Our club was formed in 2004 to focus the training efforts of members for running events ranging from 5k races to marathons. Since then our club has grown to more than 250 active members, including some of the top male and female runners in the Province.
Members of the club range widely in abilities, but share a common interest - they are serious about running. We have a year-round schedule of weekly running, training, and cross-training activities supported by experienced coaching. We are also active in biking, triathlon, trail running, and indoor and outdoor swimming.
ANE works as a club because of the volunteer efforts of members who carry out the day to day functions of running a club, and assist in organizing our races and social activities. We encourage all members to participate in some form throughout the year. The most active volunteers become part of our leadership team (see Governance). Starting with a pilot program in 2018, our club recognizes the participation of members in organizing races and social activities with our Volunteer Recognition Program.
See our Training page for a description of running programs, and programs for yoga, strength, and swimming.
What club would be complete without social activities! Besides impromptu get togethers, ANE has a regular slate of social events including: Christmas party, Tely 10 party, Beer Mile, ANE Trivia night, and a Paddy's Day fun run. During the summer we typically hold a few club social runs with a BBQ.
ANE is a regular contributor and participant in charitable causes. We conduct fund-raising events for individuals facing life-changing events and organizations such as the R.E.A.L. program. We have organized activities which have raised funds for such things as the Fort McMurray fire relief, Humboldt Broncos, and the local Christmas food bank drive. We also provide donations to groups who support our races including St. John Ambulance, St. John Bosco School, and the Special Olympics. At kit pickup for every one of our races we collect used sports gear for reuse by those in need.
ANE has endowed an annual Award to a male and female member of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Cross-Country team. Each year, ANE tops up the value of this award from proceeds of the Flat Out 5k race.
The Uniformed Services Run was created to raise funds for uniformed services charitable causes. Over the years tens of thousands of dollars have been provided to such causes as the St. John's Fire Department's Burn Fund, Trail of the Caribou, Child Soldiers Initiative, Caribou Memorial Veteran's Pavilion, and the RCMP Foundation.
ANE owns its own timing equipment which is used for our race events. Other organizations are welcome to engage ANE to time events and should inquire as to the services available and the costs involved. We currently do timing for three triathlons and over a dozen running events in eastern Newfoundland.
ANE has a selection of club-branded gear. We regularly make bulk purchases at discount prices for popular items such as technical shirts and running jackets.
How to Join ANE
The first step in joining our club is to come out for a run with some of the club members (see our running schedule). After that you will need a member to sponsor your application. You apply by emailing a short bio to our membership committee, or you can have your sponsor send the email.
Annual membership fees are $50 for an adult, $75 for a family, and $25 for a student.
We encourage all members to assist as volunteers at three club activities each year, and we have a volunteer reward program to recognize such efforts.