Lace up your runners and get fit for a good cause

The York Fitness Centre will host a free running and walking clinic on Tuesday, June 15, for all members of the York community.

The clinic will offer running and walking training along with motivation for anyone interested in joining Team York University in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sept. 26 (see YFile, May 26).

There will be training information and routes for all skill levels. It’s also an opportunity to meet other runners and walkers and get advice and pointers about training for a race.

The training sessions will be led by John Bruce and Stephanie Ihama.  Bruce is a veteran of a number of endurance events and presently works in the fitness industry. Ihama has many distance runs and endurance events to her credit and has been employed as a Team In Training coach in the past. (See YFile, June 23, 2009, for more on their adventures.)

Left: Stephanie Ihama and John Bruce before competing in the Milton triathlon last spring 

Runners and walkers will meet outside the main entrance of the Tait McKenzie Centre on York’s Keele campus on June 15 at 5:15pm. Show up ready to sweat!

For more information about the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, half marathon and 5 km run/walk, contact Josh Neubauer, annual giving officer at York University Foundation, at 416-650-8434.