Events & Attraction Reviews

Hi! And welcome to the Trek and Run Review page of Events we’ve taken part in and Attractions we’ve visited. When you’re ready to go back to the main site, click here www.trekandrun.com But before then, please browse the categories on the right of the page to see the events and attractions as reviewed by us and our readers. If you’d like to see your own review on these pages then email dave@trekandrun.com

The Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope – 4th November 2018

The Hamilton Road2Hope has the potential to be the fastest marathon in Canada; Dave, Virgil, Emrys and Adam from our team took on the Full Marathon, and Jenn took on the Half. Jenn – The reviews were right, the course was fast and there was a lot of downhill.  In fact, the half marathon was several kilometres of downhill.  Slightly boring and empty highway mind you, but still downhill. Getting to the race by car was very easy.  Save for a line-up to get into the parking lot which had…

Run For The Toad – 29th September 2018

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia To give you an idea of the event, here’s a short film we made this year. And here’s another we made in 2017. Virgil – The Run for the Toad race in Pinehurst Lake Conservation Park is one of Trek and Run’s favourite trail events. Not only is it set in the heart of scenic countryside in Paris, Ontario, but October brings cooler weather conducive to an aggressive run. And also, above all that, we…

Conquer the Canuck Marathon Ultra Trail Weekend

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia   After having done this race in scenic Shades Mill Conservation Park in Cambridge in the last two years, I was eager to attend this perennial favourite with David, as I knew it would be an ideal race for him. The fact that it was the site of the 50 km Ultra Trail Canadian Championships certainly intrigued him, and we knew that it was going to be a popular event. Race director Tony Martin was not…

The Around The Bay 30k – 25th March 2018

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia Virgil – ATB is one of the best known Canadian races on the calendar, with the distinction of being older than Boston. The iconic climb late in the race that is short but at a crucial time, combined with the Grim Reaper taunting runners at the appropriate place (the Hamilton Cemetery) make it a memorable event. The day started out at a chilly -4°C, forecasted to rise to a still freezing -1°C at the anticipated…

The Mississauga Pandora Square One Half Marathon – 6th May, 2018

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia Here’s a short film that Dave made to give you an idea of the event. Dave – I didn’t think I’d be in shape to run the full Mississauga Marathon. Although I love it and have run it for the past few years I’d only just come back from the 7 day Marathon des Sables a few weeks earlier and felt that perhaps having just run 250k through the Sahara Desert I’d better stick to…

Spartan Race Sprint, South East UK – April 8, 2018

  The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia Words by Steve Kimberley Photos by Epic Action Imagery Sitting at my desk, still smeared with a generous coating of mud whilst using my 2016 Spartan Trifecta plate as my coaster, you could say that I’m pretty well-versed in the ways of the Spartan. So when our UK-editor called me a few weeks back to say that we were back at Spartan Race for the UK launch of their 2018 series, I was very excited to…

Interview with Sam Lansdale, General Manager, Spartan Race UK and Ireland 2018

Words by Dave Sherman (Trek and Run UK Editor) Photos by Epic Action Imagery Hi Sam and welcome to the Spartan family!        Before we speak about Spartan, let’s talk about you! During our research we discovered you’ve taken part in a number of roles including creating the student musical theatre project ‘The Big One’, managing youth football in Sevenoaks, and you’re now entering the world of Obstacle Course Racing! What would you say has led you down this varying career path to the helm of the UK and Ireland branch…

Alt+Run-To

Alt(ernative)+Run(ning)-To(ronto) is a new style of running group starting in Toronto in April 2018. With a focus on simplicity, fun, results, community and authenticity the group will offer an ethical, plant-based alternative to the cities growing running scene. The Alt+Run-To will meet on Saturday mornings from the end of April on the running track at Earlscourt Park, Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 3Z8. Entrance to the club, and track, is free; if you have any questions, and to register interest in coming along, email dave@trekandrun.com Meet the group founders; Jenn (co-ordinator for the Toronto…

Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk – March 18, 2018

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia Dave – This is quite possibly my favourite race of the season, despite the fact that I’m far from a good 5k runner, and that it’s usually pretty cold this early in the year. It’s just such a good atmosphere, the Achilles charity does excellent work helping the disabled get into sport, and Steam Whistle beer is great so the after party always is, too. And add to all this, the race starts underneath the…