NEWS

August Newsletter

Race Discounts, Save the Santa Run & Fall Training Articles

🍁 Find a Race
Need help finding a race in your area? Search Get Out There Magazine’s interactive calendar online by province, city and category. From adventure runs to marathons, bike races to cross country ski loppets, we’ve got all your old (and new) favourites listed! SEARCH NOW

Featured Fall Runs

23rd Annual Canmore Rocky Mountain Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Sunday, September 9, 2018 in Canmore, Alberta

There’s nothing more Canadian than the Rocky Mountains and the Canmore Rocky Mountain Half Marathon offers a stunning opportunity to experience the mountains up close and personal. Starting in beautiful Canmore, Alberta, runners embark on a journey that takes them through woodlands, beside mountain streams, and through a historic mine site, with stunning views of mountain scenery. It’s a perk-filled race with bonuses like BUFFs in all race kits and a gorgeous finisher medal made from recycled glass.

And if the views weren’t reason enough to sign up, funds raised through this event support CAUSE Canada. CAUSE Canada's programs that support mothers and their children in hard-to-reach villages in Guatemala and Honduras. CAUSE Canada’s Maternal and Child Health Program educates rural communities about risks during pregnancy and delivery, promotes breastfeeding and improved nutrition through counseling, malnutrition screening, and prenatal care.
 
Registration is still available!



Bellingham Bay Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K and Relay
Sunday, September 30, 2018 in Bellingham Bay, Washington, U.S.A.

And in the world of S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G marathons, today we’re talking about the Bellingham Bay Marathon in Bellingham Bay, Washington. With spectacular views of Bellingham Bay, the San Juan islands and North Cascade mountains, this Boston qualifier is often referred to as the most beautiful marathon in the Pacific Northwest. Aside from the selfie-worthy views, this event features fantastic volunteer support, on course entertainment and finish line festivities (including a beer garden)! Each participating gets a quality tech shirt, commemorative medal for marathon and half marathon finishers, commemorative ribbon for 10K and 5K finishers. All net proceeds support local youth non-profits! Run day is September 30! www.bellinghambaymarathon.org 

Register now at https://www.bellinghambaymarathon.org/

Watch promo video here



Race Discounts

🍺 The Famous Canadian Beer Run
Saturday, September 15 at Ontario Place, Toronto
***Use discount code GOT5 to save an additional $5!***

Who doesn’t love a beer at the finish line? At the Famous Canadian Beer Run you get two – not to mention a custom beer stein, a “This Run is Making Me Thirsty” shirt that you’ll actually wear after run day and one hell of an afterparty. The scenic closed-to-traffic course takes runners through Ontario Place, offering views of Lake Ontario, the CN Tower and city skyline (don’t forget to stop at the designated selfie spots on course – speed is an afterthought at this run). Cross the finish line into the heart of the post-run festival featuring live music (two stages), craft beer vendors from across Ontario, food trucks (think Asian-inspired tacos, British hand pies, farm-to-truck fare and more) and Muskoka chairs to soak it all in. We love this run for its laid-back vibe, costumed runners (many don lederhosen, dirndls and other beer-themed paraphernalia) and of course, quality craft beer at the finish. There’s also a Festival Only pass, which allows non-runners to participate in all the fun, without the run. If you’re on the fence, get off…the first three waves of this race are already sold out and the next scheduled price bump is August 31st at midnight. Use discount code GOT5 to save an additional $5!

Watch Get Out There Magazine Race Review
 


🎃 Trek or Treat Night Trail Run & Creepy Mile
Friday, October 26 at St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, Oakville
***Use discount code GOT5 to save an additional $5!***

If you’ve got kids or just really love fall (sweater weather and pumpkin lattes and fall leaves, oh my!), the Trek or Treat Night Trail Run in Oakville, Ontario is part Halloween party, part run. Hundreds of runners and walkers dress in costume to take on the spooky 5K (mostly hard-packed trails) or the family-friendly Creepy Mile. The night-time event requires all participants to carry a flashlight or wear a headlamp, which along with glowing pumpkin kilometre markers and reflective course markers, light the way. The highlight of the on-course fun is a mid-point candy station (think water station, but WAY better) and the massive Halloween inflatables that glow brightly in the October night. Free professional photos in front of a gorgeous fall backdrop, face painting, balloon animals, magic shows, candy, hot chocolate and pizza for all registered participants make this run an “event”! Plan to arrive early and stay late to enjoy the festivities. Runners registered in the 5K can participate in the Creepy Mile with their kids at no additional cost, but BEWARE…this race sells out ahead of race day! The Creepy Mile is already 80% sold out and the 5K is 50% sold out. Register before the August 31 price bump. Use discount code GOT5 to save an additional $5!

Watch Get Out There Magazine Race Review
 


News

🎅🏻 Help Save the Santa Burlington 5K
It is one of the most anticipated local races of the winter and the unofficial kick off to the holiday season for many. The Santa Burlington 5K, put on by race directors Kelly and Mark Arnott of VR Pro, is Canada’s original and largest Santa run, attracting thousands of Santa-suit clad runners each year. The event attracts runners to Burlington, Ontario’s quaint downtown core and participants enjoy all the perks associated with VR Pro’s professionally run events.

This year, however, organizers are in a battle to save the event from a scheduling change proposed by one of their local councillors. The proposed move to November risks reduced participation numbers, as experienced by the race in 2016 (the date was shifted that year to accommodate the needs of a sponsor and saw a reduction of 18%). You can read the race directors’ full description of the situation here.

We encourage those of you who have participated in this or any VR Pro events to please make your position known and support the efforts to keep the Santa Burlington 5K run on a Saturday in December. Make your voice heard here.

Watch Get Out There Magazine Race Review
 


🍂 Fall Training Articles
Prepping for Cyclocross Season
Fall Recipes to Fuel Your Training
Your Perfect Fall Marathon Taper Plan
Wind Down with Fall Cross Training
Wilderness First Aid 101

Comments

Race Reviews

Race reports from running races, triathlons, duathlons, adventure races, obstacles runs, bike races and more!

VIEW ALL

Motivation

“If you can dream it you can achieve it.”

More motivation on Facebook