Main Street. Please join us  Sunday July 29th at 9 am for our Social Pancake Run and Walk. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free […]

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Forerunners Main Street Super Summit Challenge

To qualify for this challenge you must have run the Seven Summits of Vancouver Urban Challenge. Summit Challenge 2022 route runs to the top of the Grouse Grind and back down using the BCMC trail. The total distance is 47km (there is no official measurement of the course).  The challenge starts and finishes at Forerunners […]

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Main Street 7 Summits Urban Challenge October 2019

The Forerunners Main Street 7 Summits of Vancouver Urban Challenge route includes seven peaks in the City of Vancouver that the participants must climb during the run. The total distance is 47 km (there is no official measurement of the course). The Challenge starts and finishes at Forerunners Main Street located at 3889 Main Street […]

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Main Street 7 Summits Urban Challenge June 2019

The Forerunners Main Street 7 Summits of Vancouver Urban Challenge route includes seven peaks in the City of Vancouver that the participants must climb during the run. The total distance is 47 km (there is no official measurement of the course). The Challenge starts and finishes at Forerunners Main Street located at 3889 Main Street […]

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Spring Marathon Wrap Up Social

The spring running season has been fantastic! There is much to celebrate and relive. Join us Friday May 25th for some cheer and socializing. Why not take the opportunity to get everyone together to discuss and celebrate our latest accomplishments and achievement this spring. We’ll have snacks and refreshments for all.  Come for a minute, […]

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Main Street May 5 km, 2.5 km & 15 km Pancake Run

Join us Sunday May 27th at 9 am at Forerunners Main Street for our monthly Pancake Run. Please join is in partnership with Dr. Marcy Schwartzman & Team for some fun and pancakes. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to […]

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Main Street April 5 km, 2.5 km & 15 km Pancake Run

Join us Sunday April 29th at 9 am at Forerunners Main Street for our monthly Pancake Run. This social run is for all runners of all abilities. We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free with their parents.) Distance: 5km or 2.5 km walk Please […]

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Everything you wanted to know about nutrition, but didn’t know where to ask

Nutrition choices can make or break an endurance runner’s health and performance. Training hard for your races will make you a better athlete, but if your training plan doesn’t include a nutrition plan, you may be missing a key ingredient to success. Join Registered Dietitian Carolyn Berry for an informative workshop that will equip you […]

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PRR “First Half” 1/2 Marathon Pick Up

It’s race weekend! The Pacific Road Runners “First Half” Half Marathon is this Sunday February 11th starting from the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. Race kit pick up will be at our new Forerunners Main Street location (3889 Main Street). Pick up times are: Friday February 9th: 12 pm to 8 pm Saturday February 10th: […]

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Super Seniors at Forerunners Main Street

Enjoy this panel discussion and learn what keeps these Super Seniors (average age of 77+) motivated and moving forward despite the turning of the calendar pages, and challenges thrown at them by life in general. They may even share some of their secrets as to what keeps them fit and future oriented in their 8th, […]

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Sweat Science at Forerunners: An Evening of Running Science (Second Session)-SOLD OUT

Please note: This event is now SOLD OUT.  Feel free to register by clicking “Enroll Now” to be wait-listed.  If a space opens up, you will be notified.   Join us at Forerunners Main Street on Thursday March 22nd at 6:30 pm for a look at the latest research findings on how to run farther, […]

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Main Street February 5 km, 2.5 km & 15 km Pancake Run-CANCELLED

WE’RE SORRY, BUT DUE TO RECENT WEATHER, WE HAVE TO CANCEL THIS RUN. PLEASE JOIN US ON MARCH SUNDAY MARCH 25TH FOR OUR NEXT PANCAKE RUN.     Join us Sunday February 25th at 9 am at Forerunners Main Street for our Pancake Run and Walk. This social run is for all runners of all […]

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Main Street March 5 km, 2.5 km & 15 km Pancake Run

Join us Sunday March 25th at 9 am at Forerunners Main Street for our monthly Pancake Run. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free with their parents.) Distance: 5km or 2.5 km walk Please […]

