Toronto Runs You Might Like - May
As many of you already know we're passionate about helping you find your next race. Our 2018 May calendar is packed with some of most popular runs of the year... we wouldn't want all that training to go to waste, now would we?
Date: May 5, 2018
The Fork in the Road is a little different than your average trail run. The course is set up with several options that could lead to a fairly fast and average trail run or, if you choose too many "bad" forks, you could increase your distance by as much as 3k and you'll find some other surprises along the way. This one's for those of us looking for a fun opportunity to try something different.
Date: Saturday May 5, 2018
Distance: 2k Timbits, 5k, 10k, half-marathon, marathon relay & marathon
Mississauga Marathon race weekend is one of the most popular multi day running events in the greater Toronto area. The weekend features two days of racing over a variety of distances (2k - 42.2k) so there's no excuses for any of your friends or family.
Date: May 6, 2018
Distance: As far as you can run before the finish line catches you
Run a race where the finish line chases you! The Wings For Life World Run is a unique concept in racing produced by Red Bull and held in partnership with the Wings For Life Foundation (a not for profit foundation dedicated to spinal cord research). The event is made up of multiple simultaneous road running races that happen all over the world starting at the exact same time. Runners are chased by a physical or virtual pace car (catch car), once the car passes a runner their race is finished.
The last male and female runners left running in each location are the local champions, the last male and female runner left running on Earth get the esteemed title of global champ.
Date: Sunday May 6, 2018
Distances: 5k, 10k, half-marathon, marathon relay & marathon
Downhill, scenic and fast! Are just a few reasons to run this iconic Toronto race. Mind you, if you haven't signed up yet and those three words just convinced you we would be a little worried about your training plan. But hey, how hard could 42.2km's really be? (Good news it's only technically 42.195 km's - as long as you manage to run the racing line).
Date: Sunday May 6, 2018
Distances: 5k, 10k, & 15k
If you're not quite Marathon ready that's cool... MEC has got you covered so you're not left out the first week in May. For less than a $20 Canadian note you can run a timed distance of your choosing- so you don't break your bank account or your body.
Date: Friday May 11 & Saturday May 12, 2018
Distances: 5k, 10k, half-marathon & marathon
The Mudcat Marathon weekend includes a flat, scenic, Boston-qualifying marathon as well as the half-marathon, 5k, 10k, family and kids' race - plus a two day "Mighty Mudcat Challenge" where runners can run a fun 5k on day one, then any race on day two for some extra bling!
Date: Sunday May 13, 2018
Canada’s EASIEST and one of the fastest 10k’s anywhere! The course runs right down the middle of Toronto's most iconic street — Yonge Street! Whether you are a novice looking for an easy 10k course, or a seasoned veteran looking to set a PB, you can dash down Yonge Street all while helping to send a kid with cancer to camp.
Date: Saturday May 19, 2018
Distances: 5k, 10k & half-marathon
$15 bucks to run a half marathon you say? What's the catch you say? NOTHING, we swear! MEC just likes putting on rad events for a good price to get runners out for some weekend sweat amd fun. Just head over to Burlington for the May long weekend and get it started on the right foot (or the left- whatever feels right).
Date: Saturday May 26 & Sunday May 27, 2018
Distances: 10k, 25k, 50k, 50-miles, 100-mile relay & 100-mile solo
Calling all trail and outdoor enthusiasts... the Sulphur Springs Trail Series only has a few spots left! Don't say we didn't warn you when you get trail running FOMO from missing this sweet event. The popular event features some gorgeous views and not too technical trails- says race reports we've found from happy runners of past years. Sign up, crush it and let us know how it went :)
Date: Sunday May 27, 2018
Distances: 5k, 10k & half marathon
Bonus: Save $5 off your registration with code: RUNGUIDES
Sorry gentlemen, this one's not for you... Ladies, it's your opportunity to join over 2,000 women as they run/walk through the Toronto parks starting and finishing at Wilket Creek Park in the heart of the city. Also included in your entry: a women’s technical running shirt, FREE digital race day photos, a great race kit and access to the festive post race party. Wooot! Wooot!
Looking for More Runs?
Already familiar with these? You can always head to www.runguides.com/toronto/runs to get a full list of upcoming Toronto road runs, trail runs, and OCRs.