Race Day Information

Start Times

Marathon 7:30 AM Mel Lastman Square
Half-Marathon 8:30 AM Mel Lastman Square
10K Run 7:30 AM Aylmer Road and Park Road
5K Run 8:00 AM Ontario Place
5K walk 12:00 PM Ontario Place
Relay 7:50 AM Mel Lastman Square


Participants are responsible for arriving at the start line at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start.

Public Transit

Please be advised that TTC subway service begins at 9:00 AM on Sundays. TTC surface routes operate on regular Sunday hours. The 320 Yonge route operates every 3-4 minutes to the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K start lines. The 300 Bloor-Danforth route is a 5-10 minute walk to the 10K start line via Park Rd.


If driving to the Start Line, please be advised that road closures are in effect starting at 7:00 AM. Parking is available near the start lines for all events. Check map below for parking lots near Marathon and Half Marathon start line.


For parking near the 10K start line, the closest Green P lots are located at 1010 Yonge Street, 37 Yorkville Avenue, and 74 Yorkville Avenue.

Parking is available near the 5K Start Line, and Finish Line for all events, at Exhibition Place.

Shuttle Buses

Shuttle buses to the start line will be available for participants in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K with a valid shuttle bus ticket (stamped on bib). Tickets are available for $15.00.

Departure Points:

Hilton Hotel (Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K)

Ontario Place, Guest Services Building on Remembrance Drive, south of Lot 2 (Marathon and Half Marathon only)

Shuttle buses will depart between 5:45 AM and 7:00 AM. You must have a shuttle ticket to board the bus. Please note that it takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes to get up to the start area. Shuttle buses are limited and sell out, so please book early!

Tickets will not available at the Expo and must be purchased by April 15th.  There are no shuttles for the 5K.

Bag Check

Bag check is available for all participants. Marathon and Half Marathon 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 7:00 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.

Bag Check for 10K participants will be located near Budd Sugarman Park. Bags MUST be checked by 6:50 AM.

Bag check for 5K Run and Walk participants will be located at the west end of the finish area.

Please bring your own bag if you wish to check items before the race. Attach the tag provided on the bottom of your bib to your bag for proper identification. Do not pack valuables. Your bag will be waiting for you at the west end of the finish area. Be vigilant! Should you notice anything suspicious, notify a race official or police immediately.

Important Safety Note

For the safety of all participants, we strongly recommend against wearing iPods or similar audio devices that 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 vehicles.

Goodwill Clothing Donations

The Goodwill truck will be on-site at start to accept any clothing donations. Your donations will help those in your local communities gain new job skills for their future. To learn more about Goodwill, visit www.goodwill.on.ca.


Tracking is available – please see the SportStats team at our Expo (located at the front of Hall C to the right of the main entrance doors) for information on live results on Facebook.

Start Corrals

Marathon Half-Marathon
Elite (Red) Sub 2:30 Elite (Red) Sub 1:15
Sub Elite (Yellow) Sub 3:10 Sub Elite (Yellow) Sub 1:35
Competitive (Blue) Sub 3:35 Competitive (Blue) Sub 1:47
Preferred (Green) Sub 4:00 Preferred (Green) Sub 2:00
Open (Orange) 4:00+ Open (Orange) 2:00+

Aid Stations

Aid stations supplying water, Gatorade and toilets will be on course approximately every 2.5 km and Start and Finish Lines.  If you are in distress, please inform a race official immediately.

The Course

The 1st mile, every 5th mile, and each km are marked. Clocks will be located at the Start, halfway point of the Marathon, and Ontario Place. The Marathon markers are blue and the Half Marathon markers are orange. 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.



As well as the entertainment at each Aid Station, additional “Entertainment Stations” featuring a variety of music or cheering will be located along the course 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 call 416-920-3466.

Finish Area

Remember to smile and keep your hands away from your bib number as you cross the finish line for your official picture by MarathonFoto! Bib numbers need to be clearly visible so that you can be identified.  After you cross the finish line, proceed to the end of the chute as quickly as possible. Medals, food, massages, and medical assistance are all available. The Family Reunion area will be located just outside the chute.

Post Race

Runners will be provided with Gatorade, water, pitas, bananas, and oranges in the Food Tent. All leftover food will be donated to Second Harvest. A team of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) and physiotherapists will be available to all Marathon, Half Marathoner and 10K participants 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.

Transportation After the Race

Shuttle buses will be available after the race to take participants to the Hilton and subway (Osgoode Station). Take the pedestrian bridge just west of the finish area across Lake Shore Blvd. to the parking lot at Exhibition Place to board the shuttle buses. There is no shuttle service back to the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K start lines..

Public transit is available at Exhibition Place. Streetcars take passengers to Bathurst Station (Route 511) and Union Station (Route 509) from the Exhibition Place Streetcar loop. The 29 Dufferin bus operates between Exhibition Place and Dufferin Station.

Final Instructions

Click Here to download Final Race Day Instructions (PDF).