Make an IMPACT – Support 2020 Virtual Race Events

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Support Local Events
Photo: Banff Marathon / Pam Doyle

2020 has seen unthinkable changes for our race and event industry, seeing most cancelled or postponed. From small to large, every event has played such an important part in the wellbeing of our communities, raising millions of dollars for local charities, and making our world a healthier, happier place. Many late summer and fall 2020 events are still holding with firm hope and modified plans for running their events. We will keep you posted.

You can celebrate your love for running, cycling and being active while supporting and participating in these virtual events on our list!

The start line begins outside your front door.

Whether you want to walk a 5K, run that marathon or trail ultra you’ve been training for, or cycle to contribute to your favourite charity, all of these events feature various distances and challenges to put your training to good use. 

Virtual races offer runners, cyclists and fitness enthusiasts a number of advantages – race when you feel like it, no early morning line-ups to the porty-potty, no pre-race nerves and no stress about social distancing. You often still get the great race swag – and reap the physical and mental health benefits. Plus – you’re supporting events – and people – that really need you this year.

2020 Virtual Race Events

Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon &10K 
Now to December 6
The 2020 Reggae Marathon has gone virtual! Registration remains open until November 30, 2020 and runners can complete their choice of event between November to December 6, 2020. Each runner or walker will receive a Digital Finisher Certificate and Runner’s Bib, while post-race each will get a Medal, signature Reggae Marathon T-shirt, and branded tote bag.

24h Tremblant 
December 4-6
The remote Tremblant is your personal sporting challenge, done remotely and from anywhere! Teams of 2 to 12 participants relay each other at their own pace, in the sport activity of their choice, during the weekend of December 4 to 6, 2020. Sounds fun, we bet! Each participant gets 24h branded mask, 24h branded toque, a medal and 40% at Helly Hansen.

Santa Shuffle British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia
December 5-12
A week-long event full of fun surprises and cool prizes, the Santa Shuffle is a yearly event that brings passionate individuals from across the country to support vulnerable Canadians and the work of The Salvation Army. This year, of course, it’s virtual. Make sure you choose your current city of residence.

The Virtual Big Elf Run
December 1-31
Come and run the official Big Elf Run route with voice guided navigation around Stanley Park, BC! You can run a guided 5km or 10km while learning about the many sights and landmarks in the park. Don’t live in Vancouver? No worries! Take part in the same facts and motivational messages by choosing the ‘Virtual Treadmill’ or ‘Virtual Outdoor’ option in the Run Go App and run wherever you are! And you’ll receive an Elf Toque, Medal/Christmas Ornament, and so much more!

HoHoHoliday 5K Virtual Run 
Now to December 31
Enjoy the most festive run in Canada. This 5 km run/walk combines the magic of the holidays with community engagement and fitness. Runners can register on the link provided and get a Santa suit, finishers medal, holiday treat, timing app and shipping. Enjoy the seasonal active run/walk and start the holiday season right!

Autumn Celebration Series: Glaze Craze 5K 
Now to December 31
The Autumn Celebration Series: Glaze Craze 5K is here and ready for you! Sweater weather, crisp air, warm colours and the chilly weather all make for a beautiful marathon. Registration is open until December 31, 2020. Runners can submit their results any time until December 31. Each runner gets a package that includes a Glaze Craze 5K entry, Glaze Craze premium medal and a digital downloadable bib. After registering you will receive an email with all the details to start your run.  

Autumn Celebration Series: Pumpkin Spice Shuffle 10K 
Now to December 31
Another in the Autumn Celebration Series: Pumpkin Spice Shuffle 10K is here and ready for you! Sweater weather, crisp air, warm colours and the chilly weather all make for a beautiful marathon. Registration is open until December 31, 2020. Runners can submit their results any time until 31 December. Each runner gets a package that includes a Pumpkin Spice Shuffle 10k entry, Pumpkin Spice Shuffle premium medal and a digital downloadable bib. After registering, you get an email with all the details and start your run.

Remembrance Day 5K 
Now to December 31
An active and fun way to honour and remember the brave men that risked their lives. Registration is open till December 31, 2020. Runners can submit their result any time till December 31. Each runner gets a Remembrance Day 5k entry, high-quality medal, and digital downloadable bib. What’s more, you can run run or walk at your own pace without any set limit or target! After registering, you get an email with all your instructions and you can start your run! 

