Canada's Best Running Events

 

January

Vancouver New Years Day Fat Ass 50km-*Ultra
www.clubfatass.com

February

Yukon Arctic Ultra-*Ultra *Marathon
Known to be the world's coldest Ultra, this race follows the frozen Yukon in northern Canada. The terrain is brutal and the tempretures have been known to drop to -50! Its not just the rough course you have to deal with, the area is also home to wolves, bears and moose. If you think the marathon would be tough there is also a 692km, 482km and a 160km to take on!
www.arcticultra.de

March

6633 Extreme Winter Ultra
-*Ultra
The numbers 6633 refers to the Latitidue and minutes of the Arctic Circle
Not for the faint hearted this race of 563km or 191km, travels through frozen, remote areas of Canada's Northwest, along the shores of the Arctic Ocean...be warned most competitiors do not complete the 563km course!
www.6633ultra.com

Dirty Duo Trail and Mountain Bike Race-
*Ultra
North Vancouver- 15km, 25km, 50km
www.dirtyduo.com

Spring Mountain Highway Madness- *Ultra
North Vancouver- 15km, 30km, 45km, 60km
www.clubfatass.com

Capilano Canyon Night Run Mardigras
Noth Vancouver- 12km, 18km
www.clubfatass.com

Around the Bay 30
This race was first run on Christmas Day 1894, making it North America's oldest road race. It starts at Hamilton Harbour and circuits the shores of Lake Ontario
www.aroundthebayroadrace.com

April

My First Trail Race
North Vancouver- 5km, 10km
www.runthenorthshore.com

Burnaby Mountain Run
Burnaby, BC- 11km, 22km
www.clubfatass.com

Seaton Trail Race- *Ultra
Pickering, Ontario- 26km, 50km, 50mile

Marathon Shuffle-
Powell River, BC- 13km, 30km
www.clubfatass.com

Vancouver Sun Run
This is Canada's largest 10km fun run, attracting over 50,000 runners annually
www.vancouversun.com

May

Vancouver Marathon
,
*Marathon
Starting back in 1972, the Vancouver Marathon is one of Canada's largest
http://www.bmovanmarathon.ca/

Sudbury Rocks Marathon, Northern Ontario *Marathon
http://www.sudburyrocksmarathon.com/

Mississauga Marathon, Ontario- *Marathon
http://www.mississaugamarathon.com/index.asp

Woody's RV World Marathon, Red Deer, Alberta *Marathon
http://www.reddeermarathon.org/

Blue Nose Marathon, Halifax, Nova Scotia *Marathon
http://www.bluenosemarathon.com/en/

Ottawa Marathon *Marathon
http://www.ncm.ca/

Keybank Vermont City Marathon
, Vermont *Marathon

http://www.runvermont.org/marathon/index.html

Calgary Marathon, Alberta *Marathon
The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a challenging, competitive and fun event with a race designed for everyone of any level. There is a full marathon, half-marathon, 10 km, 5 km family walk or run and kids' marathon.
http://www.calgarymarathon.com/splash.html

Toronto Marathon *Marathon
This marathon was first run in 1977 and starts at Mel Lastman Square heading south to Lake Ontario
www.torontomarathon.com

E2C Eco Adventure Race-*Ultra
Halifax, NS- 8hour, 24hour
www.HRSAR.CA/E2C

Fire Fighters 10 mile Road Race
Located at Lake Superior, this si Canada's oldest 10 miler.
Ontario
www.10mileroadrace.org

Frontier Adventure Challenge
Huntsville, Ontario-40km
www.fastadventures.com

North Shore Enduro-*Ultra
North Vancouver- 6hour
www.clubfatass.com

Race the Rockies Calgary-*Ultra
Calgary AB- 8 hour
www.racetherockies.com

Nipika Crazy Soles Trail Run
Radium Hot Springs, BC- 3km, 10km, 25km
www.nipika.com

Sulphur Springs Trail Races-*Ultra
Ancaster, Ontario- 50km, 50mile, 100mile
www.ouser.org/races/sulp.htm

