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Now that Spring is upon us, many are beginning to think about racing. In fact, some may have already run a few races. If you are looking to perform your best, there are a few things that I have learned over the years that have helped me and countless others peak when it matters most: […]

weULTRA – Building the Ontario Trail Community One Badass at a time!

Casey Thivierge is the founder of weULTRA based in Ontario.  His passion for trail and ultra running combined with this initiative and community engagement is growing the sport in a big way in their region. Casey takes on the brutal 68 Mile course with 40, 000ft of elevation gain Georgia Death Race tomorrow. We chatted […]

Adam Campbell – True Grit, Pure Passion – Massive Comeback

World Class Canadian Mountain and Ultra Runner, Adam Campbell suffered life-threatening injuries last October when he experienced a massive fall during an FKT attempt in Roger’s Pass, British Columbia. His brush with death and aftermath was so stark that those close to him can’t really understand how he is still alive, let alone not paralyzed. […]

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Edmonton – A Serious Trail Running Culture

The trails, club and race you wish your city had By Kurt Beaudoin When Canadians think of Edmonton, cold winters, Wayne Gretzky, oil and a big mall usually spring to mind. But for the trail running crowd, thoughts of Edmonton should conjure something different: a twinge of jealousy. That’s because Edmonton is home to the […]

Life In A Day – Western States 100 by Billy Yang Films

Watch this when you can… simple. Check out the trailer below, it will blow you away. Billy Yang has outdone himself, again!   

Bring Out Your Inner Trail and Ultra Geek

Majo Srnik – Barefoot or Bust – To the Copper Canyons

The craze of barefoot running has seemingly died down since the release of the insanely famous book, Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, featuring the tribe of super athletes who run in sandals across rugged terrain in the Copper Canyons of Mexico for days on end, called the Tarahumara. However, there are still some legitimate […]

How To Learn What Beer Styles You Like

Welcome to our new section “After Trail Ale” which is about our love for a beverage after a race, after a run or like some who even like it during the run… Hey, who’s to judge? As long as you’re of legal consenting age, you can make your own adult decisions about when you drink beer. […]

Find Your Next Race

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Staying Upright – Keep That Rubber Down

Staying Vertical: Fall Prevention and Trail Running Presented by:     It’s fun to negotiate rocks, roots, narrow pathways and slippery surfaces of the trail until you lose it with a fall. Maintaining focus, wearing trail appropriate shoes and being light on your feet are the main strategies to avoid becoming horizontal while running. From […]

Annie Jean Places 2nd at Snow Shoe World Champs

Last weekend on February 25th Annie Jean of Chelsea, Quebec took part in the World Snow Shoeing Federation World Championships in Saranac Lake, NY where she placed 2nd.   This was Annie’s first Snow Shoeing World Champs and on an 8KM course made up of 2 laps, she took the second step of the podium […]

Marathon des Sables Launches Half Distance in New Location

The iconic and grueling self supported stage race, Marathon des Sables, dubbed the “toughest foot race on earth,” yesterday launched their half distance version of Marathon des Sables or “Marathon of the sands,” in partnership with the island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands to take place from September 25th-30th 2017. The half Distance race […]

Michael Wardian – Consistency is Key

We had an exclusive chat to the ever-active yet ever-fast Michael Wardian about what he’s up to this year, and by the sounds of it, he has a stacked schedule as usual with a full year of racing ahead…. including Barkley Marathons! With our very own Gary Robbins heading back to Frozen Head National Park […]

WAA Ultra Carrier Long Sleeve Shirt

We tested and reviewed the innovative WAA Ultra Equipment (What An Adventure) Ultra Carrier long sleeve shirt. The reference to shirt is not entirely accurate as this is more a piece of gear than just an item of clothing. Sure, it’s a shirt but it’s a lot more than that as it offers what a […]

David Jeker – Transgrancanaria 125K 2017

Today, Friday February 24th at 11PM local time, the massively prestigious and sought-after ultra race Transgrancanaria starts. The race crosses the spectacular Spanish island Gran Canaria from North to South, coast-to-coast and forms part of the Ultra Trail World Tour Series and the Spain Ultra Cup, offers a challenging course rising from sea-level with a total […]

World Vertical Week – February 27th – March 5th

Which country climbs the most in a week? Last year the biggest average ascents per Move were climbed in Switzerland, Austria and France. Ski touring and mountaineering led the highest average ascents for individual sports. Which countries and sports will lead the way this year? Come on Canada, let’s get us to the top this […]

