The Marathon du Mont-Royal is the only marathon on Mount Royal. There are other distances for anyone who’s got big (but not quite marathon-big) goals in mind. Soak in pretty views and fall scenery on loops through the park. The event is easy to access by transit. Fee(s) $15-35 Charity Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)
Cape to Cabot is one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier road racing events and it has been called “the toughest race in Eastern North America.” The 20K course is one of the most challenging around, with four significant climbs and very little flat running. It is point-to-point and covers beautiful and historic ground along the way, including two national historic parks and the St. John’s waterfront.
The Spartan Race series features several events across Canada. All races are timed, judged and incorporate natural and artificial obstacles to create a highly unique and challenging race experience. Choose between the Sprint distance (5K and 20-23 obstacles), Super distance (13K and 24-29 obstacles), or Beast distance (20K and 30-35 obstacles). All participants receive a signature race shirt, an awesome finisher’s medal, and best of all, bragging rights over all their friends. After the race, stick around for the post-race…
The Whitemud Beast offers five distances so you can choose your singletrack challenge. Look forward to killer climbs, smoking-fast downhills, and race routes that cover some of Edmonton’s gnarliest trails. Plus, you get to run the city’s hidden gems in full-on fall mode. This race features well-marked routes and fun finish line vibes with music, stretch zones and product demos. Fee(s) $15-40
The Gatineau Parc Ultra is for both the new trail runner and the experienced. Expect excellent singletrack, tough climbs, and a fun vibe at the foot of the mountain for your crew. This is one of Canada’s must-run trail races. Fee(s) $15-40
The Herring Run is run on a 10K loop, run once or twice depending on your gumption. It is mostly on single and double track with 2 paved road crossings. The trail runs by two inland ponds and about a 1/2 mile along the rocky shore of Passamaquoddy (pass-uh-muh-kwoddy) Bay. The route also crosses a good size cove at low tide. Many private landowners have been gracious enough to open up their property for the event.
Big White Ultra is your mountain challenge. With lots of distances up for grabs, you get to decide just how far to go. One thing all the trail distances have in common is each one heads straight up a ski run to get your thighs buzzing. Fee(s) $15-40
An ever popular event on the Quebec trail racing circuit, Tour du Lac Brome offers a unique and challenging experience for participants of all abilities. For those craving a challenge, the 22.2K race takes place on Saturday, and navigates the rolling country roads of the Eastern Townships on a point-to-point course. The popular 20K on Sunday features a complete loop on the rolling hills around Lac Brome complete with incredible countryside views. A 4.5K, 9K on trails and 5K ,…
Participez à la Défi DMLA à LaSalle, c’est le plus beau parcours à Montréal avec vue sur le fleuve St-Laurent. Coût(es) $38-55 (30K/20K); $35-45 (15K); $32-40 (10K); $27-36 (5K) Charité La Fondation Pierre Brise-Bois
Xtrail Mont Sutton is a race for every level of runner in an enchanting setting. Choose between the 20K, 11.8K and 6.5K race option and be prepared to negotiate the roots, rocks, mud, and streams, all on a completely marked course. Admire the beautiful landscapes while challenging yourself in this family-friendly and fun event. Fee(s) $74-110 (20K); $56-94 (11.8K); $46-80(6.5K)