MONRUN is our 40-minute group run held at 6:30 pm every Monday night.
Do we every cancel?
MONRUN goes ahead in all types of weather. We will only cancel if conditions are unsafe. We will communicate cancellations to members in our Facebook group. In some cases we will suggest an alternative activity such as snowshoeing if sidewalks are not clear of snow or ice.
When there’s daylight, we run on the BLT Trail. We sometimes run on the Chain of Lakes trail in early spring if the BLT Trail is still snow covered.
Fall back route
When it’s dark in the evenings, we run use our Fall Back Route along the sidewalks of the St. Margaret’s Bay Road through Lakeside and Timberlea. Runners are encouraged to wear reflective gear and headlamps.
Out and back format
Starting at the BLT entrance at the Coke Plant in Beechville Industrial Park, we will run for 20 minutes, then turnaround and come back for 20 minutes. All runners start and finish at the same time and location.
Run with others and at your pace
We try our best to make sure nobody runs alone. Before the group run starts, we make best efforts to encourage runners to organize into smaller groups by desired running pace, ranging from just below 5:00/km to above 7:00/km.
Our starting location is always the same year-round. We meet at BLT Trail Head, Lakeside Park Dr, Lakeside, NS B3T 1L1 (located in the Beechville Industrial Park off the St. Margaret’s Bay Road).