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Bear Mountain is a true gem that many in the Fraser Valley running community adore. With challenging climbs and flowy single track, you’ll be inspired regardless of the distance you choose. The 21K route also showcases neighbouring, Red Mountain, giving runners a great taste of the beautiful Fraser Valley location. All the routes are loop-based and will tour through mossy forests, tall trees, and openings displaying the surrounding mountain ranges.    

Highly acclaimed for its stunning beauty and scenic route, the Vancouver Marathon takes participants on a complete city tour through picturesque parks and cozy neighbourhoods, oceanfront boulevards and past cheering crowds. Participants are sure to enjoy the awesome ocean views alongside natural beaches with a backdrop of distant mountains. The point-to-point course begins in Queen Elizabeth Park and takes participants past the sprawling campus of UBC, through Pacific Spirit Park  and around the famed Seawall of Stanley Park to the…

The 2021 Under Armour Spring Run-Off will be a virtual race. Both the 8K and 5K races are an excellent way to kick off the spring running and racing season and is part of the acclaimed Canada Running Series.    

Hosted by the Burlington Runners Club, the annual Robbie Burns 8K is a popular mid-winter event for runners and walkers of all abilities. The 2021 event will be virtual, run or walk an 8 K course of your choosing any time between January 23 – 31. Keeping the costume contest tradition, submit pictures to participate in the contest and they will be posted on our website along with the winning entry.

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Run Calgary and The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) are bringing the wonderful worlds of music and running together. Challenge yourself to finish a 8K run or a 4K walk before the CPO completes 50 minutes of Beethoven’s best music. The course is a 4K loop along the beautiful Bow River. Participants receive a custom Beat Beethoven wine glass, finishers’ medal and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine under the big white tent while enjoying a free concert by CPO. **2020…

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The Spring Trio Trail is a sister race to Spring Trio 5/10/15km. With three distances offered, choose from the 3.2K, 5K or 8K trail race. All three distances are run on single track terrain and elevation. Don’t miss out on this fun mid week, urban trail race, and enjoy the post race BBQ and beer. **2020 Race Postponed until August, date to be confirmed

The fourth event in the Island Race Series, the Hatley Castle 8K has something for everyone. Run through the beautiful Hatley Castle National Historic Park grounds, the course is a mix of road and crushed gravel with some challenging but rewarding climbs. The Hatley Castle is hosted by Frontrunners. Fee(s) $25-30  

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The Re-Fridgee-Eighter marks the beginning of the annual Run Waterloo racing calendar. It offers runners an opportunity to test their fitness after a winter of rest or training. Since 1998, this race strives to maintain a community-focused and family-friendly environment.  

Hosted by the Prairie Inn Harriers, the Harriers Pioneer 8K is a popular event to kick off the road race season and is part of the Island Race Series. The event takes place at the Saanich Fairgrounds and follows a mildly undulating course that is known to produce fast times. Fee(s) $25-30

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Each year the KRRA Race Series kicks off with the 8km Resolution Run. The route starts at the Royal Military College Arch and proceeds around the scenic peninsula, up Fort Henry Hill, then continues through Garrison Kingston to returns back down the hill and onto RMC grounds for the finish. Charity Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington

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