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2015

Ragnar and Running Room Bring Overnight Relays to Canada
Salt Lake City, Utah – September 12, 2016 – Ragnar, the premier overnight running relay series and Canadian retailer, Running Room, recently signed a multi-year partnership to expand the relay series into Canada. Launched last month, Reebok Ragnar Niagara is the first of several Canada-based overnight relays coming to the country in 2017.

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Spring into summer running tips and Grand Opening of the new Canary District Running Room
Toronto, ON – May 10, 2016 – Springtime is warming up and it’s time for runners to adjust their training schedules to keep up with the heat. Running Room founder John Stanton has tips, training advice and hot runner trends to share during interviews in Toronto from May 24-25.

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Society receives government funding for partnership with Running Room
The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to announce Run to Quit, an innovative program to help Canadians quit smoking and become more physically active. The initiative, in partnership with the Running Room and with the generous support of the Public Health Agency of Canada, will be launched nationally in January and will help smokers quit through community-based running clinics, quit smoking counselling and peer-to-peer support.

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Government of Canada launches Run To Quit smoking cessation program
Today, Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and MP for Kamloops – Thompson - Cariboo, announced Run to Quit, a program to help smokers quit by incorporating running into their daily lives. She was joined by John Stanton, President of the Running Room and Martin Kabat, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division)

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Government of Canada launches Run To Quit smoking cessation program
KAMLOOPS, BC, July 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and MP for Kamloops – Thompson - Cariboo, announced Run to Quit, a program to help smokers quit by incorporating running into their daily lives. She was joined by John Stanton, President of the Running Room and Martin Kabat, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division)

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Canadians Cross Canada over 13 Times in Memory of Terry Fox and his "MARATHON OF HOPE"
Edmonton, AB – April 16, 2015 – Canadians paid a running tribute to Terry Fox on the 35th Anniversary of his "Marathon of Hope" marking the beginning of his iconic cross-country run. Eight-thousand, five-hundred and fifteen runners and walkers came out to celebrate Terry's journey and keep his dream alive by registering and showing up at Running Room locations on Sunday, April 12. The Terry Fox Foundation and Running Room partnered up to tally "How Many Times Can We Run across Canada" and Canadians responded by running or walking over 103,462km or 13.2 times across the country and by donating $30,412, so far.

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35th Anniversary of the Terry Fox "MARATHON OF HOPE" Celebration and Fundraiser kicks off for the 2015 Terry Fox Run at Running Room locations April 12, 2015
Running Room founder John Stanton says Terry's "Marathon of Hope" is still an inspiration, "Terry was a runner and a competitor and we are honoured to get out on April 12th and see how many times we can run across Canada. Terry realized that anything is possible if you try, and we want to celebrate this legacy. We hope all participants will take a moment to reflect on the effort Terry had to make in every kilometre of the 5,373 he ran and to continue in his footsteps to raise funds for cancer research, with each step bringing us closer to a cure."

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