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The Calgary Marathon Race Weekend offers a distance for every runner, a 50K ultra, marathon, half marathon 10K and 5K. The Marathon is a challenging, competitive and fun event starting and finishing at iconic Stampede Park and run a scenic course in the heart of Calgary. By the Numbers Participants: 15,000 Fee(s) $125-175 (50K); $110-125 (Marathon) $90-115 (Half); $55-70 (10K); $40-60 (5K); $25 (kids) Charity  Scotiabank Charity Challenge  

The Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon is Canada’s largest and fastest marathon. One of two IAAF Gold Label marathon events in Canada, the race attracts thousands of participants, including a world-class contingent of pro athletes every year. The immensely popular half marathon features a flat and scenic tour of the nation’s capital including many of its notable and historic attractions. The 10K event on Saturday is also an IAAF gold-standard race and hosts the 10K Canadian Championships. In addition to the races, the…

The Fredericton Marathon (Est. 1978) occurs annually on Mother’s Day weekend and offers race options from 5K to the Boston Qualifying marathon. Participants enjoy flat and fast courses on the roads and trails along the majestic Saint John and Nashwaak Rivers. Runners will take part in point-to-point races with a separate start and finish line at Queen’s Park Square Participants in 10K, half marathon or full marathon events will have the opportunity to cross the Westmorland Street Bridge. By the…

The Toronto Marathon has been a tradition since 1977. The Marathon course is fast, downhill, and scenic. Starting at Mel Lastman Square in North York and finishing at Ontario Place, the Marathon winds through many of the City’s great neighbourhoods. The event also offers a notably fast half marathon, 10K, and 5K, as well as a team relay. Finishers receive one of Canada’s largest marathon medals. By the Numbers Participants: 6,500 Fee(s): 100-135 (Marathon); 80-110 (Half); 45-70 (10K); 40-60 (5K); 300-600…

The Mississauga Marathon offers something for every runner, including its signature fast and net downhill marathon course which is ideal for setting a new personal best or qualifying for Boston. The course is a point-to-point race passing through some of Mississauga’s historic neighbourhoods, and along the scenic Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail. The relay and half races run alongside the marathon on Sunday morning, while the flat and fast 10K and 5K races run on Saturday afternoon. All races end at…

Profile 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 through Pacific Spirit Park, past the sprawling campus of UBC and around the famed Seawall of Stanley Park to…

The historic Calgary Police Half is considered by many to be the first major running event of the Alberta road race calendar. The start and finish are located at the Mount Royal University Recreation Area. The course proceeds out and around the Glenmore reservoir with scenic views of the city, running through several parks and residential neighbourhoods. 5K and 10K distance options are also offered. Fee(s) $80-90(Half); $60(10K); $45(5K)  

B.C.’s best-kept secret may well be the April Fools’ Run presented by Eastlink. The point-to-point net downhill course from Gibsons to Sechelt offers pristine coastal scenery, West Coast hospitality and potentially fast times. Following the race, participants enjoy hot soup and refreshments, collect a unique finisher’s medal and take part in awards, a costume contest and draw prizes. Fee(s) $25-50(Half); $20-30/person (Relay) Charity  Sunshine Coast Food Bank  

The Chilly Half Marathon has established itself as a popular early season event to kick off the racing season in Ontario. Conditions on race day can be unkind, with cold temperatures and nasty winds. When the weather permits, however, the out-and-back course along the scenic Lakeshore Boulevard is extremely flat and very fast. Participants love the signature New Balance swag, as well as, the unique finisher’s medal. After the races, all are invited to enjoy post-race chili and beer at…

This winter half marathon starts and finishes in BC’s birth town, Fort Langley, British Columbia. The half marathon route starts from the Fort Langley’s National Historic Site of Canada, traveling along the beautiful rural streets, past majestic views of mountains and farmlands. From here the route follows the historic Hudson’s Bay Co. “Telegraph Trail”, winding through quite streets in Walnut Grove, taking you to the finishing downhill kilometers heading back towards the start/finish line inside the gates of the Fort…