How It Works

What is Walk or Run to Quit?

This program helps you quit smoking by learning to walk or run 5 km!

Research is showing that running/ walking can help smokers quit and stay quit. Physical activity reduces the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms, lessens cravings, provides a healthy outlet for stress and helps you establish new routines. When smokers become more physically active, they are experiencing some of or all of the well-known 4 D’s for coping with quitting cessation:

  • Delay
  • Deep Breathe
  • Distraction
  • Drink Water

If done with others, the social aspect and peer support makes getting active more fun and helps you stick to your goals. Better fitness, reduced risk of cancer and healthy stress management are some of the many physical and mental health benefits to be gained from increased physical activity.

Walk or Run to Quit Programs

Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do for your health. By signing up for this training program you are taking the first steps towards making a healthy change in your life. Participants learn to walk or run 5 km while receiving practical support on quitting smoking.

Virtual Training Program

Only $49.99 + tax


Virtual Training Programs are ideal for people who wish to take a training program at their own pace and cannot attend at one of the store locations. When participants register, they will get:

  • Access to the Participant Dashboard
  • Weekly emails and audio clips from their coach
  • A simple and proven 10-week, Quit Smoking and Walk or Run plan
  • Access to quit smoking resources
  • Support from quit smoking experts from Canadian Cancer Society

If you are located near a Running Room store, participants are encouraged to attend Run Club on Wednesday, Friday evenings and Saturday, Sunday mornings. Day and time may vary by location. (Notice: Due to COVID-19, all Running Room Run Clubs are temporarily suspended until further notice. We look forward to resuming normal operations as soon as possible.)

Don’t hesitate to join with a friend, a neighbour, a co-worker or a family member who also wants to quit. Doing it with another person could be easier and encourage you along the way!

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