MS Bike

Virtual MS Bike
Now to December 31
Every summer cyclists of all ages and fitness levels come together across Canada to conquer, their personal cycling challenges this year we come together at our virtual MS Bike, uniting online.You can go the distance and make a difference – from anywhere! Be a part of a virtual community that makes a difference.

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Run across Canada in Support of Blood Cancer
Now through summer 2020
Team In Training – one of the most iconic endurance challenges in the world that helps fund new breakthroughs in blood cancers is going virtual! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada is proud to partner with Team In Training participants to help support more than 17,000 Canadians affected by blood cancers when it matters most. Let’s collectively run, walk or cycle more than 7,000 km (almost equivalent to distance across Canada) – to help raise funds in support of those newly diagnosed, people in treatment and those navigating life after a blood cancer.

Toronto Women’s Run Series – Virtual Half Marathon
Now to June 7
Join the women’s virtual run series in the heart of Toronto. Stay healthy and help flatten the curve by running solo any time and any where! Just remember to exercise your social distancing skills as well. You are free to make your race as competitive or recreational as you like.

Saskatchewan Marathon Bib

Saskatchewan Virtual Marathon
Now to June 15
A race has never been more about YOU, than a solo, virtual race. Whether you are racing on your basement treadmill, looping through your neighbourhood, or tackling a familiar trail, this is your run! Please remember to physical distance through your ENTIRE run and share your training, planned route, start line, mid-run and finish line race-face with your friends and @SaskMarathon. Keep connected on your journey as we run virtually together!

Photo: Ride Don't Hide
Photo: Ride Don’t Hide

Ride Don’t Hide
Now to June 30
This year we cannot ride together, but in The Ride Don’t Hide Virtual no one rides alone. Even though we currently need to follow social distancing, it does not mean we need to struggle with mental health issues on our own. Join this nationwide fundraising event, the largest of its king in Canada to reach its goal of raising $2 million for the Canadian Mental Health Association! Please check your local ride page for more detailed information.

Spring-Run Off

Under Armour Spring Run-Off Virtual Race
Now to July 1
The Under Armour Spring Run-Off Virtual Race is taking place from May 4th to July 1st, so you have the flexibility of choosing a date and time that works for you. You will receive an Under Armour souvenir shirt, finisher’s medal, virtual finisher’s badge, and a 25% Under Armour discount at underarmour.ca. Run or walk the 8K or 5K and you can do the full distance at once or break it into smaller increments over several days! All participants have the opportunity to support any lab or fund at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, including the newly launched Conquer COVID Fund.

Outwork Covid
Now to July 27
The Virtual Run – Walk – Bike – Treadmill supporting our First Responders. Whatever works for you, sign up, ask your friends and family to donate whatever makes sense for you. Sign up, grab your gear and outwork COVID!

BMO Vancouver Marathon
Now to July 31
You may run or walk your race distance at your own pace and at a time and location of your choice, following the guidelines of your local health authorities. Participants will receive the commemorative tech tee, and medal and throughout the BMO Vancouver Marathon Virtual Race there will be fun prizes including the opportunity to win Brooks Running shoes through a new BMO Vancouver Marathon Brooks ‘Run Happy’ Scavenger Hunt.

Tool Shed Virtual Duathlon
August 10-16
Choose from competitive or non-competitive categories in this 2.5km run/20km bike/5km run duathlon. You will choose your own course to race and will get a bib with your name on it, a medal that is actually a coaster and a finisher’s certificate along with sponsor swag.

Personal Podium Kids Virtual Duathlon
August 10-16
This fun event for kids of all ages under 18 varies in distance by age to ensure your son or daughter is successful. Each participant will receive a bib with their name on it for their own race day, along with a finisher’s medal and finisher’s certificate.

The Great Virtual Road Race Across Tennesse
Now to August 31
Running only 5 miles per day on average, and tracking your daily progress, you can complete the virtual run of the summer and make your way across the scenic state of Tennessee! If you complete the challenge you will receive a Finish Medal or… do a there-and-back-again and receive the prestigious Double-Crossing Medal.

Banque Scotia 21K de Montreal Virtual Race
Now to August 31
Run the Banque Scotia 21K de Montréal Virtual Race from your home town, while enjoying the flexibility of choosing a date and time that works for you until the end of August. You will receive a virtual bib, Saucony shirt, finishers medal and a virtual finishers badge! Run or walk the 21K, 10K, or 5K and you will also have the chance to win some awesome prizes! Bonne course!

