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Race Day Runner Services

Mylaps BIBTAG Timing System

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 register by the cut-off date of September 28, 2015, 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 (located at Nathan Phillips Square) 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:

  • FULL MARATHON BAGGAGE CHECK will be located on the south side of the Reflecting Pool in Nathan Phillips Square.
  • HALF MARATHON BAGGAGE CHECK will be located on Armoury St. between Chestnut St. & Centre Ave.
  • 5K BAGGAGE CHECKPlease 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.

Click here for more information on how to donate your new or slightly used shoes


Post-Race Food


Post-race food will be available after you exit the finish chute, located on Nathan Phillips Square. To claim your food, use the "Post-Race Food Voucher" located at the bottom of your race bib. Simply tear it off and exchange it for your food bag at the Food Area between 8:15am—3:30pm.


Post-Race Massage — SOLD OUT

For those who pre-purchase a massage during the registration process: the massage area will be open between 9:00am and 4:00pm in Nathan Phillips Square and will be done in order of when you arrive — show your bib and they will check you off their list — no tickets needed! Massages are $15 for 15 minutes with $5 from every massage going towards the Canada Running Series Foundation. You CANNOT purchase a massage on race day.


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

Conor Gains Band - photo by Paul Gains

Conor Gains Band

One of the most dynamic blues rock acts in Canada, the Conor Gains Band have delighted audiences at clubs and festivals across the continent. At the 2015 Kitchener Blues Festival they opened for the legendary Burton Cummings to kick off the four day event. A month earlier they earned a standing ovation at the 2015 Montreal International Jazz Festival. Conor was also invited to play in the Festival's tribute to the late B.B. King in front of 50,000 people leading to the Montreal Gazette calling him 'the life-force of the music' in its review of the festival.

The band has recorded two albums, 2012's 'The Junction Sessions' and the more recent 'Run Away With The Night' (2014), both of which have been receiving airplay on blues stations across the country as well as on some Classic Rock stations. All eleven tracks on 'Run Away With The Night' were written or cowritten by Conor Gains, a 22 year old singer/songwriter and guitar player extraordinaire.

A native of Cambridge, Ontario Conor has been performing on stage since the age of 12. He undertook a mini tour of the U.S. performing shows in Cleveland, Nashville and Memphis when he was 14 and then, a year later, he was invited to play with the late guitar legend, Les Paul, at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York.

The band represented the Grand River Blues Society at the 2012 International Blues Challenge in Memphis and earned a nomination for the 2013 Maple Blues Awards in the 'Best New Artist' category. In 2014 they won the Toronto Blues Society Talent Search.


Videos (at Montreal International Jazz Festival):