Get to Know Your Running Clubs - Burlington Runners Club
In this edition of Get To Know Your Running Club we spoke with Bill Allan, president of the Burlington Runners Club and Robbie Burns 8k Road Race director. You’ll find the Burlington Runners Club most often running through LaSalle Park and the Aldershot Pool area as well as through downtown Burlington.
Want to learn more about the Burlington Runners Club? Read on!
Tell us a bit about your club history, how long has the club been around?
Burlington Runners Club, or BRC as it is more commonly known, was founded in 1973 by a group of local runners who shared an interest in running and saw an opportunity to use the sport to make a difference in the community. From its small grass-roots beginning, the club has grown to over 200 members today who continue to carry on the vision of the club's founders and remain committed to making a difference in the community through running and active living
Tell us a bit about your membership? What level of runners do you cater to?
We have all levels of runners from 5k training to sub-3 hour marathoners.
Where/when does your club usually meet/run?
Saturday we meet at Aldershot Pool for 8:30, Sunday is our long run from LaSalle Park at either 7:00 in the summer or 8:00 in the winter. We do a tempo run on Wednesdays from Foot Tools running store at 7:00 p.m.
Any cost to be a member/join?
$40.00 single, $50.00 for family.
Is your group affiliated with any events?
We are! The Burlington Runners are affiliated with a few annual runing races:
- Robbie Burns 8k Road Race
- Good Friday Road Race
- Sulphur Springs trail races
- Iroquoia Trail Test Trail race.
Any cool routes/ favourite areas to run in your city that you would like to recommend to other runners? Why do you like those?
The Burlington Waterfront Trail is a great route as it’s an out and back for up to 25k.
Do you have any favourite local races? Outside of anything that you’re affiliated with of course :)
Anything else that we should know?
Stay upright and smiling and keep the rubber side down.
Want to connect with the Burlington Runners Club or just learn a bit more about them?
Check out their information below:
Looking for runs around Toronto?
RunGuides has a full calendar of races happening around the greater Toronto area at www.runguides.com/toronto/runs