Below are some of the challenging running races that you can find in the Muskoka area.
Huntsville Half – Band on the Run
Date: June 10th, 2017
Probably one of the most fun running events that you will ever participate in, the Huntsville Half Band on the Run offers athletes the chance to run one of the hilliest running routes in Ontario. This race has a 1km kids run, 5km, 10km, and half marathon options. And if you want a truly Muskoka experience, then do the 5km canoe portage! All of the run routes feature quiet country roads that have very little road traffic during the race.
The upside is that the post race party is pretty amazing. Juno award winning artists typically are the headliners at a post race concert that features a beer tent and the chance to watch some wicked bands while relaxing on a blanket at River Mill Park.
Read more about the Huntsville Half Band on the Run website
Date: July 8th, 2017
Experience the very best of trail courses. The Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve is the trail runner’s dream with its challenging terrain that will take athletes alongside pristine lakes, through a wetland with its tier of beaver dams, up and over some steep inclines and either tiptoeing or splashing through the occasional creek or mud hole.
Athletes will run through technical areas that will require the nimblest of footwork and on trails that allow you to open up to your best speed, plus everything in between. Runners will marvel at the extraordinary beauty of this privately owned reserve that we are so privileged to enjoy. It will leave you breathless in more ways than one!
Race distances include 14km, 28km, 42km, and 56km courses that will provide runners with an amazing experience that will leave them coming back for more.