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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 Wild Run For Conservation is an annual fundraising event to support animal conservation and The Calgary Zoo’s efforts to sustain threatened wildlife in Canada and around the world. This 10M course is an opportunity to run through the Zoo grounds and surrounding pathways in a fun, environmentally conscious event. Run solo or join the team relay. Charity: Calgary Zoo

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  …

In Ragnar Trail Relays, teams of 8 or 4-members run relay-style on three different single track loops that start and finish at Ragnar Village. Teams run day and night until each member has completed all three trail loops. Fee(s) $1179-1419 (8 person); $739-859 (4 person)

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The Fat Dog 120 Trail Race may be the most scenic ultra race in Canada. The challenging point to point race straddles 3 stunning provincial parks, and one recreational area in British Columbia’s Cascade Mountains. Expect stunning alpine views, meadows of wildflowers, a good mix of technical and non-technical trails, very little forest service road, a challenging profile, enthusiastic volunteers, and a lake at the end for soaking. *2020 registration opens Jan 2nd, 2020

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…

With almost 2600 meters of climbing and descent through the rough and rugged North Shore Mountains of British Columbia, Buckin’ Hell earns its name. The race starts and finishes oceanside in the stunning Panorama Park and runners ascend Mount Seymour while travelling through remnants of old growth forest before enjoying magnificent mountain views. Buckin’ Hell is an absolute showcase of some of the best trails and vantage points that Vancouver’s North Shore has to offer. Distance options include a 30K…

The Reckless Raven 50 is a Yukon ultramarathon trail race which can be undertaken solo or as a team of 2. Expect climbs, adventure, out of this world views, and fun aid stations. The event is designed to make you understand why the Yukon is “larger than life”. The race can be done as a solo runner or as 2 persons team, with an exchange close to the mid-point. There are 8 aid stations with snacks, drinks and fun along…

This popular relay is among Alberta’s top-rated road races and limited to 180 teams (who can pay extra to guarantee their spot). The 100 mile (161K) course begins among the rolling hills of Longview in southwestern Alberta and includes ten legs that range in distance from 10K to 20K and in difficulty based on the length and elevation profile. The race starts early on Saturday morning and participants make their way along highway 541 towards the majestic Rocky Mountains. The…

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