Brainsport Times

Weekly updates on running news in and around Saskatchewan.

Brainsport Times Sept 5, 2018

Welcome to September, everyone! Hopefully all of you are getting settled in nicely to the shift in pace after the long weekend.In this week's Q&A we're learning about a unique run in the area that many of you will likely be interested in getting in on. The Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) is hosting a 10K run on September 15 called the SREDA Regional Race. Ths race will take runners (or walkers) from Martensville to Warman, ending with a community brunch.Kristen Johannesson from SREDA is here to tell us all about it, so let's get to it!
Q&A with Kristen JohannessonTara: Before we start talking about the race, for those who aren't familiar with what the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority is, would you mind sharing what it's about?
Kristen: The Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) helps strengthen and grow the local economy through six pillars: business attraction, business expansion, entrepreneurship, economic forecastingand analysis, marketing the Saskatoon Region, and regional economic development and planning. We work with municipalities surrounding and including Saskatoon and the private sector to achieve this goal.
Tara: Running events often serve as an economic boost to local communities; how have you seen such events impact the region?
Kristen: Events such as races, bring in people from outside communities to learn from and experience host communities. Whether it's stopping off at the local café for a coffee before the event or staying to shop in the community afterward, we want people to see that Warman and Martensville are growing and have lots to offer. Maybe they will even consider setting up a business or moving their family there!
Tara: Tell us about the SREDA Regional Race; what are some of the details in terms of distance options, who's welcome to participate, etc.?
Kristen: The 2018 SREDA Regional Race will happen on Saturday, September 15 and take racers from Martensville to Warman. This unique 10K race is open to everyone and we welcome people to run or walk the route! The race will commence at 9:30 a.m. from Martensville’s Kinsmen Park and finish in Warman’s Prairie Oasis Park.

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The SREDA Regional Race welcomes runners and walkers of all levels to make the 10K journey from Martensville to Warman on September 15. Photo suppliedTara: Beyond those more logistical details, what else should we know about the purpose of this event?
Kristen: The race is a community event bringing people from surrounding communities to Warman and Martensville. If people aren’t interested in the race, we encourage people to come and attend the brunch afterward and celebrate these two communities.Tara: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Kristen: Racers will receive an awesome swag bag filled with goodies, a sweet T-shirt from Brainsport and SREDA, a commemorative medal, brunch, and a shuttle ride back to Martensville. All this for only $25!
We are very thankful for all the support we have received from the communities and sponsors! Follow SREDA’s Facebook and Instagram to find out more and don’t forget to register.


Upcoming Events

SREDA Regional RaceThe Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) is hosting its first annual SREDA Regional Race on September 15. This 10K race will take runners (or walkers) from Martensville to Warman - ending with a community brunch. To learn more about the run and to register click here.

PC Children's Charity Halloween Fun Run



On October 14, bring out the whole family including your kids, cousins, nieces and nephews and the grandparents to take part in a 2K or 5K walk or run on an out-and-back route along the South Saskatchewan River. Wear a Halloween costume and be entered into the costume contest as well. And, get in on some BBQ and snacks, provided by Independent Grocer. 

For more information and to register click here.

EY River Run Classic

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The EY River Run Classic is one of the premier running events in Saskatoon being held on September 30. This event is organized by the

Saskatoon Road Runners Association and consists of 2K (family run), 5K, 10K, distances. The routes run along the South Saskatchewan River, making for a beautiful route. For more information click here

Special Olympics Youth Programs


Registration is now open for the 2018 Fall session of the Special Olympics youth programs! The Active Start program (ages 2-7) and FUNdamentalsprogram (ages 7-12) will run Thursday evenings from September 20 to December 6.

To register clickhere

GMS Queen City Marathon


Take part in one of the province's premier road races on the weekend of September 7 at the Queen City Marathon. There are distance options ranging from the kid's 1K through to the full marathon, along with relay options. To learn more and to register click here. Yoga for RunnersBreathe Move Be is offering a yoga for runners class starting on September 6. This 10-week course will be of benefit runners of all levels. To Register This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view, or text Leanne: 306-251-2964.Crushing Chiari 5-10-15K Run In Kenaston


On September 15 take part in a fun run in Keneston in support of the Canadian Chiari Association. The event is being organized by Tammy Powder, who, along with her daughter Ella, has Chiari Malformation - a neurological disorder. Anyone is welcome to take part in the 5K, 10K, or 15K with the options of running, biking or walking.The race fee is $40 for each run but if you raise over $80 in sponsorship then you will be able to enter for free! Each participant will also receive a race t-shirt. Send your registration fee to Tammy Powder via e-transfer along with the following information and you will get a tax receipt from CCA! Name, address, email address and phone number. Contact Tammy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details and to register.Race Against RacismOn September 22 join your community for a run that brings together people from all over Saskatoon from various communities, with unique backgrounds, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, ages and ethnicities. Everyone comes together to achieve a common goal; to provide a positive, safe environment to live in harmony and show that Saskatoon will not accept racism. Runners, walkers and rollers have the choice to participate in the 2.5K, 5K, 10K or half marathon.

To learn more and to register click here

Voodoo Fitness Festival


On the weekend of September7 Saskatoon will play host to the Voodoo Fitness Festival - the largest fitness competition in Canada. There are divisions for all levels of athletes, so if CrossFit is up your alley be sure to check out the website to learn more.

Product of the Week

On Cloud Waterproof

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This week we're featuring another On running shoe simply because it makes sense. With wet fall and winter weather on the way a waterproof shoe is a product many of you will be looking for, and we have a nice addition to our lineup of waterproof shoes in stock this season - the On Cloud Waterproof. This shoe brings you all the innovative technology On running shoes offer, along with waterproofing. So, if you're looking for a speedy shoe that will keep you hopping though those puddles this year, come in and check out the On Cloud Waterproof!

Thanks for reading the Times this week. 

Gotta run,

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