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Celebrate 2024 With Storewide Discounts - Get an enthusiastic start to the New Year with a fantastic deal on the importa...
01/01/2024

Celebrate 2024 With Storewide Discounts - Get an enthusiastic start to the New Year with a fantastic deal on the important gear you need to start walking, running, cycling, swimming, or just being more active. Even if you're already an active person, get excited about training in the New Year with a game changing piece of gear for your next workout! Extra discounts on just about everything end January 7th. Some conditions apply. Come and see more at runningfree.com or in-store at 708 Denison Street in Markham.

Our Boxing Week Blowout Starts Now! - Beginning on Sunday December 24th our entire store is on sale at the deepest disco...
12/24/2023

Our Boxing Week Blowout Starts Now! - Beginning on Sunday December 24th our entire store is on sale at the deepest discounts of the year. Discover savings of up to 80% off regular price/after discounts. This massive sale event ends soon so shop early for the best selection. Some conditions apply Get complete details here: https://conta.cc/3H0yc9u

Send A Digital Holiday Gift Card Instantly - Running Free gift cards are available to ship, pick-up in-store, or deliver...
12/22/2023

Send A Digital Holiday Gift Card Instantly - Running Free gift cards are available to ship, pick-up in-store, or deliver via email instantly or when you decide. You can even customize a digital gift card with your own photo. Order anytime: https://www.runningfree.com/products/Gift-Cards-368/

Ending soon: There's three days left to save on shoes, clothing, and accessories during our enormous Pre-Christmas sale. Extra discounts nearly storewide are available right now. Conditions apply. Get the details here: https://www.runningfree.com/?mdl=1&cpn=CEBD4236-4151-4DD2-BEA4-52C1E2034757

Pre-Christmas Storewide Sale Continues + Fresh New Saxx Savings. Save up to 50% off the regular price of a huge selectio...
12/15/2023

Pre-Christmas Storewide Sale Continues + Fresh New Saxx Savings. Save up to 50% off the regular price of a huge selection of Saxx after discounts including some new markdowns. Plus, continue to save an EXTRA 20% off storewide on almost all shoes, clothing, and accessories until Christmas Eve. Get details https://conta.cc/41qEady

Pre-Christmas Sale On Now - Get Storewide Savings of an Extra 20% off almost everything in-stock until Christmas Eve, Fe...
12/09/2023

Pre-Christmas Sale On Now - Get Storewide Savings of an Extra 20% off almost everything in-stock until Christmas Eve, Featuring an incredible selection of Men's and Women's tights at savings of up to 80% off regular price after discounts. Some conditions apply. Get details https://conta.cc/3Njlt5n

Be Seen For Black Friday + Shoe Deals and Markdowns + 20% Off Storewide. Our Black Friday Month sale continues with feat...
11/23/2023

Be Seen For Black Friday + Shoe Deals and Markdowns + 20% Off Storewide. Our Black Friday Month sale continues with featured accessories that will help you stay visible on the roads and trails. Browse our massive selection of Be Seen gadgets, clothing, and shoes. Plus EXTRA 20% off storewide continues on nearly everything in stock. Get the details here https://conta.cc/3uoFP6F

Have you ever laced up your shoes and run a race for charity? Share your inspiring stories with us! Let's celebrate the ...
11/20/2023

Have you ever laced up your shoes and run a race for charity? Share your inspiring stories with us! Let's celebrate the power of running for a cause together. 🌟🏃‍♀️

Black Friday Month Baselayer Savings - Shop our enormous selection of baselayer tops and bottoms for Men and Women and l...
11/16/2023

Black Friday Month Baselayer Savings - Shop our enormous selection of baselayer tops and bottoms for Men and Women and layer up for the cold weather. All month long save an EXTRA 20% on just about everything in stock during our Black Friday Month sale. See offer for details: https://conta.cc/47SF44z

We hope you've enjoyed our Athlete of the Month features throughout the year. Our lineup of exceptional athletes showcas...
11/13/2023

We hope you've enjoyed our Athlete of the Month features throughout the year. Our lineup of exceptional athletes showcased inspiring stories, aiming to encourage you to embrace the outdoors and conquer your upcoming challenges.

We are pleased to highlight Steve Lacroix , our featured athlete of the month for November. Steve has been with Team Running Free for a year and we had a chance to catch up with him about his ultramarathon running journey.

Q: What inspired you to start running ultramarathons?
A: I was inspired by the hardness of ultras and using them as a goal for weight loss. Now I’m just trying to outdo myself.

