Category Archives: Trail Marathons

Run for the Toad Trail Weekend – September 30th 2017

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia Run for the Toad is an annual trail running event for all the family that takes place at Pinehurst Lake Conservation area in Ontario. Before we talk more about the event, here’s a film that’ll give you an idea of what we experienced at the Expo and the race itself Ok, that should answer a lot of questions you might have. Here’s a few more observations. This is my favourite trail event of 2017. The…

Tobermory Trail Race Weekend – September 23, 2017

by Michael Brunelle The 2nd annual Tobermory Trail Race Weekend took place in late September at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula in the iconic harbour village of Tobermory, Ontario.  Known for the Fathom Five National Marine Park, home to Flowerpot Island with its interesting rock formations, 19th century lighthouses, shipwreck dive sites, and the famous Chi Cheemaun Ferry,  there is plenty to see and do in this popular destination.   The event had many options including a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, and a 5k race Sunday on…

The Mighty Mudcat Challenge – May 2017

Virgil – Small town races have a completely different vibe. While the excitement of 20, 000 runners all barrelling down an avenue has its own excitement, the smaller race format and more community oriented feel at Dunnville made it a memorable race weekend. As it was the first time Dunnville was hosting a marathon it felt like they needed to punch well above their weight to impress this city slicker. The Race Expo was a simple affair, with various vendors available and kit pickup at the end of the arena….

Toughman Adventure Race, and the 7 in 7 Isle of Man Challenge

Toughmann seemed liked an event worth experiencing. A 10km distance with 1,000 ft of ascent and 25 obstacles to overcome sounded intriguing, and there was a light-hearted, non-macho feel to the race website which made me think the aim of the game was to provide a testing challenge rather than a chance of permanent injury. Add to this the location – the Isle of Man, a place I’ve visited before and know to be beautiful, friendly and well worth seeing more of – and it’s no surprise that I was…