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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                  July 28, 2016

  In this Issue:

  1. Sudbury Fitness Challenge Mountain Bike Tour
  2. Locals Paddle the Yukon plus Lindsay Richan's Dawson
  3. Firefighter Run in Gore Bay
  4. Upcoming Local Events: Beaton Classic, Finlandia Trail Run and Northern Corner Trail Run
  5. Running Room Run Club Update
  6. Track North News





  July 24, 2016

Family, Fun & Fitness Too!
Sudbury Fitness Challenge Mountain Bike Tour

Sunday July 24, 2016

All Photos Here

The Sudbury Fitness Challenge hit the Naughton Trails with the Mountain Bike Tour on July 24 when 114 cyclists took to the trails in multiple events. The Walden Mountain Bike Club hosted the recreational ride that had something for all age groups. Individual races included a 350m and 700m course for the kids and a 5km, 10 km and 20km which included a four person, 4 x 5km relay. There was also a 20k advanced course for the diehards

Just wanted to reflect on what a great day we had....114 racers came to Naughton and spent the day with WMBC for some Sudbury Fitness Challenge MTB Tour fun...THE MOST EVER FOR US...

The trail conditions were perfect and despite a light rain everyone put on a great display of sportsmanship and cycling prowess. It was great to see so many families doing the race together. It was also great to see our own WOLFPAK RACING members at the race after a tough 8 hr race yesterday in Barrie....

Thank you Lorna and Derek from ADVENTURE 365 for the great prizes and use of the SCOTT tent...
Thanks to PUSLE RACING...CHICO RACING...AND SUPERFLY RACING for the T-shirts and goodies...
Thank you to Chris Gore and Mark Vainio from the CITY OF GREATER SUDBURY for the supplies...
Merci to the WALDEN CROSS COUNTRY FITNESS CLUB for use of the ski trails/chalet and help in cutting the grass...
Kudos to NORTH SHORE SEARCH AND RESCUE for keeping us safe today....
Thank you...thank you..thank you to the best volunteers ever for giving your time to this event....
And finally a tip of the hat from WMBC to all of you for supporting the SFC and our event and putting on a great show...it was a blast!!!!
See you all at the BEATON CLASSIC on August 7th at Moonlight Beach!!!!

Robbie St. Marseille
July 24 at 8:57pm · Sudbury, ON


All Results Here









Locals Paddle the Yukon

More Photos Here  including Lindsay Richan's Dawson

Paddling the Yukon River from Carmacks to Dawson City – July 2016 - by Brenda and Dave Parks
Brenda, Maggie and Dave Parks; Jesse Winters; Mary Waddell; Brendan Waddell and Kelly Leighton –Sudbury Group
Kathy and Lance Mather; Denise and Mike Chisholm- Whitehorse Group
Paddled 440 km and spent 9 days on the river.

The Yukon River, is the longest river in Alaska, and it is the third longest river in North America. The Yukon River is 1980 miles long or somewhere around 3200 km (give or take a hundred or so). Until the completion of the Klondike highway in the 1950s, the Yukon River was the principal means of transportation in the regions now known as the Yukon Territory and Alaska. It was a transportation route for First Nations people and later, when gold was found in the Klondike, after 1896 it provided thousands of gold fever crazed, adventuring prospectors with a connecting route from Skagway in Alaska over the Chilkoot or White Passes, the watery connection needed to access the rich, beckoning gold fields near Dawson City.

The Yukon River was a joy to paddle. Rich in wild life, scenery and history. There were many stops during our river trip when we were able to explore the river banks. We were fortunate to have a couple of friends from Whitehorse who had travelled the route several times and brought the gun which provided a sense of security which we felt good about since we had two 12 year olds with us and we were in a land which I heard has more grizzly bears than people. Fact or fiction, I am not sure but there are only just over 30,000 humans inhabiting the whole Yukon territory. I am not sure about the Grizzly population and I was often reassured that they much prefer to eat Salmon than people. Nevertheless, we were very careful to set up tents away from the cooking area and to never allow anything with any type of enticing fragrance into the tents.

If you love collecting river rocks or panning for gold this is a trip for you. The ubiquitous river rocks were ground smooth from centuries of wear and they provided the seeker with a variety of interesting shapes as well as a plethora of colours on which to feast the eyes. We were only casual fishers at river mouths where the ice cold glacier fed creeks would empty into the Yukon and provide a perfect place to catch grayling. We really found the lack of a true night fall abnormal and unusual since we had never spent time so near the Arctic Circle before.

