Fools Run Training Clinics at PaceSetter

PaceSetter Athletic Footwear

2020 training clinics start January 9 in Gibsons at PaceSetter Athletic Footwear. We'll help you prepare for the Fool's Run: Running or Walk/Running the half marathon, or doing a 2- or 4-Person Relay. There's also a full marathon option for those aiming to run the BMO Vancouver Marathon in May.

Register online or in-store (103 - 622 Hough Road, in the Holy Crap plaza near Veterans Road).


  • Group runs are Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings at PaceSetter Athletic. A couple of Saturday runs will be from an alternative location that covers part of the race route.
  • Thursday sessions include training/racing tips at 6:15pm; workout starts 6:30. Saturday morning sessions start 8:00am (no talk).
  • Cost: $50. Drop-in $5. $100 to join the PaceSetter Club (covers all road running clinics in the year).
  • Training and racing Q&A will also be provided via email and FB group
  • Pace groups and looping back will ensure no one is left behind
  • Clinic members get 10% off all in-store purchases during the clinic (regular priced items).
  • Prerequisite: before starting the half marathon clinic, you need to be able to run or walk/run at least 45 minutes continuously, at any speed (60 minutes if joining after week 2). The 5k Learn to Run group has no prerequisites — it's for beginners!


Run Club membership includes clinic fees and year-round perks!


Running Room

Running Room Clinics

Not on the Sunshine Coast? Check here for Running Room clinics that will get you ready for the BMO April Fool's Run!


Recommended Tune-Up Races


We encourage you to attend one or more of these great tune-up races. A shorter race is an excellent way to prepare for a half marathon! The Fool's Run is one of only two half marathons in the 10-race Lifestages Lower Mainland Road Race Series (LMRRS), which provides Vancouver-area runners a chance to earn points throughout the year and qualify to win series age group prizes.


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