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Recreation – Running Group

The Well’s Running Group

Come Out, Get Fit!

Get some exercise and improve your skills with The Well’s running group.

The group is open to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities who would like to run in a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer positive space.


Who: Everyone — people of all skill levels interested in an informal chance to socialize and improve their running speed and distance. The length and speed of the run will be adapted to participants’ levels/abilities.

No one will be left behind and we welcome beginners. Many weeks feature a walking group. If you are a beginner and nervous about starting, get in touch with us and we can meet with you ahead of time to help get you going.

When: Monday evenings (Summer start: 7pm; fall-through-spring start: 6:15 p.m.)

The running group will not meet on February 17, 2013.

Where: Meet at the bottom of the rail trail at the South end of Dundurn (in the turn around where Dundurn ends as it hits the bottom of the escarpment just past the intersection with Hillcrest Ave.). There is parking along Dundurn and on Hillcrest Avenue.

Fee: There’s no cost to join. Participants are asked to register and sign a waiver, which can be done at their first run.

If you are under the age of 18, contact us at or 905-525-0300 to get a copy of the participation waiver in advance, which must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Is this a Running Clinic?

No. There is no professional facilitation or training as part of this running club. This is an informal opportunity for members of the community to meet, set their own pace, and get exercise on one of Hamilton’s beautiful running trails.

Can I do this?

If you can run/walk 4km you can join. We welcome roller-bladers and individuals with mobility devices.

We will do our best to accommodate all abilities of runners from run/walkers to more advanced runners. Runners often meet up after a run at a local coffee shop.

Keep in mind that you’re responsible for your health and safety, and you should consult with a physician before making a significant change in your exercise routine or if you have any concerns about participating.

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