A Canada Day tradition, Canada Day Limestone Mile is organized and supported by the Kingston Road Runners Association in support of its charitable causes. It’s four short races in one morning with team competition as well. The course for this classic race distance is two loops finishing in front of Boucher Park.
West Van’s annual summertime 5K & Mile happens as part of West Vancouver’s Bridge Festival. The 5K route is nice and flat, making it the perfect course for both crushing personal bests and just enjoying. Fee(s) $29-44 (5K); $24-39(1M); $39-69 (double) Charity Special Olympics British Columbia
The ANE Mile is an annual mile event hosted by the Athletics NorthEAST running club. This course has been designed to be fast and safe. The race begins beside the Bandstand on Quidi Vidi Lake and runs down the Boulevard to finish just past the bridge at the end of the Lake. It is net downhill, with no uphill sections, and only one gentle curve, so it should produce your best mile times.
Au rythme de nos foulees takes place on Mother’s Day and offers a family-friendly event which includes a half-marathon, 10K, 5K, 1M, as well as races for the kids. Courses are run as an out-and-back through rural countryside, complete with aid-stations, marshaling and post-race refreshments and amenities.
The Moustache Miler is an all volunteer-organized event benefiting the Movember Foundation. Focused on community and empowerment, the event is geared towards families, seasoned runners, and first-time racers. Take part in either the Mile or the 5K event, then stick around for the post-race party and enjoy a beer, massage and maybe a turn on the dance floor. Sweat it out this Movember, have some fun, get your heart rate up, and join the conversation. Charity Movember Foundation
The Harriers Bob Reid Magical Mile is hosted at Thetis Lake Park, using the gnarly trails north of Upper Thetis Lake. The course is rugged with hills, boulders, roots, puddles, a creek crossing, and bedrock. This is a time trial format where every runner will start at 10 second intervals to spread out the field on the course so it is just you running against the clock with little or no passing. Fee(s) $20-30 Charity Harriers Foundation
The Edmonton High Street Mile race was initially conceived as a series of 1-mile races along the straight and flat, 102 Avenue to Edmonton’s High Street shopping centre to draw attention to the merchants. With the success of the first year, the race was turned into an annual event. The High Street Mile now combines an individual Mile race, a kids 1/4 Mile, and a corporate team challenge all to fund-raise for the Alberta Medical Association’s Youth Run Club. Fee(s)…
Originally conceived to celebrate Scotland’s 800th Anniversary, Perth’s World Record Kilt Run is now an annual event and continues to be as popular as ever. The Kilt Run offers its traditional 5 miler race as well as a one-mile race. Fee(s) To be confirmed Charity MS Society of Canada
The Masich Mile takes place on the track at Masich Place Stadium. This event is designed to draw entire families out for a bit of summer fun at the track. It features an individual mile race, four laps and nine metres around the track, or a team relay, teams of four run a lap before passing the baton to the next member. Fee(s) $10
Miramichi River Runners host series of races throughtout the year.