Next Members’ Meeting –
August 21st at 8 pm

Our next Longboat members’ meeting will take place Wednesday August 21 at 8pm at the University Settlement House. Please check your email for a copy of the agenda, the previous meeting’s minutes, as well as an updated version of the Constitution (with the added change of the fiscal year).


If you will not be attending the meeting but wish to vote on one of the items, please appoint a proxy by emailing the Secretary the following wording: “I appoint [named proxy] to be my proxy at the Longboat Members Meeting on August 21, 2013.”


Also, please RSVP to Dana Ferguson ( so we have an idea for attendance.

Announcements and Events

Toronto Island Race – Call for Support


Mark September 8th on your calendars! All Longboat members are required to volunteer at the Toronto Island Run.


To all members of Longboat Roadrunners:

As a member of Longboat, one of your obligations to the club is to volunteer at the Toronto Island Run. This is our day to give back to the community.

The expectation is that you volunteer at the race, not run it. A duty roster is being put together and will be sent out to members in the coming weeks. Please email if you:

  1. Cannot join us on race day (your excuse must be really, really good!);
  2. Are trained/certified in CPR;
  3. Want to help with a specific job (e.g. registration, course marshal, water stations, BBQ, etc.);
  4. Are interested in helping with pick-ups on Saturday September 7th and drop-offs on Sunday September 8th (you will be required to drive a cube truck – this is an important job!);
  5. Are able to work at kit pick-up on Friday September 6th and Saturday September 7th (3 people per 3-hour time block); and/or
  6. Wish to run the 5K as part of the OMA Road Race Championship Series (you will be assigned a task before or after the race).

We will be accepting up to 1,700 participants this year… making this the biggest race ever! Every hand (and then some) is needed on deck. Due to the increased number of participants, there will be two BBQ stations instead of one, creating four lines instead of two. This is going to require a lot of people power and many of you will be asked to work the BBQ at some point in the day.

All members are asked to become familiar with the details of the race. Please check out the race website and be prepared to answer all sorts of questions from participants on race day. The Toronto Island Run attracts many runners who are racing for the first-time. They are just as anxious and nervous as you were at your first race! Please make the extra effort to help runners and their families to find their way around, have a great race and to enjoy the party afterwards.

Every year, the club receives emails gushing about the event. People always say that it is the Longboat crew who makes this event so special – Nobody does it like we do it!

I look forward to putting on the best Longboat Toronto Island Run ever! Together we will make that happen.


Lynn Bourque

Longboat Toronto Island Run



The Bruce Trail Run


A group of members headed to the Bruce Trail on July 28th for a challenging 20K run – from the Limehouse Conservation to the Kelso Conservation Area (near Milton). After taking on the challenging terrain (with a few tumbles!), they enjoyed a BBQ lunch and a swim before heading back to Toronto. Thanks to Gregoire Bonhomme for organizing the trip! Watch the calendar for more special events like this one.



Our New Website


Welcome to the new website!

Updating the club’s website has been an on-going project for the past few months. Thanks for being patient as this much needed update was in the works.

A great deal of time and effort has gone into this project. BIG thank you to Victor Reyes, Dana Ferguson and Melinda Campbell for designing and developing a more interactive and informative website. Also, thank you to the team of testers who provided early feedback and made sure everything is working smoothly.

Please explore the site and check out many of its features including:

  1. A new Announcements and Events page;
  2. Searchable Club Standings;
  3. An article on Tom Longboat written by Rob Hanks; and

We hope you enjoy our new look!  Email to report any problems.



Welcome to Longboat



The Longboat Roadrunners is among the top running clubs in the Greater Toronto Area and is very active in Toronto’s growing running community. We are devoted to promoting sportsmanship and dedication to racing by supporting individual and team excellence, encouraging competition, camaraderie and commitment through the sport of running. While our membership ranges widely in age and ability, we are joined by our interest in running.

We are proud hosts of the annual Toronto Island Run, held each September on Toronto Island.  This 5km and 10km race is one of the most highly anticipated in the GTA, with sold out races the past two years.  Read More.


Interested in Joining Us?

We run because we love to run, but we succeed by pushing ourselves and each other. Although running is an individual pursuit, it becomes a communal activity when you join a group.

Joining Longboat will change how you train and make you a better runner. If you are interested in being a member, explore the site to learn more about the club and come join us for a run.

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