We stopped at Fort Selkirk which was an old Hudson Bay Trading Post where a thriving community had lived in the past and is now a historical site which is being preserved and revitalized for future generations to visit. It has an extremely interesting graveyard and buildings which are being restored and preserved much as they were over a hundred years ago. It was here that a native family who were spending some of the summer catching and smoking salmon provided us with generous hospitality. They gave us a lunch of their Moose Chili which was delicious and then they gave us the honour of visiting their smoke house where their salmon were being preserved for the months ahead. They also gave us some salmon for our next meal on the river later that day.

During one stop we came across an old abandoned truck and other relics of an age when logging had to be done to provide the steam boat paddle wheelers which went up and down the Yukon river with the log fuel needed to fire their boilers. This stop reminded us of how Nature takes back all in time and really how insignificant technology is when confronted with enduring natural consequences.

There is much more to tell about the trip. It truly was fantastic. Until you actually go and visit and paddle the Yukon I don’t think you can ever really grasp what Robert Service means in his poem “The Spell of the Yukon”. Here is a verse from that poem that really speaks to our visit:

The summer- no sweeter was ever;
The sunshiny woods all athrill;
The grayling aleap in the river,
The bighorn asleep on the hill.
The strong life that never knows harness;
The wilds where the caribou call,
The freshness, the freedom, the farness-
O God! How I’m stuck on it all.



Gore Bay’s first

“Firefighter’s 5K and 8K Around the Bay”

Date July 23, 2016


  • Gore Bay is a yachting paradise, well known internationally to “loopers” navigating around North America. Please come and enjoy the Harbour Days Celebrations”.




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Upcoming Local Events


Don’t miss the 2016 Beaton Classic!


The Beaton Classic is the 5th event in the Sudbury Fitness Challenge series. Challenge yourself in this unique Sudbury quadrathlon. Participate solo, in a pair, or a team of 4. Kids aged 8-12 can take part in the Beaton Youth triathlon.


All events are on Sunday August 7th at Moonlight Beach. The Beaton starts at 9am, with the Youth Tri following at 12pm.


For more information, contact Neil Phipps at beatonclassic@hotmail.ca, or check out the Sudbury Fitness Challenge link on the Sudbury Rocks website for more details, registration forms and course maps.


Register online at the Running Room https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=13135

Beaton Poster

Beaton Registration Form

Volunteers needed!

Contact Neil if you can offer your help at the Beaton beatonclassic@hotmail.ca


  August 18, 2016                                                              



Sudbury Finlandia Trail Run Series



   August 20, 2016

The Northern Corner Run (1rst annual)

Onaping ON
Event Name Event Type Early Bird Regular
Kids Run/Walk* 1K
5K Run/Walk 5K
8K Run/Walk 8K

Who: The Onaping Falls Recreational Committe is hosting

When: Saturday August 20th, 2016

Where: Nordic Ski trail behind the Windy Lake Motel on HWY 144

Funds Raised will be going to the Splash Pad fund!

For more information please contact Angel Shaver

Email: angelshaver109@gmail.com
Phone: 705-562-4157

Free Shirt with entry!
* kids' ages between 8-17







Run Club Update




Store News


Good afternoon Runner's and Walker's :)


I hope everyone enjoyed there weekend even though it rained most of Sunday, the Beaton Classic is coming up fast so hope everyone is prepped and ready for either doing it solo or on a team, you can sign up online or at the Running Room in person. The event takes place on August 7th.

The Learn to run and 5km clinic is going to be pushed back a week to try and get more interest, the clinics are to prepare you for the CIBC run for the cure taking place in October, the clinic instructor is going to be Catherine Perrin, Catherine taught the clinic last year and is looking forward to teaching it again this year, you can sign up in store or online at Running Room.

The promotions on shoes happening this week only are on Asics shoes Men's and Women's Gel-cumulus 17 on for $99.00, Gel Quantum 360 on for $150, Gel-2000 4 on for $130, these promotions are only on from Tuesday July 26th to August 1st take advantage of these savings.

For this weeks quote I will continue with a couple more of the 10 commandments for the runner " Thou shall not ignore thy shoes. Get properly fitted and check for wear often. "Thou shall never say I am not a runner. If you run, you are a runner."

I wish everyone a great rest of your week see everyone at Run Club on Wednesday at 6pm.

Your Sudbury Running Room Team

Eric, Ania, Alex, Justin, and Jordano

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