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Main Street-What To Do To Be Ready For Your Race

Get set for a great year of running in 2018! We are hosting the Pacific Road Runners “First Half” Half Marathon Information Night on Tuesday February 6th starting 7:30 pm. Join us for a great night at Forerunners Main Street for our panel discussion on race preparation with the following local runners: Dayna Pidhoresky: Dayna is […]

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We’re Hiring

FORERUNNERS is hiring a full time manager, full and part time sales associates. Store Manager: Prior retail experience is an asset. An evolving role which includes sales, staffing, inventory maintenance, marketing & event involvement, run clinic participation and other store related tasks. A passion for running and general fitness. A passion for working with people. […]

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Sweat Science at Forerunners: An Evening of Running Science SOLD OUT

Update (January 28, 2018) as of today, we are fully booked for the session on March 23rd. We have opened a second session for Thursday March 22nd at 6:30 pm. Click Here to Register for Thursday March 22nd. Join us at Forerunners Main Street on Friday March 23rd at 6:30 pm for a look at […]

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Forerunners Main Street January 28 Pancake Run

Join us Sunday January 28th at 9 am at Forerunners Main Street for our first Pancake Run of 2018.   This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free with their parents.) Distance: 5km or 2.5 […]

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Pacific Spirit Triathlon Club Seminar Night

Get set for a great year of triathlon in 2018! We are hosting the Pacific Spirit Triathlon Club Workout Night and Seminar on Tuesday Jan 16th starting 7:30 pm.  Join us for a great night at Forerunners Main Street with a talk by Dr. Aaron Case on running technique. Schedule of events: 7:30pm Food and […]

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Main Street Christmas Social

Get ready for Christmas with an evening of fun at Forerunners Main Street. Join us Friday December 22nd at 6:30 pm for a 5k run and some Christmas Cheer.  Or, if you like, just join us for the cheer! Appy’s and refreshments will be served post run. We’ll have some draw prizes and some Christmas […]

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Main Street December 17th Pancake Social Run

Join us Sunday December 17th at 9 am at Forerunners Main Street for our last Pancake Run of 2017. Distance: 5km or 2.5 km walk $5 entry for all participants (kids are free). All proceeds go to local charity.  

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Forerunners Main Street Santa Sprint Challenge

Run the Santa Sprint Challenge and receive a $15 gift card and draw prize entry for the Mizuno Breath Thermo Gift Bag! SIGNUP: Sign up in the store, Forerunners Main Street, before you start. WHAT: Jog a 1.5km warm-up to the start line at ONTARIO ST. and 37TH, then run the Santa Sprint heading West […]

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Forerunners Black Friday Sale

Sale runs from Friday November 24th through Sunday November 26th at all 3 locations. Lots of other in store specials. Shop early for best selection.

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Fall Classic Pick Up

Don’t forget the Fall Classic is this weekend. Pick up times for race kits are as follows: Forerunners North Shore: 980 Marine Drive Thursday November 9th: 12-6 pm Forerunners Main Street: 3889 Main Street Friday November 10th: 3-8 pm Saturday November 11th: 12-6 pm For further race info including start times, course maps, directions, and […]

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Join the Pacific Road Runners

Pacific Road Runners (PRR) is a recreational running club, with members interested in leading a fit and active lifestyle combined with social events. We compete, but we don’t enter expecting to win. We’re more interested in achieving personal goals and having fun doing it. We provide a safe, supportive group with which to train. Our […]

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Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

I am home now from Toronto and have had some time to reflect on my marathon experience on Sunday. Going in to Sunday’s race I knew I was fit and ready to run a great race, I also recognized that this is a marathon and sometimes it doesn’t matter how fit and ready you are […]

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November 19th Social 5k Pancake Run

Please join us Sunday November 19th at 9 am at Forerunners Main Street for some fun running and some pancakes. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free with their parents.) Our friends from New […]

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PRR FREE Running Seminar-October 25th

