Hi all! I’m Erin from Running Tall and I’m currently running and living in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. It’s a prairie city where it’s 30+ in the summer and -40 in the winter (Celsius!). Classic Canada, right?
The prettiest and most popular running route in Regina is definitely the path around Wascana Lake, a manmade lake in the middle of the city. Once around the lake is about 5km but it also hooks up with a city wide trail so you can get your long runs in too.
The city even clears the path in the winter so you can safely run year round. Love hitting the Wascana Lake trail with my favorite running partner – my chocolate lab Sadie.
Where should I stop for a pre-run coffee?
My favorite coffee spot is Brewed Awakenings, mainly because they are one of the only places in town that offer almond milk. I love a good vanilla almond milk latte!
My brunch heart belongs to Fresh & Sweet! It’s a local downtown breakfast and lunch spot that serves up some amazingly creative sweet and savory dishes. It was even recently featured on the Food Network Canada so it’s kind of a big deal ;)
I forgot my shoes/gels/running socks… where can I get some new gear?
Stick with the tried and true – The Running Room!
Definitely has to be the Queen City Marathon that happens here in early September. We’re a small enough city that this race sells out and still feels nice and intimate. You can do a 5km, half, full, or full relay and it’s even a Boston Qualifier. Pretty legit! I'm running the half for the second time this year and looking to PR – fingers crossed!
I’m pretty freaking proud of the hardiness of Regina runners! Like I said, it gets COLD here in the winter and there will always be some runners out there killing it in layers and a full face mask in the dead of winter.