Canada is host to some of the world’s most beautiful and exciting races. From scenic marathons, to competitive track and field meets, to challenging trail events – Canadians know how to put on an event. 

The playlist is a big part of these events, and Canadians certainly have a collectively cultivated taste. There are certain songs that are played at nearly every Canadian running event. Not all of the songs are by Canadian artists, but they provide running events with a uniquely Canadian feel. 

From Great Big Sea to Barenaked Ladies, here are ten songs that are guaranteed to pump up every Canadian:

Great Big Sea – When I’m Up (I can’t get down)


The Tragically Hip – At The Hundredth Meridian 

Fleetwood Mac – The Chain

Rush – The Spirit of Radio

U2 – Pride (In The Name of Love)

Neil Young – Rockin’ In The Free World 

ACDC – Thunderstruck 

Survivor – Eye of The Tiger 

Barenaked Ladies – One Week

Boston – More Than A Feeling 


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