Our team of experienced ambassadors includes some of Canada’s best athletes. We’re proud to have Olympians and passionate local runners representing CRC on the ground at events across the country.
You’ll be able to find our ambassadors numerous places, from local running shops to running events. They’re ready to connect you to Canada Run Club and help inspire you to reach your personal running goals.
Walter hasn’t missed a day of running in 30 years. Marathon running and coaching is more than a job for him – it’s been his way of life for many years. Walter has run marathons all over the world and has a PB of 2:28. Walter has run so many half-marathons that he’s lost count – the fastest in 1:08. He’s trained with world-class runners and has been coaching for many years.
Walter understands what it takes to help runners reach their goals – whether it is achieving a certain time or simply reaching the finish line.
Reid Coolsaet is the third fastest marathoner in Canadian history. In September 2015 he ran 2:10:28 to finish sixth in Berlin and come within 19 seconds of the 40-year-old national record.
Reid underwent qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympics at the Rotterdam Marathon in April 2015, finishing seventh with a 2:11:24. His impressive performance came after missing part of the 2014 season when his abdominal muscle tore away from his pelvic bone, taking a piece with it.
In his Olympic debut, Reid placed 27th. He improved by four placements at Rio 2016, finishing 23rd. Reid was the second-ranked marathoner in North America in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
Malindi Elmore is a runner, triathlete, coach, mom and wife. She competed for Canada at the 2004 Olympic Games, the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2011 Pan Am Games.
A Kelowna, B.C. native, Malindi was a talented high school runner who attended Stanford University before returning to Canada to do a masters degree at the University of Calgary. She was a 1,500m specialist who ran one of the fastest times ever by a Canadian woman, at 4:02.64.
After retiring from professional running in 2012, Malindi recently returned to run a fiery 2:32 marathon debut at Houston. It was a bucket list item for her, one that she completed only seven months after having her second child.
Malindi currently coaches with the Okanagan Athletics Club and Run Smart Project.