Get to Know Your Running Clubs - Girls Gone Gazelle
In this edition of Get To Know Your Running Clubs we spoke with Coach Stacy, Head Coach of Girls Gone Gazelle & Race Director of Sole Sisters Women's Race Series. You'll find Girls Gone Gazelle running mostly around Dartmouth and Halifax.
Want to learn more about Girls Gone Gazelle? Read on!
Hi Coach Stacy! Tell us a bit about your club history, how long has the club been around?
We started training the spring of 2012 for Sole Sisters Women's 5K and since the inaugural year has expanded to three training sessions a year with an alumni group also. The run/confidence club trains girls 8-13 to compete in their first running race and brings in guest speakers to discuss their careers to each practice. Uniforms and all race and training fees are paid by Sole Sisters so that the club is entirely free to the Gazelles!
Tell us a bit about your members! What level of runners do you cater to?
Usually they are new to running.
Oh, sweet! So this is a great club for people looking to start running. Where/when does your club usually meet/run?
Weekly in either Dartmouth or Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Are your group runs mostly casual or more structured workouts?
Mostly structured workouts.
Any cost to be a member/join?
No, it's free!
Is your group affiliated with any events?
Sole Sisters Women's Race Series.
Any cool routes/ favourite areas to run in your city that you would like to recommend to other runners? Why do you like those?
Hill repeats up Citadel Drive in Halifax or around Sullivan's Pond in Dartmouth.
Do you have any favourite local races? Outside of anything that you're affiliated with of course :)
Sole Sisters has two races so we always do the June and October race plus Little Miss Sole Sisters Races.
Anything else that we should know?
Our Club Motto is: "I don't chase boys, I pass them!" because we are a confidence club and run club.
What a great motto! Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Coach Stacy! Want to connect with Girls Gone Gazelle or just learn a bit more about them?
Check out their information below:
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Looking for runs around Halifax?
You can find a full list of runs and races happening around Halifax at www.runguides.com/halifax/runs