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?

92 races

The North Face Endurance Challenge Canada

The North Face Endurance Challenge Ontario Marathon
2016-07-16
Canada / Ontario / Blue Mountain Resort
Marathon
Trail Relay

Totem to Totem Marathon

Totem to Totem Marathon
2016-07-16
Canada / British Columbia / Haida Gwaii
Marathon

Friendly Massey Marathon

Friendly Massey Marathon
2016-07-17
Canada / Ontario / Massey
Marathon
Boston Qualifier

Kamloops Marathon

Kamloops Marathon
2016-07-24
Canada / British Columbia / Kamloops
Marathon
Road Running Fund raising Relay

Nova Scotia Marathon

Nova Scotia Marathon
2016-07-24
Canada / Nova Scotia / Barrington
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Road Running

Marathon Source de Vie

Marathon Source de Vie
2016-08-07
Canada / Quebec / Ste-Marcelline de Kildare
Marathon
Walk Charity Road Running

Yukon River Trail Marathon

2016-08-07
Canada / Yukon / Whitehorse
Marathon
Trail

Age of Sail Marathon

Age of Sail Marathon
2016-08-14
Canada / Nova Scotia / Port Greville
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Road Running

Ben’s Marathon by the Sea

Ben’s Marathon by the Sea
2016-08-14
Canada / New Brunswick / Saint John
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Road Running

Edmonton Marathon

Edmonton Marathon
2016-08-21
Canada / Alberta / Edmonton
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Walk Flat Road Running Fast Wheelchair

Yellowknife Overlander Marathon

Yellowknife Overlander Marathon
2016-08-21
Canada / Northwest Territories / Yellowknife
Marathon
Relay

Yarmouth "Bean There, Ran That" Marathon Running Event

Marathon
2016-08-28
Canada / Nova Scotia / Yarmouth
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Charity Road Running

Marathon SSQ Lévis-Québec

Marathon SSQ Lévis-Québec
2016-08-28
Canada / Quebec / Quebec City
Marathon
Road Running

Run the Rock Marathon, Half & 8K -Texada Island

Run the Rock Marathon -Texada Island
2016-08-28
Canada / British Columbia / Texada Island
Marathon
Charity Road Running

Evening Canadian Marathon, Marathon Relay, and Half Marathon

Evening Canadian Marathon
2016-09-03
Canada / Ontario / Ottawa
Marathon
Relay