If you are planning your race season you won’t find a more affordable option than Sole Sisters Women’s Race Weekend!

If you are planning your race season you won't find a more affordable option than Sole Sisters Women’s Race Weekend!   All of our races registrations begin at $35 and all of them include an amazing finisher’s medal.  You see we have heard two things from our runHERs and walkHERs over the years. They want a gorgeous medal to commemorate their race and they want affordable options.   Saturday night, June 1st we will have our wildly popular and untimed 5K to kick off the race weekend. Then on Sunday, June 2nd you can participate in a Run Nova Scotia series race that is on an Athletics Canada certified course. All of the races regardless of distance start at $35.00.  Yep, the 5K, Quarter and Half Marathon registrations all...

“As a female, you’re not used to being the most important part of a race, but at Nagoya we were.”

It hasn’t been quite two weeks since Rachel Cliff set the new Canadian Women’s Marathon record but I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s so exciting.  Full disclosure, I am a running junkie and I love arm-chair cheering for the world’s best runners. And I have a new running HERo.  And I love what she has to say about racing in a women’s only event.  

"Running a women’s-only race was a unique and cool experience. It's something I hadn't appreciated until I was on the start line, but it was very empowering to run a marathon only against women." “As a female, you’re not used to being the most important part of a race, but at Nagoya we were.” 

  The Nagoya Women’s Marathon  was originated as the Nagoya Inte...

What it means to me to be included in the Top 100 Health Influencers of 2019

On this International Women’s Day, I wanted to share with you the honor that was recently bestowed on me (your Sole Sisters Race Director and Girls Gone Gazelle Run Coach) of being included in “The 2019 OptiMYz Top 100 Health Influencers (which) is all about the leaders who are creating a path for better health in Canada.” I don’t share this honor to brag (though I am proud of it) as much as to reflect on the larger movement by women across Canada to get others active, stronger, healthier and happier. The list includes women and men but it is the group of leadHERs that I am most connected to. We are passionate about improving the health and wellness of women and families across Canada. But how does that start? I think it star...

Sole Sisters Virtual Race registration is now open!

What is a VIRTUAL race?
Simply put a virtual race is a 5K, Quarter Marathon (10.5K) or Half Marathon (21K) race on your own terms. You choose the location, the time, and you run 5K to 21K. Virtual racing can be done on a treadmill at home or at the gym, at the beach, with friends, alone, in the evening, or at the break of dawn, whenever, wherever, it's your choice.
Sole Sisters Women’s Race is Canada's LARGEST women's only 5K and there are so many sisters that have wanted to join us but can’t travel to the Maritimes. This allows us to travel to you!
So, without the elements of a traditional race, what’s the appeal? Well, for one thing, if you are new to running, it is a great way to stay motivated and build your confidenc...

Beat the winter blues with a friend – Sole Sisters Friendship Run or Walk

January has hit me harder than I thought it would; the cold, the ice, the wind, the dark evenings. I actually took a week off from running as I just haven’t wanted to run. Most of my runs this month have been on my treadmill (okay I do love some Netflix but I love company more!). Thankfully once a week I met a friend at an indoor track. But all of those runs meant I was not getting my dose of Vitamin D (sunshine) and I am not getting the social aspect of running with friends outside in nature. Studies have shown being outside in nature is naturally calming.   Last November at the conclusion of our Fall Sole Sisters SOCIALS we invited you to bring everyone you wanted to our last SOCIAL of the year. Yes, Sole Sisters invited our b...

Team Captains get FREE pom-pom toque

I am still very much on a high from having been on such an empowering, fun and just plain encouraging team of runHERS this past weekend. I was lucky, I just showed up to run the relay as a Mountain View RunHER. I didn’t have to do any of the organizational work. And there is always so much more work than folks realize.
And that got me thinking about the teams that sign up for Sole Sisters. You are there for each other but you know there is usually one person that does all the work to organize the team. Well, I think they should be rewarded for that work. All Sole Sisters Team Captains will now get a free Sole Sisters pom-pom toque as a thank you for organizing your runHERS and walkHERs for the 2019 Sole Sisters Women’s Race Wee...

NICE GIRLS. MEAN LEGS.

This weekend I was part of an all-female team at the Rum Runners Relay which is a 10 stage running relay that starts in Halifax and winds along Nova Scotia's South Shore to Lunenburg. The relay is an annual event, first started in 1985, that occurs on the last Saturday in September with 70 teams enter each year, usually with 10 members per team.
Our team was named “Mountain View RunHERS” and we represented a broad range of runHERS. From teens that have only started to discover their long-term talent to gals running their fastest times ever and finally to those just hanging on after 30 years racing (okay that last part was biased and describes ME).  Our team captain made team shirts that said: “Nice Girls. Mean Legs.” And the...

Sole Sisters Women’s 5K Sells Out 2 Months Before Race

April 30th – The Sole Sisters Women’s 5K has officially SOLD OUT. While this is great news for the friends and families that are registered we know there will be many disappointed to have missed out on a race that isn’t happening until June.
Last fall we changed our race course from Burnside Industrial Park to the stunningly beautiful course that begins at Graham’s Grove and travels through the City of Lakes in Dartmouth. This amazing new race course has replaced our large boulevards for lakes, paved trails and stunning views.
Our October event was the perfect opportunity to get to know our new course, and it was a huge success! Following the event, our race logistics team set to work to discuss our June event, and that’...

Since when have we ever kept the status quo?

 As 2018 kicks off, we're excited to have our Tartan-clad June 2018 race all ready to go, and it's going to be everything we ever hoped. So make sure you've got your registrations secured, because you won't want to miss this one. June 2018 here we come!

 

Now the reason for our email. Nothing great ever stands still - and we think we're pretty great. We’re pumped to share that in 2019, we’re shaking things up and officially launching our Sole Sisters 2019 Girls Weekend!

 

Moms, grandmothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, friends… when was the last time you put yourself first? We’ve decided to combine our two amazing events into one, spectacular, energy-filled, tutu-powered weekend just for you. Take the whole weekend, make...

The best-laid plans of mice and men…

Last Sunday, I took part in the most amazing women’s fitness weekend experience called She Getsaway. To say I had fun would be an understatement! I had the chance to try new things, step outside my comfort zone, and bond with amazing women from all over Canada. I will be helping them come EAST with a camp in Nova Scotia on June 22-24, 2018 (save the date as you don’t want to miss this). ^^ This was my last photo from the weekend and included my awesome cabin-mates. I left She Getsaway feeling relaxed, excited and energized all at the same time.
A few hours later, I flew back to Nova Scotia excited about my camp experience and ready for an intense couple of weeks leading up to our October 1st race. While the biggest decisions are...