iRun to prove to myself I canLesley McGougan, Brampton, ON

iRun to correct years of sedentary living! Mike Scott, Ontario

iRun because somebody once told me I couldnít Heidi Abbey-Der, Saskatchewan

iRun to inspire my kids to tryGlen Johnston, Nunavut

iRun because I canít dance Mario Javier, Ontario

iRun because iEat Sherry Maligaspe, British Columbia

iRun because it reminds me that I am capable of so much more than I have doneJames Sauve, Ottawa, ON

iRun for the moment when both feet are off the ground Catherine Anderson, British Columbia

iRun because it cleans up my life, because I drink more water, sleep better and eat healthier foodsRobin McIntyre, Ottawa, ON

iRun because I liveGeorges Schneller, Laval, QC

iRun because pecan pie, french fries and beer are chasing meTeresa Sterling, Ottawa , ON

iRun because itís like flying, only lower Glenn Johnson, Ontario

iRun to satisfy the irresistible urge Tim Nixon, British Columbia

iRun to prove to them that iCan Catherine Smith, Manitoba

iRun because iEat Sherry Maligaspe, British Columbia

iRun because itís cheaper than therapy Leah Boulter, Alberta

iRun to get to know myself, my strength and my spirit Lisa Groulx, Ontario

iRun because endorphins are freeCassandra Chouinard, Ontario

iRun because it makes me a better person, a better wife, a better mother and a better friendNathalie Joncas-Caissie, St-Antoine, NB

iRun because it gives me freedom to relax my brain Marie-Claude Gregoire, Nova Scotia

iRun see where my feet will take me todayMegan Dolinskas, New York

iRun because I learn more about who I am with every km Steph Mansell, Quebec

iRun therefore I amDuncan Walsh, Nottingham, UK

iRun but not enoughMichael Shaw, New Westminister, BC

iRun because my heart tells me to William Martin, Manitoba

iRun so I can eat ice cream Sandy Bolan, Ontario

iRun because it gives my day a boost of energy Sara Campbell, Nova Scotia

iRun at 50 years old because at 43 I couldn't Peter Cicalo, Ontario

iRun because I need it to soothe the soul, keep me in shape and for overall wellbeingBeth Neil, Lombardy, ON

iRun to challenge my perceived limitations Cassandra Williams, Ontario

iRun because not everyone can Olivia Harvey, New Brunswick

iRun because it reminds me of how strong I can be Monique Lavoie, Ontario

iRun slowly!Jason Hoffman, Manitoba

iRun for relaxation and to motivate my two sons Keith Bradbury, Newfoundland

iRun to eat more, especially sweet potatoe fries Joanna Skomra, Ontario

iRun because couch potatoes die young Cathy Andrew, Ontario

iRun for the individual pursuit Robert Pelletier, New Brunswick

iRun because it makes me feel powerfulCarlene Paquette, Carp, ON

iRun for relaxation and to motivate my two sonsKeith Bradbury, Newfoundland

iRun to eat Maureen Tritscher, Alberta

iRun so I donít say never ever again Linda Klaric, Manitoba

iRun so my daughters know that they can, too Shelley Kirkpatrick, New Brunswick

iRun away from the negative and towards the positive Teri Lepard, Alberta

iRun and run, and run, and run, and nobody can stop me Andrei Lucaciu, Ontario

iRun because it gets my husband out there Tricia LaLonde, Alberta

iRun because couch potatoes die young Cathy Andrew, Ontario

iRun because I love the solitude Janene Tailleur, British Columbia

iRun because itís a great way to see the world Sherry Mahoney, British Columbia

iRun for the challenge and to remember to fully live Pascale Synnott, Quťbec

iRun because it’s in meMichael Foley, Stittsville, ON

iRun because i love to Mirella Petriello, Ontario

iRun because I want to live to be 100! Colette DeJean, Ontario

iRun because I am not as clumsy I thought I was Hanna Baer, Quebec

iRun because I want to qualify for Boston and raise money for charities near and dear to my heartChristine Gracel, Calgary, AB

