June 18, 2019

Lynn Kanuka will create the 5km Rainforest Trail Run Training program for September 29 at Central Park's Urban Rainforest

LYNN KANUKA:  Olympic Medalist, Coach, Entrepreneur

Designer of 8 week training plan for the RainForest Trail Run

I am best known for my Bronze medal performance at the LA Olympic Games in 1984.

I’ve held every Canadian record for middle distance from 1000m-10K and have held

the 1500m and 10k road record since 1985.

I’ve enjoyed off shoots of my running career in my professional life as a business owner,

television analyst, motivational speaker, personal, corporate and athletics trainer/coach.

My passion for over 25 years has been to inspire people of all ages and ability levels through

physical fitness; to take steps toward better health, achieve personal goals, and be active and happy.

In my role as SportMedBC’s RunWalk Coach I’m very proud to have pioneered the

Aboriginal RunWalk program which began with 20 participants 10 years ago and now together

with the Healthy Living Activities initiative has inspired literally thousands of Aboriginal people

throughout BC to create positive change by running or walking together in fitness and health.

Proudest accomplishment: No contest! Four wonderful children!


  • Olympic Bronze Medalist L.A. Olympic Games 3000m 1984
  • Gold & Bronze Medalist Commonwealth Games 3000m/1500m 1986
  • Current Canadian Recordholder 1500m. Former CR 3000m, 5000m, 10km
  • Halls of Fame Inductee: Canadian Olympic, BC & Saskatchewan, San Diego State Aztec, Canadian Athletics
  • YWCA Woman of Distinction Award


  • Head Coach Canadian Team Pan Am, NACAC, World Cross Country 2014-2020  
  • SportMedBC’s  RunWalk & Aboriginal RunWalk Coach- preparing thousands to RunWalk 5K-marathon – Leader Training, individual, corporate and group coaching including programs, coaching advice, webinars and presentations.
  • Elite Athlete Program Coordinator-Vancouver International Marathon
  • Co-Founder everyWOMAN Events- inspiring through activity
  • Corporate Coach CEO Events -the ultimate in Executive Team Building
  • Head Middle Distance Coach – Ocean Athletics Track Club Surrey, BC.
  • Personal RunWalkTriathlon Coach – programs, coaching, motivation
  • Peninsula Runners RunWalk Retail Store-former owner/operator

Lynn can be reached at 778-891-7870 or lynnkanuka@gmail.com



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