How to up your snowshoeing game
Derrick provides snowshoeing tips
Experience Life Magazine (Dec 2019)
Toronto man has run every day for 40 years — through ice storms, knee tears and the time he got hit by a car
Article about running streaks includes Derrick's streak
National Post (Dec 2018)
Arctic Run Other Worldly
Article about Derrick and Ray Zahab's crossing of Akshayuk Pass on Baffin Island
Kingston Whig Standard (Oct 2018)
Running Divine Podcast
Topics included Derrick's recent crossing of Akshayuk Pass on Baffin Island with Ray Zahab, winter ultras, dogsledding, music and of course...streaking!
Running Divine Podcast (Episode 18) Oct 2018
We're going streaking with Derrick Spafford!
Derrick was interviewed about his running streak.
RunDaily.ca March 2018
Re-Think Your Running Identity
Derrick interviewed by author Jessica Alfred about changing your goal-setting strategies.
Canadian Running Jan/Feb 2018
Outdoor Training: Snowshoe Training
Photos of Derrick Snowshoe Running in article by David Robinson.
Triathlon Magazine Canada Jan/Feb 2018
15 jaw-dropping moments in running from 2017
Derrick's running streak hitting 10,000 days makes the list.
Canadian Running Dec 2017
Ontario’s Derrick Spafford reaches 10,000 consecutive days of running
Article about Derrick's running streak, started in 1989.
Canadian Running May 2017
66-year-old ultrarunner, after 12 failed attempts, completes Ontario 100-miler
Story about Jack Judge. Linked Derrick's Facebook Post to National Post article of 2016 with coaching quotes.
Canadian Running Sept 2017
The Shakeout Podcast
The “run Forrest, run!” episode, including an interview with Derrick about his running streak.
Yukon Arctic Ultra Interview
Chinese running website iRanShao covered the Yukon Arctic Ultra and shared Derrick’s race experience there.
IRanShao Feb 2016
CBC TV Our Toronto
A segment (Feb 6 episode) on snowshoe running and racing. Derrick discussed what makes a good running snowshoe, the increased popularity of the sport and why it’s so much fun.
CBC Feb 2016
Is Snowshoe Running for You? Embrace Winter and Try Something New
Jennifer Pinarski interviewed and quoted Derrick for her article.
Boomer Nutrition Jan 2016
Derrick Spafford: the Canadian who’s dedicated a lifetime to running
Derrick was interviewed about many different aspects of his running history and business.
Limitless Pursuits Dec 2015
Trail Running Canada Issue 10
Derrick was quoted in two different articles on race directing (pages 14-15) and coaching (page 41). There was also a good article about Snowshoe Running and Dion Running Snowshoes from Spafford Health and Adventure (page 40).
Trail Running Canada Feb 2015
Ultrarunner’s air rescue brings discussion on trail safety
Derrick quoted on trail safety.
Canadian Running Jan 2015
Derrick was quoted in this article asking the question why runners run long.
Breathe Magazine 2015
Cold Hard Competition
Article about the Yukon Arctic Ultra that mentions Derrick’s 2012 race.
Up Here Magazine 2015
Derrick was interviewed for Canadian Chinese TV Network and their story on Trail Running in Ontario Parks.
Fairchild TV 2015
A New Movement: Snowshoe Running
Derrick provided tips about snowshoe running (pages 40-41).
iRun November 2014
Not your traditional snowshoe experience
Derrick was interviewed about snowshoe running, racing and the Dion Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series.
Kingston This Week Dec 2013
A great new winter sport – without an expensive price tag
Derrick was quoted in the Globe and Mail in an article about snowshoe running
Globe and Mail Feb 2013
Journey to Success
Interview about coaching and Derrick’s running background.
Blog Talk Radio Sept 2013
Derrick offers advice about how trail running can benefit road runners.
iRun Magazine Sept 2013
Canadian Running Magazine
An article about Derrick’s running streak of running every day since 1989.
Canadian Running July 2013
Derrick contributed tips about racing faster on the road, while training on trails.
iRun Magazine June 2013
Derrick was mentioned as one of the coaches in an article about Impossible2Possible. Derrick was also featured in a full page advertisement for La Sportiva as part of their Camera Project.
