Heads up, fair-weather runners: the summer solstice is tomorrow (June 21), when the most populated parts of Canada will have between 15 and 17 hours of daylight. There’s a variety of races happening across the country to celebrate the longest day of the year. Some are sold out, but many are still open (and some you can put on your radar for future solstices.) They’re usually small, and many offer swag as cool as what you find at bigger races.
Running Room Solstice 5K
This is your best bet for a last-minute solstice race sign-up. Registration is still open in the following locations across Canada: Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Red Deer, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Durham Region, Ottawa (Royal Oak location), Pointe-Claire, Moncton, St. John’s, and Halifax. Click here for more details.
Multi-Grouse Grind Challenge
You thought the Grouse Grind was hard? Try competing for the most repeats in a full day of Grinding. Athletes start at dawn to prove their mettle. No registration fee, but entrants must raise at least $200 for B.C. Children’s Hospital. More information here. Registration is closed for this year, so plan now for next year.
Run the Spit 5K
Campbell River, B.C.
Contact Kwakiutl District Council Health for more information.
This is a six-member team relay covering the marathon distance entirely on the Leslie Spit (more formally known as Tommy Thompson Park), hosted by the Black Lungs Running Club. Registration is closed for this year.
Ekiden 2018: We are now accepting applications for this years Ekiden Relay Race. ALL teams must submit their requests (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Thursday June 14th. This includes your team name (creativity is encouraged), affiliated club (if applicable) and category (Open, Mixed (3M+3F) or Women's) as well as all runner's names (first and last), age and gender. #blacklungstoronto #runto #runthe6ix #6ix