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Re: Toronto Marathon vs. Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Postby Double Bellybuster » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:37 am

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Re: Toronto Marathon vs. Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Postby Double Bellybuster » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:48 am

Double Bellybuster wrote:I started taking note of the Ontario Marathons shortly after I started running in 2008. It seemed at that time that I may run most at some point. But with the advent of grants for anyone who asks, new events are popping up more quickly than I can run the existing races and we may be in the mid-20s for 2013.


This still shocks me. I'll run my 8th and 9th different Ontario Marathons within 2013 but in the time I've gone from 0 to 9, the races are into double-digits and up to 24.

jes wrote:That's a really helpful list. Can we make this a sticky somewhere, somehow? Maybe in the Resources section (or is it already there?)


Here is an updated list of Ontario Marathons, which includes 3 shared courses with Quebec, New York and Michigan:

Winter 1/12 Toronto Indoor http://www.run4rkids.com/
Winter 1/19 Fools Marathon http://www.welovetorun.com/events/fools.html
Winter 1/19 Ottawa Indoor http://www.indoor-marathons.com/ottawa.html
Winter 1/26 Thunderwolves Indoor http://thunderwolves.ca/?page=IndoorMarathon
Winter 2/17 Winterman http://somersault.ca/eventwinterman.htm
Spring 4/28 Waterloo http://www.waterloomarathon.com/
Spring 5/5 Mississauga http://www.mississaugamarathon.com
Spring 5/5 Toronto http://www.torontomarathon.com/
Spring 5/12 Sudbury Rocks http://www.sudburyrocksmarathon.com/
Spring 5/26 Ottawa http://www.ncm.ca/
Spring 5/26 Whitby http://www.winmarathon.com/
Summer 6/22 Niagara Ultra http://www.ouser.org/races/NIAGARA_Ultra_2010_info.pdf
Summer 7/21 Friendly Massey http://www.friendlymasseymarathon.com/
Summer 8/18 EndurRun http://www.endurrun.com/stages.html
Summer 8/31 The Canadian http://www.eventsonline.ca/events/somer ... t=canadian
Summer 9/21 That Dam Hill http://thatdamhill.ca/
Summer 9/22 Thunder Bay Miles With the Giant http://www.thunderbaymarathon.com/
Summer 9/22 Run for Heroes Marathon http://www.runningflat.com/index2.html
Fall 10/6 Prince Edward County http://www.pecmarathon.ca/
Fall 10/13 Ottawa Fall Colours http://somersault.ca
Fall 10/20 Detroit http://www.freepmarathon.com/
Fall 10/20 Toronto Waterfront http://www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/
Fall 10/27 Niagara Falls http://www.niagarafallsmarathon.com/
Fall 11/3 Hamilton http://hamiltonmarathon.ca/
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Re: Toronto Marathon vs. Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Postby Double Bellybuster » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:20 am

For more useless information you didn't ask for, here is how I'd rank the Ontario Marathon Events I've done, from best to worst. I'll be doing the EndurRun and Toronto Waterfront Marathons for the first time this year and will add them. The former, the EndurRun, I am expecting to rank very high.

1 Detroit (Windsor)
2 Prince Edward County
3 Ottawa
4 Hamilton
5 Sudbury Rocks
6 Toronto
7 Toronto Indoor
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Re: Toronto Marathon vs. Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Postby timc » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:46 pm

Double Bellybuster wrote:Make that 24:

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Re: Toronto Marathon vs. Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Postby jonovision_man » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:58 am

Double Bellybuster wrote:1 Detroit (Windsor)
2 Prince Edward County
3 Ottawa
4 Hamilton
5 Sudbury Rocks
6 Toronto
7 Toronto Indoor


Detroit! Really! :shock:

Hamilton - I've done the half. Nothing against the organization, it's good, but the course is blech. Nothing to see for 99% of it, not as good as ATB even (which isn't the greatest either I might add!) But hey, you did the indoor marathon, so maybe that's not your thing. ;)

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Re: Toronto Marathon vs. Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Postby Double Bellybuster » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:46 pm

jonovision_man wrote:Detroit! Really! :shock:


Detroit is really good. Electric start line, bridge crossing to Canada at sunrise, Windsor fans jamming a race full of support into 4K along the Detroit River, underwater mile into the USA, running along the Michigan side of the River, the historic Detroit neighbourhoods, Belle Isle, there is something every few K to experience.

