Here are a few links to some other fantastic groups we work with in our community.
Guelph Victors Track Club — The Victors started informally back in the 1990s under the guidance of Vic Matthews, the former U of G coach, race director, university professor, and all around great guy. After Vic passed in 2004, the club was named the “Victors” in his honour. Today, the club is open for anyone to join, boasting over 100 members. They offer Tuesday Track at Alumni Stadium from April to October, and Tempo Tuesday from Running Works from November to April.
Guelph Triathlon Club — GTC was started back in the mid-2000s by then Running Works employees Danielle Dickson and Chris Van Burden. The club evolved into a not for profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong fitness, health, and happiness for it’s members through safe, affordable, and effective triathlon training. The club offers affordable memberships for beginner and competitive triathletes, with a training schedule and events calendar that provides year round training opportunities.
Eramosa River Trail Parkrun – Starting near the covered bridge at 85 York Road, this weekly 5km run is a great community event. It’s a free, timed 5km run that takes you up and down the Eramosa River Trail between the covered bridge and Victora Road. Visit their website for more information and to register.
Guelph Lager Joggers — This group puts a strong emphasis on the social side of running. Meeting at Running Works on Wednesday or Thursday evenings, they run between 4km and 7km, finishing at different pubs for some food and drinks. Check their Twitter feed for times and locations.
University of Guelph Track and Field and Cross Country — Too many Canadian titles to count on your fingers and toes, the Gryphons are consistently among the top teams in the USport across all events, from XC to speed power events.
Up and Running — This program is a friendly, open, and welcoming beginner run program for women experiencing mild to moderate depression or anxiety. The has 10 week daytime or evening programs. Check their website for more details.
Start2Finish Running & Reading Club — The Running & Reading Club has programs at 4 different schools in Guelph with around 160 participants. It promoted education, fitness, and healthy eating by incorporating reading skills, different running and circuit workouts, and a nutritious snack package. We have hosted the Run4Change fundraiser for the program in May the past few years.