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

Toronto Indoor 12hr, 8hr, 6hr and 42.2km

42.2 km
January 07, 2019 Race day in almost 2 years
Canada / Ontario / Toronto
Marathon

Mountain Madness Trail Race

42km
May 29, 2016 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Alberta / Grande Cache
Marathon - 42 kilometers

Wandering Moose

42km Trail Race
October 07, 2017 Race day in 7 months
Canada / British Columbia / Kelowna
Marathon
Trail

Age of Sail Marathon

Age of Sail Marathon
August 13, 2017 Race day in 5 months
Canada / Nova Scotia / Port Greville
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Road Running

Bay of Fundy International Marathon

Bay of Fundy International Marathon
June 25, 2017 Race day in 3 months
Canada / New Brunswick / Lubec
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Road Running

Ben’s Marathon by the Sea

Ben’s Marathon by the Sea
August 13, 2017 Race day in 5 months
Canada / New Brunswick / Saint John
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Road Running

BMO Vancouver Marathon

BMO Vancouver Marathon
May 07, 2017 Race day in about 2 months
Canada / British Columbia / Vancouver
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Walk Road Running

BMO Vancouver Marathon

BMO Vancouver Marathon Relay
May 07, 2017 Race day in about 2 months
Canada / British Columbia / Vancouver
Marathon
Road Running Relay

Boundary Bay Marathon

Boundary Bay Marathon
November 05, 2017 Race day in 8 months
Canada / British Columbia / Delta
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Flat Relay

Cape Breton Fiddlers Run

Cape Breton Fiddlers Marathon
September 10, 2017 Race day in 6 months
Canada / Nova Scotia / Cape Breton
Marathon
Boston Qualifier

Caribou Marathon and Half Marathon

Caribou Marathon at Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge
No race in 2016
Canada / Nunavut / Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge, Ennadai Lake Nunavut
Marathon
Trail

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

Detroit Free Press Marathon

Detroit Free Press Marathon
October 15, 2017 Race day in 7 months
Canada / Ontario / Detroit
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Flat Road Running Fast Wheelchair

Evening Canadian Marathon, Marathon Relay, and Half Marathon

Evening Canadian Marathon
September 03, 2016 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Ontario / Ottawa
Marathon
Relay

Fallen 4 Marathon

Fallen 4 Marathon
No race in 2016
Canada / Alberta / Mayerthorpe
Marathon
Charity Road Running Relay