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Coldest races in Canada

If you’re a runner that loves the wintertime and chilly temperatures, check out the coldest races in Canada.

6633 ultra

6633 Ultra

From Eagle Plains, Yukon to the banks of the Arctic Ocean at Tuktoyaktuk

Possibly the most extreme ultra foot race out there, the two race distances available in the 6633 are 193 or 563K. Athletes pull their gear in a sled behind them. If you’re looking to cross the Arctic Circle, this is the race for you.

Frostbite 50


This 50K race gives you the option to compete on foot or by ski. Athletes may compete individually or in teams. The event starts and finishes at the Yellowknife Ski Club.

wintermanWinterman Marathon


Participants in the Winterman Marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K or 3K also have the chance to enjoy a Winterlude weekend. The marathon is a certified Boston qualifier.

Hypothermic Half

Locations all over Canada

For those who like to run no matter the weather, this is the race for you.

White Continent 50K


Okay, so these next two races are not technically be in Canada, but they are certainly some of the chilliest. The White Continent 50K broadcasts that for runners hoping to run a race in every continent, their event allows one to¬†“check off two within 10 day’s time!”

AntarcticAntarctic Ice Marathon and 100K


Taking place at 700m of altitude and with an average race day temperature of -20, this race is for the true adventurer.