Get to Know Your Running Clubs - Tribe

Get to Know Your Running Clubs - Tribe

In this edition of Get To Know Your Running Clubs we spoke with Heather Gardner founder of Tribe Toronto fitness, and lover of all things heart pumping. She is a Toronto fitness leader, marathon runner, cycling coach, yoga instructor, triathlete, and physical literacy consultant.

Want to learn more about them? Read on!

Hi Heather! Tell us a bit about your club history. How long has the club been around?

Established in 2013, Tribe is one of Toronto's founding run crews. Known for their inclusive and welcoming nature, Tribe's members are a dedicated squad who have traveled the globe racing in France, Barbados, and Vancouver. Back home in Toronto, Tribe is the official training group for the Race Roster Spring Run Off.

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

Known for being welcoming to all levels, Tribe supports all runners from their "My First Race" learn to run program, through to their mutli-time marathoners and triathletes.

Where/when does your club usually meet/run?

Tribe's 5km community crew run is Wedesday evenings at 7pm leaving from the NW corner of Spadina and Fort York. On Saturday mornings at 9am Tribe hosts 10km #bRUNch run, which concludes at a different brunch spot throughout Toronto.

Is there any cost to join?


Is your group affiliated with any events?

We are affiliated with the Race Roster Spring Run Off and the Toronto Triathlon Festival.

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 Martin Goodman Trail (MGT) is a great route along the Toronto Waterfront. The MGT went through some major construction last year and has been made even friendlier for pedestrians and cyclists. From Cherry Beach to the Humber Bridge is a solid 14km, but the trail not only keeps going, but also breaks off into many additional running routes for a change of view or terrain.

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

We're very excited for this years Waterfront 10. It's the second year this race has been put on by Canada Running Series, and the course is flat, fast, and along our favourite waterfront.

Anything else that we should know?

We also offer free park yoga Sunday's over the summer. We get participant number's in the 100s. All levels are invited, especially runners. Participants simply need to bring their own mat.

Want to learn more?

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

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Published on May 24, 2017