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) and typically draws a field upwards of 10,000 runners over the weekend.
Here's a run down of what you can expect to find during race weekend.
Full Marathon - Mississauga Marathon
The Mississauga Marathon is a beautiful run that encompasses much of Mississauga’s beauty. This point to point course is a fast net downhill and takes runners through a variety of neighbourhoods including scenic stretches along Lake Ontario.
Relay alert! The full marathon can be run as an individual, or, as part of a relay team where five runners get to take on the distance.
The Half Marathon, also point to point, follows the marathon course (less 21.1k of it of course!) through the city finishing on the same stretch of Lake Ontario waterfront.
10K - MNP 10K
The 10k run is a fast and flat point to point course along the shores of Lake Ontario. The course finishes at the same location as both the full and half marathon. The 10k happens the day before the marathon; if you're crazy enough you can sign up for both, and practice your marathon finishing move
Relay Alert! There is a student relay option offered for the 10k. Groups of 2, 3, or 4 can team up to take on the run.
5K - Novo Nordisk ® "Hazel" 5K
The Hazel 5k run happens on the same day as the 10k and follows the last 5k of the 10k race course. As expected, this is a fast and flat run with the same great finish as all of the other distances.
2k - Fun Run/Walk
This short fun run option happens on the same day as the marathon and half marathon and offers runners the chance to run the last 2k of the marathon course.
All race weekend courses are fast, fairly flat, and point to point. Runners on the 5k and 10k routes can expect a lot of scenic running along Lake Ontario. Runners of the half and full marathons will get taken through a number of different neighbourhood before finishing along the Lakefront.
Full course details along with elevation can be found on the event's official website, http://mississaugamarathon.com/