2016 – 2017 Canada Marathon Calendar

For reasons that you may be able to imagine, Canada features a number of winter marathons that are held indoors. Indeed, there is a series of indoor marathons organized with events in Sherbrooke, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto in December and January.

Now, if you are not afraid of the extreme winter conditions, the Yukon Arctic Marathon is probably just what you’re looking for. The organizers fancy it the world’s toughest winter marathon! Canada also has its share of fancifully-named marathons: Would you rather run in the Gopher Attack Marathon in Regina or in Prince George’s Mad Moose Marathon?

Not to worry, the choice is not limited to indoor tracks, arctic permafrost and places infested with potentially dangerous animals. No, here in Canada, you can also find a host of outdoor big-city road marathons. The capital city, Ottawa, plays host to a number of marathon events, including Canada’s largest, the ScotiaBank Ottawa Marathon, which is held in May and also the Ottawa Fall Colours Marathon, logically enough held in October.

Ontario’s other big city, Toronto, also hosts several marathons including the Marathon and the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Quebec’s major cities also feature events, including the Oasis Rock ‘n’ Roll Montreal Marathon and the Marathon SSQ Lévis-Québec which takes runners along both banks of the St Lawrence River.

The central and western provinces are not to be forgotten either, with the spectacular BMO Vancouver Marathon, the Edmonton Marathon and the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon.

One more option is to start off in the US – in Buffalo, New York, cross the International Boundary – the world’s longest international border via the Peace Bridge and head for “the most famous finish line in the world” (or so the organizers say). This and more if you sign up for the Niagara Falls International Marathon

So lace up your shoes, pull on your tuque and let’s go run 42 clicks, eh?

88 races

Winterman Marathon, Marathon Relays, Half Marathon, 10Km, 5Km, and 3Km

Winterman Marathon
  • 2016-02-14
  • Canada | Ontario | Ottawa
  • Marathon
  • Road Running Relay

Thunderwolves Indoor Marathon

Thunderwolves Indoor Marathon
  • 2016-02-21
  • Canada | Ontario | Thunder Bay
  • Marathon
  • Indoor Relay

Mammouth winter races - 5k, 10k and 15k Walk/Run/Snowshoe - Snowshoe Abominable Marathon and Half (21.1k and 42.2k)

Mammouth Snowshoe Full Abominable Marathon
  • 2016-03-12
  • Canada | Quebec | Boischatel
  • Marathon - 42.200 kilometers
  • Fun Trail Snow

Gopher Attack Marathon & Half Marathon

Gopher Attack Marathon
  • 2016-03-25
  • Canada | Saskatchewan | Regina
  • Marathon
  • Boston Qualifier Relay

Waterloo Marathon & Half Marathon

Waterloo Marathon
  • 2016-04-24
  • Canada | Ontario | Bechtel Park, Waterloo
  • Marathon
  • Boston Qualifier Charity

BMO Vancouver Marathon

BMO Vancouver Marathon
  • 2016-05-01
  • Canada | British Columbia | Vancouver
  • Marathon
  • Boston Qualifier Walk Road Running

BMO Vancouver Marathon

BMO Vancouver Marathon Relay
  • 2016-05-01
  • Canada | British Columbia | Vancouver
  • Marathon
  • Road Running Relay

Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon

Marathon
  • 2016-05-01
  • Canada | Ontario | Toronto
  • Marathon
  • Boston Qualifier Road Running

Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon

Marathon Relay
  • 2016-05-01
  • Canada | Ontario | Toronto
  • Marathon
  • Road Running Relay

Mississauga Marathon

Mississauga Marathon
  • 2016-05-01
  • Canada | Ontario | Mississauga
  • Marathon
  • Fast

Fredericton Marathon

Fredericton Marathon
  • 2016-05-08
  • Canada | New Brunswick | Fredericton
  • Marathon
  • Road Running

SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon

SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon
  • 2016-05-08
  • Canada | Ontario | Greater Sudbury
  • Marathon
  • Boston Qualifier Walk Charity Relay

Woody's RV World Red Deer Marathon

Woody's RV World Red Deer Marathon
  • 2016-05-15
  • Canada | Alberta | Red Deer
  • Marathon
  • Boston Qualifier

Blue Nose International Marathon

Scotiabank Full Marathon
  • 2016-05-22
  • Canada | Nova Scotia | Halifax
  • Marathon
  • Walk

Run for Water

Marathon
  • 2016-05-29
  • Canada | British Columbia | Abbotsford
  • Marathon
  • Boston Qualifier Fast Charity Flat Fun Fund raising