Running in North York

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Real Tan’s owners originally opened their doors more than 20 years ago with a salon in Scarborough. The single location couldn't keep up with tanning demands, leading to a relocation to Mississauga and a recently opened second location in Thornhill. Along the way, Real Tan has expanded its specialties to include ultra-bronzing Ergoline beds, Playboy spray tanning, and teeth whitening, which brightens teeth up to eight shades and lasts longer than gargling white-out.

180 Steeles Avenue West
Vaughan,
ON
CA

Build My Body Beautiful™ (BMBB) is a Toronto based, fitness & wellness company, that provides a variety of holistic programs & services to women. BMBB uses a mix of fitness programs, motivational hypnosis for sports and weight management and nutrition consulting to help women reach their goals.

266 King Street West
Toronto,
ON
CA

Since 1987, Baby & Me Fitness's certified trainers have helped prepare pregnant women, new parents, and babies for childbirth and a new life together with safe and enlightening fitness classes and lectures. Expecting and new parents can attend discussions and workshops with extensively trained instructors and visiting guest speakers, where they’ll learn how to navigate the emotional, social, and physical demands of welcoming a child into the world. New moms can explore prenatal fitness classes with cardio and core training, yoga, Pilates, and water exercises to keep bodies healthy and strong for an easier labor. Postpartum regimens help mom’s body adjust after the birth with high-energy cardio, tension-melting yoga, and resistance workouts that use the baby’s own weight to strengthen the mother-child telepathic powers.

65 High Park Ave
Toronto,
ON
CA

Inside MODO Fruit & Tea House's modern, single-aisle cafe, guests cozied up in booths sip on bubble teas, nibble on fried snacks, and satisfy their sweet cravings with spoonfuls of ice cream. The snack shop's menu of Chinese-inspired eats offers patrons a variety of plates to curb their sweet or salty cravings, such as fried squid balls and BBQ sausage to mocha mousse cake and green tea brick toast. Patrons can wash down their treats with more than 40 beverage options, which include honeydew smoothies, papaya milk shakes, mango slushes, and lychee green tea, named after the newest shade of green crayon.

482 Dundas Street West
Toronto,
ON
CA

Designed by U.S. Military drill instructors, The O Course Crucible is based on the Marine Corps Crucible. While that challenge is 54 hours long and covers more than 60 kilometers, this race covers roughly 12 kilometers. However, the obstacles participants must surmount are designed in the same military style. Based both on land and in the water, the obstacles are kept secret before the race—but they are sure to test participants' endurance, strength and creativity under pressure. Once they complete the course, participants celebrate at an afterparty with food and drinks where the race officials honor the fastest racers.

176 Cherry St
Toronto,
ON
CA

The ElectroDash's organizers score their 5K night runs with the most appropriate soundtrack: electronic dance music. The pulsing beats, which can be heard at runs throughout Canada and the United States, attract runners to tackle the neon-light illuminated course. On the track, a slew of light displays, lasers, fog tunnels, projected images and black lights highlight competitors' eye-dazzling accessories, including neon duds, glow-in-the-dark glasses, and water bottles filled with an excited anglerfish. Though the ElectorDash's main mission is fun, it also champions giving back to the community by donating a portions of the proceeds to support a local charity.

9580 Jane St.
Vaughan,
ON
CA