Toronto Runs You Might Like - April

Toronto Runs You Might Like - April

The warmer weather's here! April's got some great running options for you, especially if you love trail runs.

Already familiar with these runs? You can always head to to get a full list of upcoming Toronto road runs, trail runs, and OCRs.

Beaches Spring Sprint

Date: April 1, 2017
Distance: 5k

The annual Beaches Spring Sprint is a yearly tradition for eastenders in Toronto. The route takes you along the boardwalk and through the legendary Beach neighbourhood. It's fun for the whole family. Kids can participate in the 2k run/walk or tag along to the full 5k.

Pancake Mile

Date: April 1, 2017
Distance: 1 mile

The annual Elmira Pancake Festival near Kitchener-Waterloo organizes a Pancake Miler. What's a Pancake Miler? You eat a pancake, run a quarter-mile distance, repeat four times. Prizes, giveaways, and, of course, pancakes!

Race Roster Spring Run Off

Date: April 8, 2017
Distance: 5k, 8k

This run-off (the first Canada Running Series East race of the year) has been taking place in the winding roads of High Park for over 35 years. It’s a fun opener to the spring racing season and a great pick for seasoned or newbie runners looking for a challenging course with some pretty spectacular scenery.

Angus Glen 10 Miler

Date: April 8, 2017
Distance: 10 miles

An exclusive and challenging run on the rolling golf cart paths of a 32-hole championship golf course in Markham.

Good Friday Road Race

Date: April 14, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k

Burlington plays host to this annual Easter weekend traditional run through the Lakeshore community. Bunny ears are not essential, but make it better.

Uxbridge Half Marathon

Date: April 15, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, half-marathon

Ready for your first half of the year? Head to Uxbridge to run your little 21k heart out.

5 Peaks Ontario Race 1

Date: April 22, 2017
Distance: Between 5k and 11k

Spring means trail runs are starting up again and 5 Peaks is kicking off their year with a trail race at the Terra Cotta Conservation Area. 

*Editors Note* The 2017 Terra Cotta race is sold out at the time of writing this article :( They currently do have space in a few of their other Ontario races.

ENDURrace 5k and 8k

Date: April 22, 2017 and April 29, 2017
Distance: 5k and 8k

Run Waterloo hosts the Endurrace 5k and 8k road races through Elmira, ON. Choose the 5k if you're new to running, or the 8k if you want to try a longer distance. Do both if you got it in you!

Fork in the Road

Date: April 22, 2017
Distance: 5k

The Fork in the Road is a little different than your average trail run. The course is set up with several options that could lead to a fairly fast and average trail run or, if you choose too many "bad" forks, you could increase your distance by as much as 3k and you'll find some other surprises along the way. This one's for those of us looking for a fun opportunity to try something different.

Pick Your Poison Trail Run

Date: April 29, 2017
Distance: 12.5k, 25k, 50k

The first Ultra of the season in southern Ontario? Quite possibly! The trail race is set up in a 12.5k loop - you decide how many times you want to run it ou.

MEC Toronto Trail Race One

Date: April 30, 2017
Distance: 7k, 14k

This year MEC Toronto has split their race series into two - road and trail! The first trail run is on April 30th. For about the same price as a movie ticket you'll get a fun day out in one of the GTA's nicest conservation parks. 

Published on Mar 15, 2017