Xtrail Asics Sutton
Sutton, QC 1km, 5km, 10km, 21km
www.xtrailasics.com

Iron Knee/Tender Knee
North Vancouver-12km, 25km
www.runthenorthshore.com

Le Sentier Urbain
Quebec City, 1km, 3km, 10km
www.vertleaid.ca

June

Edge to Edge Marathon
, Vancouver Island *Marathon
The Edge to Edge Marathon offers a unique opportunity to run in a world renowned location, well-known for the natural beauty it possesses. You will enjoy a "perfectly" natural route as it follows an undulating course through the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, finishing in the small village of Ucluelet. The distance between the two villages is the perfect marathon distance surrounded by old growth forests and crashing ocean waves.
http://www.edgetoedgemarathon.com/

Summer Solstice Trail Marathon, North Vancouver *Marathon
www.runthenorthshore.com

Mud Run Canada

Toronto, Onatrio- 1.5km. 5km. 10km
www.mudrun.ca

Kusam Klimb
Sayward BC- 23km
www.kusamklimb.com

Canmore Nordic Centre
Part of a 5 peaks series, this 14.5km run is off road on cross country skiing and mountain bike trails.
Alberta
www.5peaks.com


July

Powderface 42 Trail Run
, Bragg Creek, AB *Marathon
www.powderface42.com

Friendly Massey Marathon, Ontario *Marathon
http://www.friendlymasseymarathon.com/

Full Monty-*Ultra
Victoria BC- 25km, 50km
www.clubfatass.com

Knee knackering North Shore Trail Run
This run follows the Baden Powell Centennial trail, from Horshoe Bay to Deep Cove in British Columbia
The name refers to the desents that can be a killer on the knees!
48.3km
www.kneeknacker.com


August

Marathon By The Sea
, St John, New Brunswick *Marathon
http://www.marathonbythesea.com/marathon/

Yukon River Trail Marathon, Whitehorse, YT *Marathon
www.yukonmarathon.com

Moose Mountain Trail Races, Bragg Creek, AB *Marathon
www.moosetrailraces.com

Quebec City Marathon *Marathon
http://www.couriraquebec.com/sites/marathon-en.html

Dirty Girls Run -*Ultra
Mansfield, Ontario- 6 hour, 12hour, 24 hour, 30km
www.dirtygirlsrun.com

Moose Mountain Trail Races-*Marathon
Bragg Creek, AB- 16km, 29km, 42km
www.moosetrailraces.com

Canadian Death Race-*Ultra
This is a five stage ultra race covering 125km with ascents up to 2,500 metres!
It is run through extreme mountain terrain in the Albertan wilderness
www.canadiandeathrace.com


Whistler Mountain
This is a tough 10.8km run, however, you do get to start with a gondola trip to the race start, the ascent is 760metres
www.5peaks.com

September

Toronto Waterfront Marathon *Marathon

http://www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/en/index.htm

Grouse Grind Mountain Run
This is a 3km an uphill race to a 1,127 metre summit, the start consists of 2,830 steps!!
Vancouver
www.grousemountain.com


October

The County Marathon
, Wellington *Marathon
http://www.countymarathon.ca/

Niagara Falls International Marathon *Marathon
This is the only marathon in the world that starts in one country and finishes in another!
http://www.niagarafallsmarathon.com/

Royal Victoria Marathon
, Victoria, British Columbia *Marathon
This is a stunning marathon that starts and finishes at the harbourfront in downtown Victoria
There is also a half marathon and an 8km fun run

www.runvictoriamarathon.com

Toronto Marathon *Marathon
http://www.torontomarathon.com/

Prince Edward Island Marathon *Marathon
http://www.princeedwardislandmarathon.com/

Run for the Toad
This race is run at the western end of Lake Ontario in the Pinehurst Lake Conservation area. It covers two loops and 25km
Paris, Ontario
www.runforthetoad.com

November

Road2Hope Hamilton Marathon
, Ontario *Marathon
http://www.hamiltonmarathon.ca/

Disclaimer: Whilst all due care is taken when listing the many races on these calendars, to be accurate and correct with dates and links, some errors may occur on research or connecting to race websites. Please always check the race events website or contact details to get more relevant and up to date details on the races listed here. Lazy Runner would be happy for any errors to be reported via the contact form

 

 
     
 
 

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