Loblaw 5K Run

General Information

Loblaws 5k Run (8:00 am)

More than 2,000 participants are expected to participate in the Loblaws 5k Run at the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon.  Help raise funds and awareness for the charity of your choice by choosing a charity when registering online.

NEW – The start time of this event is now at 8:00 am to allow participants to experience an early morning run on a less crowded course for runners only.

Weight Watchers 5k Walk (12:00 noon)

Weight Watchers Canada is proud to be the Title Sponsor of the 5k Walk at the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon! Join over 1,000 participants for this fun and energetic walk while raising funds for a charity of your choice! (Please check a charity when registering online.)

Exercise is one of the four pillars of the Weight Watchers approach and walking is a great way to get active. With Weight Watchers you can be successful because it is a lifestyle change as opposed to just a diet. To learn more about Weight Watchers` science-based approach and how you can lose weight and learn to keep it off, visit www.weightwatchers.ca.

Race Details

Both 5k events start and finish at Ontario Place on Remembrance Dr. just East of Ontario Place Blvd. This course has been accurately measured and is certified by Athletics Canada. Participants in the 5k must be able to complete the course in 1.5 hours. Click Here for race day information including maps and transportation information.

For the safety of all participants, we strongly recommend you do not wear iPods, or similar devices which inhibit your ability to hear surrounding sounds.

In-line skates, roller-skates, skateboards, bicycles, strollers and dogs are not permitted on the course.

Click Here to view the Race Map and elevations.


The course will be marked every kilometre and timed using the BibTag timing system.


The GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon Expo is FREE and open to the public at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd. Hall ‘D”. ALL 5k participants must attend the Expo to pick up their BibTag and performance shirt. The Expo is open on Friday, May 2nd from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Saturday, May 3rd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For additional information about the Expo please Click Here.

Shirt and Bib Tag

All 5k participants must pick up their BibTag and Karbon performance shirt at the Expo. BibTag and shirts will not be mailed to participants. Shirt sizes are guaranteed for participants who register by February 28th. Double check the size when picking up your shirt.

In an effort to be greener, the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon will be bagless. Participants are strongly recommended to bring their own bag for their race kit, BibTag and shirt pick-up. Bag Check will be available at the Start Line for participants and transported to a secure area at the Finish Line.  Please bring your own bag if you wish to check items before the race. Be sure to attach the tag, provided on the bottom of your bib, to your bag for proper identification.

Pickup Location: Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd. Hall “D”

Pickup Dates: Friday, May 2nd from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Saturday, May 3rd from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Confirmation number (if registered online) and bib number are required for BibTag and shirt pick-up. Photo ID may be required at the time of pick-up.  Bib numbers will be emailed to each participant on the Thursday prior to the race. Bib numbers will also be posted on the East wall opposite the registration area. Participants may pick up for themselves and up to two additional participants with their proper information.

Race Day Information

Click Here for important Race Day Instructions.


Certification # 5k – CAN-2012-027-BDC

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