Good aid stations both sides every 1.5 miles as NYC has every mile, good long-sleeved shirt and a great medal.

Fort Lauderdale is my favourite marathon that I've run but Detroit is likely just behind NYC and just ahead of PEC for a cold weather marathon. The free draughts on the beach late-race and at the finish are hard to match on The Great Lakes and East River.
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Re: Toronto Marathon vs. Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Postby jonovision_man » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:14 pm

Double Bellybuster wrote:
jonovision_man wrote:Detroit! Really! :shock:


Detroit is really good. Electric start line, bridge crossing to Canada at sunrise, Windsor fans jamming a race full of support into 4K along the Detroit River, underwater mile into the USA, running along the Michigan side of the River, the historic Detroit neighbourhoods, Belle Isle, there is something every few K to experience.

Good aid stations both sides every 1.5 miles as NYC has every mile, good long-sleeved shirt and a great medal.

Fort Lauderdale is my favourite marathon that I've run but Detroit is likely just behind NYC and just ahead of PEC for a cold weather marathon. The free draughts on the beach late-race and at the finish are hard to match on The Great Lakes and East River.


Sounds very cool! Maybe I'll think about it for next year.

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Re: Toronto Marathon vs. Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Postby La » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:53 pm

If Detroit is still a city next year. :lol:
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Re: Toronto Marathon vs. Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Postby fingerboy » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:46 am

Those 'fans' might be lynching the runners for pension money.

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Re: Toronto Marathon vs. Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Postby Double Bellybuster » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:45 pm

We're lucky we have natural resources in the ground in Canada. I don't think we're efficient enough to cast stones at any weak economies.
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Re: Toronto Marathon vs. Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Postby Double Bellybuster » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:39 pm

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Re: Toronto Marathon vs. Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Postby fingerboy » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:24 pm

Lol, I was just going to post that... some gooooood editing going on.

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Re: Toronto Marathon vs. Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Postby Double Bellybuster » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:33 pm

fingerboy wrote:Lol, I was just going to post that... some gooooood editing going on.


RM's very own Joggler was the writer. To be fair, BilL Crothers is alive. When we had the Sesame Street ratings, it could have been worse.
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Re: Toronto Marathon vs. Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Postby Double Bellybuster » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:07 pm

Double Bellybuster wrote:For more useless information you didn't ask for, here is how I'd rank the Ontario Marathon Events I've done, from best to worst. I'll be doing the EndurRun and Toronto Waterfront Marathons for the first time this year and will add them. The former, the EndurRun, I am expecting to rank very high...


Updated:

1 EndurRun Stage 7 (Waterloo)
2 Detroit (Windsor)
3 Prince Edward County
4 Ottawa
5 Hamilton
6 Sudbury Rocks
7 Toronto
8 Toronto Indoor
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Ontario Marathons

Postby Double Bellybuster » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:02 am

Double Bellybuster wrote:Here is an updated list of Ontario Marathons, which includes 3 shared courses with Quebec, New York and Michigan...


Looks like the trend of increasing marathons is reversing itself - as it would have to, the number of marathoners is not doubling each year. Down in Ontario from 24 to between 19 and 22 this year, including 5 to 4 in Ottawa:

- The Quebec-based Indoor Marathon circuit is not making a February stop in Ottawa this year;
- The Fools Marathon in Niagara may never have been a race, it looks to be just a posted long run, likely should have made my list for 2013.

