2017 – 2018 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?

95 races

Yukon Arctic Marathon

Yukon Arctic Marathon
February 05, 2017 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Yukon / Whitehorse
Marathon
Trail Snow

Yukon River Trail Marathon

July 30, 2017 Race day in 4 months
Canada / Yukon / Whitehorse
Marathon
Trail

Mayo Midnight Marathon

Mayo Midnight Marathon
No race in 2016
Canada / Yukon / Keno City
Marathon
Night

Saskatchewan Marathon

Marathon
May 28, 2017 Race day in 2 months
Canada / Saskatchewan / Saskatoon
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Walk Road Running

Queen City Marathon

Credit Union Queen City Marathon
September 10, 2017 Race day in 6 months
Canada / Saskatchewan / Regina
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Road Running Wheelchair

Gopher Attack Marathon & Half Marathon

Gopher Attack Marathon
April 14, 2017 Race day in 22 days
Canada / Saskatchewan / Regina
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Relay

Marathon du P'tit Train du Nord

Marathon
October 22, 2017 Race day in 7 months
Canada / Quebec / Val-David
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Road Running Fast

Marathon MAMU des Galeries Montagnaises

Marathon
July 03, 2016 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Quebec / Sept-Iles
Marathon
Road Running

Marathon de Saguenay

Marathon de Saguenay
No race in 2016
Canada / Quebec / Saguenay
Marathon
Association Régionale de course sur route du Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean

Marathon Desjardins de la Vallée de la Rouge

Marathon Desjardins de la Vallée de la Rouge
October 09, 2016 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Quebec / Rivière-Rouge
Marathon
Road Running

Marathon SFL de Rimouski

Marathon
October 02, 2016 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Quebec / Rimouski
Marathon
Road Running

Marathon SSQ Lévis-Québec

Marathon SSQ Lévis-Québec
August 27, 2017 Race day in 5 months
Canada / Quebec / Quebec City
Marathon
Road Running

Marathon des couleurs Promutuel de Bécancour

Marathon
October 08, 2017 Race day in 7 months
Canada / Quebec / Promutuel
Marathon

Ultra Trail du Mont Albert

Skymarathon du Mont Albert
July 01, 2017 Race day in 3 months
Canada / Quebec / Parc National de la Gaspésie Gîte du Mont-Albert
Marathon

Oasis Rock 'n' Roll Montreal Marathon

Oasis Rock 'n' Roll Montreal Marathon
September 24, 2017 Race day in 6 months
Canada / Quebec / Montreal
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Road Running Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series