EAST LAURIER, est. 2012
Inspired by Toronto's PARKDALE ROADRUNNERS, Jean-Philippe Lalonde (JP), along with his roommates and close friends launched East Laurier Running Club (#ELRC). EAST LAURIER refers to the geographical location where the constituting members originally resided. Although not an official neighborhood or landmark, EAST LAURIER has since become an established hub in the global running community.
EAST LAURIER's early members were seasoned runners who banded together to improve their personal performance. Over the last few years, the group's training dynamics have evolved to become more inclusive. Runners of all levels are encouraged to join our activities. We aim to demonstrate that running is a democratic and social sport whose benefits far exceed the physical and psychological well-being of its proponents.
Moreover, EAST LAURIER has now become a creative outlet. Its members are encouraged to contribute to the group's development by sharing their personal expertise. From our initiatives, members have been able to develop and express their talents in coaching, graphic design, event coordination, and more. Echoing the "Bridge the Gap" spirit, our team's collaborative efforts have resulted in two city-wide running events, with matching post-race celebrations.
As a team, we aim to mutually challenge one another to push our personal abilities, and improve overall performance. EAST LAURIER provides a community space to connect with inspiring Montrealers and international runners alike.
Our motto stays the same, #🏆👀
We meet every Tuesday at 7:30 at the corner of laurier and brébeuf.