iRun at 50 years old because at 43 I couldnít Peter Cicalo, Ontario

iRun because I never thought I would be able toGary Morris, Winnipeg, MB

iRun for health, i Run for life Pat Cheung, British Columbia

iRun to inspire my children! Wendy Bowen, Manitoba

iRun to be free and enjoy our beautiful countryCheryl Carter, Clearwater , BC

iRun because there is no finish line Claire Kilgour, Ontario

iRun because I like buying running clothes Pamela Blaikie, Ontario

iRun to feel great Kathryn Rachar, Saskatchewan

iRun for overall wellbeingTrish McCourt, Halifax, NS

iRun because all the ladies are chasing my sexy runner’s bodyChris Baker, Etobicoke, ON

iRun because the wall is meant to be broken Jonathan Bird, Ontario

iRun because it's cheaper than therapy Leah Boulter, Alberta

iRun because I want to be a role model for our six kids Catherine Empey, British Columbia

iRun because otherwise Iím grumpy Alexandre Charest, Quebec

iRun because I like to be healthy Melanie Oickle, New Brunswick

iRun all the livelong day Pierre Saint-Laurent, Quťbec

iRun because I love the sense of accomplishment Amber Moase, Nova Scotia

iRun for my heart, so it runs for me! Cathy Brzoza, British Columbia

iRun for the cool t-shirts! Pina Bevilacqua, Ontario

iRun because when I run I feel most aliveMeghan Lynch, Ottawa, ON

iRun to stay ahead of the weight gainMyra Abstreiter, Alberta

iRun because it has saved my life John Marshall, Alberta

iRun because somebody once told me I couldn't Heidi Abbey-Der, Saskatchewan

iRun because running is like breathing to Stephanie McEvoy, Ontario

iRun to maintain a strong physical and mental state Tammy Rainville, Ontario

iRun because endorphins are free Cassandra Chouinard, Ontario

iRun so that I can live longer and stronger Derek MacPhail, Ontario

iRun to challenge my mind, body and soul Sonia Mendes, Ontario

iRun because itís fun when itís done Sue Matte, Ontario

iRun because people around me inspire mePina Bevilacqua, Caledon, ON

iRun for the challenge to go faster and farther Steven Matejka, Alberta

iRun because I learn more about who I am with every kmSteph Mansell, Quebec

iRun because Iíve lost 80 lbs and running has become fun Cheryl Kelly, Ontario

iRun because it's a great stress release Brooke McKenzie, Yukon

iRun because iLoves my man Beverly Huang, Alberta

iRun for meKiza Francis, Ottawa,ON

iRun because it sure beats the bus Robin Robbins, Alberta

iRun to unleash my inner athleteAdelle Densham, Avonmore, ON

iRun because it makes me feel powerful Sarah Kallaghan, Alberta

iRun to kickstart my day Sharon Strueby, Saskatchewan

iRun because it is my tonic and my salvation Georgia Ioannou, British Columbia

iRun to my happy place and some days itís very Doreen May, Alberta

iRun for the fresh air and adrenalin Charlyn McGregor, Saskatchewan

iRun for me! Judi Wearing, Saskatchewan

iRun to stay fit and release those running endorphinsLiliana Plava, Calgary, AB

iRun to challenge myself, physically and mentallyKathleen Keenan, Brampton, ON

iRun because I can and I’m gratefulTerry SanCartier, Gatineau, QC

iRun because itís better than almost everything else Nathan Carey, Ontario

iRun because of the peace and strength it brings meMichelle Jordan, Ottawa, ON

iRun because it's better than almost everything else Nathan Carey, Ontario

iRun because food tastes better afterwards Patrick Houston, Alberta

iRun because walking is too slow Barry Knapp, Ontario

iRun because I get foot rubs afterward Kate Howerton, British Columbia

iRun because it makes me whole Denis Ladouceur, Quebec

iRun away from the abyss Charlene Thomas, Ontario

iRun whenever I feel the need to escape Iona Hillis, Ontario

iRun because I like buying running clothes Pamela Blaikie, Ontario

iRun because it gives me freedom to relax my brainMarie-Claude Gregoire, Nova Scotia

iRun because it helps me see things more clearly Jennifer Pitts, Ontario

iRun because I cannot say no to a second slice of chocolate cakeEmily Shandruk, Vancouver, BC

iRun because it makes me feel good, allows me to spend time with my friends and gives me a feeling of accomplishmentHelen Kolodziejzyk, Calgary, AB

iRun slowly! Jason Hoffman, Manitoba

iRun to someday win the race Lindy Dunlop, Yukon

iRun because it is my tonic and my salvation Georgia Ioannou, British Columbia

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About iRun

More than a million Canadians are runners, making it this country's most popular recreational and fitness activity. Canadians run for exercise and we run to raise money for important causes. We run alone and in groups. And every year, hundreds of thousands of us participate in organized races, from fun runs to marathons, which are growing steadily.

