Heart Lake Conservation Area, located within the Etobicoke Creek watershed, takes its name from the spring-fed kettle lake, which is roughly shaped like a heart. Runners will experience terrain that is a combination of single-track, x-country ski trails, and hiking trails. This is a true trail run from start to finish. 5 Peaks races are known for their incredible staff and volunteers, abundant food, amazing swag, and a commitment to sound environmental practices.
The Edmonton WILDRun is a fun-run whereby registrants have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of wildlife by raising pledges and participating in the 5k or 2k run/walk at Queen Mary Park Community League. Stick around after the Edmonton WILDRun and enjoy the Edmonton Wildlife Festival that includes live music, a BBQ, vendors, kid's activities and entertainment, special appearances by live animals. Charity Northern Alberta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
The Uniformed Services Run is oldest marathon in Canada having first been run in 1950, and the third-oldest in North America (after New York and Boston). This is one of the biggest races in Newfoundland & Labrador which also includes a relay and half-marathon, and 10K options. The races utilize a 21.1K loop —which marathoners complete twice—that starts and finishes in Bowring Park and offers a scenic tour of downtown St. John's and Quidi Vidi Lake.
The Queen City Marathon is the largest and most popular event in Saskatchewan’s provincial capital offering a distance for everyone runner. All races start near the Conexus Arts Centre and run along the lake and around Wascana Park, one of Canada's largest urban parks. The marathon loops the lake once then follows a flat and scenic out-and-back along the creek using Regina's pedestrian pathway system.
The Georgina Marathon is flat, fast, and one of Ontario's most scenic races. Run along the shores of Lake Simcoe through the quiet communities of Georgina on this scenic marathon or half marathon course. You will be running along Lake Drive North on an out and back along a quiet road with lots of shade and views of stunning properties. Georgina is an hour North of Toronto making it a central location for athletes from the GTA, Golden Horseshoe and…
Marathon by the Sea- Bay of Fundy 30K
Marathon by the Sea is changing it up for 2022, creating New Brunswick’s newest running event the Bay of Fundy 30K. The race weekend also includes a half-marathon, 10K, 5K, or colour run options. Participants have the opportunity to run seaside with the ocean breeze upon your face, and experience the full maritime hospitality of the only city on the spectacular Bay of Fundy.
Laps Around Lymphoma
Laps Around Lymphoma is a fitness challenge to raise awareness of lymphoma and funds for lymphoma programs and resources. Participants are challenged to take 100,000 steps in honour of the 100,000 Canadians currently living with lymphoma. Prizes are available for those who take the most steps and for those who fundraise the most. Funds from Laps Around Lymphoma will help to provide support for patients and their families, educational resources, advocate for equal access to innovative therapies across Canada, and help [...]
The Golden Ultra is a three-day stage running race in Golden, BC. Runners choose between two stage race distances, or building one's own event by selecting a preferred distance each day. The event features distances from 10 km to 120 km, as well as vertical challenges. Runners may participate in all three stages solo or may register for any single or combination of stages separately.
Tobermory Trail Race Weekend
The Tobermory Trail Race is a chance to run iconic sections of the Bruce Trail through Bruce Peninsula National Park in Ontario’s most unique trail run. Participant can choose between marathon or half-marathon distance options, or take part in the Flowerpot Island 5K, which includes a ferry ride and breakfast on the island.
The Freaky Creeky 50 offers 4 distances options, 11K, 27K, 50K & 100K trail races through the beautiful Okanagan’s Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. The routes travel through grassland dotted with ponderosa pine and groves of Douglas-fir, with km after km of single track trail. Expect some gnarly climbs, rolling terrain and a cross between technical and cruisey descents. This course is designed for trail runners, by trail runners, expect priority to be placed on a challenging, crazy fun, well flagged,…
The Zoo Run is a popular and family-friendly event and part of the acclaimed Canada Running Series. The 10K and 5K courses provide a winding tour of the Toronto Zoo including near constant views of the park’s wildlife, but be prepared for a number of hills. Participants enjoy exceptional event organization, race amenities and a family-friendly atmosphere as well as on-course support and entertainment.
The Beaver Flat 50 is the best worst thing you'll do in September. The course is a hilly, hard-as-hell trail run at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park. The terrain is off-camber very narrow animal trail, lined with cacti, juniper bushes, rocks, and sand. Prepare for over 2300 meters of vertical gain across 50 kilometers; it will feel like hill repeats in the worst kind of way. If you are looking for a challenge this is the event for you.
