Race Day Information

Start Times

Marathon 7:30 AM Yonge St and Sheppard Ave
Half-Marathon Walk 8:00 AM Yonge St and Sheppard Ave
Half-Marathon Run 8:30 AM Yonge St and Sheppard Ave
10K Run 8:00 AM Queen Elizabeth Building
5K Run 8:15 AM Queen Elizabeth Building
5K Walk 8:00 AM Queen Elizabeth Building
Relay 7:50 AM Yonge St and Sheppard Ave



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 8:00 AM on Sundays. TTC surface routes operate on regular Sunday hours. The 320 Yonge route operates every 3-4 minutes to the Marathon and Half Marathon start lines.


Be advised that road closures are in effect beginning at 7:00 AM.

Parking near the Marathon and Half Marathon start line can be found at the Yonge and Sheppard building, located on the northeast corner of Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue. Parking Entrance is located on Greenfield Avenue and Doris Avenue.

Parking is available near the 10K and 5K Start Line, and Finish Line for all events, at Exhibition Place.

Buses to Start

Transportation to the Start line will be available for paid participants only. Buses depart from the following locations from 6:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.:

1. Hilton Hotel: 145 Richmond St. at University Ave. (Marathon & Half Marathon Only)

2. Exhibition Place: At the South-West Corner of the Queen Elizabeth Building (Marathon and Half Marathon)

You MUST show your bib and proof of purchase to board (stamped on bib) Please don’t wait until the last minute. Look for the Yellow School Buses.

Tickets will not available at the Expo and must be purchased by April 15th.

Transportation After the Race (Begins at 9:30 AM)

Shuttle buses will be available after the race to take participants to the Hilton and subway (Osgoode Station). Board at the South-West corner of the Queen Elizabeth Building There is no shuttle service back to the Marathon or Half Marathon start lines.

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

Bag Check

Marathon and Half Marathon

Located: Yonge St and Elmhurst Ave. One block North of Sheppard Ave on the West side of Yonge St.

Marathon: Truck departs at 7:00 AM Sharp!

Half Marathon: Truck departs at 7:45 AM Sharp!

Bags will NOT be transported to finish area after these times.

5K and 10K

Located: Inside the Queen Elizabeth Building. Bags MUST be checked by 7:50 AM.

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 inside the Queen Elizabeth Building. We strongly suggest that you pay attention to the weather, and pack clothes accordingly. Be vigilant! Should you notice anything suspicious, notify a race official or police immediately.

Tip – Attach the tag to your bag prior to leaving your home/hotel

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.


Tracking is available – please see the SportStats team at our Expo (located in the Queen Elizabeth Building near shirt pick up) for information.

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, Nuun and toilets will be on course approximately every 2.5 km to 3.5km, and at the Start and Finish Lines.  If you are in distress, please inform a race official immediately.

Number Km  Water Nuun Gels Group
1 Start Water Nuun   B’nai Brith
2 4k Water     North York Rotary
3 6k Water     91 Running Camp
4 8k Water Nuun   B’nai Brith
5 10.5k Water Nuun   Habitat for Humanity
6 13k   Bananas   Bishop Strachan School
7 13.5k Water     Bishop Strachan School
8 8k (Half) Water   Clif Gels Heart & Stroke Foundation
9 15.5k Water Nuun Clif Gels Front Runners
10 17.5k Water Nuun   University of Toronto
11 21k Water     George Brown
12 24k Water Nuun   Running Room
13 25.5k Water     SickKids Foundation
14 27k/41k Water Nuun Clif Gels Harbourd Collegiate
15 30.5k/39.5k Water Nuun   Athletics Ontario
16 34k/36.5k Water Nuun   St. Mike’s Catholic Secondary School
17 Finish Water Nuun   Race Crew

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 Finish Line. 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.



Entertainment will be provided at select locations 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 email info@torontomarathon.com

Finish Area (Queen Elizabeth Building)

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.

Please do not carry or run with your infant child on the course or prior to crossing the finish line. This presents a hazard to your child, yourself and all participants. Participant safety is paramount and doing this will result in disqualification.

Post Race

Runners will be provided with Nuun, water, pitas, Clif Bars, bananas, and oranges inside the Queen Elizabeth Building. All leftover food will be donated to Second Harvest. A team of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) and physiotherapists will be available to all Marathon, and Half Marathoner 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 finish line.