DBA Diamond Dash
The DBA Diamond Dash is a virtual event to raise money for research to find a cure for Diamond Blackfan Anemia. Gather your friends and family, select your own route and complete your walk or run anytime from August 1st to August 31st. All registrants will receive a t-shirt and finishers medal. Diamond Blackfan Anemia is a rare genetic blood disorder, characterized by severe chronic anemia due to complete or partial failure of the bone marrow to produce red blood [...]
TransCharlevoix is the first linear stage race in Quebec. An immersive 3-day experience that will take you to the heart of Charlevoix territory. Participants will share an authentic adventure with a hundred other athletes in a warm and festive atmosphere. This is a long distance challenge, within the reach of medium-distance runners.
The first “Gala Day” was held on September 2, 1945 in the town of Berwick. The event has expanded to a multi-day event, now called Gala Days. The festival attracts approximately 12,000 people annually to the beautiful town of Berwick in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, and the 5 Mile Road Race is one of it's many activities taking place. The race begins and ends at Centennial Park on Union Street. The course is flat with 2 gradual hills, 1…
The Labour Day Classic has the distinction of being the event that convinced Terry Fox to embark on his Marathon of Hope. Presently the race hosts a 17 Mile Run, 8.5 Mile Run/Walk/Wheelchair, 5K Run, and Kids 1K Fun Run beginning at Canada Games Plaza in downtown Prince George.
The Island Lake Classic 10K & 5K race starts and ends in picturesque Island Lake Conservation Area, in the Town of Mono, next door to Orangeville. The course is largely groomed trails with plenty of bridge crossings of the lake to guarantee an enjoyable event. The event is fun for the whole family, and admission to the park is free for participants and volunteers. A virtual option is also available.
Ultra-Trail Harricana of Charlevoix
Ultra Trail Harricana presented by The North Face has become a respected event on the ultra and trail racing scene and takes place in the stunning Charlevoix region of Quebec. Courses take participants deep into the backcountry of Mont Grand-Fonds and pass pristine Boreal forest, shimmering lakes and several mountain ascents, all affording impressive panoramic views. Post-race amenities and refreshments make for an overall memorable experience
Lost Soul Ultra
The Lost Soul Ultra Marathon takes place in Lethbridge, Alberta and offers a 100M, 100K, and 50K event options. This trail course runs through the river valley coulees on public and private land. Runners are not only challenged by the elements, but also the unrelenting hills, there are elevation changes of approximately 1,200 meters with 16 significant hills over the 54K lap.
Whistler Alpine Meadows
The Whistler Alpine Meadows encompasses all of the wonder that Whistler and coastal British Columbia has to offer. Runners will be treated to expansive alpine meadows, blooming wildflowers, a suspension bridge crossing, and views out over a half-dozen backcountry lakes. Not to mention the 360 degree panoramic mountain views as far as the eye can see from atop Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Participants can choose between the ascent race, 25K, 50K, 100K, or the 100M challenge.
Haliburton Forest Trail Race
The Haliburton Forest Trail Race takes place in the privately owned Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Ltd. Participants experience the primal beauty found along the trails at Haliburton Forest, running through the heavily forested, hilly and lakes and streams filled area displaying nature at it's best. The event offers a distance option for all level of runners, from 12K to 26K, to 50K and 50M, all the way up to the signature event, the Haliburton Forest 100 Miler.
Sample some of the country's finest wines and cuisine as you wind your way through the vineyards of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. This race is all about having fun. If you are looking to set a personal record, this probably isn't the event for you. Half Corked Weekend starts with the famous Primavera Dinner on Friday night, and wraps-up Saturday evening with Dinner at the Farm. Enjoy a weekend of delicious food and wine with spectacular views of wine country.
The Central Alberta Region defines beautiful trail running and this race is an opportunity to run surrounded by high mountain peaks as you pass through alpine forests. The Canmore Nordic Centre course is combination of groomed double-track & single track mountain bike and x-country ski trails. 5 Peaks races are known for their incredible staff and volunteers, abundant food, great swag, and commitment to sound environmental practices.