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
Now to September 7
This is YOUR race! You can run on a treadmill or choose your own route for the virtual event but it’s suggested that you adhere to Public Health Agencies’ guidelines and try to stay within your neighbourhood! Create fun loops, set-up your own fuel/water station in your yard, and tell your neighbours so they can cheer you on from their porches! You will receive a shirt and medal for each event you are registered in as well as a specific Challenge shirt and medal. You can also join a team and start fundraising right away for one of the charities in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

Isolation Run
Now to November 30
Anyone and everyone is invited to register, share, donate and support health care workers across the world who are going to war each day. This event is FREE TO REGISTER! Whether you are a one-time participant, or you want to participate for the whole summer, we can match your interest with a reasonable fundraising total. There is no finish line in sight in our collective battle against the Corona Virus. But every small thing you do will go a long way towards helping our cause.

Try Events

YOU’RE NOT ALONE Virtual Race
All of 2020
You are not alone, THE social distancing virtual race. This FREE virtual race allows you to walk, jog, run any distance and is open to all ages for all of 2020! You can participate at any place and time, in this self paced and self timed event, but please follow all current country and provincial/state rules for social distancing.

Run for the Dogs 5K Virtual Run
Now to June 30
Stay active, stay connected with others via social media, support local charities, and of course… enjoying a nice active run with your dog! The Run for the Dogs 5k is all about coming together as a virtual community and enjoy fun, fitness, charity, social sharing, and our wonderful pets!

Parkinson Step 'n Stride

Flexxaire Parkinson Step ‘n Stride
Now to September 12
Come together virtually to celebrate fitness goals, the awareness we have accomplished in our communities, and the funds raised in support of Parkinson Association who provides support programs, education, and funds for research in Alberta. As a participant, you will create a fitness goal of your choice such as walking 5K a day or 150 minutes of exercise per week. Registration or donations can be made at www.stepnstride.ca.

Run Calgary
Photo: Run Calgary

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon
Now to September 27
The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon has gone virtual! While we can’t run together in traditional ways, we can still set goals, help each other achieve them and celebrate the wins. The 2020 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Virtual race window is from May 31 to September 27 and the Scotiabank Charity Challenge remains open until October 18th. Your dedicated Run Calgary team will be there cheering you on with virtual high fives until we can all be together again. Run your race, at your pace… anytime and anyplace!

June 2020

Virtual Canada Day 5K & 10K
June 1 to August 15
Let’s celebrate Canada! The Virtual Canada Day 5K & 10K Race can be run between June 1 and August 15, and this virtual event includes all of the amenities of the live event! Virtual race kits have already begun being mailed out.  Let’s run together, but apart …wherever you are! Note that registration is limited to 850 so register soon.

5 Peaks Enduro Virtual Run Series
June 1 to October 31
Run one race per month, from June to October, 2020. Select the distance that best suits you each month. Many virtual running events and packages to choose from. Use our electronic tracker to track your time and distance.

Goddess Run
June 1
Attention all goddesses! Join this year’s virtual event and in the true Goddess tradition, you will still be receiving all your swag, including your shirt, bead and a race bag filled with other goodies … and prizes of course! There will once again be diamond jewelry from Lugaro up for grabs and everyone will be eligible to win no matter what distance you complete. The Goddess Run is proud to partner with the BC Cancer Foundation to support the Immunotherapy Clinical Trials Program.

Covid-19 Virtual Run for Our Hospitals
June 1 to August 30
This run is donating $15 of each entry to either Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington or St. Josephs Health Care in London, Ontario. Run a 5K, 10K or Half Marathon and receive a beautiful finisher medal, a CLIF gift pack (valued over $10.00), plus a custom imprinted face mask and race bib.

Run Across Nova Scotia
June 1 and for the following 99 days
You average 56k/week for 99 days, from anywhere in the world!? That’s what you have to do to complete it on time. The whole idea is to give everyone a great project to work on and a great challenge! Are you in?

Beaches Jazz Run 2020
June 1 to July 26
In Support of The Michael Garron Hospital – Front Line Workers! Race proceeds go ensures we can continue to provide excellent patient care by allowing the hospital a flexible source of funding that can be quickly directed where it’s needed most – 5K, 10K and Half Marathon.

