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Canadian Race Guide – March 22nd & 23rd

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Spring is now upon us and depending on where you live, it may or may not have delivered on the promise of warmer weather and kinder (running) conditions.

Runners from across the country may be hoping to kick off the new season with a race or running event to help them get outdoors, have some fun and test their post-winter fitness.

Here, from the Canadian Race Guide, are the events taking place this weekend:

Starting on the west coast in British Columbia, we have the Likemark Health Esquimalt 5K on Saturday; while the Cap Crusher (13K & 8K) in North Vancouver; Comox Valley RV Half Marathon in Courtenay; theĀ Modo Spring Run-Off Vancouver 8K; and the Dirty Feet Desert Trail Run (Half, 10K & 5K) in Kamloops, all go on Sunday.

The lone event in Alberta is the 4th annual Rogers Insurance Run for L’arch Half Marathon and 5-mile race, which takes place on Saturday in Calgary.

In Ontario, runners can choose from the Dynamic Wellness 3K Prediction Run/Walk in Mississauga or the Freeze Your Buns 5K hosted by the Brockville RoadRunners, both on Saturday. On Sunday, events include the Child Development Centre Run/Walk (10K & 5K) in Kingston; the Running Factory Spring Thaw 5K in Windsor; the Sears Canada Kids Cancer Run 5K in Belleville, or the MEDLIFE Queens 5K, also in Kingston.

There are several options in New Brunswick including the 17th annual BS Run 5K in Fredericton; the CEIP’s SMILE 10K & 5K Walk/Run in Sackville; and the Move 2 Include 10K & 5K, all which take place on Saturday. Then on Sunday, there’s the Miramichi March 5K and The Bridge Challenge, a 600m race, in Fredericton.

Did we miss your race or event? Do you want it featured and included in our guide? If so, please contact dan@runningmag2.wpengine.com

The Canadian Race Guide is here to help you choose from hundreds and thousands of events from across the country. Our printed guide is now available for FREE at select running events, the Running Room, and at numerous independent running retailers. The guide features some 175 of Canada’s largest and most popular events from coast to coast and includes all essential event details, a short profile and some helpful ratings and reviews.

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