Until now, Canadian runners haven't had our own running magazine. But now, there's iRun, providing a uniquely Canadian perspective on the activity and the sport. Published six times a year, iRun educates, informs and inspires Canadian runners.

Mark Sutcliffe, Group Publisher
iRun for a better life
Few people in Canada have written, broadcast, or talked more about running and the runner's experience than Mark Sutcliffe. It started when he turned his passion for running into a weekly column in the Ottawa Citizen, then he launched iRun and the weekly iRun radio show and podcast, then he wrote his book, Why I Run. Mark has completed 14 marathons and raised more than $50,000 for charity through his running. In addition to iRun, Mark has also launched several other publications, including the Ottawa Business Journal and the Kitchissippi Times. He also broadcasts regularly on CFRA, Rogers TV and CPAC.
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Ray Zahab, Runner-in-Chief
iRun because i can't stop!!! I love it too much
A former pack-a-day smoker, Ray transformed his life and became an ultra-distance runner, winning some of the world's most challenging foot races. Beginning in November 2006, Ray and two other runners ran 7500km across the Sahara Desert in 111 days, averaging 70 kilometres per day without a single day's rest.  Since then, Ray has completed numerous running expeditions all over the world, including unsupported 650km run across Siberia's Lake Baikal in winter, a 1200km run the length of the Atacama Desert and a crossing of Death Valley off-road. In 2008, he founded impossible2Possible (i2P), an organization that aims to inspire and educate youth through adventure learning, and inclusion and participation in expeditions. At no cost to schools or participating youth, i2P has taken Youth Ambassadors on expeditions to Amazon, Sahara, Bolivia and more.
In addition to his running adventures, Ray co-hosts iRun: The Running Show on The TSN 1200 radio.  He also speaks around the world at events such as TED, IOC World Conference, Idea City, The Economist World in 2010 and 2011, World Affairs Council and countless other events- spreading the message that we are all capable of the extraordinary in our lives and that in fact, the impossible is possible.
Find out more about Ray's Impossiblt to Possible

Lisa Georges, Publisher
iRun to music
Lisa has been with iRun since its inception, beginning as Art Director for the debut issue.¬† She has been running almost continuously since she was 18, pausing only for the birth of her children.¬† A passionate music lover, the only time you’ll see her running without music is when she’s with companions!¬†
This mother of 3 active boys can be found biking or rollerblading on the trails around Ottawa, and in the winter the four of them will be skating on the Canal or tobogganing.¬† Lisa’s current favourite race distance is 5K as the training fits well with her lifestyle and she gets a charge out of a solid sprint effort.

Jenn Price, Media Sales
iRun to feel free and strong
Jenn Price is proud to be part of iRun, which supports a passion of so many people across Canada. A seasoned media professional, Jenn has a 12-year background in media sales, digital publishing, strategic partnerships and business development. She specializes in working with entrepreneurial publications and marrying sponsors with readers and engaging content. Jenn has been running since her university days and continued as much as possible while on a recent traveling sabbatical, where she ventured to far-off places such as Mauritius, Dubai and Bali. She is blessed to be a new mom to her toddling daughter and is conditioning herself back into tip-top running condition!

Karen Karnis, Web Editor
iRun because running is awesome!
Karen doesn’t really know why she took up running ‚Äď she just got it in her head one day that it was something she wanted to do. While it took a few years and several attempts for it to stick, she is now a passionate mid-packer in events from the 5k to the marathon.¬† Since she loves to talk about running almost as much as she enjoys running, she joined iRun as the first Running Blog Idol back in 2009. While she still writes her blog, Endorphin Junkie, Karen also collects your stories for the Startline section of iRun, and manages the online content for
Visit Karen at -

Brock Skywalker Armstrong, Web Development
iRun... and bike and swim!
Brock is a musician, web developer and digital media instructor turned personal trainer, marathon and triathlon coach. To fund his Triathlon & Marathon racing habit, he takes well planned designs and turns them into clean and consistent HTML and CSS code. Find out more by going to and/or You can also tune in to the podcast he co-hosts with Ben Greenfield.

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