Toronto’s premier race weekend offers an event for everyone! The Toronto Marathon is fast, scenic and mostly downhill. Runners get to experience the City on foot in the company of 15,000+ runners from over 50 countries. Beginning at Mel Lastman Square in North York and finishing at Ontario Place, the course runs through many of the City’s great neighbourhoods and is also a Boston qualifier.
In addition to the Marathon, there are Half Marathon, 10K, 5K run and walk, and Relay events. All participants receive a technical shirt and finisher’s medal. Check out the free Expo at the Enercare Centre for the latest in running gear and health and fitness products. The Toronto Marathon supports the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
The Toronto 5K is fun, fast and scenic! The race offers participants the rare opportunity to run the streets of mid-town Toronto on a Saturday morning. Starting and finishing at Wells Hill Park, just a short walk from the St. Clair West subway station, participants follow a scenic 5-kilometre route through some of Toronto’s great neighbourhoods. The course is certified and timed with great technical shirts, finishers’ medals, and lots of food and prizes.
collingwood half & 10K
Our Half Marathon and 10K races in Collingwood, Ontario offer a scenic, autumn run through the Town and the beautiful Georgian Triangle countryside. The Half Marathon course runs down Collingwood’s “Main Street” and continues out to the rolling countryside towards the Niagara Escarpment. The course is fast, relatively flat, and full of fresh air! The 10K provides an equally fast and scenic rural run conducive to running your personal best!
The scenery and fall colours give the Collingwood Half Marathon and 10K a beauty all it’s own. Stay at The Village at Blue Mountain and take in all the nearby amenities. Visit the historical Downtown Collingwood for a nice stroll and excellent shopping and dining. There is something for the whole family in the Collingwood and Blue Mountains area.
UXBRIDGE RUN FOR THE DIAMOND
The Run for the Diamond benefitting the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital includes a Half Marathon, 10 K Trail Run/Walk, 5 K Trail Run/Walk, and a Kids Dash. It starts and finishes at the Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge taking advantage of the golf course and beautiful adjacent trails that Uxbridge is so well known for. It’s timed using the bib-tag system with medals for all finishers, and includes a delicious buffet for all participants post run. All entrants in the Uxbridge Half Marathon events, 16 years and over, will be entered into the Diamond Draw automatically. The event is capped, so register early to avoid disappointment.
TORONTO HOLLY JOLLY FUN RUN
It’s not the longest. It’s not the hardest. But it is the funnest! A merry way to support the annual Santa Claus Parade.
For over 100 years, the Santa Claus Parade has brought joy to children and adults alike. To help keep this wonderful tradition alive, dress up, don your running shoes, and take part in Toronto’s most festive race. The Holly Jolly Fun Run is a 5K race along the same route as the Santa Claus Parade. Hundreds of thousands of Santa-waiting spectators will be cheering as you show your festive spirit! All proceeds go to the parade! Runners get a toque, mittens and charitable tax receipt.