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…
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
The Victoria Marathon is a historic event that also offers popular half and 8K race options. The marathon is an out-and-back course that features rolling hills with spectacular scenery while touring the city’s downtown, Fairfeld, Oak Bay, Uplands and James Bay neighbourhoods. Participants pass through picturesque parks and along oceanfront boulevards enjoying well-supported aid stations, on-course entertainment and cheering crowds. This is an amazing race whether this is your first marathon or you are a seasoned marathoner. All participants receive a…
Created by one of Québec’s best marathoners, Alain Bordeleau, this point-to-point, net downhill course attracts elite and amateur marathon runners from Canada and beyond with its promise of fast times. The course displays the picturesque diversity of the Laurentian forest as you run along the most beautiful bicycle path. The Marathon du P’tit Train du Nord offers one of the most beautiful nature marathon course in the world! Fee(s) $110 (Marathon); $85 (Half)
The SSQ Quebec City Marathon is the provincial capital’s premier running event attracting a large, and international field. The course passes many of the city’s historic and famous landmarks and maintains a number of rolling hills. The event includes half marathon, 10K, and 5K distance options as well.
Mad Moose Marathon is a trail running event. All event distances start and finish at the Otway Ski Center and run through a wilderness setting.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Montreal is part of the Rock n Roll Series that infuses the race course with live music and cheer stations creating an atmosphere that encourages participants to feel like they are something bigger than themselves. Choose between the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K distance options.
The Fort McMurray marathon is a day of outdoor fun & fitness. The day-long event festivities have something to offer all levels of runners and spectators, including music, food, prizes, and family fun. Runners can choose between marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, or 3K distance options. The routes wind through the city and portions of the Thickwood Trail system on a wonderfully scenic course.