Loblaws 5k Run (8:00 am)
More than 2000 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 (check a charity when registering online) New – we have changed the start time of this event to 8:00 am to allow participants to experience an early morning run on a less crowded course for runners only.
Weight Watchers Canada is proud to be the Title Sponsor of the 5k Walk at the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon! Join over a 1000 participants for this fun and energetic walk while raising funds for a charity of your choice (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, go to www.weightwatchers.ca.
Both 5k events start and finish at Ontario Place on Remembrance Dr. just East of Ontario Place Blvd. It will head Westbound on Remembrance Dr. around Ontario Place to the Goodman Trail. West on the Goodman trail to Net Drive. Turn around and head East on Lakeshore Blvd., to the finish line on Ontario Place Blvd. on the South side of Lakeshore Blvd. at Ontario Place. 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. Visit our Race Day page for 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.
Sorry, no in-line skates, roller-skates, bicycles, strollers or dogs will be allowed on the course.
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 during registration and bib/shirt pick-up at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd. Hall ‘D” . ALL participants, including RELAY TEAMS must attend the expo to pick-up their shirt and BibTag. The hours are: Friday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information about the expo please click here.
Shirt and Bib Tag
All participants must pick-up their BibTag and race shirt (sizes cannot be guaranteed) at our expo. Please understand that our shirts are ordered 6 months in advance and we do our best to estimate the sizes required and provide to you the size that you indicated when registering. It’s always a good idea to double check the size when picking up your shirt. Participants in the marathon will get a second shirt (previous years) at the expo only, while supplies last.
In a small effort to be greener, we will not provide bags to our participants at Shirt/BibTag pick-up. We strongly recommend that you bring your own bag should you think you may require one. For the same reason, we do not provide bags for race day “bag check” and will accept your own gym bag or “other” provided by you. Be sure to attach the tag (tear-off at bottom of your bib) to your bag for proper identification.
Pickup Location: Direct Energy Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd. Hall “D” Pickup Dates: Friday May 2nd 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. and Saturday May 3rd 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Shirts/bibs will not be mailed. You will require your confirmation number (if registered online) and bib number and may be asked for photo ID. 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 and require their proper information.
Only participants traveling from out of town (for the Marathon and Half Marathon only), may pick-up their BibTag and shirt (limited sizes available) at Mel Lastman Square from 6:00 AM on Race morning. Look for the POD (white shipping container) located on North York Blvd. near entrance to the Civic Centre. Please arrive early, as you want to make sure to get your BibTag and shirt before the gun goes off. There is no ‘day of’ pickup for the 5k.
Race Day Information
For information concerning final instructions, please click here.
Certification # 5k – CAN-2012-027-BDC