Canada is a running country and every time winter comes to an end, the country springs into action. There are numerous races run in the country every year for a lot of reasons from charity and personal challenges to Boston Marathon qualifications. Here are the details of ten most popular race meetings to help you understand what the competitions look like:

1. Kamloops Marathon

Location: Kamloops, British Columbia

Race type: Marathon, Half Marathon, (Road)

Team type: Solo, relay

Race details: July 22, 6:00 am

2. Friendly Massey Marathon

Location: Massey, Ontario

Race type: 5km, 10 km, Half Marathon, Marathon (Road)

Team type: Solo

Race details: July 15, 6:00 am. The full marathon doubles up as Boston Marathon qualifier.

3. Ben’s by the Sea

Location: Saint John, New Brunswick

Race type: 5 km, 10 km, Half marathon, Full Marathon (Road)

Team type: Solo

Race details: 12th August, 8:00 am. The marathon also serves as Boston Marathon qualifier.

4. Timmins Golden Trails

Location: Timmins, Ontario

Race type: Half Marathon, 2 km walk (Road)

Team type: Solo

Race details: 12th August, 8:00 am

5. Canadian Death Race

Location: Grande Cache, Alberta

Race type: Ultra-marathon (mountain, trail, running)

Team type: Solo

Race details: 4th August, 8:00 am

6. Nova Scotia

Location: Barrington Nova Scotia

Race type: 5km, 10 km (Road)

Team type: Solo

Race details: 22nd July, 7:00 am

7. Summer’s Night

Location: Guelph, Ontario

Race type: 5 km (Road)

Team type: Solo

Race details: 11th July, 8:30 pm (Night race)

8. Edmonton Marathon

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Race type: 10 km walk, Half Marathon, Marathon (Road)

Team type: Solo

Race details: 19th August, 7:00 am

9. Mount Robson Marathon

Location: Valemount, British Columbia

Race type: 5 km, 10 km, Half Marathon, Ultra-marathon (Trail)

Team type: Solo

Race details: 8th September, 8: 00 am

10. Maritime Race Weekend

Location: Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia

Race type: 5 km, Half Marathon, Marathon (Road)

Team type: Solo

Race details: 15th September, 8:00 am