Runner's Den


Keep Hammering | Hamilton's Running News Vol.2

Jordan Bierema


What an awesome day at Christie Lake Conservation area for Happy Trails Racing’s first of two Fall trail races. Congratulations to everyone who ran and hiked and thank to all those who came to support their friends and family. The Hamilton trail running community is growing and it’s amazing to see so many people having fun, testing their abilities, and enjoying Hamilton’s vast trail network. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our tent, it was great to meet so many of you!

Jeff & Heather are doing an amazing job coordinating these races. They are perfect for both seasoned veterans who have raced many ultra marathons before and those who want to try trail running for the first time. Make sure you sign up early for next year’s events, as they definitely have a tendency to fill up quickly. You can register through their website linked above.

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The results of the races can be found HERE

Congratulations to the top three in each race, you can see them below!


Women | 1. Arianna Vegter 2. Roslyn Bergen 3. Dania Fuentes Pino

Men | 1. Tyler Chacra 2. Lukas Fuesselberger 3. Daniel Kolesnikov


Women | 1. Lisa Leskien 2. Esther Hagerman 3. Tamara Cummings

Men | 1. Curtis Anderson 2. Ian Kinsella 3. Jay West


Women | 1. Emily Marcolini 2. Erin Ingoldsby 3. Victoria Pringle

Men | 1. Cole Cz 2. Matthew Wongkee 3. Brian Burns


Women | 1. Jaclyn Doyle 2. Gianna Gallo 3. Kathryn Dertinger

Men | 1. Jared Lando 2. Scott Fairley 3. Joseph Stephens

Well done to everyone that competed!


We have a good sized crew south of the border this weekend for the Chicago Marathon, which is on the the World Marathon Majors. Looking forward to some great results tomorrow morning and hearing about the trip this coming week. Let us know if you know of anyone else who’s racing south of the border this weekend!


We are now only 4 weeks away form our biggest weekend of the year! Things are shaping up to be amazing. If you are still looking for a Fall race, whether it be a super fast 5km or 10km, or want a late crack at a Boston Marathon Qualifier on Canada’s BQ certified course, there is still time to register.

Visit the race website here to register and to find more information: Hamilton Marathon.

We are still looking for some awesome volunteers! If you’re interested in lending a hand, please reach out to us! We would love the help.


If you didn't know, the Runner’s Den has open group runs every week. If you have an upcoming race and want some company in your training, please feel free to join. They are open to all skill levels and there is always someone to run with. These are great to meet others that love running as much as you do! We meet at the Runner’s Den on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm and Saturday mornings at 8am. We have change rooms and showers if you’re coming from work or need to jet off to something right after the run! We would love to have you!

For more information on group runs, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact our new group run leader and Manager, Jordan at


Every month we will do a draw for a chance to win a Runner’s Den prize that can be picked up in the store. The draw is for those who have subscribed to our mailing list! If you or you know someone who hasn’t subscribed, there is still time! You can do so on the sidebar of this page or visit our subscribe page HERE. The draw for the month of October will take place on November 1st and the winner will be contacted then.

Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving weekend with friends & family.

Keep Hammering!