Toronto Runs You Might Like - May 2017

Toronto Runs You Might Like - May

Here are a few Toronto area races happening this May that you should consider adding to your race calendar! 

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

Mississauga Marathon

Date: May 6 - 7, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, half-marathon, marathon, relay

The Mississauga Marathon weekend is one of the best multi-day running events in the GTA. There are options for every level of runner, including a relay option for the marathon. Runners will pass through multiple neighbourhoods in the point-to-point marathon.

GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon

Date: May 7, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, half-marathon, marathon, relay

The Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon is one of the premier spring marathons in Ontario, attracting runners from all over the world looking for a fast, mostly downhill course and a winding tour of some the city’s best sights. 

There are multiple race options including the marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10k, and 5k.

Wings for Life World Run

Date: May 7, 2017
Distance: As far as you can run before the finish line catches you

Run a race where the finish line chases you! The Wings For Life World Run is a unique concept in racing produced by Red Bull and held in partnership with the Wings For Life Foundation (a not for profit foundation dedicated to spinal cord research).

The event is made up of multiple simultaneous road running races that happen all over the world starting at the exact same time. Runners are chased by a physical or virtual pace car (catch car), once the car passes a runner their race is finished. The last male and female runners left running in each location are the local champions, the last male and female runner left running on Earth get the esteemed title of global champ.

The 2017 GTA event happens at on a 3km closed loop at Toronto Motorsports Park in Niagara and starts right at 7am. Rip around the track as many times as you can before the virtual pace car catches you!

Mudcat Marathon Weekend

Date: May 12 - 13, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, half-marathon, marathon

The Mudcat Marathon weekend offers a flat and scenic course, prizes and swag, and is a Boston qualifying marathon opportunity. Take the "Mudcat Medal Challenge" by running the 5k on Saturday, and any other race you want to run on Sunday to earn an extra medal.

Color Me Rad


Date: May 13, 2017
Distance: Fun Run

Colour runs are always great opportunities to spend time with friends getting dirty, having fun, and getting active. You won't earn any PBs (unless you're a serial colour runner? Maybe you are!) But you'll definitely come out with some sweet swag and some fun memories.

The Seaton Soaker

Date: May 13, 2017
Distance: 15k, Ultra, Relay

The weather can provide an even bigger challenge on the undulating terrain of this trail race, but long distance runners know that this is all part of the fun. The Seaton Soaker is run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers that provide well-stocked stations throughout the course. It's a spectacular trail race that's close to Toronto.

Seven Bridges Run

Date: May 13, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k

The Orangevill Lions Club organizes a unique trail race each year through the Island Lake Conservation Area using the bridges that span Island Lake. This is cottage country running at it's finest! 

MEC Toronto Road Race THREE

Date: May 14, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k

MEC's third Toronto road race of the season is a 5k and 10k happening in North York. The races are chip timed, and under $20 if you register in advance!

Sporting Life 10K

Date: May 14, 2017
Distance: 10k

The Sporting Life 10k is one of Toronto's most popular races, regularly attracting tens of thousands of participants. The event raises millions of dollars each year for Camp Oochigeas, a volunteer-run camp for children with cancer. The mostly downhill course down Yonge Street has a fun, fast finish and finishers are rewarded with a Sporting Life 10k New Balance technical shirt and an appropriately campy medal (one year it was a tiny paddle!)


Ragnar Relay Niagara

Date: May 19 - 20, 2017
Distance: Relay

The Ragnar Relay is a multi stage, point to point team relay race covering hundreds of kilometers in one straight shot. In the Niagara event you and your team of 12 members (or 6-member ultra team) get to experience the best parts of Ontario by foot, including the majestic beauty of Niagara Falls!

Sulpher Springs Trail Race

Date: May 25 - 27, 2017
Distance: 10k, Ultra, Relay

The Burlington Runners organize the Sulphur Springs Trail Race and it's popularity is on the rise - last year was sold out before the race began! 

Toronto Women's Half Marathon and 5k

Date: May 28, 2017
Distance: 5k, Half-marathon

This popular women's half marathon and 5k race is the first of three runs in the Toronto Women's Run Series which happens at Sunnybrook Park. Expect a varied field of runners, everyone from top level racers to casual walkers.

Published on Apr 04, 2017