Athletics Canada 42K Relay Challenge

We’re excited to announce the Athletics Canada 42K Relay Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Virtual Race – a joint collaboration between Athletics Canada and Canada Running Series aimed at providing a goal, some motivation and a fun way to keep us connected in these crazy times. Canada’s top distance runners and Athletics Canada members are invited to take part in this 4-person relay, taking place on the traditional Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon race weekend – October 17th & 18th, 2020.


There are three team categories:

  • Men,
  • Women,
  • Mixed (2 men, 2 women)


  • Teams must consist of four athletes, each running a single leg of the Virtual Race, for a combined distance of 42.2km.
  • Each leg does not have to be equal distance, but each team member must run a minimum of 5km.
  • Athletes can run their leg on a course of their choosing.
  • Teams can consist of athletes from different regions.
  • An athlete can join multiple teams but must record a separate run for each team. i.e. the same run can’t be attributed to two team results.
  • All participants must reside in Canada or be an Athletics Canada member.


  • Teams can run at any time over the traditional STWM race weekend – Saturday, October 17th or Sunday, October 18th. All legs must be completed by 9pm Pacific Time on Sunday, October 18th.
  • Each team member can run their leg at any time within the race window indicated above.
  • Teams do not have to run their legs back-to-back.

Registration & Results

  • Teams must register ahead of time via Race Roster (see link in invitation).
  • Team Captains will be responsible for recording each team member’s result in the Race Roster platform.
  • Each team member must submit a screenshot of their GPS log (Strava, Garmin, MapMyRun, etc) and a photo from their run


  • Unique Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Relay medals for all participants.
  • The top 3 teams in each category will receive:
    • Commemorative #AC42KRelay Beer mug
    • Flying Monkeys beer
    • Athletics Canada Online store certificate ($50 per team member)
    • Nuun prize packs