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Lace up your shoes and join Queen’s Athletics & Recreation for our Virtual Running Series!
*NEW* for Fall 2020 - Run the Distance (Half Marathon) training plan, Walking to Wellness training plan, and new weekly themes!

Each Virtual Running Series (VRS) program is 8 weeks in length, offers a selection of unique training programs, weekly themes, and Challenge Weekends to keep you motivated and moving. Registration is required to participate, but you don’t have to be in Kingston to move with us! All participant levels are welcome (run, walk and adaptive categories available). Register in your preferred category and check out the links below for training support and additional instructions. Run inside, outside, on a forested trail, or through your neighbourhood - it is YOUR run!*

Total newbie? Use our progressive Learn to Run or Walking to Wellness training plans to get started, take advantage of expert advice, and engage with our active community. More experienced runner? Use our Build your Endurance or Run the Distance training plans to work towards a 10km or half marathon distance. Although training programs kick off during the first week of each session, participants are encouraged to join and get started at any time throughout the program.

Fall 2020 Challenge Weekends for all categories:

Challenge Weekend #1: Oct. 10-11 -5km, 10km, or half marathon - view results
Challenge Weekend #2: Nov. 7-8 - 5km, 10km, or half marathon

Challenge Weekend submission forms: gogaelsgo.com/vrssubmit

Want to join us? Here are the details!

1) Register below for our free Virtual Running Series in the run, walk or adaptive category. Registration is required to participate, have your results published, be eligible for draw prizes, and access all of our program features. You must register for each new term/program offering in order to continue to participate in the VRS.
2) Get moving! Pick the training program of your choice and follow along with the progressive plan. Use the weeks leading up to the Challenge Weekends to train, build endurance, and give it your best for the half-way and finale Challenge Weekends.
3) On Challenge Weekends, upload your completed activity, using the form in the link below, by the Sunday 11:59PM deadline. Results are published afterwards on the VRS website.
4) Hang out at our Wednesday 5PM EST Running with Motivation Zoom sessions for advice, training guidance, and socializing!
5) If interested, join one, or both, of the optional Strava clubs (below) to track your training efforts, give each other supportive “kudos”, and record your challenge activities. Make sure you have registered for the Virtual Running Series before requesting permission to join the Queen's ARC Strava club, as it is for registered participants only.
6) Share your achievements and photos with us and all your friends! Be sure to use #QueensARC #QueensGetsActive

*Please ensure that you are staying safe, following all traffic signage, maintaining social distancing practices, avoiding group runs/walks, and adhering to current restrictions in place by public health authorities.

Additional VRS Resources:

Training Programs:
  • Walking to Wellness Training Program
  • Learn to Run Training Program
  • Build Your Endurance Training Program
  • Run the Distance (Half Marathon)


  • Join us at our weekly Running with Motivation sessions starting Sept. 9 every Wednesday at 5PM EST where we talk all things running/walking, review the weekly training plans, answer questions, and keep you motivated and moving! Click here for a link to the session

    SGPS Strava Active Club

    Queen's ARC Virtual Running Series Strava Club

    Need help with Strava? View our Getting started with Strava help document

    Have questions or concerns? Please feel free to reach out to our team at Qfitness@queensu.ca

    Lace up your shoes and join Queen’s Athletics & Recreation for our Virtual Running Series!
    *NEW* for Fall 2020 - Run the Distance (Half Marathon) training plan, Walking to Wellness training plan, and new weekly themes!

    Each Virtual Running Series (VRS) program is 8 weeks in length, offers a selection of unique training programs, weekly themes, and Challenge Weekends to keep you motivated and moving. Registration is required to participate, but you don’t have to be in Kingston to move with us! All participant levels are welcome (run, walk and adaptive categories available). Register in your preferred category and check out the links below for training support and additional instructions. Run inside, outside, on a forested trail, or through your neighbourhood - it is YOUR run!*

    Total newbie? Use our progressive Learn to Run or Walking to Wellness training plans to get started, take advantage of expert advice, and engage with our active community. More experienced runner? Use our Build your Endurance or Run the Distance training plans to work towards a 10km or half marathon distance. Although training programs kick off during the first week of each session, participants are encouraged to join and get started at any time throughout the program.

    Fall 2020 Challenge Weekends for all categories:

    Challenge Weekend #1: Oct. 10-11 -5km, 10km, or half marathon - view results
    Challenge Weekend #2: Nov. 7-8 - 5km, 10km, or half marathon

    Challenge Weekend submission forms: gogaelsgo.com/vrssubmit

    Want to join us? Here are the details!

    1) Register below for our free Virtual Running Series in the run, walk or adaptive category. Registration is required to participate, have your results published, be eligible for draw prizes, and access all of our program features. You must register for each new term/program offering in order to continue to participate in the VRS.
    2) Get moving! Pick the training program of your choice and follow along with the progressive plan. Use the weeks leading up to the Challenge Weekends to train, build endurance, and give it your best for the half-way and finale Challenge Weekends.
    3) On Challenge Weekends, upload your completed activity, using the form in the link below, by the Sunday 11:59PM deadline. Results are published afterwards on the VRS website.
    4) Hang out at our Wednesday 5PM EST Running with Motivation Zoom sessions for advice, training guidance, and socializing!
    5) If interested, join one, or both, of the optional Strava clubs (below) to track your training efforts, give each other supportive “kudos”, and record your challenge activities. Make sure you have registered for the Virtual Running Series before requesting permission to join the Queen's ARC Strava club, as it is for registered participants only.
    6) Share your achievements and photos with us and all your friends! Be sure to use #QueensARC #QueensGetsActive

    *Please ensure that you are staying safe, following all traffic signage, maintaining social distancing practices, avoiding group runs/walks, and adhering to current restrictions in place by public health authorities.

    Additional VRS Resources:

    Training Programs:
  • Walking to Wellness Training Program
  • Learn to Run Training Program
  • Build Your Endurance Training Program
  • Run the Distance (Half Marathon)


  • Join us at our weekly Running with Motivation sessions starting Sept. 9 every Wednesday at 5PM EST where we talk all things running/walking, review the weekly training plans, answer questions, and keep you motivated and moving! Click here for a link to the session

    SGPS Strava Active Club

    Queen's ARC Virtual Running Series Strava Club

    Need help with Strava? View our Getting started with Strava help document

    Have questions or concerns? Please feel free to reach out to our team at Qfitness@queensu.ca

    Program Offerings

    All Challenges- Running category
    Spring/Summer 2020

    146 spot(s) available
    Sign In

    Schedule not set for All Challenges- Running category

    Register here to participate in the Summer 2020 Virtual Running Series under the Running category.

    Please note that only online registration is available at this time.

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    Register here to participate in the Summer 2020 Virtual Running Series under the Running category.

    Please note that only online registration is available at this time.

    All Challenges - Walking category
    Spring/Summer 2020

    95 spot(s) available
    Sign In

    Schedule not set for All Challenges - Walking category

    Register here to participate in the Summer 2020 Virtual Running Series under the Walking category.

    Please note that only online registration is available at this time.

    Show more

    Register here to participate in the Summer 2020 Virtual Running Series under the Walking category.

    Please note that only online registration is available at this time.

    All Challenges - Adaptive category
    Spring/Summer 2020

    98 spot(s) available
    Sign In

    Schedule not set for All Challenges - Adaptive category

    Register here to participate in the Summer 2020 Virtual Running Series under the Adaptive category.

    Please note that only online registration is available at this time.

    Show more

    Register here to participate in the Summer 2020 Virtual Running Series under the Adaptive category.

    Please note that only online registration is available at this time.


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