Marathon

General Information

The Marathon course is fast, downhill, and scenic. Starting at Yonge and Sheppard in North York and finishing at Exhibition Place, the Marathon winds through many of the city’s great neighbourhoods. This Toronto favorite is one of the fastest courses you will find anywhere and is a great qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Many of our participants continue to post PR’s in this event!

Entry fees are non-refundable under all circumstances. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund for any reason and you will not be able to defer your entry to another year.


Specifics

7:30 AM – START – Yonge St. and Sheppard Ave.

Marathon participants must be at least 18 years of age on race day. Walkers are not permitted in the Marathon. In-line skates, roller-skates, skateboards, bicycles, strollers and dogs are not permitted on the course. For the safety of all participants, iPods and similar audio devices are not recommended.

All participants will receive a bib and technical shirt. Bibs must be worn on the front and visible at all times. Shirts and bibs must be picked up at the Expo.

Participants have 6 hours to complete the event. You are required to reach the 26.5 (Fleet St.) water station by 10:45 AM. Course closes at 1:30 PM.

For additional information, please click on the following links:

Expo | Race Day Information | Race Maps | Shirt and BibTag


Aid Stations & Timing

Aid stations providing water, Nuun and toilets are located approximately every 2.5 km 3.5 km in addition to the Start and Finish Lines. Bananas will be available at the Forest Hill (13 km) Aid Station only.

On-Course Aid Station Locations:

3 km • 5 km • 7 km • 10 km • 12.5 km • 13 km • 15 km • 17 km • 20 km • 23 km • 25 km • 28 km • 30 km • 33 km • 35 km • 37 km • 40km • 41.5km

SportStats is the official Timer for the Marathon. The course will be marked at every kilometer, as well as every 5 miles. Split times will be taken at the 21.1 km and 35 km marks. Results will be posted online following the race.


Accreditation

The Toronto Marathon has been accurately measured and is certified by Athletics Canada and the Association of International Marathons (AIMS) and meets all international standards. Participants can qualify for the Boston Marathon and other accredited international marathons.