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?

93 races

Yukon River Trail Marathon

July 30, 2017 Race day in 6 days
Canada / Yukon / Whitehorse
Marathon
Trail

The Canadian Death Race

August 05, 2017 Race day in 12 days
Canada / Alberta / Grande Cache
Marathon
Trail Mountain

Age of Sail Marathon

August 13, 2017 Race day in 20 days
Canada / Nova Scotia / Port Greville
Marathon
Road Running Boston Qualifier

Ben’s Marathon by the Sea

August 13, 2017 Race day in 20 days
Canada / New Brunswick / Saint John
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Road Running

Edmonton Marathon

August 20, 2017 Race day in 27 days
Canada / Alberta / Edmonton
Marathon
Road Running Boston Qualifier Walk Flat Fast Wheelchair

Gaspesia Marathon

August 20, 2017 Race day in 27 days
Canada / Quebec / Gaspé
Marathon
Road Running

Yellowknife Overlander Marathon

August 20, 2017 Race day in 27 days
Canada / Northwest Territories / Yellowknife
Marathon
Relay

Marathon SSQ Lévis-Québec

August 27, 2017 Race day in about 1 month
Canada / Quebec / Quebec City
Marathon
Road Running

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

August 27, 2017 Race day in about 1 month
Canada / British Columbia / Texada Island
Marathon
Charity Road Running

Cape Breton Fiddlers Run

September 10, 2017 Race day in about 2 months
Canada / Nova Scotia / Cape Breton
Marathon
Boston Qualifier

MEC Edmonton Race Six: 5K/10K/Half Marathon/Full Marathon

September 10, 2017 Race day in about 2 months
Canada / Alberta / Edmonton
Marathon

Queen City Marathon

September 10, 2017 Race day in about 2 months
Canada / Saskatchewan / Regina
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Road Running Wheelchair
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