5K Virtual Relay
June 1-30
Run a 5K any time in June and submit that performance to indicating time and distance. Think you can run even faster next time? During June pay a whopping $1 and give it another go. Go as many times as you like for a dollar a shot. Proceeds to Mustard Seed Food Bank.

Global 24-Hour Relay
June 3
The 2020 Global 24-Hour Relay taking place on June 3rd, 2020, will be a part of a relay race with runners all over the world. Your team will be running from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM and virtually handing off the baton to the next runner every 30 minutes.

Canada Moves Coast to Coast on Global Running Day
June 3
You are invited to join this Facebook Live Relay across Canada hosted by road races from coast to coast on Global Running Day! Move and be active in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). Now, more than ever, it is important to support friends, family, and our fellow community members and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.

TC10K
Photo: TC10K

TC10K, Garden City 5K and 1K Family Run
June 5-30
The 2020 TC10K Virtual Run is a go! Run or walk one of THREE race distances in your neighbourhood, at your pace. You can run the TC10K (the classic), the Garden City 5K (new!) and the 1K Family Run. Race Roster is hosting the TC10K Virtual Run which will include results, tracking on Runkeeper and finisher certificates. Complete your TC10K Virtual Run from June 5th through June 30th and watch for prizes and fun incentives to participate. Stay tuned for more!

Sole Sisters
June 6
The 2020 Sole Sisters 5K will now become a VIRTUAL RACE for all participants. Individual timelines for participation will vary so the suggested the virtual race date is extended to include June 6 – December 31, 2020. The race recap video however will need submissions by July 31st.

Manitoba Run 150 Virtual Run 4 Your Cause
June 6 to July 1
Results from Regular and Fundraiser registrations qualify for Run 150 as an extra virtual run for the month. Results will be recorded automatically. Click here for more information and to access the free registration for Run 150.

Skyrunner Virtual Series
June 6, 20 and 27
Until the end June, athletes and fans can take part in the Skyrunner Virtual Series from home by completing 45 minutes of running, or any sporting activity – indoor or outdoor – on the same date as a few specially-selected races of the circuit that have been cancelled or postponed. Connect and come together with skyrunners all over the world!

Cowichan Crusher Gravel Fondo
Photo: Cowichan Crusher Gravel Fondo

Cowichan Crusher Gravel Fondo
June 7 to August 7
Enjoy the amazing scenery of wherever you are on a 55K Medio or 100+K Full Fondo! You have two months to complete your course and categories include both male and female, 10-year age groups: 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. To participate you must either have a GPS tracking bike computer, phone app or a smart indoor trainer. When you have finished the courses simply upload your data to RidewithGPS and see how you compare!

Run for Water
June 13-20 (Calgary)
Over the past decade, you have helped us bring clean water and education to communities in rural Ethiopia. We feel it is essential that we do whatever we can to help them, so this year’s event will be virtual. We are offering this event for FREE so everyone is able to participate without the financial constraint.

North Star Festival – All About Vert
June 13
The focus is the climb, not the distance. Distance is temporary, vertical lasts forever… or at least it feels like it. How high can you climb in your time category? We will have separate divisions for outdoor and treadmill, more details will be coming soon.

Chinook Triathlon Virtual Race
June 17-24
It’s time for a virtual triathlon! Platinum Racing Events has put together “Solo-Challenges” which will offer participants the opportunity to tackle their traditional race courses during a one-week period, where results can be uploaded to the online leaderboard. Ride indoors or outdoors, and still feel the thrill of competing!

Run Washington Virtual Challenge
June 20 to September 22
We’ve created multiple “challenges” to keep you running and staying healthy. Each challenge has a different theme and mileage to complete. At the completion of each chosen event, participants will earn #RUNWA Swag in the form of a custom race bib, race shirt/race tank and custom challenge medal!

Millarville Run to the Farmer’s Market
June 20
If you have registered for the Millarville Run to the Farmer’s Market, you can join in on a virtual run in 2020, complete with fantastic finishers medals, shirts and custom bibs, as well as prize draws. Images of the 2020 finishers medals are available now on social media. Run your distance wherever you are, with appropriate physical distancing and then gather on social media to celebrate! If you ordered extra apparel through the registration process, it will be sent to you as well.

Banff Marathon
Photo: Banff Marathon / Pam Doyle

Banff Marathon
June 20 to July 5
The Virtual Banff Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K taking place from June 20th to July 5th, 2020. This is your opportunity for you to stick to your original goals, stay healthy and receive all your race day goodies. You will have your own finish line, but you will be connected together with the spirit of the other participants and the strength of the Rocky Mountains!

