The 10-week training program is available online and in-person:
- Virtual clinics start April 17, 2017
- In-store clinics at select Running Room locations start either March 27 or April 1, 2017
Locations, dates and registration can all be found on the Run to Quit webpage.
Our goal is to support people who want to quit smoking. A brief overview of Run to Quit is below as a refresher and available on our Youtube channel.
What is Run to Quit?
Run to Quit is an innovative quit-smoking program that pairs the quitting expertise of the Canadian Cancer Society with Running Room’s learn to walk or run 5km clinics. Participants are supported by a trained coach through a gradual 10-week program in combination with evidence-based smoking cessation strategies.
Greg, a former smoker and 2016 Run to Quit participant, shares his story about how Run to Quit helped him go smoke-free.
Why promote Run to Quit?
Run to Quit greatly increases a person’s chances of quitting smoking while raising their physical activity level. Six months after the program ended in 2016, 40% of participants interviewed reported being non-smokers and 43% were still running three times a week. No other smoking cessation program offers both these health benefits!
How to promote Run to Quit
We have several ways to promote the program, including through posters, social media, sharing our Youtube videos, tear pads and general information sheets. If you are interested in sharing program materials let me know who your audience is, as well as the channels through which you will promote, and I can provide the best and most specific tools to help.
And be sure to follow us on social media!
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RuntoQuitCanada