2017 Toronto Trail Race Series Guide

Toronto Trail Race Series Guide

Want to learn about some of the trail running series happening in and around the greater Toronto area this year? Great! The RunGuides 2017 Toronto Trail Race Series Guide is here to help! Get race series summaries, learn about any cool stuff you can earn for completing a series, and most importantly, get the number of guilt free doughnuts that running a series earns you!

 

5 Peaks Ontario Series

5 Peaks is a Canada wide group of races with specific series for each province they they operate in. The 2017 Ontario series of events happens in parks just outside of Toronto. The races offer short and medium distance courses plus kids races, making them great for beginner/intermediate trail runners and families!

5 Peaks Ontario Trail Race Series

Number of races in this series: 5

What are the races?

Total distance if you run all the events: 31.7 km - 61.5 km

How many guilt-free donuts do you earn from running the entire series?

Donuts!

There's a bit of a trail bonus that gets factored into this doughnut count, we'll give you 4 - 7 guilt free pastries for the series.

Do you get anything cool for completing the entire series?

5 Peaks does offer a discounted season pass to their races which comes with some special gear.

 

MEC Toronto Trail Race Series

MEC is offering a brand new series low cost, chip timed trail races in 2017. The events are slated to happen in locations around the Northern part of the greater Toronto, hosted by the North York store.

MEC Toronto Trail run series

Number of races in this series: 4

What are the races?

Total distance if you run all the events: 28 km 

How many guilt-free donuts do you earn from running the entire series?

Donuts!

Run this series and fill your pockets with 4 guilt free doughnuts!

Do you get anything cool for completing the entire series?

MEC does offer a heavily discounted season pass that gives runners an entry into all four 2017 trail races.

 

Ontario Trail Race Series (OUTRACE)

The Ontario Ultra and Trail Race Series are two trail running series that allow runners to compete in a group of races across Ontario. Not entirely Toronto specific but definitely worth including in this list! The series splits races into two categories; trail runs (anything less than a marathon, usually 25 ish km) and ultras (anything longer than a marathon). Most of these races are trail, there area  few road ultras in the mix but we're including them anyway.

Ontario Trail Race Series

Number of runs in the series: 13

What are the races?

Total Distance if you run all the events: 142.53 km - 1,110 km + 6 hours of racing 

How many donuts could possibly compensate for all that training and racing?

Donut time

Ahahahahahaha! YOU GET LIMITLESS DOUGHNUTS!!!!

Do you get anything cool for completing the entire series?

There is a whole awards system around the series. Details about that here: http://www.outrace.ca/rules. We're also pretty sure that any runners who finish the entire series are visited by trail running spirits who will grant them years of good fortune.
 

Did we miss an important series? Let us know through the comments below! Or, if you’re looking for more races, check out our full calendar of Toronto runs and races at www.runguides.com/toronto/runs.

Published on Mar 15, 2016