MARS would like to challenge its members to encourage one friend to try us out for free in the month of June at any Tuesday or Thursday morning workout. Bring a friend, they can sign a waiver and give us a try.  Our Tuesday Fun Runs are another great time to give us a try.  $5 is a bargain for a run with timing.

Today was 80s Retro Sunday.  Chris “l’il Troy” Watson was rocking the 80s look like only he can.  We particularly like the socks!

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On the topic of Fun Runs, we’ve received feedback that our 5K/1Mile Doubles at Conroy are a little “too awesome”.  With this in mind we are tweaking the series a little and our Conroy runs will be adjusted to a 3K/1Mile format, both on the track.  Details of our fun runs can be found below:

MARS Fun Run Series

This week’s Fun Run is 5K at Hunter’s Bay Trail.  Park at KWH Parking.  Run starts at 6 pm.  Register online here or register in person between 5:30-5:50 on Tuesday.

Huntsville Hoyas Alumni, Ben Forestell,  ran a spectacular 5000m race this week at La Soiree Rouge et Or in Quebec City, posting  a time of 15:16, a new PR.  Ben closed the last 2K in under 6 minutes.  Ben says he tucked in behind the rabbit in his heat, “fell asleep” for a while, stayed relaxed, then turned up the pace in the second half, for a great finish. MARS is proud of Ben!

Ben Forestell of the Mcgill Redmen runs at the 2014 Western International Cross country meet in London Ontario, Saturday,  September 20, 2014. Mundo Sport Images/ Geoff Robins

Don’t forget to register for great local races.  Band on the Run is Saturday June 13.  Click here for details.  The Limberlost Challenge details can be found here.  Muskoka Rocks information can be found here and Run For A Way information can be found here.

MARS will be ordering new gear soon, including tech shirts, racing singlets, warm up shells, and toques.  Samples will be available at The SportLab in the next few weeks.

Finally, a reminder to consider running XC this fall and training with us this summer.  Run your first Masters Series race at Taylor Creek or Sunnybrook and the race and your travel are on us! Our club’s races will be as follows:

Taylor Creek 5K Cross Country – Sept 27

Muskoka Mud Run 5 or 9K – October 3

Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon October 18

Sunnybrook Park 8K – November 1

Ontario Cross Country Championships – Etobicoke – Nov 15

Canadian Cross Country Championships – Kingston ON – Nov 28

Contact us for details.  All Masters Series races are age graded and teams compete in 10 year age categories.  The more runners our teams have the more fun we will have and the better we will likely do.

See you on the roads and trails….

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