Gear Gab

This page is designed to give you tips and ideas on what we've experienced, liked and found helpful while participating in activities.  This list will give you a starting point on what to look for when seeking clothing, equipment, shoes and more that will maximize your fitness experience while attending MRAC events. Stay tuned as we'll regularly add new products. 

New Balance Toronto

MRAC members receive a 10% discount off any regular priced merchandise at their Toronto stores.  This discount does not apply to online purchases. Just tell the Sales Associate you're an MRAC member! 

We're excited about the New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v5 GTX Trail Running Shoe.  This shoe is ideal for MRAC walks/hikes as it offers solid ankle support, a good tread, and plush cushioning. This version is Gore-Tex and is relatively light weight. We already have many MRAC members wearing this model and the feedback has been great.

Visit a New Balance Toronto store near you to be properly fitted and to check out other cool NBTO products.


Urban Poling is focused on increasing mobility and function for every age, ability and fitness level. Through educational programs and uniquely designed poles, their mission is to help people realize that their full potential is not only achievable but also sustainable, by doing exactly what their body was designed to do – move. They aren’t shy about it. They want to be the best. Their drive comes from deeply rooted family values and a strong desire to create a healthier future for all. They have a passion to provide superior education and the highest performance poles to help you, "Walk Your Way to Better Health". 

To see their YouTube Video, click the link here:

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New Balance Toronto stores have just received a big stock of Kahtoola traction aids that are essential for your confidence and safety during winter/snow/ice trail activities. MRAC used these traction aids last year with great success and positive feedback from members. 

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MRAC Merch

We're selling the Button Set for $5 to generate $ to plan bigger and better group activities and to make more cool stuff 👍 MRAC doesn't currently charge for our events, so grab your set and help our growing MRAC community.



We have limited stock of the MRAC Jackets.  Women's: 4xS, 1xXL Mens: 1xM, 2xL, 1xXL. 

Pick up at an event or contact us at

MRAC Bookstore

Time to rediscover Toronto's daily little pleasures with local author Nathalie Prezéau!  Toronto Best Urban Strolls includes this local author's 26 favourite walks, each one with tips for romantic outings, tips for family fun, tips for a shorter walk and 52 mini-walks in a bonus chapter.  This 256 page book retails for $24.99+tax, MRAC is selling it for $20 (includes tax).   Contact us at to arrange for pick up of your copy.