Since 1894, Guelph has hosted one of the oldest running events in Canada, the Thanksgiving Day Races. There are eight other races,
that begins with the BILLY TAYLOR 5K AND 15K in
April, the GUELPH LAKE 5K AND 10K in June, the SUMMER’S NIGHT 5K
in July, the HIGHLAND GAMES 10K in August, the DOWNTOWN 5K in
September, the FALLING LEAVES 7.5K AND TRAIL HALF-MARATHON in
October, and the WINTER RUNNING FESTIVAL in November. Some of Canada’s top runners also compete on the track at the SPEED RIVER INFERNO MEET, held in late May.