Thursday, 27 February 2014

Virtual Run Date - Red Deer

I am excited to introduce the Virtual Run Date series! These posts will serve as a travel guide of sorts for runners across Canada whether you are looking to run a destination race or just want to know more about your fellow Canadian runners. Today's post is brought to you by Crystal - founder of the Canuck Running Bloggers Facebook Page and Blogger at Running with Rhyno.

Meet Crystal!

Hi there! My name is Crystal. I live in Red Deer, Alberta. I have lived here for about three years and in Alberta for five years. I started running nearly four years ago up in Grande Prairie, Alberta. I met so many awesome runners who inspired my passion and love for the sport.

If I were visiting your city, where would we go on a run?

Gosh, where to start. Red Deer boasts some amazing trails along the Red Deer River. If you love water, you will fall in love with these trails. My personal favourite place to run, however, is on the Riverbend ski trails. It’s short but so worth it.

Where should I stop for a pre-run coffee?

Red Deer is a small city so there’s not much choice for unique places to get your java fix. You have your standard Tim Hortons, Starbucks and Second Cup. One of the newest places (and coolest names) to open is DOSE, Coffee & Love on Little Gaetz Avenue.

Where is the best spot for a post-race brunch?

If you love fresh fruit, I suggest Cora’s.

I forgot my shoes/gels/running socks… where can I get some new gear?

Hmmm there’s the Running Room and Atmosphere.

What is the must-run race of the season?

There’s only one must-run race in Red Deer – Woodys RV World Marathon and Half-Marathon. This race has been a staple in the community for many years

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