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Race Day Runner Services

Mylaps BIBTAG Timing System

Single-use souvenir chip:

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5k will use the Mylaps BIBTAG Timing system. This means you only have to pick up your BIB at packet-pick-up/registration; this timing chip is embedded in your bib number. On race day, you should wear your bib #/BIBTAG on the front of your shirt or jacket. For optimum performance DO NOT bend, fold or mutilate your bibtag! And remember, now it's "NO BIB = NO TIME!"

BibTag Instructions — READ CAREFULLY

Your timing chip or "bibTag" is placed on the back of your race bib. It must be correctly worn for your race time to be accurately captured.

  • Do not remove the "bibTag" or foam spacer from your bib.
  • Do not fold your bib or excessively bend or twist the "bibTag".
  • Wear your bib on your chest/abdomen. Do not wear on your back, side, leg or arm.

sample personalized bib number

Personalized Bibs

If you registered by the cut-off date of September 29, 2014, you will get your first name on your bib—spectators will cheer for you by name!


Runner Tracking

Can't find your loved one, not sure if they have crossed the line? Go to the Information Booth on Race Day and our staff will be able to tell you if your loved one has finished the race or if they are still out on the course.


Marathon & Half Marathon Baggage Check

Location of Baggage Check on race day:

  • Marathon & Half Marathon BaggageBehind Nathan Phillips Square on the northwest corner of Chestnut & Armoury Street. — A large 100ft. x 40ft. tent will be located at the north end of the lot. To check your bag, simply look for the section that corresponds to your bib # and line-up there. After you finish the race, your bag will be ready for pick-up at the same location.
  • 5k BaggagePlease see 5k Information for more details.

Baggage Check Schedule

Marathon & Half Marathon:

  • Baggage Drop-Off: 7am–8am
  • Baggage Pick-up: 9:30am–3pm

5k Baggage SchedulePlease see 5k Information for more details.

Baggage Check rules:

  1. Drawstring kit bag

    You MUST use your clear drawstring kit bag (image at right) for your Baggage! ABSOLUTELY NO other bags will be accepted.*

    *The kit bag will be included in your race kit and is sized appropriately so that all bags checked on race day will fit in the baggage check areas, ensuring efficiency at both check-in and pick-up!

  2. You will receive a sticker in your bib envelope that corresponds to your bib number. You must attach this sticker to your bag in the box marked "PLEASE AFFIX BAGGAGE STICKER HERE" (image below):

    sticker for baggage check

  3. leave your valuables at home! We strongly recommend that you leave your valuables at home! The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is not responsible for lost or stolen property, including any and all property checked at the Baggage Check-in.
  4. Donate what you can! Donate what you can to the Canada Running Series Foundation! There will be donation bins at Baggage Check for any participants who would like to donate money to our Canada Running Series Foundation. 100% of the donations received at Baggage Check will go directly to the foundation.


Post-race Massage

Post-race massage is for participants who pre-purchase before October 13, 2014 or when the cap is reached. The massage area will be open between 9:00am and 4:00pm on the lower level of City Hall. Massages will be done in order of when you arrive — show your bib and they will check you off their list — no tickets needed!


Family & Friends Meeting Zone

The Family & Friends Meeting Zone is located in Nathan Phillips Square.

Pick a letter to meet at based on the following flag breakdown: A-B, C-D, E-H, I-L, M-N, O-R, S-T, U-Z.

Family, friends and athletes are urged to MAKE PLANS PRIOR TO RACE DAY on exactly where to reunite. You are urged to reunite in the Family & Friends Meeting Zone; if you choose to meet elsewhere be sure to check whether that location will be accessible on race day! You will not be able to drive near the finish.

Please remember that it may take your athlete considerable time after crossing the finish line to meet you as they must get their medal, fluids and food BEFORE they arrive in the post-race area.

Can't find your loved one? Not sure if they have crossed the line? Go to the Information Booth on Race Day and our staff will be able to tell you if your loved one has finished the race or if they are still out on the course.


Post-race Entertainment at Nathan Phillips Square

Information coming soon