13 Cities, 13 Runs – White Rock

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First time visiting White Rock last month. The “hole in the sky” as some like to call it, is a small town located right on the border of the state of Washington. This oceanfront town is renown for it’s beautiful homes and ocean views. In the summer, lot’s of people flock to their pristine beach and also go explore the waters in the area to find local marine life.

White Rock is a great place is you want to work on your hill runs. Most of the roads perpendicular to Marine Dr., the town’s main street have huge inclines. Some of these streets even remind me of San Francisco.

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They also have a cute little promenade located right on the beach that stretches just over 2 kms. It isn’t ideal if you’re looking for a long run, as you may end up doing a lot of back and forth on the promenade. It also tends to get real busy during the day as there are a lot of retirees living in White Rock who walk on the promenade for their daily dose of exercise. The view of the ocean, the mountains, the city and it’s big white rock are very pretty. Seeing seals as you run along the promenade is ultra special!

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If you’re on the lookout for a less populated running location, the city has loads of parks and all of their streets are pretty quiet and beautiful to run along as well.

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For more information on White Rock’s parks & trails, go here.

Photos by: @Offner

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13 Cities, 13 Runs – Fredericton

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I’m happy to introduce a brand new series on my blog this fall called 13 Cities, 13 Runs. Since I’m currently on a road trip across Canada, I figured this would be the perfect occasion to share with you some of my favorite running trails that I’ve discovered as I travel through the country from East to West.

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This week, I’m sharing with you the running trails that I discovered while I was in Fredericton, New Brunswick just a few days ago. To my utmost surprise, Fredericton has TONS of running trails. The city is all about running, cycling and walking.

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The city offers more than 80 kms of multi-purpose trails all around the city. You’ll find trails on the waterfront by Saint John River, close the lighthouse, on the old train bridge that connects the north and south sides of the city, in parks and in the woods.

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While I was in town, I decided to run along the river and did the Old Train Bridge Trail (0.6km), Northside Trail (10km) and the Lincoln Trail (8.8km). I loved the mix of urban setting, the scenic views on the waterfront and the woodland. The paved trail made it easy to run on. Also, I noticed that cars really respect runners, pedestrians and cyclists in Fredericton. The few spots where I had to cross the road to continue onto the trail, cars immediately stopped at the sight of me running.

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It was an incredibly enjoyable run. Their running trail diversity made me love the city so much more. There’s really no better way to explore a city you’ve never been in than via their multi-purpose paths.

The city of Fredericton lists all of their amazing trails on their website. You can check them all out here. One thing’s for sure, if you’re planning a trip to Fredericton, there is no shortage of options for running around the city!

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