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Ontario’s Georgina Spring Fling weekend provides early Boston qual alternative


This weekend is the Georgina Spring Fling Marathon on Ontario’s stunning Lake Simcoe. New for this spring, the occasion will host a full marathon (so you possibly can nail an early Boston qualification), together with a half-marathon, plus 10K and 5K races. “For our second annual spring race, we can have about 700 runners on the course,” says co-race director Sandie Orlando. “Our Georgina races have gotten identified for the quick, flat and scenic course and a festive venue at De La Salle Park.”

Enjoyable for the entire household

This 12 months, the occasion invitations runners and their households to affix them at The Briars Resort and Spa after the race for the Spring Fling Discover Georgina Pageant and a Children’ 1k Enjoyable Path Run. 

Conveniently situated only one hour north of Toronto, the race unfolds alongside the gorgeous Lake Drive, and is well accessible from wherever within the GTA, so encourage your family and friends to return watch after which benefit from the competition afterward. 

The Georgina Marathon launched throughout the pandemic, amid a lot uncertainty, by co-race administrators Sandie Orlando and Cindy Lewis-Caballero. The gamble paid off, with the race being licensed as a Boston qualifier and attracting a whole lot of individuals from throughout the area, hungry to race in individual after a collection of lockdowns.

A second marathon in September

The Georgina course is understood for being quick, and it’s Athletics Canada-certified, making it a great marathon course to set a private greatest or qualify for a world main. If this sounds up your alley, there’s a second operating of the marathon this fall. The Georgina Marathon, Half and 5K will run Sept. 10, 2023.

Past offering a wonderful race course, a part of your entry will go towards charities supported by each races: Georgina Group Meals Pantry and Sandgate Girls’s Shelter. 

To enroll or for extra data, see the race web site



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