Read from those who have joined us on some of our many races and adventures!
Be Fearless Trail Marathon, 21k & 11k – Squamish, BC
“Barely a week later I was up in Squamish for The Be Fearless Trail Marathon, chasing @charles.out.here through the misty forest to a 2nd place finish. The staff & volunteers were incredibly supportive, though the event deserves a bigger turnout. The race serves as a fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association which we can all get behind. I’d encourage you to check it out.” – Warren Meyers
“Be Fearless Trail Race 21km and then up to the Chief to finish off the day. I liked that this was not a timed event. I felt really relaxed during the race and I actually stopped at all the aid stations for watermelon. Thank you to all the volunteers out there today especially when it was a bit wet out there for the first hour. Probably the best well marked course I’ve ever been on. Loved my medal and buff. Cool.” – Steve
“Huge thank you to @courtney_rlag and the @runlikeagirl_ca team for putting on a great event in Squamish yesterday!! The weather couldn’t have been better with a little drizzle as the half marathoners started out but it was warm with no wind. The race offered a full marathon distance, a half and 11km so something for everyone! The course was incredibly well marked and we truly didn’t have to worry about getting lost, even as we bush whacked through the overgrown birch forest! While there was a lot of climbing, it meant for some super fun down hills weaving through the forest. This is what we came for! That hill at the end did me in though! The finish line had people cheering us in, colourful medal, the best split pea soup a trail runner could ask for, and even a lake to help alleviate those burning muscles! I did end up jumping in for my June dip! This was my first trail race and can’t imagine a better one to run! I’ll definitely be back and recommend to anyone! Thank you to the wonderful volunteers and sponsors that helped make this possible! And an extra shout out to the ladies that let me carpool with them!” – Zarah – Grounded Rootz Nutrition
“Good Sunday morning! All I can say is WOW!! I had a chance to volunteer for 2 days for Run Like A Girl Adventures as well as get my own 11km run in. Stepping out of my own comfort zone a big thank you to Shelley Hatfield who helped in the process. Here is another company that believes in strengthening the mental health community and donates part of the event fees to CMHA… way to go Courtney McQueen.” – Shawn Prokopetz
– Shawn Prokopetz Fitness Training
Canmore Triple Challenge Adventure
“This has been one of the best experiences of my life. It was more challenging than any marathon I’ve run and really made me see that I can do hard things and has opened my eyes to the possibilities of the ultra world. Courtney and Keri’s dedication, attention to detail, knowledge and kindness shone through in these 2 days. I only wish it could’ve been longer!” – Anonymous
“Both leaders I felt were very confident and knew every aspect of this adventure. I felt safe, they were both very motivational both in speech and actions. Loved this trip and will definitely do another one. I wavered back and forth between going on this trip. I felt nervous and excited at the same time. I am soo happy I went and loved all the people I met. I feel I will see them again on another adventure. This was a very positive experience in so many ways. Felt the fear and did it anyways.” – Anonymous
Kelowna Hike, Wine & Run Adventure
“My adventure was amazing!! It was very well planned, with knowledgeable guides that helped me in many ways accomplish more than knew I could do. Every woman gave me support and encouragement. I highly recommend Run Like A Girl adventures and look forward to doing more! They just might make you believe in yourself!!” – V
“RLAG puts on an adventure tour like no other! The support and camaraderie allow participants to challenge themselves and the organization and local expertise allow everyone to fully immerse themselves in the experience as all the logistics have been taken care of. Definitely an experience I will remember!” – Anonymous
“My first retreat with RLAG was in Squamish, BC! It was challenging yet so rewarding with such AMAZING BREATHTAKING views! I totally fell in LOVE with BC… I’ve met AMAZING ladies, created such wonderful memories & friendships for a lifetime. I’ve pushed my limits, I went at my own paste “which for me; it’s not about how fast I can get to the top, it’s also about the climb and enjoying the AWESOME views Mother Earth has to offer us along the entire journey!” I was encouraged every step of the way with RLAG’s AWESOME team members! The first 2 days, we mostly hiked in the beautiful breathtaking mountains looking down at water & we also did rock climbing which was a first for me!
Day 3, we started off morning paddling which was also a first for me and totally fell in LOVE with the sport! “My big take away moment for this one was that for the first couple of days, we were in AWE the whole time we were climbing up looking down at the water…. and with the paddling experience, we were in AWE on the River looking up at the beautiful mountains which was very nice to experience from both perspectives! Now I have a paddle board. In that afternoon, we went mountain biking which was totally out of my comfort zone but I pushed through and at that time, I really had no desire to do mountain biking ever again!! A couple of weeks after I got home, little did I know that my dislike for mountain biking turned into a hate/love relationship… I went and bought a mountain bike & I LOVE it!
This trip was really well organized. This journey really inspired my growth/evolution in my fitness journey’s, travel journey’s as well as in the journey called life! This was my first Retreat with RLAG but certainly not my last! This is an environment where you can totally be yourself, push yourself, challenge yourself to do more while being cheered on every step of the way! You won’t be disappointed!” – Sincerely, Tina Dunster
“I wanted so badly to do this retreat but my fears were holding me back. After many encouraging conversations with Courtney, myself and a friend registered. With the help of Courtney and the other amazing women I shared the retreat with I was able to push past my fears in ways I never could have imagined. I had nothing but love and support, made lifelong friends. It was a weekend of women empowering women. I would go again in a heartbeat and highly recommend any retreat with RLAG.” – Shawna-Lynn Johnson