About Canada Running Series

Canada Running Series is the nation’s premier running circuit with 8 events: 4 in Toronto, 2 in Vancouver 1 in Montreal and 1 in Edmonton. It annually attracts over 70,000 participants and raises more than $6 million for some 320 mostly-local charities. The Series includes the World Athletics Gold Label Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, and the Athletics Canada National Marathon Championships. Since 1999, CRS has gained international recognition for innovation and organization.

Mission Statement

For three decades we’ve been passionately committed to building community through running – building a better Toronto, a better Vancouver, a better Montreal, a better Canada. Our vision is to build and deliver large scale, big-city races that welcome everyone, from Olympians to healthy lifestyle enthusiasts to charity runners to first time runners. Events that are built on the twin pillars of organization and innovation, to provide outstanding, unforgettable running experiences.

Core Values

Passion
We are constantly chasing that runner’s high. We see running as more than just a physical activity – it is an integral component of good mental health, a way to build community, and an activity that provides purpose and meaning in our lives.

Connection
Connections fuel our community. Everything we do strives to create stronger relationships with our participants, partners, charities and the communities we belong to.

Integrity
We do what we say. We stand up for what we believe in, and we put the well-being and interests of our community first.

Accountability
Our community is at the heart of our words and actions, and we actively engage our community in the choices we make. We hold ourselves accountable through both our successes and failures, and continuously work to elevate ourselves and our industry.

Entrepreneurship
We remain true to our roots. Our team embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that began 30 years ago. Continuing on that same path today, we challenge each other to think big and make decisions that will move us forward, creating innovative, exciting, world-class running experiences that welcome everyone and grow the broader run community.

Inclusion
Everyone can participate. We build a stage that celebrates everyone, no matter their background, age, gender, experience, or ability. We set goals to lower barriers to ensure everyone can enjoy our events, whether as a participant, partner, charity, or community member.

Sustainability
We’re committed to environmental responsibility. Preserving the natural environment guides the choices we make as a company and honours the connection between healthy people and a healthy planet.

Diversity and Inclusion

Canada Running Series is committed to ongoing learning, engaging diverse voices and fostering an equitable and inclusive global running community to promote accessible running for all.

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