Marathon

General Information

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!


Specifics

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.

For additional information, please click on the following links:

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


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 and GU gels will be available at select stations.

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 only

** – GU Gels available

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.


Ontario Masters Athletics

The GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon has been selected as the Ontario Masters Athletics (OMA) 2016 Marathon Championship, part of the 2016 OMA Road Race Series. In addition to Toronto Marathon age group awards, participating members will qualify for OMA award medals. The first three in each age group from 30-34 and up are eligible. Only OMA members qualify for its award category medals. OMA is an organization for athletes over 30. If you are interested in learning more and becoming a member please Click Here.


Accreditation

The GoodLife Fitness 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