Spring (Race) Fever

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With the warm weather just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about spring race season.

Whether you’ll be competing for the first time or already have a couple races under your belt, spring is a great time to put your winter training to the test!

If you’re new to racing, it’s a good idea to set goals. In addition to personal motivation, goal setting will allow you to organize a proper training schedule. If you have a longer distance race in mind for the summer, it’s a good idea to choose a race or two now, with shorter distances to kick off training. Not only will this be a good way to prep your body for the demands of running longer distances, but it will also give you a feel for the experience in general.

Not sure where to start? Check out the list below for some popular races in and around the GTA:

March

6th: Chilly Half Marathon and Frosty 5K (5K, Half marathon) – Burlington, ON

13th: Achilles St Patrick’s Day Run and Walk (5K) – Toronto, ON

25th: Good Friday Road Race (5K, 10K) – Burlington, ON *with a 1K Bunny Hop for kids!

April

3rd: Around the Bay (5K, 30K) – Hamilton, ON

9th: Race Roster Spring Off (5K, 8K) – Toronto, ON

10th: MEC Toronto Race Two (5K, 10K, 15K) – Toronto, ON

24th: Balanse Bum Run (5K) – Toronto, ON

24th: Mercedes Benz Oakville 10K (5K, 10K) - Oakville, ON

30th: MEC Burlington Race Two (11.5K, 9.25K, 3.75K) – Burlington, ON *This is a trail race!

30th: 5 Peaks Ontario Race 1 (5K, 10K, Other) – Halton Hills, ON

30th: Fork in the Road (5K) – Uxbridge, ON *This is a trail and obstacle race!

May

1st: Goodlife Toronto Marathon (5K, 10K, Half-marathon, Marathon) – Toronto, ON

1st: Mississauga Marathon (5K, Half-marathon, Marathon, Other) – Mississauga, ON

7th: Run for Women (5K, 10K) – Unionville, ON

8th: Sporting Life 10KToronto, ON & Ottawa, ON

21st: MEC Burilngton Race Three (5K, 10K, Half-marathon) – Burlington, ON

28th: Terroir Run (10K) – Hillier, ON *With a pre-run feast!

28th: Colour Me Rad (5K) – Toronto, ON

28th: 5 Peaks Ontario Race 2 (5K, 10K, Other) – Brampton, ON

28th: Rugged Maniac Toronto (5K) – Kitchener, ON *This is an obstacle course race!

29th: Toronto Women’s Half Marathon and 5K - Toronto, ON

29th: MEC Toronto Race Three (5K, 10K, 15K) – Toronto, ON

June

11th: Band on the Run (5K, 10K, Half-marathon) – Huntsville, ON *Includes a music festival!

12th: Spring Fling (5K, 10K, 15K) - Toronto, ON

18th: MEC Burlington Race Four (5K, 10K, 15K) – Burlington, ON

19th: MEC Toronto Race Four (5K, 10K, Half-marathon) – Toronto, ON

20th: Run for the Lions (5K, 10K) – Toronto, ON

25th: Toronto Waterfront 10 (10K)

25th: 5 Peaks Ontario Race 3 (5K, 10K, Other) – Milton, ON

 

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