Begun twelve years ago as a way of encouraging runners to stay active over the busy Holiday Season, the Strides Run Streak has quickly turned into one of our most anticipated events of the year. Join us as we burn off Holiday calories and fight the winter blues by running at least 1 mile per day (or longer), every day in December.
Post your runs, photos, comments, etc. on Facebook, Instagram or twitter showing your participation in 'The Streak' (#stridesrunstreak) and win prizes!
The event is free to join, but please help us to support the Calgary Food Bank and Calgary Immigrant Women's Association by bringing donations into the store.
A big part of why we host the run streak is to help families in need. This holiday season, we have partnered with New Balance to collect items for local families. We have created a wish list of items that will be donated the Calgary Immigrant Women's Association. Deadline for this drop off is Dec 11th!
Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/12thstridesrunstreak/
Adopt a Family Wish List: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4daba72ba0fe3-adoptafamily1 (Please view on a desktop! There are pages of this, ending at gift cards. These items will be distributed to multiple families.)
Join our Strava Club here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/12thStridesRunStreak
Let's have some fun together this Holiday Season and stay a little fitter in the company of good friends and great times! P.S. This Facebook group gets very busy with posts in December. When you join please take a few minutes to set your notification settings. It is not our intention to flood you with any unwanted messages, and is a quick fix within your own settings.
First day of the Run Streak!
Post Run Cookie Decorating with Brooks at Fish Creek (9AM)
Event Link: https://fb.me/e/43tr2w1wc
Full Moon Trail Run with 5Peaks (6PM)
Event Link: https://fb.me/e/4ifL4McuD
Scavenger Hunt with New Balance at Marda Loop (9AM)
Event Link: https://fb.me/e/2t2AvWLJL
Ugly Sweater/Bonfire Trail run with Salomon at Fish Creek (9AM)
Event Link: https://fb.me/e/26ssNNCrE
Hot Chocolate Bar/Share holiday baking with Mizuno at Marda Loop (9AM)
Event Link: https://fb.me/e/20Un202qc
Boxer day run to Marda Loop Brewing (11AM)
Event Link: https://fb.me/e/1Xq88n4Xv
Strides Run Streak with Altra at Fish Creek (9am)
Event Link: https://fb.me/e/2pTGpShNd
Final Mile with Saucony at 9am (Both stores!)
Event Link: https://fb.me/e/2uL67qysf
Our wonderful Marda Loop Run Coach, Jill, has come up with a new Strava art challenge for us!
The Reindeer Run covers 12.5km in SW Calgary; it starts and finishes at 38 Avenue SW and 14 Street SW (about 10 blocks from the Marda Loop store).
We challenge you to run this route anytime in December, to share and be entered to win some fun prizes from Strava, Goodr and Feetures. As a bonus challenge we would love for you to create and share your own piece of GPS art! The best entry will also win a great prize. Be sure to tag your completed Strava Art map using the tags @stridesrunning, #StridesRunStreak, and #StridesRunClub.