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The Art In Motion 10K/5K/2K is a running/walking event set in the picturesque Humber Valley in Vaughan just west of Canada’s Wonderland. Beautiful fall colours are the canvas to this art themed extravaganza. A VIP finish incorporating the incomparable McMichael Canadian Art Collection seals the deal on a unique racing experience. Proceeds go to the Department of Rheumatology at SickKids Hospital in Toronto and in support of the Dr. Bonnie Cameron Post-Secondary Scholarship. Fundraisers race for free! Fee(s) $39-59 (10K…

This beautiful 21.1K & 7 Mile course circles Burnaby lake, giving you the opportunity to be active while enjoying the scenic trails of Burnaby Lake. Join other walkers & runners on this scenic course with the chance to view birds and animals in this wilderness environment. Fee(s) $48-65 (5K/7M); $ 58-75(Half) Charity ASAP (Anxiety Stress and Autism Program)

Toronto’s signature running event is the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Offered as part of the Canada Running Series, #STWM 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. Participants enjoy the benefits…

The Okanagan Marathon takes place in beautiful Kelowna B.C. during the Thanksgiving Day long weekend. All races start and end in City Park and are run along essentially flat out-and-back courses that provide a scenic tour of Kelowna. The routes showcase the stunning Okanagan Lake waterfront. The 5K race is held on Saturday morning. By the Numbers Participants: 3,000 Fee(s) $90-130 (Marathon); $70-100 (Half); $40-60 (10K); $35-50 (5K) Charity The Sunshine Foundation of Canada

The Live, Love Run is a trail race created in support of two amazing women who were fighting Breast Cancer. The event continues to honour their memories, raise money for breast cancer research and awareness. Hosted at Derby Reach Park, the course travels along the Fraser River on the beautiful Fort-to-Fort Trail, a wide, hard packed dirt/gravel trail.  The 5ker’s will enjoy mainly flat trails moving in and out of forest and fields. The 10ker’s will, in addition, be running…

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The SSQ Quebec City Marathon is the provincial capital’s premier running event attracting a large, and international field. The course passes many of the city’s historic and famous landmarks and maintains a number of rolling hills. The event includes half marathon, 10K, and 5K distance options as well.        

Melissa’s Road Race is one of Canada’s most historic and popular running events. Melissa’s features sensationally scenic routes in and around Banff National Park offering 5K, 10K and Half Marathon distance options. The event is also famous for it’s entertainment along the course, contagious spirit, post-run party and long-sleeved commemorative running shirt featuring local art.  Melissa’s has received multiple awards as Alberta’s Best Road Race and is a longstanding tradition in Banff. Charity  Banff Child Care Centre  

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. By the Numbers Participants: 5,000 Charity Toronto Zoo  

Every year Terry Fox Runs are held in over 9000 communities across Canada with the goal of raising funds for cancer research. Everyone is welcome to participate in a Terry Fox Run, regardless of age, athletic ability or socio-economic standing. Fee(s) The Run does not have an entry fee or minimum donation, all participants are ask to fundraise or make a donation.

The Canada Army Run, offers an exceptional half marathon, 10K and 5K races, all known to sell out.  The courses features a scenic tour of the nation’s capital and takes place at a most beautiful time of year. Participants pass several historic and iconic national sites including Parliament Hill, the Canadian War Museum, Rideau Hall and other notable landmarks. From the  cannon to kick off the race to the dog-tag finishers’ medals, participants can expect a unique experience that celebrates…