The Canada Army Run is back to a full slate of in-person races, 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. The scenic course runs through downtown Ottawa passing several historic and iconic landmarks of the nation’s capital. Participants can expect a unique experience that celebrates and supports our Canadian Armed Forces Charity SoldierOn and the Support Our Troops fund
The Don Doan Dash race is held on a flat and fast course around Professor's Lake with a few small hills. Runners and walkers have a choice of either 5 or 10 kms. Washrooms and changing facilities in the Professor's Lake Recreation Centre will be open and available for use. Charity ALS Canada
Marathon Beneva de Montréal
De l’île Sainte-Hélène jusqu’à l’Esplanade du Parc olympique, d’une rive à l’autre, les parcours du Marathon feront découvrir, au fil des kilomètres, les plus beaux attraits de la métropole. From île Sainte-Hélène to the Olympic Park’s Esplanade and from one shore to another, runners will enjoy views of the city’s most appealing attractions with every passing kilometre.
The Fredericton Fall Classic features a half-marathon, 10K and 5K that run in and around downtown Fredericton. Participants cross the mighty Saint John River where the 5K runners turn around, and along paved trails to the town of Marysville—the 10K turn-around—and further along the Nashwaak River before hitting the half-way point and heading back downtown.
Castle Alpine Trail Race (CAT) combines wide open vistas, rugged single track, off-trail running, and so much delicious climbing. While it isn't an extraordinarily long race distance-wise, CAT is like a schoolyard bully - it's going to rough you up and doesn't relent the whole day. Castle Mountain Resort Area is a secluded gem of a place that everyone should make an effort to visit.
Melissa’s Road Race is one of Canada’s most historic and popular running events. Melissa’s features sensationally scenic routes in and around Banff National Park offering 5K, 10K and Half Marathon distance options. The event is also famous for it’s entertainment along the course, contagious spirit, post-run party and long-sleeved commemorative running shirt featuring local art. Melissa’s has received multiple awards as Alberta’s Best Road Race and is a longstanding tradition in Banff. Charity Banff Child Care Centre
BIST Heroes 5K Run, Walk, Roll OR Bike is a fun filled morning to support a great cause. Bring your family, friends, pups and co-workers, break out your capes and superhero costume support programs & services for people living with the effects of brain injury. All funds raised will go towards supporting BIST's programs and services, such as, social drop-in programs, community meetings, workshops and support groups. Charity Brian Injury Society of Toronto (BIST)
The Eastside 10K in association with Under Armour has quickly established itself as a top-notch, popular event, exceptionally organized by Canada Running Series. The route is an out-and-back course in Vancouver’s edgy eastside that includes some gentle rolling hills but offers scenic views and supportive crowds.
The Blue Heron Half Marathon is hosted at the Creston Valley Wildlife Centre. The Half Marathon is an out and back route that winds around the conservation area wetlands, travels over rolling hills before arriving at the Kootenay River for a flat section alongside the winding river before returning to Wildlife Center. The 5K and 10K routes are also out and back courses flanking the conservation area wetlands. The course is very scenic route, and there is a very good…
Marathon P’tit Train du Nord
Created by one of Québec’s best marathoners, Alain Bordeleau, this point-to-point, net downhill course attracts elite and amateur marathon runners from Canada and beyond with its promise of fast times. The course displays the picturesque diversity of the Laurentian forest as you run along the most beautiful bicycle path. The Marathon du P'tit Train du Nord offers one of the most beautiful nature marathon course in the world!
Set to the backdrop of beautiful Bracebridge Ontario, the Muskoka Marathon is a great day of racing. The course is paved, flat, and an ideal spot for a personal best or hitting that Boston qualifying standard. Expect beautiful full colours along the Muskoka River, great race-day energy, and a whole lot of camaraderie. Race options include: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K.
The 2023 Reconciliation Run will take place on September 30th. The run starts at the ruins of the former Birtle Residential School, and concludes on Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation. Once all participants have made it back to Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation, community members, volunteers, and participants are invited to a community gathering/feast.
With trail running races across Canada, 5 Peaks delivers some of the best trail this country has to offer. The events are hosted at some of the most spectacular natural spaces in the country. Each race takes place on pre-marked natural surface trails with participants running over rocks, roots, tree stumps and logs, through mud puddles, snow and so much more.
The Turkey Tea 10K takes place on Thanksgiving weekend in Mount Pearl. The point-to-point course has been described as the fastest in the province. There is also a popular and family friendly post-race reception complete with refreshments, awards and draw prizes.
The Calgary Police Half is a fixture of the Calgary road running scene. The start and finish are located at the Mount Royal University Recreation Area. The course proceeds out and around the Glenmore reservoir with scenic views of the city, running through several parks and residential neighbourhoods. 5K and 10K distance options are also offered.
The Fernie Half Marathon is a 21 km run through the extensive trail system in Fernie, B.C. The trails follow along the Elk River, across the foot of Mount Fernie, along wooded areas in Coal Creek and through Fernie’s beautiful James White Park. The event also offers a 3 person relay or a 10K Run/Walk option. All races start and finish at the Fernie Annex Park.