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The Queen City Marathon is the largest and most popular event in Saskatchewan’s provincial capital offering a race and a distance for everyone and which takes place over three days. All races start near the Conexus Arts Centre and run along the lake and around Wascana Park, one of Canada’s largest urban parks. The marathon loops the lake once then follows a flat and scenic out-and-back along the creek using Regina’s pedestrian pathway system. By the Numbers Participants: 6,500  …

The Maritime Race Weekend continues to grow in popularity hosting four race distances along a gorgeous coastline route. The courses tour the flat coastline of Eastern Passage showcasing the area’s interior beauty. There are rolling hills through Cow Bay. In addition to coastline views, participants can expect a sea of cheering supporters, local bands, and of course East Coast comfort food and beer. The event kicks off with a 5K on Friday and, if you up to the challenge try a…

Referred to as the Tour de France of running, ENDURrun is an eight day, seven stage event that totals 100 miles (161K) of running and racing. The “ultimate” competition is for individuals looking to test their maximal endurance. This certified Boston qualifier marathon consists of paved roads, paved bicycle paths, and sidewalks. Starting and finishing at the Community Park in beautiful Conestogo,  this course is characterized by many flat sections and low rolling hills.    

The Edmonton Marathon features a full weekend of running events to suit all ages and abilities. ABC Kid’s Event takes place Saturday while the signature marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K happen Sunday morning.  All races start and finish just outside the world-class Shaw Conference Centre in downtown Edmonton. Courses take participants on a route which follows the North Saskatchewan River affording constant city and river views while also touring its many bordering parks and scenic neighborhoods. Participants are sure…

All races including the half-marathon and (2-4 person) relays begin and end in Rotary Peace Park. The courses follow alongside or above the Yukon River. The trail is well worn and features significant elevation gain and loss so participants should expect an aerobic challenge. The routes are well-marked with trail markers and volunteers are posted at key points to keep everyone on track. After the races, post-race refreshments and festivities are enjoyed by all. *2020 registration opens in April 2020

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…

Barrington Passage, located on the South Western shore of Nova Scotia, is the lobster capital of Canada and also plays host to the Sea Me Run Nova Scotia Marathon. The certified and Boston qualifier course features rolling hills on country roads and is run as two large loops in a figure eight configuration which starts and finishes near the local arena. *2020 registration opens in December 2019  

Located off the north west coast of B.C, Haida Gwaii is the home and traditional territory of the Haida, and it is host to the Totem to Totem Marathon. The event offers 3 distance options, Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K. All three distance are run on an out and back route course, starting at the Kaay Haida Heritage Centre at Second Beach in Skidegate. The Marathon course is a certified Boston Marathon Qualifier. *2020 registration opens December 2019

The Big Kahuna.  This is an Alberta favourite, the one that started it all, and a ‘must-do’ for any trail runner.  The Powderface serves up 44.4km and 1671m of elevation gain on a wickedly beautiful X-Country singletrack.  Half marathon distance is offered as well. There are only 150 spots total, and they sell out quickly. Fee(s) $138    

The Tynehead Races are timed races held at the Tynehead Regional Park. Participants will be able to loop around the 4K paved park until they reach their desired distances. The course is scenic with wildlife to be seen as you run. Fee(s) $20-35