About The Band

Happy to announce that our album Elements has received 5 MusicNL nominations including Album Of The Year! Thank you all!

In other news… Elements is now available on 180gram vinyl w/digital download card!

From their home port of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Long Distance Runners humbly explore new stereophonic territory with their latest and third release, Elements (October 9, 2015).

With Elements, the band confidently lays to tape its own hybrid alchemy of psychedelic, rock ’n roll, and country influences (Berlin-trilogy Bowie, Velvet Underground, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones). The album’s 11 memorable tracks are emotionally charged, with fog-drenched and sun-soaked songs about yearning, love and hope.

The Long Distance Runners have been embraced by the East Coast music scene since forming in 2009. With multiple MusicNL and ECMA nominations, and several tours from Newfoundland to Ontario under their belt, the band is a veteran of the scene. They have performed with Wintersleep, Rich Aucoin, Gloryhound, Jim Cuddy Band, Said The Whale, Rah Rah, and the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, and their songs have been featured on CBC’s Republic of Doyle and CBS’s Golden Boy.

Elements was released October 9, 2015 on CD and iTunes. Available on 180gram Vinyl in March 2016. More details soon!

Upcoming Shows

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Birthday Evening Soiree w/The Long Distance Runners/The Psychobilly Cadillacs/ Mike McD/Carlyle at The Levee. St. John's, NL. Read more

Friday, May 13, 2016
Long Distance Runners w/TBA at The Fat Cat. St. John's. NL

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Free show as part of the 'Live On The lawn' Series at Ryan Premises Historic Site. Bonavista, NL. 2pm.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
The Garrick Theatre. Bonavista, NL. 8pm. Ticket Info TBA.

Friday, August 26, 2016
New Branch Arts & Music Festival. Paddy's Garden, Carbonear, NL. LDR will be performing with Amelia Curran, The Novaks, Green and Gold, The Once and more. Read more

Friday, October 14, 2016
MusicNL Week Rock Showcase at The Lions Club. Midnight sharp. Read more

Sunday, Oct 16, 2016
Chris Picco performs as part of MusicNL Week Songwriters Circle. 4-6pm. Anglican Church. Bonavista. Read more

Sunday, Oct 16, 2016
MusicNL Week Gala. 8-11pm. Garrick Theatre. Bonavista. Read more


From ‘Elements’ by Long Distance Runners
Directed and edited by Mike Simms

Official video directed by Jeremy Rice

From ‘Elements’ by Long Distance Runners
Directed and edited by Mike Simms

Long Distance Runners performing their song ‘Sally Ann’ from their album ‘Tracks’.Recorded and filmed by Heavy Weather (http://www.heavyweather.ca)

From ‘Elements’ by Long Distance Runners
Directed and edited by Mike Simms