Get to Know Your Running Clubs - Queen's Park Running Club
In this edition of Get to Know Your Running Clubs we chatted with Mark Gallant about The Queen’s Park Running Club. You’ll often find them running various routes around New West/Burnaby, but don't be too surprised to see them running from New West to Vancouver, or Surrey, or any other bordering municipalities
Want to learn more about them? Read on!
Hi Mark, who are you? Give us your one line bio
I am a member of Queen's Park Running Club and I can't help but run!
Tell us a bit about the club history
Queen's Park Running Club has been around since the 80's and was born in a running store on 6th and 6th. The club survived some transformation and today is a running club run by people who love to run.
Nice! Tell us a bit about your members
We welcome and encourage all runners to come out and join us. Our members have a range of ages from 20 something to 70 something and run at a wide range of paces.
Where/when do you usually meet and run?
We meet 3 times a week Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 pm and Sunday mornings at 8 am for long runs. We meet in Queen's Park (New Westminster) @ the bandshell in the north end of the park.
You can check out the Queen's Park Running Club Facebook to get the most up to date information about group meet up locations and times!
Any cost to be a member/join?
We have a small fee of $35 for the year. That goes towards some club socials, our Xmas Party, and shirts which are all included with your membership.
Is the group affiliated with any events?
None at the moment!
Where are your favourite spots to run in/around the city?
Some run favorites are Port Royal in Queensborough also Foreshore Park along the Fraser River. Both of these runs offer great river views.
Another favorite is the Brunette River and Burnaby Lake run during spawning season.
Do you have any favourite local races?
Anything else that we should know?
Be prepared to start an addiction that is difficult to kick and be prepared to be encouraged with every step of your running journey! One claim to fame one of our legendary members has participated in 32 Sun Runs! Wow.... I told you running is an addiction one you will never ever regret.
Want to learn more?
Want to connect with the Queens Park Running Club, or just learn a bit more about them? Check out their information below:
Find more runs around Vancouver
Looking for runs in and around Vancouver? The RunGuides Vancouver race calendar can help you find upcoming runs and running races in the area - www.runguides.com/vancouver/runs