Athletic Standards

For considered entry based on the time standards below, athletes must apply for elite status, via the elite application before the event deadline dates.

WOMEN/FEMMES 5K 21.1K 42.2K
A Standard 17:00 1:14:00 2:30:00
B Standard 19:00 1:20:00 2:45:00
Masters (40+) 21:00 1:24:00 2:50:00
MEN/HOMMES 5K 21.1K 42.2K
A Standard 15:00 1:05:00 2:10:00
B Standard 16:00 1:08:00 2:20:00
Masters (40+) 17:00 1:12:00 2:23:00
ELITE ATHLETE APPLICATION

Elite Hosting

Athlete selection and notification period will vary. All application deadlines will be exactly 1 month prior to the Event Date. Best efforts will be made to offer early acceptance where possible.

We do not accept emails or telephone calls. All qualifying times submitted must have been run on a certified course and most recent performances will be given preference. Please note that achievement of time standards does NOT guarantee an invitation.

At CRS Events, we encourage individuals to participate and compete as they identify. Participants who identify as man or woman are eligible for prizing if they place in their gender identification category. As the Marathon is a Canadian Championship Race and World Athletic Elite Label competition, we adhere to the WA Gender Eligibility Regulations.

All applications must be approved by the CRS Race Director and Elite Athlete Coordinator.

Prizing – Marathon

Open Men and Women

based on Gun Time, in Canadian dollars

1st — $25,000
2nd — $15,000
3rd — $10,000

4th — $5,000
5th — $3,000
6th — $2,000

Additional Record Prizing (based on Gun Time, in Canadian dollars):

Open Men: C$15,000 for Course Record [Philemon Rono, 2:05:00, 2019]
Open Women: C$15,000 for Course Record [Magdelyne Masai, 2:22:16, 2019]

Canadian Marathon Championship – Men and Women

based on Gun Time, in Canadian dollars

1st — $8,000
2nd — $4,000
3rd — $2,000
4th — $1,000

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

Additional Record Prizing (based on Gun Time, in Canadian dollars):

Canadian Men: C$15,000 for Canadian Record [Cameron Levins, 2:07:09, Eugene World Championships 2022]
Canadian Women: C$15,000 for Canadian Record Natasha Wodak, 2:23:12, Berlin Marathon 2022]

Masters Men and Women

based on Gun Time, in Canadian dollars

1st — $1000
2nd — $500
3rd — $250

Ontario Men and Women

based on chip time

Men: Ed Whitlock Trophy + Commemorative plaque
Women: 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.

Prizing – 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.

Open Men and Women (Based on Gun Time)

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

Masters Men and Women (Based on Gun Time)

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

Prizing – 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.

Open Men and Women (Based on Gun Time)

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

Masters Men and Women (Based on Gun Time)

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

OTHER PRIZING AND AWARDS

Marathon Age Category Awards:

  • Men, Women & Non-Binary based on chip time
  • Categories include 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Half Marathon Age Category Awards:

  • Men, Women & Non-Binary based on chip time
  • Categories include 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

5K Age Category Awards:

  • Men, Women & Non-Binary based on chip time
  • Categories include 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Notes:

  • you must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the marathon.
  • Winners of the Overall Open & Masters categories 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 men and women and top Canadians in the marathon.

Any age category winners will have their prizing shipped to them within a month of race day.

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 iTab medal ribbon hangers will be mailed out within one month of the event.

Please email us awards@canadarunningseries.com if you have any awards questions.

Canadian Masters National Marathon Championships

TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon also serves as the Canadian Masters Athletics (CMA) National Marathon Championships.

The top three men’s and women’s Canadian resident Marathon finishers in each 5-year Masters age group, starting at ages 30-34, will be awarded CMA Gold, Silver and Bronze Championship medals. To be eligible for CMA medal, you must be a current member of Athletics Canada (AC) and you must enter your membership number at registration. Pick up your medals at the CMA table near finish after the race! See https://canadianmasters.ca/events/