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 participating in Race 4 of the Ontario Trail course 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 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. *Participants are able to choose between an in-person event and/or virtual race experience.
The Cape Breton Fiddlers Marathon is located on the beautiful island of Cape Breton, along Sydney's waterfront. Known for its "Giant Fiddle", Sydney is full of vibrant, friendly runners who will welcome you with a smile. This flat, paved course runs along Sydney's downtown waterfront and serves as a Boston Marathon qualifying race. Runners will be joined by some of Cape Breton's talented musicians to provide encouragement along the way.
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…
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 [...]
Maritime Race Weekend
The Maritime Race Weekend continues to grow in popularity hosting three race distances along a gorgeous coastline route. The courses tour the flat coastline of Eastern Passage showcasing the area's interior beauty. In addition to coastline views, participants can expect a sea of cheering supporters, local bands, and of course East Coast comfort food and beer. The event kicks off with a sunset 5K on Friday and on Saturday Sunrise 5K and Coastal 10K. If you up to the challenge [...]
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.
After a 2-year hiatus due to Covid-19, the Huffin' Puffin returns under a new name and under new management. 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 option. The races utilize a 21.1K loop —which marathoners complete twice—that starts and finishes in Bowring Park…
The Forest City Road Races is dedicated to hosting a first-class running event where all proceeds are donated in support of local London Charities. The day features a half marathon, 10K, 5K, and Fun Run that start and finish in Victoria Park. The half course tours the scenic University of Western Ontario campus and follows the serene Thames River before weaving through historic North London neighbourhoods.
Ultra Trail Stokely Creek
Ultra Trail Stokely Creek is an opportunity to experience Northern Ontario trail running. The event offers 5, 17, 34, 56, 85, 170 km trail races through the rugged back country of Northern Ontario's Algoma Highlands. Be prepared for hills, cliffs, scenic mountain views, and tricky technical downhills. The weather, expect the unexpected, it maybe beautiful sunny skies, a snowstorm, or anything in-between.
Marathon Beneva de Montréal
De l’île Sainte-Hélène jusqu’à l’Esplanade du Parc olympique, d’une rive à l’autre, les parcours de la 30e édition du Marathon Beneva de Montréal 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 in the 30th Marathon Beneva de Montréal will enjoy views of the city’s most appealing attractions with every passing kilometre.
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 Kingston Road Runners Association (KRRA) presents their one-and-only annual cross country race. The Fort Henry 5K cross country is a well-groomed trail overlooking Fort Henry, RMC and the entire city. The race course is 2.5km in length that has small rolling hills mostly covered with grass.
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.
The Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Ottawa Humane Society. Race options include a 5K and 10K distances, a 3K walk, a 2K Furry Fun Run and a 1K Kids Fun Run. Post-race, enjoy the Family Fun Zone, a Pet Pavilion Marketplace and the K9 Fun Zone.
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.
The Big Pirate Run is a themed run along The West Dyke and Middle Arm Trail's. The picturesque tour starts at Garry Point Park, the course makes it way North, passing Terra Nova Park, and the Richmond Olympic Oval. Offering a 5km/10km/15km or half marathon distance options, everyone is assured a beautiful run/walk. With minimal inclines and stable gravel trails, the route is for all ages and abilities. pet & stroller friendly.
The Muskoka Marathon
Set to the backdrop of beautiful Bracebridge Ontario, the Muskoka Marathon is 2 great days of racing. Saturday is the Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K races, and Sunday is the Full Marathon. 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.
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!
The 5 Peaks Trail Running Series delivers some of the best trail this country has to offer. The events are hosted at some of the most spectacular natural spaces in Canada. Each race takes place on pre-marked trails with participants running over rocks, roots, tree stumps and logs, through mud puddles, snow and so much more.
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.
Sole Sisters Women’s Race is a pioneer in women’s racing in Eastern Canada, it is not only the first women’s only 5K in the Maritimes, but it remains one of the largest women’s only 5K in Canada. Sole Sisters embraces the idea of a "fun" run and it allows many women that never considered themselves runners or walkers the opportunity to participate in a non-threatening and very festive environment. This is a great race for runners who are doing their…
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.
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.