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The top 10 running events in Toronto this fall

Running events in Toronto this fall are made for runners of all levels who prefer cooler temps and taking in the fall colours . From a marathon to a monster shuffle, there's lots of options to keep active over the coming months.

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    • September 23
      Primates will be rooting you on while you chase that PB, and with the hilly legs of the zoo as your backdrop, this fun run may just have you feeling downright sloth like at the big finish.
      The Toronto Zoo
    • September 24
      Fight hunger and carb load in a whole new way at this Ashbridges Bay race. Each K you crush nets two slices for the North York Harvest Food Bank, with three or 10K routes on deck.
      Ashbridges Bay
    • September 28
      Grab your fellow cubicle dwellers and set course for this Ontario Place area race, where charity and corporate responsibility are total besties. CAMH benefits from the donations, so invite the HR department too.
      Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection
    • October 1
      Pink is really everyone’s colour, especially on this day, where thousands across Canada will raise funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
      University of Toronto, St. George Campus
    • October 14
      Firefighters are ready to quench your thirst at Sunnybrook Park for the final race of the women’s run. 5 and 8K options mean there’s a little something for everyone.
      Sunnybrook Park
    • October 22
      This beast of a race shuts downtown to a crawl, so if you’re not running it you may as well come cheer us on. The mostly downhill route makes it a perfect Boston qualifier.
      Toronto Waterfront Marathon
    • October 29
      Monsters of all shapes and sizes will trample the streets of Leaside for the 5 and 10K routes, this year weaving behind the Science Centre for that Frankenstein effect.
      Ontario Science Centre
    • November 19
      Naughty or nice, this race doesn’t judge. Kicking off the Santa Claus Parade each year, the Holly Jolly fun run is just that, with funds raised going toward the big fat man himself.
      Start line at Bloor Street West
    • December 2
      Silver bells and red noses are common themes at this Canadian race. 5K is all it takes to support the local Salvation Army.
      Wilket Creek Pk. & Sunnybrook Pk.
    • December 3
      This neighbourhood race brings Beach dwellers together for a good cause, with a 10K race around the Martin Goodman Trail.
      3 Alfresco Lawn
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