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Taking place in ‘the outdoor recreation capital of Canada’ the Squamish 50 Trail Running Festival begins early on Saturday with the 50 mile (80K) race starting at the Squamish Oceanfront. Participants ascend some 3350m before descending to the finish at Pavilion Park. Incredible climbs, technical trail and inspiring scenery are to be expected. 50K and 23K participants depart on Sunday and should expect similar scenic views and a tough but unforgettable trail running experience. For those wanting a special challenge,…

Every August long weekend in the town of Grande Cache, hundreds of eager participants embark on one of the world’s most challenging courses in what has been dubbed “Canada’s toughest race.” The 125K course at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains includes extreme trails, mountain summits, a major river crossing and over 5,000m of elevation change. The event includes both individual ultra or marathon distances, or a team relay options. Make it a family event and bring the kids…

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 ,…

The Manitoba Marathon is a beautiful, flat, fast, and shaded course that travels through many of Winnipeg’s loveliest residential neighbourhoods. Run or walk the distance of your choice, either in-person or virtually, and celebrate fitness, family, fundraising and racing safely together.    

The Saskatchewan Marathon, first run in 1979, has more than three decades worth of event experience. Throughout its history, the course has changed on many occasions but it is designed to provide a flat, fast and scenic view of both the city of Saskatoon and the South Saskatchewan River.    

The Calgary Marathon is Canada’s longest running marathon. The certified, Boston qualifying course runs along the Bow River and showcases both the beauty of the city and Western hospitality through its volunteers. Whether it’s your first marathon or your 58th, it will quickly become a favourite. The race weekend offers a distance for every runner, 50K ultra, marathon, half marathon 10K and 5K.  

The Tamarack Ottawa Marathon returns to in-person racing for 2022! Virtual events will run in parallel over the month of May to accommodate those living abroad and unable to travel to Ottawa or who wish to continue running or walking in smaller groups. The Ottawa Marathon is Canada’s largest and fastest marathon. One of two World Athletics Gold Label marathon events in Canada, the race attracts thousands of participants, including a world-class contingent of pro-athletes every year.  

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…

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…

Chill Session is a 5K and 10K trail run at Mansfield Outdoor Centre. The race will be  followed by chili, sourdough buns, s’mores and hot cider around the fire. Look forward to a fun trail day with all the creature comforts heading into the winter season.