December 8, 2024
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races

Ingrid runs off the GRID

Ingrid runs off the GRID.  She runs and runs, and runs and runs!  She loves running and loves helping others. She’s back at Reggae Marathon this December and with her 8 of her running friends from their running club, Off the GRID:


stretchThe name of our club is Off the GRID Run Club.  We are not elite runners, our members are family, friends, our children and neighbours and yes even our dogs (although our resident doggie member Sadie seems to think we are her pack when we are out for a run).   We are a fun-loving run group as witnessed by our virtual runs with our children and families in tow and tutus and costumes galore during the Summer! For those who have training goals for the season, we also have dedicated training runs, such as our moving hill and speed play sessions on most Wednesday evenings.  We run (and yes even walk) on different terrains, road or trail – in darkness, rain, snow and/or in the heat. There are a variety of distances and paces in the group.

little-griddersWe also have a Childrens Running Group – the Little Gridders. Information about the Childrens program is also on our website. Our Little Gridders range from 5 – 10 years old with many participating in races ranging from 1km to 5km. Our next goal race for the little ones is at the Hamilton – Road to Hope 1km race on Saturday, November 5th.

Our program for the Little ones is focused on the theme, “Running is Fun” and uses a  combined run/walk technique and running drills which allows the children to build confidence and endurance as they gradually build their running strength. Our Summer program for the little ones ends with our Annual Little Gridders race in August. Several of our adult run club members volunteer at the event which had 18 Little Gridders participating in the race this year  – with parents; grand parents; aunts and uncles in tow. My niece – who is 8 years old won the overall race again this year with our Granddaughter (who is a regular 5km race participant) not too far behind along with several of our little ones 🙂 


Look out for Off the GRID in their distinctive T’s Saturday morning December 3 at Reggae Marathon.

Until next time…

Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)