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?

90 races

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

Mountain Madness Trail Race

42km
2016-05-29
Canada / Alberta / Grande Cache
Marathon - 42 kilometers

Saskatchewan Marathon

Marathon
2016-05-29
Canada / Saskatchewan / Saskatoon
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Walk Road Running

Run for Water

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

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon
2016-05-29
Canada / Alberta / Calgary
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Charity Road Running

Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon

ScotiaBank Ottawa Marathon
2016-05-29
Canada / Ontario / Ottawa
Marathon
Walk Road Running Wheelchair

South Coast Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K, 2K and Kids' Marathon

Marathon
2016-06-04
Canada / Ontario / Simcoe
Marathon
Boston Qualifier

Marathon de la Baie des chaleurs

Marathon Baie des chaleurs
2016-06-05
Canada / Quebec / Carleton-sur-Mer
Marathon
Flat Road Running

Edge to Edge Marathon

Edge to Edge Marathon
2016-06-12
Canada / British Columbia / Tofino
Marathon
Relay

Conquer the Canuck Marathon Ultra Trail Weekend

Marathon
2016-06-12
Canada / Ontario / Cambridge
Marathon
Trail

Niagara Ultra

Marathon
2016-06-18
Canada / Ontario / Niagara-on-the-Lake
Marathon
Fast

Banff Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K

Banff Marathon
2016-06-19
Canada / Alberta / Banff
Marathon
Road Running