Fools Run Training Clinics at PaceSetter Athletic

PaceSetter Athletic

2019 training clinics started January 12th in Gibsons at PaceSetter Athletic. 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 (see links below) 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. The last Saturday of the month will be run in Roberts Creek, at Up The Creek B&B (Krause Rd at Roberts Creek Rd, ~200m down from the highway)
  • Thursday sessions include training/racing tips at 6:10pm; 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 2018).
  • 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!

Register for PaceSetter Run Club (includes all road clinics in 2019)


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 9-race Lifestages Lower Mainland Road Race Series (LMRRS), which provides Vancouver-area runners a chance to earn points throughout the spring and summer and qualify to win series age group prizes.


In Training