Q: Do you have a favourite race or route you've run?
A: Sinister 7 in Crowsnest pass.

Q: Can you describe a memorable or challenging moment during one of your races?
A: This has to be reaching the peak of the biggest climb around Crowsnest and the seven sisters. Amazing views at sunset while running the ridges!

Q: What advice would you give to someone considering running an ultramarathon for the first time?
A: Train hard and simulate as much as possible. There will always be unexpected situations but the more you face in training, the more you can avoid or learn from before race day.

Black Friday Month Begins Now - Get Black Friday savings all November long on almost everything! Storewide EXTRA 20% sav...
11/02/2023

Black Friday Month Begins Now - Get Black Friday savings all November long on almost everything! Storewide EXTRA 20% savings on just about everything in-stock. Plus, watch for New markdowns as we roll out Black Friday worthy deals all month long. Conditions apply. Get your size now. If a price drops, our Sale Price Protection program has you covered! Details: https://conta.cc/46SWZHT

Trail and Weatherized Shoe Special - Get your feet ready for Winter weather with a Trail or Weatherized shoe. Keep yours...
10/26/2023

Trail and Weatherized Shoe Special - Get your feet ready for Winter weather with a Trail or Weatherized shoe. Keep yourself right-side-up and comfortable with the traction, durability, and protection of a truly winter worthy pair of running shoes. Plus, save an Extra 20% off almost all Trail and Weatherized models. Conditions apply. Get details https://conta.cc/476OCbu

With Autumn upon us, where are some of your favourite places to run? Share your top running spots and scenic views with ...
10/23/2023

With Autumn upon us, where are some of your favourite places to run? Share your top running spots and scenic views with us! 🍂Post your pics below and inspire fellow runners. 📸👟

We are delighted to highlight Liana Williams   , featured athlete of the month!  Liana has been one of our veteran Team ...
10/10/2023

We are delighted to highlight Liana Williams , featured athlete of the month! Liana has been one of our veteran Team Running Free athletes for more than 20 years, and we had a chance to catch up with her about getting involved with the running community.

Q: Are there specific organizations or initiatives within the running community that you're passionate about supporting?
A: I am passionate about all of the small community running groups that accept all levels of runners and get people out and moving while developing a positive community as well as the trail building associations.

Q: Are there any memorable moments or experiences you've had while giving back to the running community that stand out to you?
A: Organizing the School Terry Fox Run, Team Running Free, 5 Peaks

Q: How do you believe giving back to the running community has enriched your own running experience?
A: Working with learn to run programs and volunteering with races is so enriching to me personally as well as to others. It is through volunteering that I have felt more accepted as a runner as everyone is welcome, accepted and celebrated!

Q: What advice would you give to other runners who are interested in getting involved and giving back to the running community?
A: Get out and give back as there is something so special that comes from volunteering that can only be felt during the experience.

Fall For Saxx With Savings of Up To 55% Off - Shop our most popular menswear brand and save huge on Boxers, Briefs, Shor...
10/06/2023

Fall For Saxx With Savings of Up To 55% Off - Shop our most popular menswear brand and save huge on Boxers, Briefs, Shorts, Bathing Suits, Tops, and baselayers. Massive markdowns on a huge selection. Plus save an extra 20% off on selected Saxx. This Fall is a great time to shop for Saxx! Details at runningfree.com

Massive Storewide Cycling Sale On Bike Accessories and Clothing - Discover enormous markdowns on Cycling gear with savin...
09/22/2023

Massive Storewide Cycling Sale On Bike Accessories and Clothing - Discover enormous markdowns on Cycling gear with savings of up to 60% of the regular price after an extra 25% off the lowest marked price is added at checkout on applicable items. Sale ends Sunday October 1st. Shop now while sizes last! Conditions apply details at https://conta.cc/3PPM7or

Our Reuse Shoe Program Needs your Gently Used ShoesOnce a year, Homeless Connect Toronto  coordinates a “one-stop-shop” ...
09/21/2023

Our Reuse Shoe Program Needs your Gently Used Shoes
Once a year, Homeless Connect Toronto coordinates a “one-stop-shop” event for individuals at-risk-of and experiencing homelessness in Toronto. It is based on a successful initiative, Project Homeless Connect, which started in San Francisco in 1998 and has since been implemented by 221 communities in North America. These events bring together essential resources on housing, employment, ID clinics, health care, and other services under one roof for those at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Toronto. Service providers deliver as many of their services as they can on-site, minimizing the need for referral or follow-up.