“Your Heart, Your Health, and Your Running” Our friends at the Pacific Road Runners (hosts of the “First Half” Half Marathon) are hosting their annual FREE running seminar on Wednesday October 25th at 7 pm at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Guest speakers include: Olympic Race Walker Evan Dunfee & Sports Cardiology BC. Runners of all […]

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October 22nd Pancake Social 5K Run

Please join us Sunday October 22nd at 9 am at Forerunners Main Street for some fun running and some pancakes. This social run is for all runners of all abilities.  We welcome families. Entry is $5 to run with all funds to support local charity.  (Kids run free with their parents.) Our friends from Asics […]

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Why Matcha May Benefit Your Health & Performance

by, Carolyn Berry, BSc., RD, CDE Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator www.berrynourished.com @berrynourished_rd   With today’s focus on health and natural foods, many runners are turning away from traditional pre-workout powders and drinks that are highly processed and instead looking to natural alternatives. Matcha green tea is rising in popularity and is increasingly becoming […]

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Five Key Factors to Your Taper

Five key factors to your taper for the half or full marathon. You’ve finished the longest run and now you begin your taper for your race which is a few weeks away. 1) Weekly mileage – The Forerunners program is not a high mileage program therefore the weekly mileage drop is not as dramatic. A […]

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Fall Classic Training Run

Location: Forerunners Main Street Address: 3889 Main Street, Vancouver, BC Distance: 15 km & 10 km Time: 8 am Cost: FREE   The Fall Classic is just around the corner. Have you run a few long runs already or do you need to run one more? Join our fun group for a training 15 km […]

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Why should runners strength train?

By Sean Del Ben, MKin, HBK, CSCS The main difference between a marathon champion and 20th place is efficient technique. That’s right, the key to improving your running performance may not solely be improving your V02 max, if at all depending on your current experience. Once your V02 max reaches your genetic potential, more mileage […]

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Halloween Night at Main Street

Join us for a 5km Halloween Fun Run! 6:30pm Tuesday October 31@ Forerunners Main Street Sponsored by Mizuno and Nathan   We’ll go for a fun and easy 5k run, then return to Forerunners Main Street for pizza and refreshments. We’ll have our friends from Mizuno and Nathan on hand for a demonstration on apparel […]

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Oats of Steel

by Carolyn Berry, BSc., RD Registered Dietitian & Nutrition Consultant www.berrynourished.com @berrynourished You’re likely to find an oatmeal recipe in nearly every running article, running website or running cookbook you come across. Why? It’s a whole, unprocessed food that’s easy to prepare, simple to digest, and leaves you feeling full. This makes it a great […]

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Massage and your training by Sean Ford Cannon, RMT

Whenever I meet someone for the first time and the conversation gets to our occupations, there is usually one of two or three things that occurs: (a) eyes light up as questions about massage bubble to the surface; (b) that nagging shoulder spot seems to work itself into the conversation; and (c), the current room […]

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Yoga at Forerunners Main Street

Drop in yoga classes are on going at Forerunners Main Street. “Yoga For Runners” with Robin Willis Wednesday evenings at 7:45 Drop in fee: $10     Yoga with Tamara: Hatha Yoga on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 am Yin Yoga on Friday mornings at 7:30 am Hatha: a sequence of physical exercises (asanas/poses) designed to […]

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The Long Easy Run

Our training program includes three types of running, speedwork, tempo runs and the long easy run. The easy/longer distance runs correspond to the running just below or at the aerobic threshold which is also the same as the heart rate training zone of 65% to 75% of maximum heart rate. When you improve your aerobic […]

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Recovery

Why it is Important? The average runner strikes the ground 1000 times per mile, 50-70 times a minute per foot with 2-4 times their body weight. The impact is received by one leg at a time, reverberating upward through the entire body. Running is a repetitive sport wherein the same muscles repeatedly coordinate is a […]

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Starting out: Get ready for a race

You’ve take your first step by deciding to race the Fall Classic. Its, time to think about how you will be getting ready to race. The days will go by quickly and you will want to keep on pace for the start line. 1. Establish a goal The first step you need to take is […]

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Forerunners Main Street Ladies Night

