We’re now into June and with it comes no shortage of greats events from coast to coast. Here from RaceGuide, are our features runs and races for this June 6-7.
Saturday June 6th: Whistler Half Marathon, B.C.
Certified Course, Destination Race
Profile: A contender for Canada’s most scenic running event, the Whistler Half does not disappoint aesthetically, and also provides top-notch organization making it an excellent event overall. Providing spectacular views of the small mountain town and its nearby parks and outlooks, the at-times hilly course is not the fastest but makes up for it in every other way. Participants receive a quality The North Face product and finisher’s medal and enjoy popular pre- and post-race festivities.
By the Numbers: Participants: 1,200; Fee(s): $78-98 (Half); $45-65 (10K)
Charity: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada
Ratings: Scenery: 5; Organization: 4; Amenities: 4; Swag/medals: 5
Saturday June 6th: Sole Sisters Women’s Race, Dartmouth, N.S.
Profile: Sole Sisters aims to celebrate the strength of female runners and the friendships developed through running. This non-timed 5K event can be walked or run and guarantees participants will have fun in a positive and inclusive environment. Things get underway with a warm-up from Dartmouth Crossing amphitheatre and the race starts a short time later on Wilkinson Avenue. The event concludes with a popular after-party social.
By the Numbers: Participants: 4,000; Fee(s): $50-57
Charity: Girls Gone Gazelle, Heart & Stroke Walkabout, Junior League of Halifax, Team in Training
Ratings: Scenery: 4; Organization: 4; Swag/medals: 5 ; Atmosphere: 5
Sunday June 7th: Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon, Ont.
Profile: This event has been steadily growing in popularity for very good reasons. Celebrating women and running, the race features a scenic course that twice runs right past the iconic Horseshoe Falls, has excellent race organization, generous amenities and a ton of great swag including a bottle of Chateau des Charmes V.Q.A. wine for all participants. This has become a must-do event for many women and is guaranteed to create a memorable experience.
By the Numbers: Participants: 2,500; Fee(s): $68-109
Charity: Heartland Forest
Ratings: Atmosphere: 5 ; Unique/specialty: 5; Scenery: 5; Amenities: 4; Swag/medals: 5
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