Hosting thousands of thirsty runners through the streets of Toronto every year takes a lot of work behind the scenes. RunTOBeer is an entirely volunteer-based organization, with dozens of people donating their time and skills. Here are a few of them who make it possible.

Fluid Crew

The Fluid Crew are the pacers of our runs. They help everyone get to our destination, safely, smoothly, and while having fun. Our pacers are a bit different in that we don't run to a set pace per km. Instead, we have people at the front, throughout the middle, and sweeping at the back. They spread out to ensure no one takes the wrong turn at tricky intersections, and ensure no one gets left behind. Fluid Crew members are made up of our regular and committed runners. The commitment is to pace at least 1 run every 2 months. Interested in joining? Let us know!

Board of Directors and Key Volunteers

RunTOBeer is governed by an elected Board of Directors. The Board is elected by the Fluid Crew Members.

The current board members are:

    Leanne Chisholm
    Dekel Chui
    Michelle Lau
    Andy Saito
    Tim Westwood

We also have key volunteers who coordinate different aspects of our operation:

    Karolina Tomaszewska
    Social Media
    Heather Leatham
    Charlie Needham
    Route Planning
    Kelly-Ann White
    Fluid Crew Captain
    Tyler Miller

Our Founders

If you've read our origin story, you'll know that two strangers decided to go for a run on March 2, 2014. These are those two people who founded RunTOBeer:

    Dan Grant
    Before co-founding RunTOBeer, Dan was an accomplished beer writer with his own website, and a frequent contributor to Taps, NOW, Scandinavian Brewers Review, and others. Dan is a Prud'homme Beer Sommelier and is currently the co-owner and Beer Steward at Bossanova Wine and Beer, an independent bottle shop selling exceptional wine and beer in Toronto's Roncesvalles Village.
    Tej Jordan Sandhu
    Tej is president and co-founder of MERIT Brewing, Hamilton's first brewpub that quickly became a local icon along James St. Prior to founding MERIT in 2017, Tej spent his career in the music industry where he worked in a variety of roles alongside some of the industry's biggest stars, and of course, he founded RunTOBeer with Dan on that chilly March day in 2014.