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Always Bringing You The Best Race Events

We have a full calendar of exciting, high-quality race events for everyone from the serious competitor to those who participate solely for fun and fitness. Register today for one of our races and find out for yourself what makes VR PRO events the best!

And please keep checking back as we are always adding new events.



Our original race was the Downtown Dash in 1994, which took place in Downtown Burlington. This first ever 5k race had 160 runners. We then decided (along with enthusiastic running groups from our store at the time, The Village Runner) that we would create a half marathon. Beginning the following year, that race started at the Oakville Village Runner and finished at our Burlington Village Runner. For that very first year we had over 250 runners with proceeds from the event going to Halton Women’s Shelter. That race (now the Chilly Half Marathon) has carried on over the past 24 years to become one of Canada’s premier half marathons with thousands participating each year including many world-class runners, as well as elite Canadian athletes and Olympians.

In 1999 the first ever Burlington Marathon was initiated and the response was amazing. The Burlington Rock ‘N Roll Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K continued for 5 years until it outgrew the city. There still may be another Marathon in the future.

VR PRO continued to organize new races every year including the Canada Day 5K, Waterfront Trail, Hannukah Hustle, Disco Dash, and Jingle Bell Race, which eventually became the Santa Burlington 5K, Canada’s First and Largest All-Santa Race Event. Our All-Santa Races became so popular we eventually organized similar events in Hamilton, ON and Burlington, Vermont as well as several other cities!

VR PRO is very excited to now be offering Virtual Races with several of

their most popular events; allowing runners and walkers to participate in these great race events from anywhere in the world!

Visit the link above to view pics and results from the 2019 Butter Tart Virtual Race to see runners and walkers from as far away as France and Germany taking part in this unique event. Then, start planning the perfect virtual event for your friends, family, or co-workers. Imagine how much fun you can have! VR PRO Virtual Events always include the same amenities as the actual race - like race premiums, bibs, finisher medals, and more!

Virtual Races were also held in conjunction with the 2019 All-Santa Events and 2020 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon! These virtual events have a limited number of participants and sell out fast - so register early!

Visit the events page for more information about VR PRO races and a full listing on this year’s calendar of events. Or, click on any of one the race logos to register for that event.



 

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Watch Video Reviews From Our Events

We are VR PRO! For over 22 years, the team at VR PRO has been putting on exciting running events throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. We recently celebrated raising over three million dollars towards local charities.

Watch video reviews of the Chilly Half Marathon & Frosty 5K from Get Out There Magazine and see for yourself why everyone loves a VR PRO event!

Ambassador Award Recipient:

Kelly Arnott, VR PRO

Kelly Arnott has worked tirelessly to promote Burlington and have it recognized as a “running community”. Her running events draw large numbers of out of town visitors who stay and play while in Burlington. Since 1994, Kelly has hosted...

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We Do Great Race Events

What Others Are Saying About Us

Read what Canadian Running Magazine had to say about the 2018 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon.

 

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Having a problem with online registration?

If you experience any type of problem when attempting to register for a VR PRO event, please call Kelly at (905) 512-2488 or email: kelly@vrpro.ca.

You may register manually if you prefer. To do so, simply click to download the VR PRO Event Registration Form pictured at right, fill out the form completely, and send back to Kelly (kelly@vrpro.ca) or by confidential text to: 9055122488. (Click here or on the form image at right to download.)

Or, you may mail the completed form to the address shown on the form, or drop off at one the Running Room locations listed on the form.

 

When the Virtual Butter Tart 5K event sold out right away, we added spots to accommodate the demand. Those additional spots also sold out right away because so many people wanted to take part in this unique event.

We’ve received so many great pics and stories from runners and walkers who completed their Virtual Race, we started a gallery to show some of the results.

 

Virtual Racers Take Their Sweet Time!

Check out the Butter Tart

Virtual 5K Race Gallery -

With iRun Santa Races in Hamilton and Burlington, as well as the Virtual iRun Santa Event, Santa was spotted just about everywhere this holiday season!

Check out some of the great pics from runners and walkers who completed the iRun Santa Virtual Race by visiting the iRun Santa Virtual Race Gallery.

 

Santa Was Virtually Everywhere in 2019!...

