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Canada’s 2017-2018 New Year’s races

A list of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day races across the country.

The new year is upon us and there are few better ways to bring in 2018 than with a run.

Across Canada, there are a number of events taking place on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The most popular of the events is the Resolution Run, hosted by the Running Room, which take place across the country on various dates, from Dec. 30-31, depending on the location.

Some runners will use the New Year’s races as a pre-cursor to their 2018 celebrations while others may use Jan. 1 to run off the effects of the previous night’s festivities.

Below are a selection of New Year’s Eve/Day-themed races, in chronological order. Most of the events have a walking registration slot.

Resolution Run

Across Canada
Various dates

New Year’s Eve 5K

New Glasgow, N.S.
Dec. 31

Wolfville Resolution Run

Wolfville, N.S.
Dec. 31

Hair of the Dog

Jan. 1

Polar Bear Run

Peachland, B.C.
Jan. 1

Beans and Bangers in Blomidon

Canning, N.S.
Jan. 1

Richmond Olympic Parkrun 5K

Richmond, B.C.
Jan. 1

Brooklin New Years Day Detoux

Brooklin, Ont.
Jan. 1

Midnite Run

Jan. 1

Rocky Blackmore New Years Day 5K

Miramichi, N.B.
Jan. 1

New Year’s Day Fat Ass Run

Jan. 1

KRRA Resolution Run

Kingston, Ont.
Jan. 8