Riverdale Athletics
Let's run fast, and faster

All about Riverdale Athletics

Good running, it's a daily process.

Smarter running

We don't just want to be fast, we want to be smarter, more efficient runners––this means healthier and less injury prone running in the long run.

Love running

We're a diverse group of runners that share a love of running and racing. Running with good people is fun, just like hard workouts are fun.

3 times a week

We have group running sessions Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as Saturday mornings––lots of opportunity to come out and join us!


We have 20 years of coaching experience in our shoes, but we're always learning and listening as modern coaching techniques evolve.

Mike Dion

  • Fully certified NCCP level 3 in middle distance and distance
  • More than 20 years of coaching experience
  • Physical Education teacher with degrees in Kinesiology and Education
  • Coached club track and cross country in Winnipeg for 10 years -- athletes winning provincial and national medals in track and cross country.
  • Assistant coach for team Manitoba in the 2005 Canada Summer Games
  • Coached athletes to become provincial/national champions in cross country and track
  • Assistant coach with York University Varsity Cross Country and track as well as club 2006‐2009
  • Coached athletes to qualify for Olympic trials
  • Competed in numerous races from 5K to marathons

(We don't stop in the winter! We run sessions at Monarch Park's indoor track)

Our training sessions

We're constantly mixing up our sessions between speed, speed endurance, strength endurance, and endurance. We're purposefully not a big running group, because we're focused on meeting the needs and performance of each runner individually. Our running program was recently featured in the Beach Metro.

4x2k tonight....average pace 2:50 per km

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Hot morning for speed

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Another great result for Riverdale Athletics!! Vicky wins the Hamilton 10k in 36 min. Keep up the good work!!

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1st place for Tsegaye at the Durham 1/4 Marathon

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Tsegaye, first place finish at RBC Race for the kids. Go Riverdale Athletics

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Let's run together