As a volunteer and service-run event, people from various sectors participate and actively engage in being a part of the solution to overcome homelessness in our city. The Running Free Re-use Shoe Program has been distributing gently used footwear at this event since its inception. This year we anticipate distributing over 1000 pairs of footwear and are asking for your footwear donations to help us meet this need. We are looking for all types of footwear, but particularly winter boots. Simply come by the Markham shop and drop off in the bin at the front entrance.

Learn more about dropping off your gently used footwear:
https://www.runningfree.com/content/reuseshoeprogram/

It brings us great pain to inform you about the passing of a great hero in the Ontario Running community. Our beloved fr...
09/19/2023

It brings us great pain to inform you about the passing of a great hero in the Ontario Running community. Our beloved friend, colleague and running mate, Steve Ockrant passed away on Monday, September 18, 2023. The entire Running Free family and greater Ontario running community will miss Steve greatly. He was always there to lend a helping hand in the community. Whether it was a local race, distributing ReUse footwear to those in need, mentoring youth in the Run and Read Program or inspiring budding runners, Steve was always there. Our thoughts are with his family and the many effected by this sad news. Rest in peace dear Steve.

As Fall approaches, we're itching to hit the trails.🍂 Tell us what are your favourite trail races for the upcoming seaso...
09/19/2023

As Fall approaches, we're itching to hit the trails.🍂 Tell us what are your favourite trail races for the upcoming season? Share your recommendations and let's inspire each other to conquer those scenic routes! 🏞️

We are excited to introduce you to Avery Kirke , our featured athlete of the month.  Avery has been with Team Running Fr...
09/12/2023

We are excited to introduce you to Avery Kirke , our featured athlete of the month. Avery has been with Team Running Free for two years and we had a chance to catch up with him about his triathlon journey.

Q: When did you first start competing in triathlons?
A: I competed in my first triathlon last year, I only learned how to swim the winter before!

Q: What are your triathlon goals for 2023?
A: Encourage my friends to participate in triathlon and age group podiums or top 10s.

Q: In a sport where transitions are crucial, what tips do you have for efficiently transitioning between swimming, cycling, and running?
A: Definitely practicing and getting comfortable in your wetsuit is key. Make sure it fits, test it in the water and practice taking it off quickly and smoothly. At the end of the day, make sure you’re comfortable before leaving transition!

Q: Triathlons require a lot of mental resilience. How do you stay motivated and focused throughout the race, especially during challenging moments?
A: When I’m in the middle of a challenging moment I tell myself that everyone else is there too. The difference is who stays strong in those moments.

Back to School Savings On Nearly Everything Storewide! Save up to 60% off the regular price on hundreds of markdowns as ...
08/30/2023

Back to School Savings On Nearly Everything Storewide! Save up to 60% off the regular price on hundreds of markdowns as well as new additions to The Warehouse. Plus, applicable items are discounted an Extra 20% off the lowest marked price during checkout. Get details https://conta.cc/3YYHcV0

Storewide Back To Pool Swim Sale! For a short time save an Extra 20% off swimwear for Men and Women, wetsuits, goggles, ...
08/23/2023

Storewide Back To Pool Swim Sale! For a short time save an Extra 20% off swimwear for Men and Women, wetsuits, goggles, floatation aids, kick boards, hand paddles and more! Get complete details https://conta.cc/3YIjxYU

Fellow runners! What is your favourite racing distance? 🤔 Are you into the speedy 5K, the challenging 10K, the endurance...
08/21/2023

Fellow runners! What is your favourite racing distance? 🤔 Are you into the speedy 5K, the challenging 10K, the endurance-testing 21K (half marathon), or the ultimate test of grit, the ultra marathon? Share your thoughts below! ⬇️

Deal Alert - New Markdowns have just hit the shelves on some very popular models and styles. Get instant savings of up t...
08/09/2023

Deal Alert - New Markdowns have just hit the shelves on some very popular models and styles. Get instant savings of up to 50% off the regular price on selected shoes, clothing, and accessories with no coupon required. Plus, price dropped after you purchased? Don't worry, our Sale Price Protection program has you covered! Learn more at runningfree.com. Browse Featured Deals here https://conta.cc/3KwDPOU

We are thrilled to highlight Bridget King .ontherun, our featured athlete of the month for August. She has been with Tea...
08/08/2023

We are thrilled to highlight Bridget King .ontherun, our featured athlete of the month for August. She has been with Team Running Free for four years and we connected with her about her running journey.

