Toronto Runs You Might Like - January/February 2016

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. 

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Hair of the Dog Fun Run

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!

Robbie Burns Road Race

Date: January 29, 2017
Distance: 8k

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.

Grimsby Half-Marathon and Family Day 10k and 3k

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.


Polar Dash Obstacle Course Challenge

Date: February 25, 2017
Distance: 5k

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.

YMCA Peterborough Half Marathon, Half a Half, 5k and 1k

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.

Published on Nov 29, 2016