Please join us Tuesday July 18th at 7:00 pm for our Brooks/Moving Comfort bra fitting evening. You’ll be welcomed at the door by local firefighter calendar men. Your night will include: wine and cheese bra fashion show personalized bra fitting Entry to this event is $15 (payable by clicking the sign up link below). All […]

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The Forerunners Main Street 7 Summits of Vancouver Urban Challenge

The Forerunners Main Street 7 Summits of Vancouver Urban Challenge route includes seven peaks in the City of Vancouver that the participants must climb during the run. The total distance is 47 km (there is no official measurement of the course). The Challenge starts and finishes at Forerunners Main Street located at 3889 Main Street (and […]

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Main Street Monday Morning Tempo

*Weekly drop ins are available for $10 per session* Join us on Monday mornings at 6:15 am for some tempo runs.  Location: Vancouver Aquatic Centre Whether you are train for your next race, looking to improve your fitness, or just looking for a reason to keep running, if you are a 55 min 10 km runner, […]

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Introduction of Forerunners Main Street Ambassadors

Introducing our newest Forerunners/New Balance brand ambassadors, Kristina Bangma and Facundo Chernikoff. Kristina Bangma My career in the fitness and wellness industry began in 1998 as a Registered Massage Therapist, living in Whistler BC. After four years instead of helping people recover from the same injuries, I wanted to teach them how they could play and […]

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Pancake Run

Come help us celebrate the Grand Opening of Forerunners Main Street with a 5 km and 2.5 km Pancake Social Run around Queen Elizabeth Park on Sunday May 28th at 9:30 am. Free pancakes will be served after the run! It’s fun for everyone. After, our friends from Brooks will be on hand to show […]

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Forerunners Main Street Grand Opening Events

We’re thrilled to announce our Grand Opening for Forerunners Main Street. Please join us for our upcoming events to celebrate: Sunday May 21, 2017 Boston Marathon Documentary Run and Movie Showing. Come out on May 21st for a morning of fun. Meet at 9:30am for a 10k run from Forerunners Main Street, coffee break at […]

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Forerunners Main Street Clinics Until July

Forerunners Main Street 3889 Main Street, Vancouver, BC |Grand Opening 5km & 2.5km Social Run Phone (604) 559 – 3889 |Sunday May 28th, 9:30 am Intstagram: Forerunners_Main_St #yourunstartshere |Everyone welcome Strava: Forerunners Main Street |Pancakes, juice and coffee post run Email: mainstreet@forerunners.com.s57436.gridserver.com Website: www.forerunners.ca |Walk, Jog, Run to Queen Elizabeth Park Running Clinics for Spring […]

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What to Eat Pre-Run

By Carolyn Berry, BSc., RD Registered Dietitian & Nutrition Consultant www.berrynourished.com @berrynourished Eating before you exercise can help you to run longer, with more intensity and with more ease. What foods you choose and how much you eat before you run depends on when, how long, and how intense your run or event will be. […]

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Smiling Into the Wind

So that went better than expected. Here is my recap of Around the Bay 30K. In my experience it’s one of the most challenging courses I’ve ever run. It leaves me feeling petrified of the marathon distance but this year I left Hamilton confident and excited to give the marathon another go in Ottawa at […]

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Forerunners Main Street Social Run

Please join us on Saturday April 15th at 8:00 am for our inaugural social run at our brand new Main Street location (3889 Main Street, Vancouver, BC). We are planning a 36 km and 19 km Social Run to prepare runners for the Vancouver Half and Full Marathon. The date is key as it is […]

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Forerunners Social Run for Vancouver Half and Full Marathon

Please join us on Saturday April 15th at 8:00 am for our inaugural social run at our brand new Main Street location (3889 Main Street, Vancouver, BC). We are planning a 36 km and 19 km Social Run to prepare runners for the Vancouver Half and Full Marathon. The date is key as it is […]

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Out of the gates running

The spring racing season has officially commenced! I’m pleased with my first race at St. Patrick’s Day 5K, and it feels even better to start things off with a win. I tend to feel a bit trepidatious when it comes to the shorter races but this one was a good indicator that training is moving […]

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