Now that fall marathon season is done, we have the opportunity to have a little fun while keeping our legs sharp going into winter. There’s no better way to do that than to pick a holiday-themed race or two. Better yet, get the kids involved. Most holiday races are family-friendly and feature things the kids love (like hot chocolate). Some race registration fees even include a Santa costume. But hurry–some races are next weekend.

Here’s a short selection to get you started. Note: The Salvation Army runs Santa Shuffle 5K races across Canada. To find one in your city, click here.

Eastern Canada

Saturday, November 24–Toy Trot 5K (Bedford, N.S.)
Saturday, December 1–Santa Shuffle 5K (Saint John, N.B.)
Saturday, December 1–Santa Shuffle 5K (St. John’s, Nfld.)
Sunday, December 2–Ugly Christmas Sweater Run 5K, 8K (Truro, N.S.)

Santa Shuffle
Photo: Santa Shuffle/Twitter

Ontario

Sunday, November 25–RAHB Santa 5K (Hamilton)
Saturday, December 1–Santa Shuffle 5K (Ottawa)
Saturday, December 1–Santa Shuffle 5K (Toronto)
Saturday, December 8–CHCH Santa Burlington (Burlington)
Sunday, December 16–Reindeer Run 5K(Manotick)
Monday, December 31–New Year’s Midnite Run & Party 5K (Toronto)

Photo: Edison Yeo

Quebec

Saturday, December 1–Santa Shuffle 5K  (Montreal)
Sunday, December 30–Resolution Run 5K (Montreal)

Western Canada

Saturday, November 24–The Great Sweater Run 10K, 5K (Calgary)
Saturday, December 1–Santa Shuffle 5K (Vancouver)
Saturday, December 1–Santa Shuffle 5K (Saskatoon)
Saturday, December 1–Santa Shuffle 5K (Regina)
Monday, December 31–Resolution Run 5K, 10K (Calgary)

 

 

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