“Brothers” – Film Review

Film: Brothers Director: Paul Nelson Running Time: 30 Min Released: Late 2016     The film features the Puzey brothers, Jacob and Tommy taking part in the 2015, 6 Day, 120 Mile TransRockies Run in Colorado. The film features parts of this great event but more importantly highlights so much more and delves into their […]

Altra Lone Peak 3.0

  The Altra Lone Peak 3.0 is the 2016/2017 update on the 2.5 from seasons prior. Having now run in both shoes in a variety of conditions on dry trail, rivers and winter with snow-covered trails, we were able to put forward our verdict via a review comparing the two models and the upgrades made. […]

Merrell Overlook 6 Ice+

With the advent of the new Arctic Grip™ by Vibram®, various shoes have hit the market.  I was fortunate to try out the new Merrll Overlook 6 Ice+.  This boot features the new Arctic Grip compound wedged between standard softer rubber lugs with a waterproof upper  and M Select™ WARM lightweight insulation.  If you are looking […]

Osprey Manta 28

The Osprey Manta 28 is a fantastic pack for the long haul.  Too big for your typical trail run, this pack steers toward long trips and fastpacking. If you do not plan on packing a lot of food or a sleeping bag, I wouldn’t consider this as part of my quiver. However, my recent 2 […]


If you’re like me, you’re finding more pairs of Hoka’s in your shoe collection. I started with one pair two years ago, the Stinson. To be honest I was purely curious about these shoes and before long I found myself reaching for them often. Today I would say they’re my main shoe. More specifically, the […]

Farm to Feet

I’ve been running in Farm to Feet socks for two years now all year around and I continue to adore these socks. Although they’re not too easy to find in my local Ontario stores, they can be ordered on-line and good socks matter in an ultra. This summer has been an overly hot one with […]

Pearl Izumi E:Motion Trail N2 v2

I’ve been keen to try a pair of Pearl Izumi shoes for a while. The first time I saw the Trail N2 v2, I thought “what a comfortable looking shoe”. Now that I’ve spent some time in the trails with them, I know they’re as comfortable as they look. There was no break in period […]

Double Propulsion 60 Hoody

Ready for a winter run with 60g of SmartLoft insulation to keep you warm front and back in quilted polyester with DWR finish protecting you from the winter wind. SmartLoft wool by SmartWool is their lightest weight insulation for high intensity workouts in cool to cold conditions and it provides thermoregulation even when wet. The […]

ARC’TERYX Norvan Jacket

  Breathable waterproof GORE-TEX® shell for running in wet, windy weather. Features a light, soft, durable lining with GORE C-KNIT backer technology. Watertight front zipper, media pocket, reflective markings on front, back and arms. Internal zippered media pocket, breathable Venturi vents, easy wash and dry. This is the perfect layer for running in conditions where you’re at […]

Issue 13 Trailrunning Canada

Yet another great issue of Trail Running Canada! Trail Running Canada is pleased to announce the publication of Issue 13 of our digital magazine. Be sure to subscribe below for our future issues. To download a PDF version from the Issuu platform, first login (using Facebook or other login options), next click ‘share’ and click […]

Nathan Ice Cutter Hydration Collection

New to the Nathan line up is the Ice Cutter series built specifically for winter running, with three hydration options to solve the troubles of freezing water. IceSpeed Insulated Handheld 18oz / 535ml double-wall insulated SpeedDraw Flask is just a bit bigger than the common 500ml for that extra sip. A double-wall insulated flask for […]

La Sportiva Wildcat

A stable, neutral, cushioned trail running shoe for moderate to technical terrain. The upper consists of AirMesh Trail Cage and a Transkinetic Heel Stabilizer. The lining is Honeycomb Mesh (tongue and heel only). The midsole is Nylon molded Flex Transfer shank 2.4mm LaSpEVA. The drop is 12mm and the sole is FriXion® AT with Impact Brake System™X-Axis™. The weight in […]

Nathan Halo Fire

    Nathan designs everything with running in mind.  However, they did not produce headlamps, until now.  The Nathan Halo Fire is one of two new offerings from the running company and has some features other non-running specific headlamps do not.  Run right-light provides spot- and flood-light  illumination for a pin-pointed light for your footing […]

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