Why Run???

Written by Friends of the Bowl Foundation

June 3, 2019

You may be surprised why people across Saskatchewan choose to run.

We all know that running is good for your physical health — it can help achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, strengthen muscles and improve bones health.

What you may not be aware of, is just how significantly running can impact your mental, social and spiritual health and well-being.

Photo of people running in the 2019 Saskatchewan Marathon
2019 Saskatchewan Marathon 
[Photo credit: Liam Richards, Saskatoon Star Phoenix ]

Local runner and reporter, CBC’s Jason Warick joined Garth Materie, host of Blue Sky, to find out what drives people to run, including Saskatchewan Marathon winner Celeste Cross Child. Listen to the program entitled Running – why people do it and what it does for them , here:

Runners of all ages and abilities are excited about the recent opening of Saskatoon’s new Class II, IAAF certified running track at the Gordie Howe Sports Complex, and eagerly await the future Multi-Sport Centre, part of the master plan for the park.

2019 Bob Adams City Track & Field Championship at the Gordie Howe Sports Complex
[Photo credit: Liam Richards, Saskatoon Star Phoenix ]

Adjacent to the new track, and benefiting athletes in multiple sports — track and field, baseball, Nordic and cross-country skiing, speed skating and public skating — the new Multi-Sport Centre will provide much-needed operating space, dressing rooms, officials rooms, scoring & press booths, concession, first aid, public washrooms and meeting space.

Together we can build a strong future for runners in Saskatchewan. We welcome your support!

Artist’s rendering of the future Multi-Sport Centre
New Class II IAAF Certified Running Track at the Gordie Howe Sports Complex