Elite Hosting

We do not accept emails or telephone calls.

Only applications submitted through the online elite application form are considered.

All athletes must have run on a certified course since January 1, 2016.

An Elite Athlete application does not guarantee entry. All applications must be approved by the CRS Race Director and Professional Athlete Coordinator.

We will inform each applicant of their elite status one week after the application deadline. Best efforts will be made to offer early acceptance where possible.

2017 Elite Athlete Applications are now closed.

2017 Elite Standards: Full Marathon

Men

Open — sub 2:14:00
Sub Elite — sub 2:19:00
Masters — sub 2:23:00

Women

Open — sub 2:33:00
Sub Elite — sub 2:45:00
Masters — sub 2:50:00

2017 Elite Standards: Half Marathon

While the course is certified, sanctioned and legal for record-setting purposes, our half-marathon is primarily a “recreational” and Canadian-regional event, with no cash prizing. It does not have any budget for travel or hotel, but may provide complementary elite entries to a limited number of Canadian athletes.

Men

Open — sub 65:00
Sub Elite — sub 68:00
Masters — sub 72:00

Women

Open — sub 74:00
Sub Elite — sub 80:00
Masters — sub 84:00

2017 Elite Standards: 5k

Our 5k is primarily a “recreational” and Canadian-regional event, with no cash prizing. It does not have any budget for travel or hotel, but may provide complementary elite entries to a limited number of Canadian athletes.

Men

Open — sub 15:00
Sub Elite — sub 16:00
Masters — sub 17:30

Women

Open — sub 17:00
Sub Elite — sub 18:30
Masters — sub 19:30

Marathon Prizing 2017

Open Men and Women

Based on Gun Time

All amounts in Canadian dollars

1st — TBD
2nd — TBD
3rd — TBD

4th — TBD
5th — TBD
6th — TBD
7th — TBD
8th — TBD

 

Plus, for winners only:

Men:
Course Record [sub 2:07:05] = additional C$40,000.
If new time is sub 2:06:54 [Canadian All comers record], add an additional C$10,000 for a C$50,000 prize.

Women:
Course & Canadian All comers record [sub 2:22:43] = additional C$40,000.
IF new time is sub 2:22:00, add an additional C$10,000 for a C$50,000 prize.

Canadian National Records (Canadian Citizens Only)

Based on Gun Time

Men:
C$1,000 for every year that Jerome Drayton’s 2:10:09 record has stood [Fukuoka 1975]. Thus, for STWM2017, the bonus will be C$42,000. (Note: IF record falls before October 22, 2017, then Bonus for a new record will be $30,000).

Women:
C$30,000 Bonus for new Record. [currently Lanni Marchant’s 2:28:00, set at STWM 2013].

Masters Men & Masters Women Overall—Marathon

Based on Gun Time

1st — TBD
2nd — TBD
3rd — TBD

Canadian Athletes bonuses—Marathon. See Athletics Canada National Championships page (coming soon).

(open to Canadian citizens, Athletics Canada registered athletes ONLY)

Based on Gun Time

1st — TBD
2nd — TBD
3rd — TBD
4th — TBD
5th — TBD
6th — TBD
* minus 50% for slower than 2:15:00 & 2:35:00 (Men & Women); minus 75% for slower than 2:18:00 & 2:40:00 (Men & Women)

Top Ontario Male & Female—Marathon

Based on Gun Time

Male: Ed Whitlock Trophy + Commemorative plaque
Female: Silvia Ruegger Trophy + Commemorative plaque

Note: the athletes who win Overall prize money (international-class and/or Canadian bonuses—national-class) in the Marathon will be excluded from the Whitlock Trophy and Ruegger Trophy competitions, making them truly a recognition of top regional (Ontario) runners.

Age Categories Open Men & Women—Marathon

Based on Chip Time

18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39. Note: you must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the marathon. Medallions for top 3 males and females in each age group.

Note: Winners of the Overall Open category are not eligible for the age group category prizing.

Masters Age Categories—Marathon

Based on Chip Time

40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+: Medallions for top 3 males and females in each age group.

Note: Winners of the Overall Masters category are not eligible for the age group category prizing.

Half-Marathon Prizing 2017

Open Men & Women—Half-Marathon

Based on Gun Time

1st — Commemorative plaque
2nd — Commemorative plaque
3rd — Commemorative plaque

Masters Men & Masters Women Overall—Half-Marathon

Based on Gun Time

1st — Commemorative Plaque
2nd — Commemorative Plaque
3rd — Commemorative Plaque

Age Categories Open Men & Women—Half-Marathon

Based on Chip Time

19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39: Medallions for top 3 males and females in each age group.

Masters Age Categories—Half-Marathon

Based on Chip Time

40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+: Medallions for top 3 males and females in each age group.

Note: Winners of the Overall Open and Overall Masters category are not eligible for the age group category prizing.

5k Prizing 2017

Open Men & Women—5k

Based on Gun Time

Top 3 overall male and female receive commemorative plaques (regardless of age).

Age Categories Open Men & Women—5k

Based on Chip Time

14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39: Medallions for top 3 males and females in each age group.

Masters Age Categories—5k

Based on Chip Time

40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+: Medallions for top 3 males and females in each age group.

Note: Winners of the Overall Open category are not eligible for the age group category prizing.

Awards Ceremony

Presentation of awards will take place on the Main Stage in Nathan Phillips Square to top 3 overall males and females and top Canadians in the marathon.

All other results will be posted on the Results Wall next to the Main Stage. Age group and other awards available in the adjacent Awards Tent.

Full results will be posted online on this site by 6 p.m. on race day.

Awards Pickup

Don’t just win your prize, claim it! Participants have 30 days to claim any prizes.

Results will be reviewed for one week following the event. During these seven days, athletes are able to lodge a formal written protest to the Race Director for review. After the week, results will be finalized and prize cheques issued. Prize cheques will no longer be distributed on event day; letters of congratulations will be issues on event day. All prize cheques will be mailed out within 60 days of the event. 

All Masters overall & Masters/open age category prizing can be picked up in the awards tent beside the main stage at Nathan Phillips Square.

Awards can be picked up after the event at Canada Running Series, 264 The Esplanade, Toronto.

Please email us to let us know when you plan to pick up your award at  awards@canadarunningseries.com. Awards will not be mailed out after the event.