Toronto Runs You Might Like - January/February 2017
Toronto, you're not going to stop running just because there's a little snow on the ground, right? There's so much running to do in and around the city, including at least one opportunity to dunk yourself into Lake Ontario post-race on the first day of the year and one opportunity to wear a kilt. If you're getting major cabin fever, put on a pair of long johns, lace up those sneaks, and get ready to give 'er.
Already familiar with these runs? You can always head to www.runguides.com/toronto/runs to get a full list of upcoming Toronto road runs, trail runs, and OCRs.
Date: January 1, 2017
Distance: 3k or 9k
This annual cobweb-clearing New Year’s Day fun run takes you along the boardwalk in Toronto’s east-end Beach neighbourhood. If you’re brave enough, you can run right into Lake Ontario – that’ll really get the blood flowing!
Date: January 29, 2017
This annual Burlington road race honours Robbie Burns, the national poet of Scotland. Naturally, runners are encouraged to participate in their favourite kilt. You may want to warm up with a nice pint after the run. Robbie would want it that way.
Date: February 19, 2017
Distance: Half marathon, 10k, 3k
Spend a day during the Family Day long weekend in Grimsby, ON, just an hour west of Toronto, running through wine country. This is a great tune-up run if you’re preparing for the annual Around the Bay run.
Date: February 25, 2017
The Polar Dash is a winter obstacle course challenge in beautiful Horseshoe Resort. You’ll climb walls, crazy carpet down ski slopes, bounce around on a giant inflatable tube, and crawl through the snow. This is an obstacle course race for serious snow bunnies.
Date: February 26, 2017
Distance: Half marathon, 10k, 5k, and 1k
A late winter half marathon through Peterborough may just be the ticket to get you ready for the spring running season. If you’re a walker and keen on participating in a half marathon, you can do so here, provided you can finish the race in less than three hours.