Get To Know Your Running Clubs - Forerunners

Get To Know Your Running Clubs - Forerunners

In this edition of Get to Know Your Running Clubs we chatted with Carey Nelson about the Forerunners running groups. 

Want to learn more about them? Read on!

Tell us a bit about your club history, how long has the club been around?

Forerunners has been providing top quality running products, expert running advice, and running clinics in Vancouver since 1986. We have been holding group runs and clinics out of our Kitsilano and North Vancouver locations since those stores opened.

In April 2017 we opened a brand new location on Main Street and have just started hosting group runs out of that location.

Tell us a bit about your members? What level of runners do you cater to?

We typically offer a number of clinics that help runners train for specific races happening throughout the year. We also host monthly social group runs which are less structured

All of our runs are open to runners of all levels, regardless of age, experience or ability, we offer different pace groups and tailor our workouts to the runners that join us. Our members include everyone from 5km walkers and running beginners up to Boston Marathoners

Where/when does your club usually meet/run?

Our group runs and clinics start out at our store locations:

Clinics and social runs happen constantly throughout the year, the best way to keep up to date on them is to head over to our clinics page on our website at or by checking in on our Facebook page,

Any cool routes/favourite areas to run Vancouver that you would like to recommend to other runners? Why do you like those?

Queen Elizabeth Park and the surrounding area is a great scenic part of town to run in. If you're willing to brave a couple hills you will be rewarded with some of the best views of the city!

Some of our favourite routes are available through our Main Street Strava page

Any cost to be a member/join the Forerunners groups?

Our monthly social runs are free. Our clinics vary in price, but usually end up being around $75 for 12 weeks. Most of those details can be found at

Is Forerunners affiliated with any events?

Yes! We're affilaited with a couple local races, the First Half Half Marathon in February, and the Fall Classic Run in November.

Do you have any favourite local races? Outside of anything that you’re affiliated with of course :)

I'm a big fan of the Vancouver Marathon, Scotia Half Marathon, and Victoria Marathon

Anything else that we should know?

We have programs for beginners with a goal to run a 5km and runners wishing to complete their first half marathon so come run with us! Also, we have pancake runs every month.

Want to learn more?

Want to connect with Forerunners or just learn a bit more about them? Check out their information below:

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Strava

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

Published on Apr 29, 2017