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

Bay of Fundy International Marathon

June 25, 2017 The race has already taken place.
USA / New England / Maine / Lubec
Marathon
Road Running Boston Qualifier

Detroit Free Press Marathon

October 15, 2017 Race day in about 2 months
USA / East North Central / Michigan / Detroit
Marathon
Flat Road Running Fast Boston Qualifier Wheelchair

Sault Area Chamber Chase

September 23, 2017 Race day in about 1 month
USA / East North Central / Michigan / Sault Ste. Marie
Marathon
Road Running

Yukon Arctic Marathon

February 01, 2018 Race day in 5 months
Canada / Yukon / Whitehorse
Marathon
Trail Snow

Yukon River Trail Marathon

July 30, 2017 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Yukon / Whitehorse
Marathon
Trail

Queen City Marathon

September 10, 2017 Race day in 17 days
Canada / Saskatchewan / Regina
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Road Running Wheelchair

Saskatchewan Marathon

May 28, 2017 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Saskatchewan / Saskatoon
Marathon
Road Running Boston Qualifier Walk

Gopher Attack Marathon & Half Marathon

April 14, 2017 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Saskatchewan / Regina
Marathon
Boston Qualifier Relay

Tour du Mont-Royal Brébeuf

October 22, 2017 Race day in about 2 months
Canada / Quebec / Montreal
Marathon

Ultra Trail du Mont Albert

July 01, 2017 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Quebec / Parc National de la Gaspésie Gîte du Mont-Albert
Marathon
Trail

Mammouth winter races - 5k, 10k and 15k Walk/Run/Snowshoe - Snowshoe Abominable Marathon and Half (21.1k and 42.2k)

March 11, 2017 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Quebec / Boischatel
Marathon
Fun Trail Snow

Marathon du P'tit Train du Nord

October 22, 2017 Race day in about 2 months
Canada / Quebec / Val-David
Marathon
Road Running Fast Boston Qualifier
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