Virtual Run

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our intent on keeping all of our participants, volunteers, staff and community safe, the 2021 Mississauga Marathon will be moving to a virtual format.

We will be announcing more details about the virtual event in early February, so please stay tuned!

How does it work?

A virtual event is a chance for runners to achieve their running goals and stay active when we are not all able to congregate together. Runners can run or walk the event they registered for on their treadmill, around town, or anywhere that is safe to do so under provincial and municipal guidelines. Run your distance, then upload your time using the specific instructions sent to you and see where you stack up!

When do I run?

You can upload your results as many times as you’d like between September 11 – October 11.

Who is eligible to run the virtual race?

Anyone who registers for our Virtual Run from our website.

Will the course be pre-set or can I make one up?

This is YOUR race! You can run on a treadmill or choose your own route for the virtual event—we suggest you adhere to Public Health Agencies’ guidelines and try to stay within your neighbourhood. You can create fun loops, set-up your own fuel/water station in your yard, and tell your neighbours so they can cheer you on from their porches! Please practice Physical Distancing and follow these virtual race tips!

We specifically ask that you do not use any of the Mississauga Marathon Race Weekend routes as they will not be closed or policed. please do not attempt a group run on race weekend—or at any time during the virtual race window.

Please obey local and provincial guidelines with regards to acceptable places to run and remember to social distance!

How much does the virtual event cost?

The virtual run is $35 for all distances.

What does the virtual race include?

All runners will receive the Official 2020 Mississauga Marathon medal. Medals will be available for pick up at a date TBD.  We will email you with these details. We will also ship your medal to you if you cannot pick it up. Shipping will be available at a fixed cost. There is no event t-shirt.

Will prizes be given out?

Since participants are responsible for uploading their own time to Sportstats, prizing will be awarded via draw format instead of distance winner prizing. We encourage participants to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date on draws and contests.

Can I qualify for the Boston Marathon in the 2020 Mississauga Marathon virtual marathon?

Since you’ll be creating your own course that will not be certified, you will not be able to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Our 2021 Marathon, taking place May 2, will be your chance to qualify.

If you have any questions about the Mississauga Marathon virtual event, please email

Wishing you the best,

The Mississauga Marathon Team