Get to Know Your Running Clubs - High Park Rogue Runners
In this edition of Get To Know Your Running Clubs we spoke with Danielle O'Hanley, member of the High Park Rogue Runners. You'll most often find the High Park Rogue Runners keeping pace with each other through High Park and the Junction and the Junction Triangle.
Want to learn more about them? Read on!
Tell us a bit about your club history, how long has the club been around?
The High Park Rogue Runners started over the winter of 2015/2016 with two runners: one who was looking to add more quality workouts to her marathon training before heading to Boston, and another, who was willing to offer training guidance and didn't mind standing in the cold watching her run loops of High Park every week.
Word of these workouts spread, and a group began to form around a shared passion for running and inclusion of all runners. The High Park Rogue Runners now meet every Friday night at the gates to High Park, with 20+ runners regularly joining for a quality workout or steady run ahead of the weekend.
The High Park Rogue Runners are a group built around the idea of runners helping other runners; we know that workouts are best when there are people around you pushing you to be the best you can be.
If you're already part of a club or crew but are looking for some running company on a Friday evening, you're more than welcome to swing by and check out what we have going on.
Tell us a bit about your members! What level of runners do you cater to?
We cater to paces from <4min/km to >6:45min/km (depending on the type of run), with both seasoned marathoners and short distance specialists in the mix.
Where/when does your club usually meet/run?
High Park gates (Bloor Street) at 6:30PM on Friday evenings.
Are your group runs mostly casual or more structured workouts?
Mix of casual runs and structured workouts.
Any cost to be a member/join?
Is your group affiliated with any events?
Any cool routes/ favourite areas to run in your city that you would like to recommend to other runners? Why do you like those?
Take one look at our logo and you'll know our favourite place to run: the upper loop of High Park. :)
Want to learn more?
Want to connect with the High Park Rogue Runners, or just learn a bit more about them? Check out their information below:
Looking for runs around Toronto?
You can find a full list of runs and races happening around Toronto at www.runguides.com/toronto/runs