Q: What are your running goals for 2023?
A: I'm training for Berlin this fall - my 2nd ever marathon and I'm so excited for this iconic race.

Q: Do you believe running is more of a solitary journey or a communal experience, and how does that influence your approach to the sport?
A: Running for me is all about the community - I've met some amazing people who inspire me to keep chasing my goals.

Q: What's your favourite post-run snack?
A: Freezies (white is the best!)

Q: Can you describe a memorable experience or encounter you've had while running that made you see the world differently?
A: Running my first marathon at TCS Toronto Waterfront this past Fall and seeing the entire running community in Toronto cheering us on was an incredible feeling!

Last Chance! Our Summer Sale Ends Monday. You've still got 4 days to save up to 60% off storewide on nearly everything i...
08/04/2023

Last Chance! Our Summer Sale Ends Monday. You've still got 4 days to save up to 60% off storewide on nearly everything including some of our most popular brands and models. Sadly, this epic event is coming to an end on Monday August 7th (online at 11:59pm). Last chance to shop in-store in Markham is Sunday August 6th from 12 to 5pm. Get full details here: https://conta.cc/3qhMRZm

Our Summer Sale Continues with New Arrivals From Mizuno. We've just received new deals from Mizuno that you can scoop up...
07/28/2023

Our Summer Sale Continues with New Arrivals From Mizuno. We've just received new deals from Mizuno that you can scoop up (if you're fast)! Our storewide sale is still on and there are massive discounts to be had on just about everything. Check it it out in-store in Markham at 708 Denison Street, or online at RunningFree.com. Conditions apply. Get the details here https://conta.cc/44ZXYEY

Our Epic July Sale Continues Storewide - Save on just about everything in-store and online on a massive selection of pro...
07/19/2023

Our Epic July Sale Continues Storewide - Save on just about everything in-store and online on a massive selection of products. Plus we've recently restocked lots of on-sale models, so if you missed your size the first time you might have another shot at getting that pair of shoes, nutrition, or those accessories, or clothing you were after. Conditions apply. Get the details at RunningFree.com

We all know the importance of a good pair of running shoes, but aside from that, what's your absolute "must-have" runnin...
07/16/2023

We all know the importance of a good pair of running shoes, but aside from that, what's your absolute "must-have" running gear? 🤔🔥

Share your essentials in the comments below and let's build the ultimate running gear checklist together!

Get ready to meet our featured athlete of the month, Alan Tou, who has recently joined Team Running Free! We couldn't be...
07/03/2023

Get ready to meet our featured athlete of the month, Alan Tou, who has recently joined Team Running Free! We couldn't be more thrilled to have him on board. We had a chance to catch up with him to discuss his running journey.

Q: What are your running goals for 2023?
A: One of my 2023 running goals was to run a Spring Marathon PB with my first marathon since 2015 which I successfully accomplished. I am now looking forward to a fast Half-marathon PB at TCS Toronto Waterfront in the Fall!

Q: What role does competition play in your running journey, and how do you balance the desire to win with the enjoyment of the process?
A: During a race, I use those around me to motivate me to push a bit more. After the race, I love introducing myself and getting to know those same runners. After all, there’s always an opportunity to learn from them or even train with them in the future.

Q: What's the funniest thing that's ever happened to you while running?
A: A small group of runners I’m a part of had planned to do a long run on Xmas Eve 2022. If you recall a massive snowstorm hit Toronto the night before, and so the indoor track we had planned to visit was closed as a result. We improvised and ended up doing the long run in a parking garage.

Q: If you could run anywhere in the world, without any limitations, where would you choose to run and why?
A: Although I am not much of a trail runner yet, I am very tempted by the breathtaking views in Gastein, Austria. I’m literally a couple of relay partners away from signing up and training for the Infinite Trails Race by Adidas.

Storewide Discounts Continue at Running Free and online at RunningFree.com. Huge savings, on an enormous selection of Fo...
06/30/2023

Storewide Discounts Continue at Running Free and online at RunningFree.com. Huge savings, on an enormous selection of Footwear, Clothing, Accessories, and even Nutrition. We'll be closed on Saturday July 1st for the Canada Day Holiday, but we'll be open on Friday, Sunday, and Monday. Get complete details here https://conta.cc/3PD1h0q

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