Canadian Running Magazine April 2013
Distance Obsessed Podcast
Interview with Derrick.
Distance Obsessed March 2013
Yukon Arctic Ultra
Article and interview about the 2013 Yukon Arctic Ultra in TrailRunner.ca
TrailRunner.ca March 2013
Spaff’s African Chickpea Soup
Derrick's recipe page on URP.
Ultrarunnerpodcast.com Feb 2014
Ultra marathon in far north
Article in the Kingston Whig Standard newspaper about Derrick running the Yukon Arctic Ultra.
Kingston Whig Standard Feb 2013
Derrick Spafford Interview
Derrick was interviewed for UltraRunnerPodcast.com.
Ultrarunner Podcast Sept 2012
Article Derrick was interviewed about ultrarunning in Fringe Magazine.
Fringe Magazine Dec 2012
Derrick was quoted in Reps Magazine for an article on Fastpacking and Hiking.
Reps Magazine Aug 2012
22 years of streaking & drinking
Draft Magazine Aug 2012
The NAO Experience
Derrick appeared on the Petzl Blog with his endorsement of the Petzl NAO
Petzl Blog Aug 2012
Canadian Made: Snowshoe Crossings
Sara and Derrick appeared on the series Canadian Made (Episode 13: Snow Crossings).
History Television July 2012
Trail Running Canada
An interview with Derrick on running, coaching and Spafford Health and Adventure for Trail Running Canada digital magazine.
Trail Running Canada June 2012
Derrick was interviewed about ultra marathon running and the Yukon Arctic Ultra.
RunPlaces.com May 2012
Light > Lighter > Lightest
Article by Meghan Hicks in Trail Runner Magazine on Fastpacking that Derrick was quoted in. Pages 52-59.
Trail Runner Magazine Jan 2012
Article in Breathe Magazine about the Yukon Arctic Ultra race results.
Breathe Magazine February 2012
"Incredibly difficult"; but addictive, snowshoe racing is taking off
Derrick was quoted about the sport of snowshoe running in the Globe and Mail newspaper.
Globe and Mail Feb 2012
26.2 and Beyond: A Marathon Journey
Derrick and Sara were featured in the four part TV documentary,
TV Cogeco January 2012
Runner preps for ultramarathon
Article on Derrick preparing for the Yukon Arctic Ultra.
The Kingston Whig Standard Jan 2012
Spafford's training to take him to Far North
Napanee Guide Jan 2012
Dion Snowshoes Frontenac Park Snowshoe Race Review
Derrick was interviewed by Get Out There Magazine as part of their video coverage of the Dion Frontenac Park Snowshoe Race.
Get Out There Jan 2012
Six hot spots for Kingston trail runners
Our Kingston Sept 2011
A Running Debate
Derrick was quoted in the Kingston Life Magazine article on the benefits of barefoot running.
Kingston Life Jan 2011
How to prepare for a trail ultra
Derrick's advice on building the long run and preparing for the terrain in this article by Alex Hutchinson.
Canadian Running Mar 2010
Frontenac This Week
Coverage after Rock and Ice.
Frontenac This Week April 2009
Rock and Ice Ultra
Coverage after Rock and Ice.
Napanee Guide April 2009
Rock and Ice Local News
Story on Sara and Derrick’s lead up to the 2009 Rock and Ice.
Kingston Whig Standard March 2009
Rock and Ice 2008
Follow up story in April 2008 about Derrick’s race.
Kingston Whig Standard April 2008
Rock and Ice 2008 Preparations
Story about Derrick’s preparations for the 2008 Rock and Ice.
Napanee Guide March 2008
La Cloche Silhouette Trail
Derrick is quoted about Killarney and the La Cloche Silhouette Trail.
Outpost Summer 2009
Snowshoeing for fun and fitness
Sara is quoted in a story by Bonnie Schiedel about the sport of snowshoe running.
Best Health Jan 2009
Diamonds in the Rough: Between Rock and Ice and a Hard Place
Derrick is mentioned in Michal Kapral’s excellent story on the 2008 Rock and Ice Ultra, called .
Canadian Running Jan 2009
Derrick and Sara talk about which athlete we would like to be in our next race.
Breathe Winter 2007
Derrick and Sara profiled in an article about runners in the Kingston area.
Kingston Life Fall 2005