This Week – Nov. 6th

Congratulations to the Hamilton and New York Runners! Hope you ran well in New York Shana, looking forward to your stories. And Hamilton…..brutal! Pouring and driving rain at the start, and what about that hard 20 km wind! It sure wore you down, but we finished. Now a brief lull between the big races. We have the Egg Nog Jog coming up Dec 10. Guess what, it’s SOLD OUT. We do have 18 Benders registered. Way to go! We can all still enjoy the event, either as Runners or Cheering? Read more

A Letter of Thanks – from Don Doan

Sharing a fantastic letter from Don Doan about the Don Doan Dash. Email from Don Doan – Sept 11, 2017 To our Bender Family,   I fully understand the planning, co-ordination, co-operation, teamwork, sacrifice, time, blood, sweat and tears that it takes to plan and execute a first class event…so I know I am qualified to praise everybody involved…   Race Director Samantha; the organizing committee comprised of Jim, Jackie, Denis, Rob, Grace, Mike, Ivar, Maria and Paul; and the large contingent of volunteers…   WOW! What an incredible job by? Read more

This Week – Sept. 11th

Thank you all again for helping us put on a great race on Sunday. We needed help in many areas to make the event work, and we got so many helpful and enthusiastic volunteers. And a thank you to Samantha from The Benders, for taking on the task of race director, “Job well done!” The tireless planning and organizing of our team over the last several months. So glad to see Don and Pam too! Well done, congratulations to Steve on his completion of the 100 miler in Woodstock Michigan.? Read more

This Week – Sept. 4th

Hope you all had a great Labour Day weekend. And now it’s September….already?? Vacations have come to an end, back to school, back to work. Don’t forget The Don Doan Dash this coming Sunday! If your friends or family haven’t already signed up registration closes Thursday at midnight. We’re almost at maximum numbers for T-shirts. Don’t wait till race day cause there might not be any shirts left. This Week: Tuesday – 6:45 at Tim’s in Shopper’s World parking lot Wednesday – 6:30 – Bramalea Running Room – Speed work? Read more

This Week – Aug 28th

Congratulations to Carlo, Maria, Tony, Teresa, Firmo and all the other Mud Heroes out there. Back to back OCR races for Firmo, he’s putting the washing machine to work with all that mud. Anyone looking to do one of these obstacle races talk to these guys. Their Mud Hero group seems to be growing every year! Only 12 days before the Don Doan Dash. Lots of work going on in preparation for this race. If you haven’t already, please sign up and get your family and friends to come also.? Read more

This Week – Aug 14th

Hope everyone had a great weekend! First off, if you haven’t done so already, please sign up for the Don Doan Dash (Sept 10). Get your family members and friends involved also. Its only 4 weeks away. We had a sneak peak at the official race shirt yesterday and there were plenty of oohs and ahhs! Stay tuned for a special preview. We also need volunteers. If you want to volunteer and haven’t yet, please reach out to “Get Fit Maria” or simply reply to the weekly email indicating that? Read more

Promoting Don Doan Dash 5k

The Brampton Bender promotional machine is up running. This past Wednesday saw Rob and Grace at Square One Running Room and Ivar & Sam at the Winston Churchill store. Spreading the word on the Don Doan Dash. Benders will be visiting neighboring Running Room in the coming weeks to let everyone know about the awesome race we?ve planned and hoping everyone will come out and make it a real special event. Want to help out promoting this event?  Run with another group or store? (Running Free, MEC or different Running? Read more