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This holiday themed run offers a 5K/10K/15K Big Elf Run/Walk as well as a 1K Wee Elf Run/Walk around scenic Stanley Park. Run with hundreds of elves, enjoy a DJ, “elfie station”, prize giveaways, vendors and more. The Big Elf Run tours picturesque Stanley Park. Starting at Lumberman’s Arch, the course winds its way along trails surrounded by old oak trees before looping onto the seawall with hallmark views of Coal Harbour and the Burrard Inlet. With few inclines and…

Located entirely within Vancouver’s iconic Stanley Park, all courses take place on the famed Seawall providing panoramic views of the city, northern mountains and the Lion’s Gate Bridge. The half course requires two loops of the park while the 5K and 10K are out-and-back loops. Charity The West End – Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre  

This Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K  and 5K are flat, fast, and beautiful. Enjoy the scenic route along a beautiful, ocean side trail. All distances are an outback design and the route is completely flat! The only challenge you may face is the weather. The Marathon is the last Boston Qualifying course of the year. Charity  Ronald McDonald House British Columbia  

Hamilton Road2Hope is well known for its fast course with a generous downhill portion that can help any runner set a new personal best. It is Canada’s fastest Boston qualifier, featuring a point-to-point course that tours the rural countryside before heading down the Red Hill Valley Parkway and local trails followed by a lengthy out-and-back with scenic lakeshore views. The marathon and half – also known to be fast – take place Sunday while 10K and 5K races are run…

The First Responders Half Marathon is an annual event to expand awareness of all First Responders and the challenges they face in the community. Choose between 1K, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, or Relay distance options. All course routes begin in Diefenbaker Park.  

Niagara Falls is truly an international experience. It is one of only a few events to start in one country and finish in another. The point-to-point marathon course begins in Buffalo, N.Y., then participants cross the Peace Bridge into neighbouring Fort Erie, Ontario. After completing a loop of the historic city, participants follow the scenic Niagara Parkway along the mighty Niagara River toward the world famous finish at the majestic Horseshoe Falls. Participants can expect an exceptional level of organization,…

Legs for Literacy was started in 2000 by a small group of local runners and a team of enthusiastic volunteers. They saw a need for a community running event and decided that any funds raised would go to local school literacy programs. The first event included 5 and 10 km distances. Over the years the race grew to include the half marathon distance, and due to amazing support from the running community and business sponsors, the race has continues to…

This 8K/5K is the final event of the Toronto Women’s Run Series. This is an opportunity to run amongst the lovely colours of Toronto’s Sunnybrook Park when the park is in its full autumn splendour. It is an out-and-back course that run along the Don Valley trails through E.T. Seton Park. There is also a virtual race giving you the flexibility to complete your race, your way, anywhere, roads, trails, anytime. Not only is this race is an ideal way…

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Toronto’s signature running event is the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Offered as part of the Canada Running Series, #TWM, was the first Canadian marathon to be awarded the prestigious IAAF gold label status. All races are flat, fast and festive attracting elite, recreational and first-time runners alike. The marathon and half courses start and finish near City Hall and take participants on a tour of some of Toronto’s most iconic attractions, notable landmarks and unique neighbourhoods.      

A late-season event in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, Marathon de Magog is a scenic small town event. The marathon is a double loop which takes participants around downtown Magog, and then on a scenic and occasionally hilly route through the surrounding countryside. Small town charm and fresh country air provide a nice alternative to the larger, big city events, and the overall atmosphere definitely creates a unique and memorable event.