Relay

General Information

Over 150 teams representing the top corporations in Canada are expected to participate in this eight-person relay from Mel Lastman Square to the Finish Line at Ontario Place. Relay Teams can register online or offline by printing the Relay pdf below.


Click Here for information on the Princess Margaret Hospital pledge program.

PRINTABLE PLEDGE FORM | TIPS FOR COLLECTING PLEDGES (PDF)

More information will be provided at registration when teams pick up their kits.

Watch The Relay (Duration: 4:43)
Relay Video (Windows Media) Relay Video (Quicktime)

If you have already registered, please click here to modify your team’s roster.


Specifics

Relay Transfer Points

Relay transfer points are located approximately every 5k and it is the responsibility of each team to get their runners to the proper points. Please see below.

Position Location
Start - Behind Mel Lastman Square on Beecroft Road south of North York Blvd.
5k - Yonge Street and Ivor Road (south of York Mills Road)
10k - Oriole Parkway and Oxton Avenue
15k - Northwest corner of Davenport Road and Bedford Road
20k - 328 Bayview Avenue at Audi parking lot entrance
25k - Northwest corner of Bathurst Street and Fort York Blvd.
30k - 1491 Lake Shore Blvd. West, just west of the Boulevard Club
35k - Humber Bay Park Road East at parking lot entrance

Click Here for detailed relay transfer points and other important information. Corporate teams will receive Karbon performance shirts. Non-Profit teams will receive cotton shirts. Participants who register by May 1 will receive a customized, multicoloured event bib with your name on it. NO refunds, exchanges, deferrals or substitutions on entry fees.


Start Time

7:50 AM – On Beecroft Road behind Mel Lastmen Square south of North York Blvd.

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. All Relay participants must be 18 years of age on race day. Walkers are not permitted in the Relay to minimize traffic congestion and for public safety due to time restrictions set by the City of Toronto. We encourage all participants in the Relay maintain a 12-minute/mile pace. Participants may be asked to move on to the sidewalk and obey normal traffic laws if running slower than a 12-minute/mile pace. Those of you who can run faster…..please feel free to do so.

Click Here to view the Race Map and elevations.


Aid Station & Timing

There will be 21 Aid Stations on the course with Water, Gatorade, Bananas and toilets. Split times will be called at the 1 mile mark. The course will be marked every kilometre, as well as every 5 miles.  All events will be timed using the BibTag timing system. Gels will not be available on the course and it is suggested that you supply your own.

Aid Station Number Station Type Location (km) Location (miles)
1 Water/Gatorade Start/MLS Start/MLS
2 Water/Gatorade 3 km 1.9 miles
3 Water/Gatorade 5 km 3.1 miles
4 Water/Gatorade 7 km 4.3 miles
5 Water/Gatorade 10 km 6.2 miles
6 Bananas only 12.5 km 7.8 miles
7 Water/Gatorade 13 km 8 miles
8 Water/Gatorade 15 km 9.3 miles
9 Water/Gatorade 17 km 10.6 miles
10 Water/Gatorade 20 km 12.4 miles
11 Water/Gatorade 23 km 14.3 miles
12 Water/Gatorade 25 km 15.5 miles
13 Water/Gatorade 27.5 km 17.1 miles
14 Water/Gatorade 28 km 17.4 miles
15 Water/Gatorade 30 km 18.6 miles
16 Water/Gatorade 33 km 20.5 miles
17 Water/Gatorade 35 km 21.83 miles
18 Water/Gatorade 37 km 23 miles
19 Water/Gatorade 40 km 24.9 miles
20 Water/Gatorade 41.5 km 25.8 miles
21 Water/Gatorade Finish/OP Finish/OP

 


Expo

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 relay team 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.


Bib Tag and Shirt

All Relay 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. Marathon participants may get an additional shirt from a previous year at the Expo only while supplies last.

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.

Only participants traveling from out of town (for the Marathon and Half Marathon only) may pick up their BibTag and shirt on Race Day at Mel Lastman Square from 6:00 am. Look for the POD (white shipping container) located on North York Blvd. near the entrance to the Civic Centre. Please arrive early to ensure you get your BibTag and shirt before the starting gun goes off. 5k participants must pick up their BibTag at the Expo.

Race Day Information 

Click Here for important Race Day Instructions.


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