5 races to celebrate Canada Day

5 races to celebrate Canada Day

Get ready to embrace Canada Day and lace up your running shoes to join the vibrant celebrations over the long weekend. This year, Canada Day falls on a Saturday, providing the ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in a memorable race experience while enjoying some well-deserved relaxation for the remainder of the weekend.

If you’re looking to be part of the festive excitement, we’ve got you covered with five Canada Day races happening across our great nation. These events are designed to celebrate the joy and essence of Canada Day, offering you the chance to proudly showcase your patriotic swag and collect unique mementos that will enhance your race experience with an extra dose of national pride.

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Photo: The Big Canada Run

The Subway Canada Day 10 Miler in Westfield, NB, is a thrilling race that combines the scenic beauty of the Saint John River with the excitement of Canada Day celebrations. Participants can look forward to a challenging yet rewarding 10-mile course in a festive atmosphere.

VR Pro’s popular Canada Day 5K on the Lake Ontario waterfront is back on July 1. Since 2008, the race has been an annual tradition, and this year, they anticipate over 1,000 runners across the 5K, 10K and kids 1K events. Participants can look forward to receiving a technical race shirt and a unique Canada finisher’s medal, while also contributing to the fundraising efforts for the local St. John’s Ambulance unit, with over $2,500 raised so far.

Celebrating Canada Day in the nation’s capital? Join RunOttawa on July 1 for the 35th edition of the Canada Day Road Races—now with Otto’s Ottawa as the title sponsor, supporting the Ottawa Hospital Foundation. There is a run for everyone: 10K, 5K, 1K kids run and 100m trot!

After a four-year hiatus, the 15K distance returns for the 2023 Running Room Canada Day Road Race in Edmonton. All participants will have the opportunity to run on a picturesque course alongside the North Saskatchewan River, while also receiving a commemorative Canada Day short-sleeve T-shirt and a well-deserved finisher’s medal.

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