Betty’s Run for ALS
June 21
For 24 years, Betty’s Run has been inspiring care, hope and community. As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re turning Betty’s Run into a virtual event. On June 21st, you can run, jog, ride or walk on the road, on the trail, or on the treadmill at home.

Personal Peak Summer Race Series
June 27
Try something different with this fun virtual series by the creators of the Quarantine Backyard Ultra (won by Mike Wardian with a staggering 262.52 miles in 63 hours). This series of events aims to see just how far YOU can run in a given time. One male and one female runner from each event who ran the farthest will win. For this event, run as far as you can in 45 minutes!

Manulife Heart & Stroke Virtual Ride for Heart
June 1-30
Join us (virtually) as we come together and move at a safe distance in support of critical heart disease and stroke research. Pick any day in June and get moving – ride, walk, run, cartwheel – its all up to you! Go outside or stay in watch for your participant kit in the mail and get moving.

NOVID-20
Photo: NOVID-20 Virtual Run

NOVID-20 Virtual Run
June 1-30
Ready for a global virtual challenge using Strava? Join this run to engage, unite and inspire your own running community to keep motivated and fit while accelerating research for COVID-19. NOVID-20 represents ‘NO VIral Disease in 2020’ and is our optimistic view a vaccine will be developed in 2020 to inoculate the COVID-19 virus. COVID-19 is looking back, NOVID-20 is looking ahead.

VanIsl 460K/100K
June 1 to July 31
Run, walk or hike the 460K length of Vancouver Island over the two months of June and July (averaging 7.6K per day). If that is too far, choose the shorter version (the width) which is 100K over the same period (averaging 1.6K per day). Don’t forget to share your exploits on social media!

Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon

Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5K
June 29 to September 18
The Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K will take place virtually from Monday June 29th to Friday September 18th, so you have the flexibility of choosing a date and time that works for you. You can run or walk the 21K, 10K or 5K and you can do the full distance at once or break it into smaller increments over several days.

July 2020

Epic Canadian
Photo: Epic Canadian

Epic Canadian
July 1
This is way to connect us across communities, across the province, and across the entire country for Canada’s 153rd birthday. On July 1, celebrate the joy of active living and create an amazing mosaic of July 1st across the country!

Virtual Butter Tart 5K & NEW Virtual 10K
July 1 to August 30
The Virtual Butter Tart 5K & new 10K races include a T-shirt, medal, race bib, and a Butter Tart – all delivered right to your door! Last year’s Virtual Butter Tart Race sold out right away, so register early! No other finish is as sweet!

Great White North Triathlon Virtual Race
July 1-8
It’s time for a virtual triathlon! Platinum Racing Events has put together “Solo-Challenges” which will offer participants the opportunity to tackle their traditional race courses during a one-week period, where results can be uploaded to the online leaderboard. Ride indoors or outdoors, and still feel the thrill of competing!

The Great Canadian Crossing
Photo: The Great Canadian Crossing / Unsplash

The Great Canadian Crossing
July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021
Starting this Canada Day, July 1 2020, participants from around the world will have the opportunity to race across this great country. You have one year to complete this challenge of 4800K. The challenge ends on July 1, 2021. You can run, walk or ride across the provinces or across the entire country! There is even a “multi-sport” category, where you can choose any self-propelled motion to get across the country. Ski, swim, hike, bike, run, walk, snowshoe…. you name it! Let’s see how many provinces and territories you can cross this year!

Sinister Events
Photo: Raven Eye Photography / Sinister Sports

North Star Festival – Pure Ultra
July 4-5
Classic Ultra. Virtual format. The race options are 30-hour, 24-hour, 12-hour, and 6-hour. There is also a Kids Race – 30 minutes or 1 hour. How far can you run in the allotted time? Pick your duration and give it your all! The race is open to solos or teams with awards for the top time in each. 

Ginger Runner Global Run
July 6-12
The Ginger Runner Global Run (GRGR) is an annual virtual event for runners of all abilities anywhere in the world. GRGR 2020 will take place over 7 days from July 6-12. Each day will have a different individual challenge and an overall weekly goal of running a combined 24,901 miles around the world.

Hustle for the House
July 6-12
This is a walk/run for all ages and experience levels – you choose the route. All you do is lace up and head out your front door. Run your neighbourhood streets; run your park (safely distanced, that is); run your country roads!

