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Toronto Women’s Run Series

As we continue to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines mandated by the province of Ontario and Toronto Public Health, at this time we can confirm that the 2021 season for the Toronto Women’s Run Series will be composed of three virtual race offerings and our 416 Run Challenge events.

We are thrilled to announce that we will be wrapping up the season with an in-person 5k on Sat. October 23 alongside of our virtual 8k/5k race from October 23 – Nov. 6, 2021. 

A virtual run means you complete your race distance on your own and can run anytime, anywhere, keeping in mind the practice of physical distancing.  This way, we can all stay safe and still stay fit and active while we work toward #flatteningthecurve.

Registration is now open for all of our races.

We kicked off our 13th season with our virtual Half Marathon/10k/5k race from May 23 – June 6, 2021 and we had more than 900 runners and walkers set the pace in their virtual races and we raised a record setting $30,500 for POGO!

Our virtual 10k/5k event held from August 14 to August 28, 2021 had more than 450 participants and we raised over $10,000.

We can’t wait to come together to run/walk through beautiful Sunnybrook Park and our surrounding park system at one of Toronto’s most popular race series and one of the largest women’s race series in the country this autumn.  Additionally, you can join us virtually! Our virtual races enable everyone, near and far, to set your own pace, keep active, and stay connected with our amazing women’s running community.

We continue to support our long-term charitable partner, the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) by setting our fundraising goal of $40,000 this year to help kids and their families living with cancer. We hope you will join us on our journey to make this happen.

Whether you choose to make your goals fun, inspiring, recreational or competitive, know that you will have a huge community of fellow runners or walkers who are training and participating right alongside you in their own virtual way! We are so glad to welcome you – or welcome you back – to the 2021 Toronto Women’s Run Series and 416 Run Challenge events!

Socialize with us:

Toronto Women’s 8k/5k

In-Person 5K: October 23, 2021
Virtual 8K/5K: October 23 – November 6, 2021

Half Marathon/10k/5k

May 22, 2022


August 13, 2022

416 Run Challenge GOLD

Until Dec. 31, 2021

416 Run Challenge

Sold Out
$ Raised


The volunteers were far and away the best I have seen at a race. They were incredibly upbeat and encouraging… especially at a few crucial points for me!!!

J.A., Mississauga


I think that this has quickly become a premier event: lovely course, awesome organization, great perks (chocolate and burly men!), unique “medal…” Thank you so much for putting this together. It’s been a long time since Toronto had a women’s event of this calibre. (Brooks in the ’80’s?) and it was worth the wait!

H.R. , Barrie


Just wanted to say thanks for a great race experience today! I loved everything…the course was nice and scenic, the medal/necklace was unique and lovely, the chocolate and firefighters were a nice touch…and the race kit was one of the best I’ve received. You even managed to get the weather to cooperate. Well done, I look forward to doing the race again next year!

H.K., Toronto

Please consider fundraising for our exclusive charitable partner, the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) and help us raise more than $40,000 in 2021.
Since we started the series in 2009, we have raised over $430,000 for POGO, thank you for helping make that happen.