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The top winter running events in Toronto this year

The top winter running events in Toronto offer a forecast of flurries and more than a few 5Ks. While the cancelled Speedo Run means Yorkville will be missing its streaking Santa’s this year, there’s still a few festive races for those looking to dress like Rudolph.

Here are my picks for winter running events in and around Toronto this year.

  • Running events you don't want to miss
    About the Event
    • December 27
      Toronto gets an early kick at the 32nd annual Resolution Run, which is held in 56 cities. Score a nifty Running Room jacket for signing up.
    • December 31
      Leave your French bulldog at home and dust off your Adidas for a New Year’s like no other. Champagne awaits champs at the Liberty Village finish and the dance party after will leave you all warm and toasty.
      Liberty Village
    • January 1
      Betting on more than just your legs throbbing after finishing 9K on New Year’s Day, the 37thannual Balmy Beach Canoe Club run wraps up after a post-run polar bear dip.
      Balmy Beach Canoe Club
    • January 7
      Can’t beat track running for reliability and comfort! This indoor mega race features distances up to 42.2 KM, or go for the time trial Red Bull inducing 12 hour run. York University hosts this one, right where the Pan Am games saw our boy De Grasse take gold.
      Toronto Track and Field Centre
    • January 22
      MEC does a great job of organizing this run series, with Martin Goodman Trail home to the first race. $15 entry is all it takes to compete, with prizes going to top 3 finishers.
      Royal Canadian Legion Branch 344
    • February 25
      Now in its fourth year, runners race around the Toronto Zoo in support of cute cuddly polar bears. Race registration includes admission for this 5K run, or 1K ‘cub’ run.
      Canada Running Series
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    Midnite Run

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