Spring (Race) Fever


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:


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!


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!


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


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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