Heart of the Rockies Triathlon Virtual Race
July 8-15
It’s time for a virtual triathlon! Platinum Racing Events has put together “Solo-Challenges” which will offer participants the opportunity to tackle their traditional race courses during a one-week period, where results can be uploaded to the online leaderboard. Ride indoors or outdoors, and still feel the thrill of competing!

Quarantine Backyard Ultra
July 11
The backyard ultra is a form of ultramarathon race where competitors must consecutively run the distance of 6,706 meters (4.167 miles) in less than one hour. These distance loops are repeated hourly. The race ends when the last runner or runners either concede or fail to finish the distance within the allotted time frame.

Vancouver Rotary Club Stay-at-Home Bike-a-thon
July 12
The Rotary Club of Vancouver’s 36th Annual Bike-A-Thon will be held on Sunday July 12th, 2020. This year’s Ride has been cancelled because of the Corona Virus outbreak. However, you can still participate and raise funds for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in BC by registering for the Stay-At-Home Bike-A-Thon.

Wild Rose Virtual Duathlon
July 20-26
A race for women, by women, in support of women. Our goal is to create a community in which women of all athletic abilities can come together to celebrate beauty, strength, and health. Whether you are considering your first triathlon, or have participated in many, this event will empower and motivate you in a supportive environment.

Personal Peak Summer Race Series
July 25
Try something different with this fun virtual series by the creators of the Quarantine Backyard Ultra (won by Mike Wardian with a staggering 262.52 miles in 63 hours). This series of events aims to see just how far YOU can run in a given time. One male and one female runner from each event who ran the farthest will win. For this event, run as far as you can in 3 hours!

August 2020

Great Cycle Challenge Canada
August 2020
Challenge yourself to get on your bike (or spin bike) this August and log your kilometres throughout the month to fight kids’ cancer. Get active, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and look after your physical and mental health… it’s a win-win! What are you waiting for? Registration is FREE!

Blueshore Longest Day Road Race
August 8-31
Challenge yourself to see how fast you can run a 5K/10k or Mile and help support the work of the Foodbank by entering the Blueshore Financial Longest Day Virtual Run or run as a team in the Red Racer Team Division. Race medal, personalized race bib and certificate included as well as lots of draw prizes and awards!

Toronto Women's Run
Photo: Toronto Women’s Run

Toronto Women’s Run Series – Virtual 10K/5K
August 14
Join the women’s virtual run series in the heart of Toronto. Stay healthy and help flatten the curve by running solo any time and any where! Just remember to exercise your social distancing skills as well. You are free to make your race as competitive or recreational as you like. In August and October join more than 1,500 women run/walk through the Sunnybrook and Toronto Park systems.

Sea Wheeze
Photo: lululemon

Lululemon SeaWheeze Virtual Half Marathon
August 15-23
Enjoy all the fun and goal-crushing good times of SeaWheeze while setting your own course (so choose wisely!). This run will be timed and tracked by Strava, the fitness tracking app, so make sure to download the app to register, join the SeaWheeze Half Marathon club, and track your training! All participants will receive an exclusive 2020 finisher medal, mailed right to your door.  Registration is now open

Personal Peak Summer Race Series
August 22
Try something different with this fun virtual series by the creators of the Quarantine Backyard Ultra (won by Mike Wardian with a staggering 262.52 miles in 63 hours). This series of events aims to see just how far YOU can run in a given time. One male and one female runner from each event who ran the farthest will win. For this event, run as far as you can in 12 hours!

Her Quest

HER QUEST Virtual Race
August 22-30
Try something different with this fun virtual series by the creators of the Quarantine Backyard Ultra (won by Mike From the makers of some of the toughest races in Canada, HER QUEST is a women-only virtual race combined with three online speaker sessions that are designed to encourage females of all ages to lace up and get moving. Hosted by the women of Sinister Sports, HER QUEST has 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, and 50k distance options. Race entry includes a custom buff & handmade jewellery piece in addition to the virtual sessions.

Beat Beethoven
Photo: Run Calgary

Run Calgary Virtual Running Festival – Beat Beethoven
August 22-31
Run Calgary and The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra are collaborating by colliding the wonderful worlds of music and run. Lace up in support of the CPO in the third edition of Beat Beethoven, which is now virtual. Challenge yourself to finish an 8K run or a 4K walk, while listening to a CPO playlist of Beethoven’s music. Your virtual run or walk can be completed anywhere, and on any surface (trail, road, treadmill, track) anytime during the race period.

