News

September 22, 2020 - Donation to Community Groups

Paradise Running Club is pleased make a donation to three local community groups from the support of the Virtual 7o9(00K) Challenge held this summer.

We are pleased to donate to:

  • The Gathering Place

  • R.E.A.L. Program

  • CBS/Paradise Community Food Bank


August 04, 2020 - Cancellation of Five & Dime 5K/10K Road Race

Paradise Running Club regrets to announce that the 2020 edition of the Five & Dime 5K/10K is cancelled. We hope to reinstate this race as part of the 2021 race season.

PRC encourages everyone to stay safe and maintain proper social distances while they are keeping active and healthy during this time in-line with government directives.


June 25, 2020 - Resumption of Group Runs

PRC group runs will resume starting Saturday, June 27, 2020.

Please read the important guidelines below. Looking forward to running with you all!

COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Group Run Guidelines:

  • Group participants must follow all COVID-19 guidelines

  • Group participants must be asymptomatic from COVID-19 symptoms

  • Stay home if feeling unwell

  • Follow all posted directional signage related to COVID-19

  • Run in groups of 15 or less

  • Group participants please maintain physical distancing, run single-file when approaching others, and be aware of others in your surroundings

  • Group participants joining Saturday Social Runs, please bring own chair if staying at end to help with social/physical distancing

  • LTR, Fun Runs, and events will be be on hold for now.

For detailed information on COVID-19 restrictions in Newfoundland & Labrador please read Alert Level 2 information published by the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador.

PRC encourages everyone to stay safe and maintain proper social distances while they are keeping active and healthy during this time in-line with government directives.


June 15, 2020 - Figure 8 Trail Race Cancelled for August 2020

Due to the evolving circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Paradise Running Club has made the unfortunate decision to cancel the Figure 8 Trail Race for the 2020 Race Season.


PRC encourages everyone to stay safe and maintain proper social distances while they are keeping active and healthy during this time in-line with government directives.


May 4, 2020 - Discovery Dash Cancelled for June 2020

Due to the evolving circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Paradise Running Club has made the unfortunate decision to cancel the Discovery Dash 5K/10K Road Race for the 2020 Race Season.


PRC encourages everyone to stay safe and maintain proper social distances while they are keeping active and healthy during this time in-line with government directives.


April 26, 2020 - Virtual 7o9(00K) Event

Paradise Running Club will be hosting a virtual run across the island of Newfoundland.

Check out our Facebook Page for more information!

https://www.facebook.com/paradiserunningclub


March 31, 2020 - Community Donation to the CBS/Paradise Food Bank

The Paradise Running Club was honoured and humbled to present a cheque to the CBS/Paradise Community Food Bank from community donations totaling $3,440. The donations came from:

  • Commonwealth/Kenmount Pharamsave

  • Employees of NL Hydro and Nalcor

  • Paradise Running Club members

  • The community at large

President Lori Dalton (pictured below) presented the cheque on March 31, 2020 and in respecting social distancing protocols got to hold the presentation cheque all by herself!


March 30, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


UPDATED March 30, 2020

Dear Members,

The spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has introduced much uncertainty in our day to day lives. We are all runners at heart and want to maintain our hard-won training and fitness.

The PRC Board shares our deepest sympathies with everyone impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. These are difficult and unprecedented times, and most of us are dealing with major changes in our lives. We truly understand the physical and mental challenges people are coping with at this time, but we also understand that as a community organization, PRC has to show leadership as well. Our board members are here to help if you need someone to talk to - we are all in this together.

Based upon the most recent public health information available at this time, especially with the emergence of community transmission of COVID-19 in Newfoundland & Labrador, running alone is the best option. While we are in no way policing what our individual members do, the PRC Board wants to convey to our members that it remains our position that you should continue to consider solo runs and it is imperative that you are diligent about social distancing. Considering this, to help mitigate the health risk to our members and community members at large, Paradise Running Club will continue the postponement of all group runs until further notice.


As the days progress, we are planning to provide ways we can continue to be there for you and our resilient PRC members. The Board has been considering some virtual challenges for our members, and will roll out some ideas for April month in short order.


The key take-away here is you can keep running - just adapt your routine a little. Taking the right precautions is as much about protecting others in the community as it is about making sure you stay safe. You can still train, and you can still run. Your running club and your run groups will still be here after all this passes. Please do your due diligence in helping keep you and everyone else safe.


Further information on the current situation in Newfoundland and Labrador can be found at https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/.



Sincerely,

Paradise Running Club Board of Directors