The Finlayson Arm is atough 28K, 50K and 100K trail race with lots of elevation and spectacular views! The 50K and 100K run, is a mix of single track, double track, and coastal mountain trails that are littered with Arbutus Trees and old growth forest that begins at the Goldstream Provincial Park in Victoria, BC. The run has numerous difficult climbs: Mt. Finlayson, Mt. Work, and Mckenzie Bight to Jocelyn Hill, but there are awesome views from all three of…
The Walk in the Park (WITP) offers distance options of 14K and 25K, in addition to the more traditional 50k Ultramarathon distance. With well stocked aid stations, the opportunity to win some cool door schwag, and a post event BBQ included in your entry fee, the race is still considered one of the best bang-for-buck Ultra and trail runs in Canada. The majority of trails selected for the WITP consist of somewhat rolling double and single-track trail. The route winds…
Rundle’s Revenge is a two-day fun-fest that includes mountain biking and trail running events. If you only want to do the mountain biking on Saturday or just the trail running on Sunday, you can! The event offers multiple distance options, and if you choose you can participate in both bike and trail run for maximum pleasure. Charity MitoCanada
Slay the Dragon is a 13K, 25K, 50K Trail Running Race located at beautiful Silver Star Mountain Resort. In this trail running event expect technical and cruisey single track, crazy fun climbs with long thigh shredding descents. This course is designed for trail runners, by trail runners, so priority is placed on a challenging, crazy fun, well flagged, fantastically aided course with the enthusiastic volunteers.
The Fat Ass Trail Run started 10 years ago with 23 people and has grown to over 700. The event is held on private property so there are limits to what, when and how things are marked, as well as, limiting the impact on the natural surroundings. Trail running typically requires runners to be more vigilant about their surroundings and requires them to take the responsibility of knowing where they are. Everyone is welcome; fast, slow, young, old, runners and…
The Beav Trail Race is named after the Beaver Dam Trail that runs through Hilton Falls Conservation Area. Hilton Falls is hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts and is known to have some of the best trails around. The course is primarily made up of fast, groomed trails with some short but tougher and more technical sections thrown into the mix. Fee(s) $80-90 (50K); $72-80 (25K); $50-60 (10K) Charity Movember Foundation
**NEW DATE** Nimble Bear is one tough cookie of a race. Whether you participate in the 10K, 25K or 50K events, you’ll be sure to feel challenged. The 50K course will roughly be 2 loops of the 25K, which is notably one of the hardest of its distance within BC, with 3350 feet of technical and steep terrain. The 10K is no small potato either with 1,400 feet elevation gain. The terrain in all 3 distances is mostly single-track.
The annual Grizzly Canmore Ultra Marathon and Relay is one of Canada’s largest and most popular ultra races. Trail runners come from near and far to tackle the 50km course solo or team up for the two- or five-person relays. This destination trail race offers challenging trails surrounded by beautiful mountain landscapes. Fee(s) $160-220 (50k); $220-470 (team)
This race is based on a 5K loop around Christie Lake. The loop is non-technical and mostly flat making the course fast and runnable. The trail surface consists primarily of dirt and is non-technical. Charity Hamilton Conservation Authority **2020 event registration paused
The Valley Harvest Full Marathon will take you on a journey through several towns in the Annapolis Valley during the absolutely breathtaking autumn harvest. This awesome running event that takes place every Thanksgiving weekend and it includes a free Youth Run (capped at 1000), a 5KM, 10KM, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Nova Scotia’s only Ultra Marathon!