Canada Day is a great day to race, and Canada Day races aren’t just for folks who live in the nation’s capital. Races to celebrate Canada’s birthday will be in full swing on Monday across the country, with all kinds of opportunities for Canada-themed celebrations (and swag). Here’s a quick look at a few races that are happening in various locations. Register today to avoid disappointment! All races take place on Monday, July 1, 2019.
St. John’s, Nfld.: Broken Earth Canada Day–kids’ run, 5K, 10K.
Charlottetown: Canada Day Bash 2019–3K, 5K, 10K, 10 miles.
Moncton: Canada Day 2019–1K, 5K, 15K
Hantsport, NS: Hantsport Canada Day Races–two miles (Arnold Robertson two-mile race), six miles (Dick Beazley Six-Mile Race).
Dartmouth, NS: EPIC Canadian Run for Canada–5K, 10K
Grand Bay-Westfield, NB: Subway Canada Day 10 Miler–5K, 10 miles.
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Once upon a time I felt the only good 10K time for ME was sub 40 mins. I started a game when I was 39 that seemed like it would get easier and easier as I aged. Or so I thought. "JUST" run my age in the 10K or better was all I had to do. Of course runners in their 30s or early 40s have no idea what's coming. You will slow, even working hard, you will slow. Today I ran a 48 min 10K. I certainly wasn't racing it but that's only because I can't. If I were healthy enough, fit enough and not in pain, I would happily race hard. I decided if I couldn't win it in my finish place that I would win it in spirit. I high fived every single person I could on the return. And a funny thing happened. I got a lot faster in my second half. It's weird but as soon as I try to help others I help myself. I had fun. I really enjoyed today's race. And I ran my age (VICTORY). My advice is that if running isn't fun or it suddenly hurts. Slow your roll but start encouraging everyone around you. Get them going. Tell them to come with you (they often will and just need a bit of encouragement). I love running, even when I don't. See you at Epic soon. #advice #listentome #cheerleader #encouragement #shareyourjoy #epiccanadian #epiccanadianrace #epic2019 #werundartmouth
Ottawa: Run Ottawa’s Scotiabank Canada Day Road Races–1K, 5K, 10K. Earl of March Secondary School, Kanata.
Amherstburg, Ont.: Official Canada D’eh Run–bills itself as the largest Canada Day 5K in the country, as well as the nation’s most patriotic race in Canada. 5K
Barrie, Ont.: Barrie Canada Day Races 2019–kids’ run, 5K, 10K run and walk.
Embro, Ont.: Embro Highland Games Road Race–2K, 5K, 10K.
Kingston, Ont.: KRRA Limestone Mile–1 mile.
East St. Paul, Man.: East St. Paul Canada Day Super Run–3K, 5K, 10K.
Moose Jaw, Sask.: Moose Jawg Charity Road Race–5K, 10K.
Edmonton: Edmonton Canada Day Road Race–2.5K, 5K, 15K run and walk events.
Vancouver: Run Canada Day–1K, 5K, 10K. UBC Running Room
White Rock, BC: Canada Day Rock–5K, 10K.
Peachland, BC: Peachland Beach Run–3K, 5K, 10K.