Located just 15 minutes south of Calgary Alberta, in Okotoks is a running group called The Big Rock Runners. A recreational club whose main focus is to provide a safe, healthy and enjoyable atmosphere for people of all running levels and abilities. The Big Rock Runners is a group of diverse and dedicated individuals who not only love running but the whole aspect of fitness altogether.
Our club members participate in a wide variety of races throughout the area, as well as many team competitions. See our Calendar. Contrary to participating in events, we also hold numerous annual activities, see our Events for more information.You can become a member of the Big Rock Runners today for a $25.00 annual fee, this way you can stay informed and involved with all BRR events and functions.
The Big Rock Runners is a group of runners that do it just for fun. That is kind of the way it started about 30 years ago.
Back in the those days most people were introduced to running through school competitions, leasure groups, and friends, though running was not particularily the choice for sport enthusiasts. Once High School ended a different type of life was inevitable for most people, and this new life usually didnt include running. We can all concur that during this time meeting our significant other deemed top priority while other such things were simply pushed aside. Sitting in the backseat of a car seemed to be the best way to spend your time. Later in life, when your married with children, you start to realize that if you wanted to stay in shape, you had to get some exercise. Whether the reasons are simply this or the fact that your 12 year old son or daughter can out race you already. So what do you do? Against your will, grab all your courage together, throw on your running gear and come meet us for one or several leasure activities we hold through-out the year.
The Big Rock Runners were simply a few individuals that periodically "ran" into eachother. So, one day they decided to form a group that would not only push eachother to do better and achieve more, but to provide support to one another in the process. All sorts of different abilities of runners started to join with their own peronal goals in mind. This included not only men, but women and kids of all abilities, The Big Rock Runners was born!!!
So where do we go from here? It is hard to say, given the many time constraints we all face with our jobs, families and other activities. But we can definitely say that running has become one of our true passions in our lives. Either way the focus of the group will continue to be on having fun, socializing with other community members and to live a healthy life.
Join us in the beautiful town of Okotoks and become a MEMBER of the club!!