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The team at Running Room Kelowna do so much more than sell top quality running gear, offer walk/run clinics and organize races for runners of all levels. Their warm and welcoming staff and volunteers, led by Store Managers Deb and Caroline, provide valuable knowledge, achievable fitness goals, tons of inspiration, and a shared commitment to making our community a healthier place for everyone.

Since 2009, they have been making a difference in the lives for over 100 low income children and families through donations directed to the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign.

Individuals participating in the Running Room Resolution Run on New Year’s Eve or the Hypo Half Marathon in February can set up a fundraising page and invite their friends and family to make a pledge in support of the Y’s Strong Kids Campaign. To date, donations have exceeded an incredible $13,000!

“We want every child to have the opportunity to play, stay healthy and feel included,” say the Store Managers. “The YMCA aligns with the Running Rooms goal to introduce individuals and families to fitness and activities that will hopefully become a lifelong commitment. At the Running Room we provide free run/walk clinics on Wednesdays and Sundays to the local community, no matter what the persons’ fitness level.”