The local hikes and runs are just not cutting it for you. You’ve done the Tough Mudder and done marathons twice over. Whether it be brutal climates or insane difficulty these races are sure to get you out of your comfort zone, challenge you and make you feel proud to reach the finish line. We guarantee you’ll never want to do them again. If you’re looking to train for something new, pump up the excitement, danger and experience some truly outrageous races, we’ve got the list for you! 6633 Ultra The Toughest, Coldest and Windiest Extreme Ultra Marathon on the planet. The race itself reuires you to get through 566 kilometres of mountainous travel from Eagle Plain, Alaska, to Tuktoyaktuk, on the Arctic Ocean in Canada. As if that wasn’t hard enough there is also sled pulling enough. Tour Divide The worlds longest unsupported off-road cycling race. Stretching 4,418 kilometres from Banff to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. After a mass start in Banff racers roughly follow the continental divide on jeep roads, singletrack and pavement, racing to reach Antelope Wells in less than 30 days. Half finish. The course record is just over 16 days. MEC Ottawa-Gatineau Park Marathon Taking elevations to a whole new level, this race features 1000 metres of elevation gain and loss through Ottawas beautiful Gatineau Park. Because who wants to run a nice, steady, flat race? What would be the fun in that? Bear Mountain 10 k Considered Canada’s most challenging 10K, this race includes more than 300 meters of climbing, including Papa Bear, the longest and hardest of three major climbs, and plenty of rolling terrain. This is the ultimate leg-day challenge. At least you’ll be running through one Victoria’s most beautiful golf courses. To give you an idea of just how steep this run can get, the use of golf carts is necessary just to get to the starting line. The Knee Knacker 48 kilometers of climbing and descending, need we say more? The race runs along four mountains that rise above Vancouver’s bumpy north shore from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove. Canadian Death Race The name just says it all and it truly is the death race. This race will tak you to hell and back. The pain isn’t limited to 125 kilometers or 5,000 of climbing, it also takes you through a variety of extreme weather conditions. You’ll experience everything from excruciatingly hot to cold and wet. This race is not for the faint hearted, your prize? Survival.