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The Larry Nicholas Memorial Cross-Country Race is a stalwart of the Kelowna Running Club and Interior Running Association race. Larry was an avid athlete with a love for running. His untimely passing while rock climbing in the mid-1980s has been remembered every year since through this Run. This event is a fun day including both 4 and 9K cross-country routes. The park is a wonderful retreat where you can transition from city to the trails in minutes. Fee(s) $15-25 (9K); $10-20(4K)

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The Pacific Spirit Sprint is a chance to fly through deep forests on fun trails, and is the only race that happens in this fern-filled park. Expect challenging climbs, fun and flowy singletrack, and wide trails built for speed. This race features well-marked routes and fun finish line vibes with music, stretch zones and product demos. Fee(s) $15-30

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The Vancouver Island Trail Running Series takes runners off the roads and onto some of the most amazing trail networks in Western Canada. Transfer Beach is s summer classic with flowy trails around Ladysmith and along Holland Creek’s beautiful Waterfall. Expect to be challenge, the long course packs in a generous climb up to the Heart Lake Loop. Fee(s) $50-55 (19K); $40-45 (9K)

Part of the Courir à Québec running series, le Super Défi/Super Challenge covers each and every step connecting the lower and upper towns of old Quebec City, some 19K in total. A condensed version totaling about 13K or 9K. All races start and finish in the Parc du Bois de Coulonge. In addition to overall winners, there are awards for the best climbers and sprinters.    

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 ,…

5 Peaks’ British Columbia trail race series is an unforgettable opportunity to conquer trail running in an breathtaking environment. Mt Seymour Provincial Park is located at the top of Mt. Seymour Road and is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver. The courses are an assortment of single track, double track, all showcasing some great views of the back country and stunning Vancouver cityscape.  5 Peaks races are known for their incredible staff and volunteers, abundant food, great swag, and commitment…

Conquer The Canuck Marathon Ultra Trail Weekend is scheduled to take place at Shade’s Mills Conservation, in Cambridge Ontario. Shade’s Mills has been called the best-kept secret in Cambridge, it’s conservation area has 12 km of hiking trails through a mature hardwood forest that winds along Mill Creek. Participants can register for single day races, or a 2 day staged event, Classic Canuck (25K + Marathon) and Ultimate Canuck (50K + Marathon). Fee(s) $55-75(9K);$70-90(25K);$90-130(Marathon/50K); $150-120(Classic Canuck/Ultimate Canuck)

Hopewell Rocks Multi-Terrain Race is a point-to-point race entirely within the Hopewell park boundaries. The event will feature a variety of surfaces including asphalt, gravel trails, grass, beach and stairs.  Expect muddy/mucky sections, potentially slippery rocks, and coastline views. Fee(s) $34-39

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A Toronto tradition since 1980, The Balmy Beach Canoe Club hosts an annual New Years day Run-Walk. The event is a 9K or 3K Fun run beginning at the Balmy Beach Club at the foot of Beech Avenue. There is a hot lunch served post run. Fee(s) $40