Fin Island Virtual Trail Run
August 28-30
Let’s join our Saskatchewan running buddies in The Battlefords for their first virtual trail running event – choose a date between August 28 to 30 and run anytime, anywhere. Distances can include 5K, 10K, 16K and the 1K family run. This is a free event, but why not dedicate your 12th annual fin island trail run to a local charity of your choice? Go flat or go hilly, but go somewhere and run!

September 2020

Boston Marathon
September 7-14
Although the 124th Boston Marathon has been cancelled for the first time in its history, this year it will be held as a virtual event complemented by a series of virtual events throughout the second week of September. Participants in the virtual 2020 Boston Marathon will be required to complete the 26.2 mile distance within a six hour time period and provide proof of timing to the B.A.A. All athletes who complete the virtual race will receive an official Boston Marathon program, participant t-shirt, medal, and runner’s bib. Further details will be available soon.

Kidney March
Photo: The Kidney Foundation of Canada

Kidney March
September 11 to 13
An incredible three-day journey and the largest 100 KM walk of its kind in the world, fighting against kidney disease and for organ donation. This year, marchers will walk from their communities across Canada and beyond, united in making a historic difference in the lives of the 4 million Canadians impacted by kidney disease.

Run Wild
Photo: Run Calgary

Run Calgary Virtual Running Festival – The Wild Run for Lemur Conservation
September 20-30
The Wild Run (formerly the Gorilla Run), now in its 16th year, was established in 2004 to raise funds for Mountain Gorillas and other endangered species. Over the last 13 years the race/relay has donated over $110,000 dollars to wild animals threatened with extinction and Run Calgary is pledging to continue their fundraising efforts for conservation. Brought to you by Run Calgary and The Calgary Zoo.

Queen City Marathon
September 2020
With your virtual event this year, you have the ability to choose a day and time that works into your schedule. You DO NOT have to run or walk your race during the traditional GMS Queen City Marathon race weekend. With the entire month of September available in which to run or walk your virtual event, you should be able to select a day that provides your ideal conditions!

October 2020

Perseverance Trail Run
October 1 – 25
This year, in place of our usual in-person event, we are expanding our fundraising adventure to include the entire month … and the entire world is invited to participate, in the 2020 Virtual Perseverance Trail Run! The goal of this year’s event is once again to raise funds for the Cumberland Community Forest Society, promote community connection, physical activity and nature conservation. Sign up to support the Cumberland Forest and run your own course in your backyard, anywhere in the world!

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
October 1 – 31
The 2020 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon has gone virtual! Run or walk the full distance of your choice anytime, from anywhere between October 1st and October 31st and input your race time via Race Roster. Finisher’s medals and shirts will be available for pickup or delivery. The virtual event also includes two new distance options: a four-person marathon relay and a 10K as well as the traditional marathon, half marathon and 5K.

Alzheimer Walk & Run

IG Wealth Management Alzheimer Walk and Run Virtual Challenge
October 11
Join the free 2020 IG Wealth Management Alzheimer Walk and Run Virtual Challenge on Sunday, October 11 by walking and running together, apart. This event is taking strides to help Calgarians impacted by dementia. By participating and raising funds, you can make a real difference to local caregivers and people living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.

Toronto Women's Run 2
Photo: Toronto Women’s Run

Toronto Women’s 8K/5K
October 24
You are invited to join thousands of women everywhere to run anywhere! The Toronto Women’s Run Series is committed to creating opportunities for women to be healthy and active, and you can make your race as fun, recreational or as competitive as you want. An ideal way to keep you focused and fit throughout the fall months and a wonderful way to wrap up and celebrate your year of running.

Dash of Doom
Photo: Run Calgary

Run Calgary Virtual Running Festival – Dash of Doom Halloween Run
October 26 – 31
Be a part of Calgary’s virtual Dash of Doom! This is a family-friendly and pet-friendly virtual event in support of AARCS (Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society). Your perks include a custom glow-in-the-dark finishers’ medal, personalized race bib, downloadable certificate, prizing for best spirit and costume, best dog costume featured in next year’s swag, and most of all, an opportunity to help animals.

December 2020

Run Calgary Virtual Running Festival – 12Ks of Christmas
December 1-12
Kick off your holiday season with some running joy! Registration information will be available in November.

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