Coal Harbour Community Centre

Program Details

Clinic #1 Day: Sunday

Clinic #1 Time: 10:15 AM

Meeting Spot: Activity Room 103

Programs Offered:

  • LearnToRun10K
  • RunWalk10K
  • Run10KStronger
  • Walk10K

Registration Link

Location Address: 480 Broughton Street, Vancouver

Meet your Clinic Coordinator!

Kristina Gibbons

About Kristina: I’m an enthusiastic and passionate runner, and I love being part of a local run community that inspires people to get up and move. As a run leader in local run studies and store clinics, I’ve watched participants develop their own passion and confidence in themselves as runners. I’ve helped to lead various local running events as a personnel coordinator and event day on-site manager. I absolutely love sharing my passion for running with new and experienced walkers and runners alike.

How long have you been involved with the Vancouver Sun Run InTraining Program? This is my first year being involved with the Sun Run InTraining program as a clinic coordinator but my passion for running started with a Sun Run Training clinic many moons ago.

What is your favourite InTraining memory? I was still in university when I joined my first Sun Run InTraining clinic at my local YMCA. I could barely run continuously for longer than 7 minutes. My favourite memory from that clinic training was progressing from walk/run to running continuously for 12 minutes. Being able to run continuously was a turning point for me. The Sun Run 10 km clinic training gave me the confidence to progress to half marathon and marathon distance training. My enthusiasm for reaching goals is something that I hope to share with other InTraining participants.

Favourite place to run/walk? The False Creek Seawall

What can participants look forward to this year with the Coal Harbour group? We have a number of experienced and enthusiastic run leaders returning to lead walking and running groups at Coal Harbour. With the clinic location just steps away from Stanley Park, participants can look forward to amazing guidance by experienced run leaders and scenic run routes through Stanley Park and along the Stanley Park seawall. Participants can also look forward to informative training-related talks by local experts in the community.

What participants have to say about the Coal Harbour Community Centre Group:

"Thank you to the leaders for taking time out of your busy lives to enhance and better our lives. This running program has been the most amazing experience I've participated in for a long, long time. I feel so good about myself and my accomplishment. I would encourage anyone (especially over 50's and empty-nesters) who lead a very sedentary lifestyle to come out and participate. It will change your life!" - Eleanor, Coal Harbour Participant

"Great job!! Kristina is organized, took feedback well, and made positive changes. She is an all-around great leader!" - Tessa, Coal Harbour Participant

"Thank you to Kristina and all of the Leaders for engaging & leading us to build positive habits. They were attentive, and helped answer all the questions from the participants." - Marilu, Coal Harbour Participant