Spring Sprint warms up the boardwalk

Braving early morning snow and a cold wind, 604 runners and walkers laced up for the 27th Beaches Spring Sprint along the beaches boardwalk on April 5. Organized by the volunteer advisory council of the Beaches Recreation Centre, the all-ages fun run raises money for new fitness equipment and renovations projects. Proceeds from this year’s […]

Fitness knows no age boundary

People of a certain age are often afraid to say how old they are, but not Yvonne Walmsley. Eighty-six is an age to be thankful for, she says, sporting the latest Beaches Spring Sprint T-shirt just after an aerobic fitness class at the Beaches Rec Centre. “You tell all your friends, ‘You know, I met […]

Spring Sprint needs runners and volunteers

  You arrive before the runners and the water in Lake Ontario is like glass.  The sun is still low on the horizon, and there’s a nip in the air that is brisk and yet has a suggestion of spring in it.  It’s Spring Sprint day, and the volunteers gather on the boardwalk by the […]

25 years for Spring Sprint

This year will mark the silver anniversary of the Beaches Recreation Centre’s Spring Sprint, and organizers are hoping numbers will keep up with the success of recent years. “We’d like to get 600, and maybe 350 kids out of that 600,” said Roland Roushias of the rec centre. “ If it takes you 15 minutes […]