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 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Yukon / Whitehorse

Yukon Arctic Marathon

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

Yellowknife Overlander Marathon

August 20, 2017 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Northwest Territories / Yellowknife

Yarmouth "Bean There, Ran That" Marathon Running Event

June 11, 2017 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Nova Scotia / Yarmouth
Charity Road Running Boston Qualifier

Woody's RV World Red Deer Marathon

May 21, 2017 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Alberta / Red Deer
Boston Qualifier

Winterman Marathon, Marathon Relays, Half Marathon, 10Km, 5Km, and 3Km

February 19, 2017 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Ontario / Ottawa
Road Running Relay

Whole Health Mudcat Marathon Weekend

May 12, 2018 Race day in 9 months
Canada / Ontario / Dunnville
Boston Qualifier Flat

Waterloo Marathon & Half Marathon

April 30, 2017 The race has already taken place.
Canada / Ontario / Bechtel Park, Waterloo
Charity Boston Qualifier

Wandering Moose

October 07, 2017 Race day in about 1 month
Canada / British Columbia / Kelowna

Valley Harvest Marathon

October 08, 2017 Race day in about 2 months
Canada / Nova Scotia / Wolfville

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

Treherne Marathon - Run For The Hills

September 10, 2017 Race day in 17 days
Canada / Manitoba / Treherne
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