No dates yet for Massey, Thunder Bay and PEC. PEC is strong and Thunder Bay gets a large government subsidy so these are likely a go. Hopefully Massey survives as well, I have heard only good things. 2014 schedule:
1/4 Toronto Indoor http://www.run4rkids.com/
2/9 Thunderwolves Indoor http://thunderwolves.ca/?page=IndoorMarathon
2/16 Winterman http://somersault.ca/eventwinterman.htm
4/27 Waterloo http://www.waterloomarathon.com/
5/4 Mississauga http://www.mississaugamarathon.com
5/4 Toronto http://www.torontomarathon.com/
5/11 Sudbury Rocks http://www.sudburyrocksmarathon.com/
5/18 Whitby http://www.winmarathon.com/
5/25 Ottawa http://www.ncm.ca/
6/14 Niagara Ultra http://www.welovetorun.com/
?? Friendly Massey http://www.masseymarathon.com
8/17 EndurRun http://www.endurrun.com/stages.html
8/30 The Canadian http://somersault.ca/eventcanadianrun.htm
9/20 That Dam Hill http://thatdamhill.ca/
?? Thunder Bay Miles With the Giant http://www.thunderbaymarathon.com/
9/21 Run for Heroes Marathon http://www.runningflat.com/index2.html
?? Prince Edward County http://www.pecmarathon.ca
10/12 Ottawa Fall Colours http://somersault.ca
10/19 Detroit http://www.freepmarathon.com
10/19 Toronto Waterfront http://www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/
10/27 Niagara Falls http://www.niagarafallsmarathon.com/
11/3 Hamilton http://hamiltonmarathon.ca/
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Re: Toronto Marathon vs. Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Postby canalrunner » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:28 pm

Impressive list. Nice work. Had thought there was a tentative date of Jan 19 for the Ottawa Indoor Marathon but it may have been pulled. Too bad--only 104 laps around the track.

When are you starting the half marathon list? :D :D
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Re: Ontario Marathons

Postby Double Bellybuster » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:13 pm

One More for 2014:

http://www.thenorthface.com/en_US/endur ... p_mobi=yes

2014 schedule - 6 spring, 6 fall, 3 winter and a surprising 8 in the summer:

1/4 Toronto Indoor http://www.run4rkids.com/
2/9 Thunderwolves Indoor http://thunderwolves.ca/?page=IndoorMarathon
2/16 Winterman http://somersault.ca/eventwinterman.htm
4/27 Waterloo http://www.waterloomarathon.com/
5/4 Mississauga http://www.mississaugamarathon.com
5/4 Toronto http://www.torontomarathon.com/
5/11 Sudbury Rocks http://www.sudburyrocksmarathon.com/
5/18 Whitby http://www.winmarathon.com/
5/25 Ottawa http://www.ncm.ca/
6/14 Niagara Ultra http://www.welovetorun.com/
7/12 Northface Collingwood http://www.thenorthface.com/en_US/endur ... p_mobi=yes
7/20 Friendly Massey http://www.masseymarathon.com
8/17 EndurRun http://www.endurrun.com/stages.html
8/30 The Canadian http://somersault.ca/eventcanadianrun.htm
9/20 That Dam Hill http://thatdamhill.ca/
9/21 Thunder Bay Miles With the Giant http://www.thunderbaymarathon.com/
9/21 Run for Heroes Marathon http://www.runningflat.com/index2.html
10/5 Prince Edward County http://www.pecmarathon.ca
10/12 Ottawa Fall Colours http://somersault.ca
10/19 Detroit http://www.freepmarathon.com
10/19 Toronto Waterfront http://www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/
10/26 Niagara Falls http://www.niagarafallsmarathon.com/
11/3 Hamilton http://hamiltonmarathon.ca/
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Re: Ontario Marathons

Postby Double Bellybuster » Sat May 02, 2015 7:45 am

I got enough questions on this one that I blogged a few words on Ontario's marathons:

http://www.teamrunningfree.com/blog/201 ... -marathon/
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