Category: fitness

What better way to celebrate the longest day of the year, and the start of summer, than by immersing yourself in nature found smack dab in the midst of urban Toronto. Again this year, Salomon Toronto at the Shops at Don Mills is hosting the Summer Solstice Day of Trail Runs on June 20, 2015. The idea is that anybody that wants to can join in on a group run on the nearby Sunnybrook Park trails between sunrise and sunset…

Back for its second year, The North Face Endurance Challenge Series’ only Canadian stop is coming to Blue Mountain near Collingwood, ON. The Endurance Challenge Series, sponsored by The North Face, has been hosting races around North America and internationally since 2007, and they have it totally dialled in. The races are exceptionally organized with great courses, swag, and atmosphere that can’t be beat. Come out, challenge yourself on the trails and meet new people!

The Sporting Life 10k #SL10K road run happened this past weekend in support of the incredible Camp Oochigeas that allows kids affected by childhood cancer to go to camp. 25,809 participants ran on Sunday, May 10th. I’ve never run a 10km road race before, or been part of such a massively wonderful event.

The 22nd edition of the Paris to Ancaster (P2A) cycling race went off last weekend. This year, a record number of riders, 2,350 to be exact, took part. This sure sign of spring on the Ontario cycling calendar offers a chance for the pros to shake out the winter cobwebs with a fast ride on cyclocross or mountain bikes, and an opportunity for casual riders to challenge themselves over the 20, 40, or 70 km distances.

Running seems to be the ‘it’ sport in Toronto this year. So many are talking about training for at least one race this season, which is great because many of the runs benefit a great cause. If you’ve already signed up for a run or are interested in partaking, there’s a unique running experience right around the corner: Red Bull’s, one-of-a-kind, Wings for Life World Run on May 3rd 2015 in Niagara Falls. Registration closes on April 28th!

Photo by Christoffer Sjostrom

While we’re patiently waiting for summer, why not start enjoying the fresh spring air and continue with that New Year’s resolution of staying fit in 2015? Here are some ideas that get me to exercise outside.

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