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Regina, SK

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Places to Run in Regina, Saskatchewan

Regina Downtown. Wikimedia Commons: Grahampurse

Regina is the capital of Saskatchewan and the province’s second largest city. This prairie city is situated on a broad, flat, treeless plane, but city planners were prescient enough to plant 300,000+ trees and create a beautiful lake and park area in the central part of the city. The scene for running in Regina is surprisingly good for a small city, with the icnonic Wascana Center, numerous parks, and an extensive network of multi-use paths.

The best place to run in Regina centers on Wascana Lake, where there are options for 4k and 10k loops. In the same area, the Devonian Path heads west for 10 km through numerous parks. We’ve also created off-road routes on multi-use paths in the northside/Normanview area, as well as in the southeastern part of the city. We also recommend running in the Crescent, Cathedral, and South Albert St. neighborhoods right near downtown.

Runners should note that Regina’s winters can be very cold. Dress accordingly and plan for potentially slippery terrain. The paths around Wascona Lake are usually cleared of snow, but the residential neighborhoods are a good option when it’s snowy/icy.

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Wascana Center and Lake Loops

Regina, SK

The signature running spot in Regina, with 10+ km of multi-use paths around a large lake. We've mapped a 4 km loop and a 10 km loop. Numerous other recreational facilities, and connections to other trails.
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Regina Northside/Normanview Paths

Regina, SK

In the northern part of Regina, a 4 km paved multi-use trail runs between Venture Park and Ellison Park, passing through the Normanview area. For more, Venture Park is the western end of our longer linear park route that heads for 10k toward Regina.
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Regina – East Side Paths

Regina, SK

For some off-road running variety, we recommend the paved, 6.5 km multi-use path that connects several parks in the eastern part of Regina. Includes, McKell Wascana Conservation Park, Selinger Park, Harding Park, Riverbend Park.
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Good Residential Neighborhoods for Running

Regina, SK

For some lovely neighborhood running, the Crescent, Cathedral, and South Albert St. neighborhoods just west of downtown feature Tree-lined streets, lovely homes, and sidewalks. Wel also recommend the Rosemont-Mount Royal neighborhood in northwest Regina.
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Wascana Center and Lake Loops

Regina, SK

The signature running spot in Regina, with 10+ km of multi-use paths around a large lake. We've mapped a 4 km loop and a 10 km loop. Numerous other recreational facilities, and connections to other trails.
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Regina is located in the middle of the Canadian Prairies and features hot, dry summers and very cold winters. Runners will need to dress accordingly for Regina winters, where average temperatures are a HIGH of -11C (12F) in January, with nights dipping to -24C (-11F). It does snow and can be icy, but snowfall amounts don’t compare to Montreal, Ottawa, and the Maritimes. Summers are contrastingly hot, with highs in the 26C (80F) range, but nights do cool down (11C).  Spring takes a while to come and autumn is beautiful but short.

For access to the best running in Regina, try to stay near downtown or in the Wascana Center area.

RUNNING STORES

There are two notable running stores in Regina. A branch of the Running Room chain, and the

Track & Trail Running Store, which is ski oriented in winter and run oriented in summer!

GROUP RUNS

The Running Room store hosts group runs Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m, and Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Run Regina is a good resource for running related activities in Regina.
Good running event calendar courtesy of Run Regina.
Regina’s most popular and well-known race is the Queen City Marathon on the September long weekend. Half or full marathon distances. www.runqcm.com
Also popular are the Regina Police Service Half-Marathon (April) and the Flatlander’s Half-Marathon, held by the Regina Road Runners Club. http://marathon.reginapolice.ca/; www.reginaroadrunners.ca