In 1986, Forerunners founders Peter and Karen Butler saw a niche to be filled in the Vancouver running community. Peter, a world class runner, and Karen, an accomplished runner in her own right, saw a need for a full-service, high-expertise running store not only to supply Vancouver runners, but to foster and educate them as well. Forerunners became the the first store to offer running clinics to educate clients about training, technique and all things related.
Kathrine Switzer has long been one of running’s most iconic figures. Not just for breaking barriers as the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, but also for creating positive global social change. Because of her millions of women are now empowered by the simple act of running.