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Oak Street Runners at Turkey Trot

Doing the Turkey Trot with Run Club

To stay fit and happy you need a fun group of friends to run with, and well-run events to have fun at. The Turkey Trot is the perfect 10K to kick off the Oak Street Runners’ Fall session. It’s a … Read more

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Streetfront Alternative – Street2Peak Part 2

The world is better when you explore it. Seems simple enough. When we were kids, that was the only way we could interpret the world around us – to touch, taste, smell and hear it. The knees of our jeans … Read more

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#ThisIsMyYear to Stick with Field Hockey

As a Canadian national field hockey team member, UBC Varsity field hockey athlete and hopeful 2016 Olympian, I am reminded daily of the incredible effect that the sport has had on my life. I grew up playing in the Vancouver … Read more

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#ThisIsMyYear to Pick up Pickleball

If this is the year you’re going to take up pickleball, here’s some insight from someone who recently has: Over the years I’ve dabbled in sports like tennis and racket ball, but walking and hiking have traditionally been the basis … Read more

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Coming Together at the 2nd Shoe Renu Clinic

Proving the power of a hand me down. Saturday, December 7th, we were back at the Salvation Army Harbour Light on the Downtown Eastside for the second ever Shoe Renu Foot Care Clinic. After sorting and cleaning up hundreds of … Read more

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Winter Shoe Renu

This Saturday,  December 7th we will once again take your pre-loved shoes to the Salvation Army’s Harbour Light location on the Downtown Eastside. We collect your old running and walking shoes, hiking and work boots all year.  These “old soles” … Read more

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Running Shoes for Youth

At Rackets & Runners we believe every kid should have access to sport. We also know not every family can afford the equipment or the instruction. So when we heard about the Britannia Streetfront Alternative Program and its program built … Read more

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