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**NEW DATE** Known as ‘the people’s marathon’, the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon welcomes all ages, abilities and fitness levels. With the help of 1,400 volunteers, there are six running events (5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon, team relay, youth run-4KMand 2K) taking place every year during the Victoria Day long weekend.  There is also an Active Living Expo that spans two days with over 40 vendors and more than 50 booths.  Over 50 local charities raise more than half a…

This Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K  and 5K are flat, fast, and beautiful. Enjoy the scenic route along a beautiful, ocean side trail. All distances are an outback design and the route is completely flat! The only challenge you may face is the weather. The Marathon is the last Boston Qualifying course of the year. Fee(s) $68-85 (Marathon); $58-75 (Half); $48-65 (10K & 5K) Charity  Ronald McDonald House British Columbia  

Hamilton Road2Hope is well known for its fast course with a generous downhill portion that can help any runner set a new personal best. It is Canada’s fastest Boston qualifier, featuring a point-to-point course that tours the rural countryside before heading down the Red Hill Valley Parkway and local trails followed by a lengthy out-and-back with scenic lakeshore views. The marathon and half – also known to be fast – take place Sunday while 10K and 5K races are run…

Niagara Falls is truly an international experience. It is one of only a few events to start in one country and finish in another. The point-to-point marathon course begins in Buffalo, N.Y., then participants cross the Peace Bridge into neighbouring Fort Erie, Ontario. After completing a loop of the historic city, participants follow the scenic Niagara Parkway along the mighty Niagara River toward the world famous finish at the majestic Horseshoe Falls. Participants can expect an exceptional level of organization,…

The Marathon du Mont-Royal is the only marathon on Mount Royal. There are other distances for anyone who’s got big (but not quite marathon-big) goals in mind. Soak in pretty views and fall scenery on loops through the park. The event is easy to access by transit.  Fee(s) $15-35 Charity Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)

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…

A late-season event in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, Marathon de Magog is a scenic small town event. The marathon is a double loop which takes participants around downtown Magog, and then on a scenic and occasionally hilly route through the surrounding countryside. Small town charm and fresh country air provide a nice alternative to the larger, big city events, and the overall atmosphere definitely creates a unique and memorable event. Fee(s) $60-90(Marathon); $50-80 (Half); $40-70 (10K)    

The Full Marathon is a scenic point-to-point course starting inside the National Park,  Brackley Beach Entrance and ends in downtown Charlottetown with breath taking scenery during the entire route. Event categories include: Marathon, Half Marathon, 16K Run & Walk, 10K Run & Walk, 5K Run & Walk, Corporate/Team Relay and Kids Run. The province’s largest running event includes a popular expo, pasta dine around and  Free Kids Fox Trot to make for an entire weekend of celebrations. Fee(s) $78-98 (Marathon); $68-88…

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

Held annually on the Thanksgiving long weekend, Ottawa Fall Colours takes place at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum just east of Ottawa and features a number of family-friendly running events and pre- and post-race festivities.  The marathon course is in fact a 21K out-and-back style loop that marathoners must complete twice and features a scenic backdrop to the nation’s capital. Fee(s) $90-120 (Marathon); $71-95 (Half); $42-57(10K); $37-50 (5K); $30-40 (3K)