Island Girl Half Marathon
The Island Girl Half Marathon is perfect for city girls who don't want to travel too far for a fun event on a scenic course. Runners only need to embark on a short ferry trip to access the Toronto Islands for this September half that also features a popular two-person relay (10.5km per partner). The Island Girl organizers are known to go all out with the theme--expect to see steel drummers, grass skirts, leis and a post-race party filled with tropical fruit and Caribbean music.
This race capitalizes on its peaceful setting with a flat, fast course that loops twice around the paved roads of the island. The start and finish area is located on Centre Island, smack in the middle of the islands.