Sudbury, ON

The best places to run in the City of Greater Sudbury

The City of Greater Sudbury is the largest city in Northern Ontario. Historically a center of lumber and nickel mining, Sudbury also holds the distinction of having 330 lakes within its city limits. The best options for running in Sudbury are paths along Lake Ramsey, some other multi-use trails, and trail running for all abilities in the lake areas around the city.

The best place to run in Sudbury along the waterfront is the path at Bell Park along Lake Ramsey. The Junction Creek Path is another easy multi-use trail in the area. There’s easy to moderate trail running along Kelly Lake, and extensive trail running options for all abilities in Lake Laurentian Conservation Area and adjacent Bennet Lake. If in the downtown area, the best bet is a couple of trails just north.

Runners should note that Sudbury has frigid, snowy winters. The average January high is -8C and the city receives an average of 263 cm of snow.

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Runners need to be aware of the climate in Sudbury. While summers are warm and humid, winters are frigid and snowy. Average January highs are -8C (18F), with lows dipping to -18C (0F). Sudbury also receives 263 cm (103 inches) of snow annually. Bring cold weather gear and grippers! Also note that some trails might be used for nordic skiiing in winter.


The best bet for running gear is a location of the Running Room running store chain.

You can also get running gear at Adventure 365 and Sport Chek.


Sudbury Rocks is the major running club in the area.


Sudbury Rocks keeps a good calendar of running events in the area and also is involved in organizing numerous races.

RunGuides also has a good running calendar of running race events in Ontario.

The Sudbury Rocks Marathon. The signature marathon in Sudbury. Usually the last weekend in May.