Sneaker Squad

Hi Everyone! Sneaker Squad is a drop-in program brought to you by athletics and recreation which is run by student leaders who love promoting and doing physical activities. Reap the benefits of aerobic exercise by joining us on our weekly drop in runs. Each program is catered to the student by the students! We recommend that students meet 5-10 minutes before start time to have our leaders assess your fitness and fitness goals and to store your personal belongings. If you require accommodations, please e-mail us outlining your accessibility needs in the outlined e-mail below. All fitness levels welcomed.

 

Current drop-in schedule                       

  • Tuesday 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Thursday 12pm – 1pm

Meet us by the HW Patio, 5 minutes before ready to run!

Current Learn How to Run Schedule 

  • Monday 12pm – 1pm 
  • 9-week program teaching running form, nutrition, injury prevention, cross training, mental health, pacing and more. Open to students, staff and faculty of all fitness levels.

Meet us by the SW entrance, registration is required.

Important Notice              

  • All sessions are led by sneaker squad leaders
  • Routes are at the valley, around the UTSC neighborhood, or at TPASC (weather dependent)
  • Please contact us prior to the run/walk if you have any physical limitations

Sneaker Squad Leaders

Introducing our amazing Sneaker Squad leaders for the 2019 – 2020 term

Hey everyone! My name is Abdel, I am a third-year management student specializing in Accounting! I chose to join Sneaker Squad because I love running and staying active! I think that as university students it is fundamental to do some kind of physical activity. Running helps me decompress after a long day, get my mind off of school, and actually gives me more energy during the day amongst so many other things! Come run with us and explore the valley!
Hi! My name is Laura, I’m a third-year student double majoring in Human Biology and Studio Art. I joined the sneaker squad team because I love running, staying active, and being healthy. I also want to share my love for running with others. Running is a great way of destressing and changing the scenery from studying. It is also a great way to meet people and have a great time. The valley is a beautiful place to run with us, so we hope to see you there!
Hey everyone! My name is Jonathan. I am in third year studying political science and health studies. I joined sneaker squad because I’ve loved to run ever since I can remember, and it has always been a cathartic as well as therapeutic experience for me. Also, running has helped me overcome a variety of low self-esteem issues and other mental health problems. I also enjoy running competitively and I’ve been on the track team throughout high school having participated in the 800m, 1500m, and 5000m races. Running in the valley is an amazing way to destress, relax, meet new people, and enjoy nature so definitely come out to our runs! Honestly, running just hits different and it’s a great way to get in shape and feel good about yourself.
Hi there! My name is Hamza and I’m in my last year of undergrad studying Neuroscience and Psychology. I love physical activity and have been involved in track and field and cross country since high school. I joined Sneaker Squad to help build a running community at UTSC and aid in spreading my passion for running and aerobic exercises to others. Apart from running, I like to watch and play soccer and basketball and I also enjoy playing the piano. I hope to see many people come out to our drop-in runs and other programs!