Toronto Runs You Might Like - December 2016/January 2017
The end of 2016 approaches. Can we all agree that we're ready for the new year? Best way to celebrate 2017's approach? Running, obvs! We've got some mid-December and early-January runs that are guaranteed to put a little spring into your new year step.
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: December 4, 2016
This early December 10k put on by the Beaches Runners Club is one of the city’s most festive foot races. The flat, fast route along the lakefront is perfect for runners looking to test their speed during the racing ‘shoulder season’
Date: December 26, 2016
Length: 10 miles and 4 miles
Shopping post-Christmas deals not your thing? Hamilton’s traditional Boxing Day 10 and 4 miler is a great way to work off some of that delicious Christmas food. The race begins in downtown Hamilton at the YMCA and regularly attracts about 1,000 participants.
Date: December 27, 2016
Length: 5k, 10k
If your resolution involves more running, this race is the tradition you’ve been looking for.
Date: December 31, 2016
If your New Year's Eve plans involve a pair of sneakers over a glass of champagne, the Toronto Midnite Run and Party is your running event. Plus, you'll still get a glass of champagne at the after-party. It's a fun way to ring in the new year with your running community.
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.