The Marathon course is fast, downhill, and scenic. Starting at Mel Lastman Square in North York and finishing at Ontario Place, the Marathon winds through many of the City’s great neighbourhoods. This Toronto favourite 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!
7:30 AM – START – On Beecroft Road behind Mel Lastman Square north of North York Blvd.
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.
We encourage all participants maintain a minimum 7.5-minute/km (12-minute/mile) pace. Participants running slower may be asked to move on to the sidewalk upon course closure and obey normal traffic laws.
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Aid Stations & Timing
Aid stations supplying water, Gatorade and toilets will be on course approximately every 2.5 km and Start and Finish Lines. Bananas will be available at select stations.
Clif Gels will be available at the following aid stations:
13k – Spadina Rd. in Forest Hill Village
28k – West End of Ontario Place
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
* – Bananas
SportStats is the official Timer for the Marathon. The BibTag timing system will be used. The course will be marked at every kilometre, 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.
The Toronto Marathon has been accurately measured and is certified by Athletics Canada and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and meets all international standards. Participants can qualify for the Boston Marathon and other accredited international marathons.
Marathon – CAN-2012-025-BDC