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 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?

96 races

Marathon SFL de Rimouski

Marathon
October 02, 2016 Race day in 1 day
Canada / Quebec / Rimouski
Marathon
Road Running

The County Marathon

The County Marathon
October 02, 2016 Race day in 1 day
Canada / Ontario / Picton
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Walk Road Running

The County Marathon

The County Marathon Team Challenge
October 02, 2016 Race day in 1 day
Canada / Ontario / Picton
Marathon
Road Running Relay

Wandering Moose

42km Trail Race
October 08, 2016 Race day in 7 days
Canada / British Columbia / Kelowna
Marathon
Trail

Marathon de la Zone Portuaire de Chicoutimi

Marathon de la Zone Portuaire de Chicoutimi
October 08, 2016 Race day in 7 days
Canada / Quebec / Chicoutimi
Marathon
Road Running Association Régionale de course sur route du Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon
October 09, 2016 Race day in 8 days
Canada / British Columbia / Victoria
Marathon
Walk Wheelchair

Marathon des couleurs Promutuel de Bécancour

Marathon
October 09, 2016 Race day in 8 days
Canada / Quebec / Promutuel
Marathon

Marathon Desjardins de la Vallée de la Rouge

Marathon Desjardins de la Vallée de la Rouge
October 09, 2016 Race day in 8 days
Canada / Quebec / Rivière-Rouge
Marathon
Road Running

BMO Okanagan Marathon Family Festival Weekend

Okanagan Marathon
October 09, 2016 Race day in 8 days
Canada / British Columbia / Kelowna
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Walk Flat Road Running Fast

Ottawa Fall Colours

Ottawa Fall Colours Marathon
October 09, 2016 Race day in 8 days
Canada / Ontario / Ottawa
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Road Running Relay

Trapline Marathon

Trapline Marathon
October 09, 2016 Race day in 8 days
Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador / North West River
Marathon
Charity Road Running

Valley Harvest Marathon

Valley Harvest Marathon
October 09, 2016 Race day in 8 days
Canada / Nova Scotia / Wolfville
Marathon

Detroit Free Press Marathon

Detroit Free Press Marathon
October 16, 2016 Race day in 15 days
Canada / Ontario / Detroit
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Flat Road Running Fast Wheelchair

Prince Edward Island Marathon

Grant Thornton Marathon
October 16, 2016 Race day in 15 days
Canada / Prince Edward Island / Charlottetown
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Road Running Relay

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
October 16, 2016 Race day in 15 days
Canada / Ontario / Toronto
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Canada Running Series Walk Flat Road Running Fast Wheelchair