Tamarack Ottawa Marathon

by Phil Marsh

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend continued its status as a double IAAF Gold Label event, along with both the marathon and 10K events serving as the Canadian Championships. Over 32,000 participants from around the world ran, walked and rolled to the finish line in events including 2K, 5K, 10K, 21.1K and the sold-out 42.2K.

It was the final race as Race Director for John Halvorsen, who is leaving Run Ottawa to return to the high-tech world. A former two-time Olympic finalist in the 10,000 metre event, John was honoured at the President’s Reception for his work to build this weekend into a world-class race. John will soon be inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder and an Athlete, both richly deserved honours. Continue reading “Tamarack Ottawa Marathon”

2019 Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon

On the shores of Lake Ontario, the sun rises on a calm, brisk fall morning. A certain energy falls over the streets of Oakville, where runners and walkers take their place in the Start Line chute. They are waiting to put their summer training to the test at the 13th annual Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon on October 5-6, 2019. The horn goes off and participants set off on their 21.1K journey through the streets of beautiful Oakville. 

This fall must-run event will take participants through the most scenic areas of Oakville, with a brand-new route that begins and ends at Shell Park. The new route presents runners with the opportunity for new personal bests, with sights including Coronation Park, the Lake Ontario waterfront and Bronte Harbour. When surveyed, 90% of participants said they will run the event again, and we look forward to welcoming them back this year. Continue reading “2019 Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon”

Guardians Half Marathon and 5K

The annual Guardians Half Marathon & 5K is the signature provincial run for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, in support of Special Olympics. What started in 2017 with 350 runners and $25,000 raised, grew to 450 runners and $32,000 raised in its second year. We are very excited for year three and hope to continue this incredible growth, supporting a cause that impacts so many lives every day. Continue reading “Guardians Half Marathon and 5K”

The Mississauga Marathon

The Mississauga Marathon celebrated 15 years in 2018 with record numbers taking part in seven different race distances. Fast forward one year and organizers are looking to extend the celebration with course enhancements, a sharp new website, interactive race maps and awesome finishers’ medals. Canada’s sixth largest city comes alive at Mississauga Marathon time, which also aligns perfectly with kick starting a great season of races. Continue reading “The Mississauga Marathon”

The 34th Annual Resolution Run

The 34th Annual Resolution Run was held across Canada and the United States on December 31st and January 1st.

Brave-hearted and high-spirited, runners faced snowstorms in Moncton; high winds and ice pellets in Halifax and mild temperatures and green grass in Abbotsford and Langley. 

With the satisfaction of the 5K complete, and wearing their hard-won Resolution Run jackets and medals, finishers celebrated together over hot drinks and warm food.

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SunRype Okanagan Marathon

by Tara Melville

Kelowna’s premier running event attracted over 2300 participants from eight countries over Thanksgiving weekend for the 24th annual SunRype Okanagan Marathon. Cool temperatures and a bit of drizzle made for perfect running conditions on Sunday.

The weekend’s events included the 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon, as well as the popular Running Room Friendship Run. Participants enjoyed the scenic course that navigates along Lake Okanagan and meanders through residential streets before returning to City Park. It’s one of Western Canada’s flattest and fastest Boston qualifying courses. Continue reading “SunRype Okanagan Marathon”

Cam Levins Sets New Canadian Record in Men’s Marathon

The highlight of this year’s Gold Standard Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon was the record-setting finish of 2:09:25 by Canada’s Cam Levins.

Running his debut marathon, Levins obliterated the previous record set 43 years ago by Jerome Drayton at the 1975 Fukuoka Marathon in Japan. Running under brisk conditions, Levins shattered the Canadian men’s marathon record by 44 seconds. Along the way, Levins hit the 10K mark at 30:45, the half marathon at 1:04:34, and the 30K mark at 1:32:21. Continue reading “Cam Levins Sets New Canadian Record in Men’s Marathon”

The Salvation Army Santa Shuffle

by Angela Rafuse

On December 1st, in 38 cities across Canada, over 16,000 runners and shufflers laced up to raise funds in support of marginalized and vulnerable people this Christmas.

In partnership with Running Room, The Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk raises funds for local Salvation Army social and community programs. Participants dress in funky festive gear and brave the cold to make a difference in their community. Continue reading “The Salvation Army Santa Shuffle”