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Great New Year’s races across Canada

Did you keep up your training over the holidays? Celebrate New Year’s in true triathlon style with one of these runs taking place on either New Year’s Eve or Day.

Resolution Run

Fifty-six locations across Canada

All locations host a 5K and some a 10K-run as well. Each location supports a charity of its choice.

2013 StartMidnite Run


This 5K run takes place right at midnight–so you can truly start 2016 off on the right foot (or left, if you so desire). If you want to include your non-running friends, tickets to the after party only are also available. This race features on course fireworks and a glass of champagne at the end–definitely not your usual road race!

snowy raceHair of the Dog Fun Run


The annual Hair of the Dog Fun Run is hosted each year by the Balmy Beach Canoe Club. Runners head out on a 9K-run or 3K-walk along the lake. The race begins at 11:30 a.m. local time, great for the folks who opted to stay out late the night prior.

Polar Bear Run

Peachland, B.C.

This event offers 2K or 5K run or walk options. It starts at 10 a.m. local time on New Year’s Day.

New Year’s Eve Resolution Run

New Glasgow, N.S.

This untimed and free event is meant to encourage community members to start their year with activity. The gun goes off at 6 p.m. for this 5K, so you’ll have lots of time for post-race celebration.

Editor’s note: This piece was originally from 2015 and has been updated with this year’s information.