Canadian Running

What can run­ners do to help?

- Lifestyle

1 Con­tinue (or, if you’ve never done it, start) sign­ing up for vir­tual races and chal­lenges, and post about them on so­cial me­dia, us­ing the hash­tag #RunNow2Run­Later. Why pay for a vir­tual race, you may ask? Sim­ple: to keep your favourite races alive.

2 Ed­u­cate your­self about safe, in-per­son races hap­pen­ing around the coun­try and reg­is­ter for the ones in your area. “We need peo­ple to be early adopters,” says Flem­ing. “If you see an in-per­son race on the cal­en­dar, and you’re healthy, and you can af­ford to go and you feel con­fi­dent in the COVID pro­to­cols, please go.”

3 Help “grow the pie” and raise aware­ness by talk­ing up any and all events with the run­ners in your life. To raise aware­ness of the sit­u­a­tion, post rem­i­nis­cences about your favourite start-line ex­pe­ri­ences, us­ing the hash­tag #StartLineI­m­pact.

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