Visit the iRun Santa

Virtual Race Gallery -

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VR PRO NEWS AND EVENT UPDATES

COVID-19 Virtual Run For Our Hospital:

Over $27,000 Raised So Far!

Because of all you awesome runners and walkers who have registered for the COVID-19 Virtual Run events, over $27,000 has been raised so far for our local hospitals in Burlington, Hamilton, London, and Orangeville. Thank you all! Kelly and the VR PRO Crew recently presented a check to the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation live on Facebook. Click here or on the video image at right to watch the presentation then register for one of these great virtual events! Choose from 5K, 10K, or half marathon events supporting four different hospital locations!

VR PRO HAS PRINTED FACE MASKS FOR SALE!

SHOW YOUR LOVE OF RUNNING AND YOUR CONCERN FOR OTHERS WITH THESE BEAUTIFUL AND STYLISH FACE MASKS!

Now you can be fashionable while also being socially responsible!...Because so many have asked (and because we all have to wear them), we’ve created some stylish new masks with imprints from several of our popular race events.

Tell everyone how much you love running and racing without opening your mouth! Our mask designs include the beautiful silhouette image of the solo female runner used in some of the COVID-19 Virtual Run promotions, the Butter Tart Races medal and tarts image, the ‘original’ COVID-19 Virtual Run logo, and a patchwork collage featuring logos and medals from many of VR PRO’s most popular races. There’s even a mask featuring a full color start line photo from everyone’s favourite race, the Chilly Half Marathon!

AND BECAUSE EVERYONE LOVED THE FEMALE SOLO RUNNER MASK SO MUCH, WE JUST ADDED A BRAND NEW MASK FEATURING THE SILHOUETTED IMAGE OF A MALE SOLO RUNNER!

These masks are selling quickly and only a limited supply of these masks is available so you must order right away to be certain to get the masks you want. Visit the VR PRO Store page or click the link below to order now!


 

A variety of beautiful masks are now available exclusively at “vrpro.ca”...

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VR PRO is proud to announce three new virtual race events...

The Remembrance Day Races are three Virtual Running & Walking Events to Benefit the Juno Beach Centre. There is a distance for everyone. Choose from the StrongPoint 1500 metre, Juno Beach 8K, or Remembrance 21.1K.

Register now for one of these three historically significant virtual race distances and receive a race kit including the beautiful, oversized, commemorative medal pictured at right, along with a keepsake race bib, imprinted neck gaitor or mask, a Remembrance Day Poppy, and a beautifully printed Juno Beach D-Day souvenir map, and more!  Then, run or walk your event distance of choice anytime between September 1 and November 28, 2020. $10 from each entry will go to support the Juno Beach Centre honouring those brave Canadians and the sacrifices they made. (Click here for complete event details or to register.)

 

VR PRO WANTS EVERYONE TO REMEMBER...

VR PRO introduces three new virtual race events for the 2020 Hanukkah Season...and you don’t have to be Jewish to run or walk these events!

There really is an event for everyone - regardless of age or ability!

The ‘Hanukkah Challenge’ is a unique virtual event (or rather 8 days of unique virtual events). Everyone who registers will receive a beautiful stand-up menorah medal and candles. Event participants will complete the challenge by walking or running a 1K each day for 8 days. After each 1K is completed, one of the candles provided with the race kit can be placed in the menorah and lit. By the end of the eighth day, all eight candles in the menorah will be lit! This virtual event will be especially fun for children.

The ‘Hanukkah 8’ is a single-day 8K virtual race event. Like those who register for the Hanukkah Challenge, participants in the “Hanukkah 8’ will also receive the beautiful and unique menorah medal and candles.

The ‘Hanukkah Super 8K Challenge’ is for those runners or walkers looking for a more challenging virtual experience. To successfully complete this event, participants must run or walk an 8K Every Day For 8 Days!

Those who accept this challenge will be rewarded with a beautiful Star of David ring (just like the one pictured at right) to wear to your Hanukkah dinner or just to show off your accomplishments to your family and friends!

(Visit the Virtual Events page for more event details or to register. Registration is limited to the first 800 entrants - don’t wait!)

 

VR PRO ANNOUNCES 3 HANUKKAH EVENTS