About Us

2013-07-18 20.18.20-1Aloha! Welcome to the Island!

We have been welcoming Island Girls to the tropical Toronto Islands since 2009.  The Island Girl Half Marathon & 5K is our final event of the season and one of our favourites.  Perhaps the weather isn’t so tropical in late September, however with the steel drums and smooth vocals of the InfraRed Band, the tropical fruit and coconut water, we turn up the temperature to “hot, hot, hot”.

Run Well Events Inc. is the company we founded as a home for the SunRype TRi KiDS Triathlon Series, Island Girl Half Marathon & 5K and the other great events we manage like the ScotiaMcLeod Kids Tri 4 Kids in London and the Cadillac Fairview 5K Run/Walk.  Even though our weekends are filled with organizing races you may see us as volunteers or participants at other events.

We have been managing races for over a decade. Former Race Directors for the Mississauga Marathon, we have worked with many first class organizations offering running and multisport events.

We love organizing races!  With over 90 races under our belt we have become very accustomed to the 3:00 am race site arrivals.  We couldn’t do what we do without our dedicated crew and volunteers.  They are just as passionate as we are about our commitment to a ‘Run Well’ event.

We are often asked what we do in the off-season….well, we take a bit of time to ‘research’ the island way of life and then it’s right back to preparing for the next season of races!


Tara and Brad Melville