Free Drop-In Runs In Toronto

Are you looking to get fit, meet some friends, and improve your running? Then our drop-in community runs are for you! Our routes, distances, and paces can be modified to be accessible for everyone, and we have run leaders at each run to help you find a pace group or find your way. Scroll down to learn more about our weekly drop-in runs and other free community running events!


BlackToe Drop-In Runs

Friday Tempo Run

Our Friday runs leave from our King Street West store at 6:00 pm. This run often includes some pace work and will help you improve your speed and endurance. You should have some running experience to jump into this run - it’s a good opportunity to push yourself!

  • Where: BlackToe Running King Street West (95 Bathurst Street)
  • When: Fridays at 6 pm
  • Distance & Pace: Generally involves a 2km warmup, a 3-7km tempo (faster) block, and a 2km cool down. Pace groups for the tempo segments will typically range from approximately 3:30-6:00 min per km. If it is your first time, please let the run leader know so they can connect you with the right pace group.
  • Bag Drop & Bathroom: Yes! (Note that you will have to come back with the run leader to access the store, as our sales staff close the store at 7 pm)
  • Routes & Updates: Strava Event Page

Sunday Long Run

A community favourite! Our Sunday runs are accessible for all levels. We create routes based on our BlackToe Team training programs, but there are many opportunities to turn back early if needed. We also frequently have giveaways, photographers, and other special surprises!

  • Where:
    • BlackToe Running King St West (95 Bathurst Street)
    • BlackToe Running Midtown (2488 Yonge Street)
  • When: Sundays at 8:30 am
  • Distance & Pace: Distance ranges from 12-24km during the base build seasons (November/December and May/June) and will increase when spring or fall marathon training cycles begin! Pace groups will typically range from approximately 4:45-6:30 min per km. If it is your first time, please let the run leader know so they can connect you with the right pace group.
  • Bag Drop & Bathroom: Yes
  • Routes & Updates: Strava Event Page (King West) | Strava Event Page (Midtown)

Seasonal Long Run Programs

These 14-week programs are designed to help you build endurance as you work towards a spring or fall goal race (half-marathon or marathon distance). They coincide with our free drop-in Sunday morning long runs, but are created strategically to help more runners reach their full potential.

These programs also include special giveaways, sponsored runs, official pacers, organized transportation to races, and group socials. Learn more about our long-run programs below, and keep your eyes on our socials for upcoming program dates.

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Free Community Shakeout Runs & Running Events

More free running events? Oh yes! We host shakeout runs, sponsored runs, activations, shoe demos, mini-races, and so much more - all with plenty of prizes, surprises, and treats for everyone.

To join in on all the fun, be sure to connect with us on social and sign up for email updates.

King West Store

95 Bathurst St, Toronto, M5V 0H7

Midtown Store

2488 Yonge St, Toronto, M4P 2H5