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Building a Vibrant Running Community | Solana Green

February 02, 2021 Carolyn Coffin and Kim Senechal Episode 20
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Building a Vibrant Running Community | Solana Green
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Building a Vibrant Running Community | Solana Green
Feb 02, 2021 Episode 20
Carolyn Coffin and Kim Senechal

Solana Green is at the center of the running scene on British Columbia’s west coast. A Burnaby native, she now calls Squamish home where she’s co-owned and operated their only trail and mountain running store since 2016 called Capra, which is Latin for “mountain goat.”

In 2013 she started a Facebook group called Ladies of the Trails to help demystify trail running for women who are intimidated by the sport. Over the years it has grown to 4400 members and, prior to COVID, 50-60 women would routinely show up in person for special events.

Solana has served as one of the race directors for the 5 Peaks BC running series, and ever since 2016 she has hosted the November thirty x 30 challenge, which involves being active for 30-minutes during all thirty days of November. It has exploded from 60 participants in 2016 to a whopping 2315 participants in 2020.

Above all else, Solana is a passionate community builder with a mission to create safe spaces where runners from all walks of life can connect with each other and feel like they belong.

When Solana isn’t working at Capra, she can be found on trails with her three dogs, all Australian shepherd crosses named Jinx, Zeus and Thor.

Connect with Solana/Capra:

Capra Website: https://www.capra.run
Solana’s IG:
@solanaleigh
Capra’s IG:
@caprarunning
Capra’s FB:
@caprarunning
Ladies of the Trails free FB Group

Resources we discussed in the episode:

  • Favourite Mantra: Stronger than you think
  • Favourite Place to Run: The Alps
  • Bucket List Run: Trans Alps 6-day stage race
  • Favourite Book: My Life on the Run by Bart Yasso 
  • Post-Run Indulgence: Ice cream (Squamish’s Alice & Brohm
Show Notes

Solana Green is at the center of the running scene on British Columbia’s west coast. A Burnaby native, she now calls Squamish home where she’s co-owned and operated their only trail and mountain running store since 2016 called Capra, which is Latin for “mountain goat.”

In 2013 she started a Facebook group called Ladies of the Trails to help demystify trail running for women who are intimidated by the sport. Over the years it has grown to 4400 members and, prior to COVID, 50-60 women would routinely show up in person for special events.

Solana has served as one of the race directors for the 5 Peaks BC running series, and ever since 2016 she has hosted the November thirty x 30 challenge, which involves being active for 30-minutes during all thirty days of November. It has exploded from 60 participants in 2016 to a whopping 2315 participants in 2020.

Above all else, Solana is a passionate community builder with a mission to create safe spaces where runners from all walks of life can connect with each other and feel like they belong.

When Solana isn’t working at Capra, she can be found on trails with her three dogs, all Australian shepherd crosses named Jinx, Zeus and Thor.

Connect with Solana/Capra:

Capra Website: https://www.capra.run
Solana’s IG:
@solanaleigh
Capra’s IG:
@caprarunning
Capra’s FB:
@caprarunning
Ladies of the Trails free FB Group

Resources we discussed in the episode:

  • Favourite Mantra: Stronger than you think
  • Favourite Place to Run: The Alps
  • Bucket List Run: Trans Alps 6-day stage race
  • Favourite Book: My Life on the Run by Bart Yasso 
  • Post-Run Indulgence: Ice cream (Squamish’s Alice & Brohm