|Marathon||7:30 AM||Mel Lastman Square|
|Half-Marathon||8:30 AM||Mel Lastman Square|
|Loblaws 5K Run||8:00 AM||Ontario Place|
|Weight Watchers 5K walk||12:00 PM||Ontario Place|
|Relay||7:50 AM||Mel Lastman Square|
Entrants are responsible for arriving at the start line no later than 1/2 hour before scheduled start.
Note: the subway does not operate before 9:00 AM on Sunday; but TTC surface transportation does. Parking is available near the race start. Check map below. Shuttle Buses to the Start will be available for participants only with a valid shuttle ticket (stamped on bib). Tickets are available for $8.00 each at time of registration. Bus passes will not be available at the expo. Last date for adding a shuttle ticket online is April 21. Buses will depart from the Hilton Hotel (Richmond St./University Ave), the Courtyard Marriott Hotel (Yonge St./College St) and Ontario Place at the Guest Services Building on Remembrance Dr. just south of lot 2 from 6:00 AM to 7:15 AM.
All participants may check their bags at the trucks located just south of Mel Lastman Square on the South side of North York Blvd. Marathon participants MUST check their bag by 7:10 AM. Half Marathon participants MUST check their bag by 7:45 AM. If you miss these times; your bag will NOT be transported to our finish area. Make sure that you attach the tag provided (tear off portion at bottom of your Bib) securely to your bag. Do not pack valuables. Your bag will be waiting for you in the bag check area at the finish line (west end of the finish area). Be vigilant: Should you notice anything suspicious, notify a race official or police immediately.
Canadian Diabetes will be parked on North York Blvd. near our bag check. Please bring old, but gently used clothes.
Important Safety Note
For the safety of all participants, we strongly recommend not wearing iPods or similar devices which inhibit your ability to hear surrounding sounds. This is a danger to fellow participants and yourself if you cannot hear direction from a race official, event participant, or emergency vehicle.
Tracking is available – please see the Sportstats team at our Expo (located at the front of Hall D to the left of the main entrance doors) for information on Facebook live results.
|Elite||Sub 2:30||Elite||Sub 1:15|
|Sub Elite||Sub 3:10||Sub Elite||Sub 1:35|
|Competitive||Sub 3:35||Competitive||Sub 1:47|
|Preferred||Sub 4:00||Preferred||Sub 2:00|
There will be Aid Stations along the route at least every 4km, supplying participants with Water, Gatorade, Bananas, Gels and toilets. If you are in distress, please inform a race official immediately.
The 1st mile, every 5th mile, and each km are marked. Split times are called at 1 mile in both the Marathon and Half Marathon. Clocks will be located at the Start, 1/2 way point of the Marathon, and Ontario Place. The 1/2 Marathon markers are orange; The Marathon are blue. All participants on the course after 6 hours may be asked to move onto the sidewalk and obey normal traffic laws. Race marshals will pull any person running without a bib off the course. We urge paying participants to discourage anyone from participating unofficially.
NO BIB, NO RUN!
As well as the entertainment at each Aid Station, we have additional “Entertainment Stations” featuring a variety of music or cheering to help keep you motivated and get you to the finish line. If you know of a band, or entertainer who may be interested in supporting a great cause, please let us know at (416) 920-3466.
Remember to smile and keep your hands from obstructing your bib number as you cross the finish line for your official picture by MarathonFoto (we need to see your bib number clearly so that we can identify you). After you cross the finish line, proceed to the end of the chute as quickly as possible. Medals, Food, massage, and medical are all available. Family Reunion area will be located just outside the chute.
Runners will be provided with Gatorade, water, bagels, bananas, and oranges in the Food Tent. Milk 2 Go, McDonalds coffee, and other vendors will be on site for both participants and spectators. All left over food will be donated to Second Harvest. A team of massage (RMT’s) and physiotherapist will be available to all Full and Half Marathoners to help work out some of the aches and pains you may be feeling. A very experienced medical team including chiropodists will be on hand to assist any participant in need at the medical tent located at the base of the finish chute.
After the Race
Take the pedestrian bridge just west of the finish area across Lakeshore Blvd. to the parking lot in the Exhibition where school buses will be parked to take participants to the Courtyard Marriott, Hilton and subway. Alternatively, it is recommended that participants use the TTC streetcars(public transportation) from the exhibition grounds to either Bathurst or Union subway station. There is no shuttle service back to Mel Lastman Square.