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The top 10 running events in Toronto this spring

The top spring running events in Toronto bring the biggest races to our city streets, with thousands of sprinters, runners, joggers and walkers packing the roads for a good cause or just a chance to get fit.

  • Running events you don't want to miss
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • April 8
      There are loads of hills to tackle on the 5 and 8K routes around historic High Park in this race that got a name change.
      Colborne Lodge Drive
    • April 9
      MEC runs a tight race with no bells and whistles, just chip-timed runs with 5, 10 and 15K routes along Lake Ontario.
      Coronation Park
    • April 30
      The Queens Park loop and the U of T area is home to the Bum Run, a 5K charity race that brings attention to colorectal cancer.
      Queen’s Park Circle
    • May 7
      Avoid the insta-fomo and set your sights on the biggest run of the season by tackling the killer York Mills hills.
      Mel Lastman Square
    • May 13
      Downsview Park is home to this fun run, with volunteers pelting you with corn starch colour bombs throughout the 5K route.
      Downsview Park
    • May 14
      Running from midtown and ending near Fort York, this popular 10K raises funds for Camp Ooch in support of kids living with cancer.
      Sporting Life
    • May 22
      This run is in its third year and it kicks off just before the UJA's Walk with Israel. The 8K route begins at Canoe Landing Park before wrapping up at Ontario Place.
      Coronation Park
    • May 28
      Female runners have two distances to test out, half marathon or 5K, weaving through the shady paths of Sunnybrook Park.
      Sunnybrook Park
    • June 4
      If you ever wanted to run on the Gardiner this is the (only) race for you with 5 or 10K distances that start after the cyclists wind down.
      Gardiner Expressway
    • June 17
      Dubbed Core to the Shore, this aptly named race kicks off at Queen and University and winds through city streets before wrapping up by Ontario Place.
      Canada Running Series
    Lead photo by

    John Tavares

Lead photo by

John Tavares


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