What we're about

This group is open to all who wish to make regular running, distance walking, and general fitness a part of their lifestyle. Many have goals, but lack support, resources, and knowledge how to get there. Together we can support one another.

You are welcome, whether beginner or experienced, casual or dedicated. Just tell us what your goal is.

These are fun runs and opportunities for us to discuss all aspects of healthy fitness. You can also post information about 'yoga for runners' classes, boot camps, nutritional information, whatever you're into.

Let's identify some really enjoyable routes. Toronto is a scenic city and running here can be transcendent (okay, maybe I'm a little utopian). There are beautiful valleys (the Don, the Humber), waterfront routes both east and west, as well as some trails up in the north I've heard great rumours about. Tell us where you love to run or walk!

First, some ground rules...

No promotion of any profit-based business here. Any 'promoters' will be promptly and swiftly 'booted'.

To ensure group member safety, we need to be clear; our group's intent is to bring together runners, walkers, and active people to participate in enjoyable and healthy activity together. Respect is key here; this is not to be confused with a dating site. We have a zero tolerance policy regarding harassment and anyone disregarding this policy will be banned from our group.

For similar reasons, it is necessary to have a profile photo that is clearly identifiable (at least a head shot). This is to ensure the comfort and safety of members needing to know who to approach in public locations where events are held. Accounts without a recognizable photo will be politely declined, but you are certainly welcome to rejoin with a new photo...we love new members!

Okay, now that we have your agreement, let's get going!

So take a look at the runs posted, let us know if you're coming (so we can spot each other at the meetup), or post your own suggested runs if you would like us to join you. Let's see if we can create a network of popular routes across the city, year round, so that there's always somewhere for you to join others on any given day and get an enjoyable run or walk in.

I look forward to meeting you on the trails.

Good running and good health to you,

Stephen

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In-Person POST Run/Walk/Cycle/snow show/etc. coffee - Birds and Beans

Hurray! After 15 weeks of virtual run/walks, we can meet in person! To maintain safety for everyone, we will keep the same format as our virtual meetups and meet AFTER our individual run/walk or physical activity of choice! For virtual option, read information at bottom of this description. Here's what to do: RSVP required. Only Yes responses to the meet up question will be permitted to attend. On Saturday morning, do your physical activity on your own BEFORE the scheduled meetup time. Choose own route, distance, time to avoid crowds and maintain safety. During your activity, practice physical distancing: - maintain a min. distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from those around you - run/walk alone (unless with someone in your designated social circle) - if others are starting on the same route, do staggered starts - do not spit, cough, or blow your nose when running - stopping to talk with someone you meet along the way is discouraged - yield/pause for oncoming traffic of walkers, runners, cyclists At the scheduled meetup time, meet in green space behind Birds and Beans Coffee. **Cancel your RSVP and do not attend if you have symptoms or meet any of the conditions for self-isolating.** - Arrive by whatever means you wish (foot, bike, car, transit etc.) - When gathered, you must maintain 2 metre (6 feet) distancing and follow City bylaws (crowding, litter, alcohol consumption etc.) - Practice safe hygiene - cough into elbow, sanitize hands etc. - Bring your own snack/drink or buy from Birds and Beans (or other nearby stores). Note their COVID-19 operations: https://birdsandbeans.ca/contact-2/ (e.g., credit only, no washrooms) - Washroom at Amos Waites Pool appears to be available to all public - You may wish to bring hand sanitizer, mask, something to sit on Review City updates for Active TO, services and bylaw enforcement: https://www.toronto.ca/news/ VIRTUAL OPTION: If you aren't able to join us at Birds & Beans, and are interested in a virtual post run/walk zoom call, indicate in the comments and we'll look into setting one up at the same time. Have a safe run/walk and look forward to meeting in person!

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In-Person Post-Run/Walk Coffee at Leslie Grove Park

Leslie Grove Park

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