Hit the Road Running – Local walks, runs & races for charity and community.

Looking for a way to get your summer sweat on and be involved with other like-minded folks in the community? One surefire way to check off both boxes is to sign up for a local race. Whether it’s a charity fundraiser or a fitness event, there are many run/walk events in Oakville and Burlington taking place over the next few months, including the following:

TRi KiDS Events
The SunRype TRi KiDS Triathlon Series hosts events in both Oakville and Burlington. It promises safe, non-competitive, confidence-building races for children and youth ages 3 to 15 and involves three great sports kids enjoy: swimming, biking and running. The end goal here isn’t necessarily dashing across the finish line in record time. These races are meant to celebrate participation, encourage a positive, healthy attitude towards physical activity, and instill self-confidence.
June 19 – Tri KiDS Duathlon (run, bike, run) Burlington
August 14 – Tri KiDS Triathlon Oakville

6th Annual Meredith Hagan Inspiration Run
The Meredith Hagan Foundation was formed to keep Meredith’s legacy alive by continuing the things she thrived at everyday: inspiring people to live a great life through health and fitness, promoting cycling and running safety, and giving back to those in need. Options include a 5 km walk/run or 10 km run. Join up and celebrate your fitness, your community and Meredith. This year’s benefitting charity: Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK).
June 26 – Mountsberg Conservation Area, Campbellville

GGS Law Canada Day 5k
Take a speedier stroll through Spencer Smith Park on Canada Day. Finishing medals will be given to all participants, plus there will be food and the chance to win great prizes, including watches from Classic Jewelry for the top finishers.
July 1 – Spencer Smith Park, Burlington

IROQUOIA Trail Test Race
Rather than running on asphalt, this event combines nature, adventure and fitness. Oh, you might need a compass while you run on those trails, too! There’s a 7 km flat route great for novice trail runners; the 18 km route challenges those not too shy for a longer course complete with hills and other technical aspects; the 34 km advanced option involves three loops, more hills and more technical difficulties. Proceeds to benefit on-going operations of the Crawford Lake Conservation Area and you can enjoy catered food afterwards.
August 20 – Crawford Lake Conservation Area, Milton

Another race starting in beautiful Spencer Smith Park. The first 380 people who register get a free groovy wig. “Far Out Finishing Medals”, plus prizes for the participants with the “Grooviest Threads” (best costumes), and much more fun. All proceeds from this event will benefit Easter Seals. August 20 – Spencer Smith Park, Burlington

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