OCTOBER 20, 2024

Your Registration Includes: 

  • Marathon Finisher Medal 
  • ASICS Souvenir Shirt 
  • Bib 
  • Access to the Runkeeper Go™ premium experience 
  • Nuun & Gu on course
  • Timing by Sportstats
  • Post-Race Recovery Food
  • Best Race Experience in Canada!

Start Line 

42K start time: 8:45 a.m. 

Please arrive to the start area 1 hour before the start of the race, at 7:45 a.m.  

Start line location: On University Ave., just north of Queen St., facing northbound. 

42K participants will be organized in start corrals, based on individual expected finishing time. Your assigned corral will be indicated by the letter on your bib.  On race day, corrals will be identified by lettered signs, look for the sign that matches your bib. 

Finish Line 

The finish line will be located on Bay St, just north of Queen St. 

Post-Race

More to come!

Course Map 

A 42K course through the downtown core and along the waterfront of Toronto, heading through more than a dozen Toronto neighbourhoods, all bringing unique sights and sounds. 

Course Map

*Course is subject to change. 

Interactive racePoint Map

Course Restrictions 

Entry Limit 

42K: maximum 5,000 participants 

Participants using Nordic Poles are welcome. 

Baby Strollers are welcome in the 5K event only. 

For the safety of all participants, baby backpacks, skateboards, roller blades, Jump shoes, animals and unauthorized bicycles & wheeled devices are not permitted in the race. 

Time Limit 

The time limit to complete the 42K course is 6 hours 

What happens if I don't complete the race within the course time limit?

Course Amenities  

We will have hydration & aid stations along the course at approximately every 3km.  Please see course map for exact locations.  

Nuun flavours will be confirmed in 2024.

GU Gels 

Station #1 is at the Lake Shore and Colborne Lodge Aid Station at 12km (Half Marathon and Marathon pass this location) 

Station #2 is at the Eastern Ave and Carlaw Aid Station at 28km (Marathoners pass this location) 

GU flavours will be confirmed in 2024.

Medical Services 

Odyssey Medical will coordinate medical services on course and the main medical tent will be located just past the finish line at Queen and Bay. 

The Running Physio will provide post-race physio therapy treatments and will be located at the finish line & Nathan Phillips Square medical tents.  

 

Half Marathon

OCTOBER 20, 2024  

Your Registration Includes: 

  • Half Marathon Finisher Medal 
  • ASICS Souvenir Shirt 
  • Bib 
  • Access to the Runkeeper Go™ premium experience
  • Nuun & Gu on course
  • Timing by Sportstats
  • Post-Race Recovery Food
  • Best Race Experience in Canada! 

Start Line 

21K start time: 8:45 a.m. 

Please arrive to the start area 1 hour before the start of the race, at 7:45 a.m.  

Start line location: On University Ave.

21K participants will be organized in start corrals, based on individual expected finishing time. Your assigned corral will be indicated by the letter on your bib.  On race day, corrals will be identified by lettered sign, look for the sign that matches your bib.  

Finish Line 

The finish line will be located on Bay St, just north of Queen St. 

Post-Race

More to come.

Course Map 

A 21K course through the downtown core and along the waterfront of Toronto, heading through more than a dozen Toronto neighbourhoods, all bringing unique sights and sounds. 

Course Map

*Course is subject to change. 

Interactive racePoint Map

Course Restrictions 

Entry Limit 

21K: maximum 11,000 participants 

Participants using Nordic Poles are welcome. 

Baby Strollers are welcome in the 5K event only. 

For the safety of all participants, baby backpacks, skateboards, roller blades, Jump shoes, animals and unauthorized bicycles & wheeled devices are not permitted in the race.  

Time Limit 

The time limit to complete the 21K course is 3 hours and 30 minutes. 

What happens if I don't complete the race within the course time limit?

Course Amenities  

We will have hydration & aid stations along the course at approximately every 3km.  Please see course map for exact locations.   

Nuun flavours will be confirmed in 2024.

GU Gels 

Station #1 is at the Lake Shore and Colborne Lodge Aid Station at 12km (Half Marathon and Marathon pass this location) 

GU flavours and their location will be confirmed in 2024.

Medical Services 

Odyssey Medical will coordinate medical services on course and the main medical tent will be located just past the finish line at Queen and Bay. 

The Running Physio will provide post-race physio therapy treatments and will be located at the finish line & Nathan Phillips Square medical tents.  

 

5K

Date TBD 

Your Registration Includes: 

  • 5K Finisher Medal 
  • ASICS Souvenir Shirt 
  • Bib 
  • Access to the Runkeeper Go™ premium experience 
  • Nuun & Gu on course
  • Timing by Sportstats
  • Post-Race Recovery Food
  • Best Race Experience in Canada!

Start Line 

5K Race Time and location to be confirmed in early 2024.

Your assigned corral will be indicated by the colour on your bib.  On race day, corrals will be identified by coloured sign, look for the sign that matches your bib. 

Finish Line 

5K Finish Line will be confirmed in early 2024.

Post-Race

5K Post-Race area will be confirmed in early 2024.

Course Map 

The 5K course will be confirmed in early 2024. 

 

Course Map

* Course subject to change. 

Interactive racePoint Map

Course Restrictions 

Entry Limit 

5K: maximum 8,000 participants 

Participants that use Nordic Poles are welcome. 

Baby Strollers are welcome in the 5K event only. 

For the safety of all participants, baby backpacks, skateboards, roller blades, Jump shoes, animals and unauthorized bicycles & wheeled devices are not permitted in the race.  

Time Limit 

The time limit to complete the 5K course is 1 hour and 20 minutes. 

What happens if I don't complete the race within the course time limit?

Course Amenities  

We will have hydration & aid stations along the course at approximately every 3km.  Please see course map for exact locations.  

Nuun flavours will be confirmed in 2024.

 Medical Services 

Medical Services and post-race physio details will be confirmed in 2024.

Green Bib Program

Skip the race shirt and medal and give back to the planet on race day! We are excited to launch the Green Bib Program across all Canada Running Series races, in partnership with our sustainability charities Trans Canada Trail and Trees for Life.

At Canada Running Series, we’re always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact, and we want to provide our participants with the option to do the same. The Green Bib Program allows participants the choice about what they receive as part of their race experience. If a participant chooses a Green Bib registration, a donation will be made to a participating sustainability charity in lieu of a shirt and medal. On race day, these participants will be wearing a green bib to celebrate this choice.

Read more about what this means to our partners: https://tctrail.ca/stories/wearing-a-green-bib-on-race-day-with-canada-running-series-in-vancouver/

If you have more questions about the green bib program, please email us at info@canadarunningseries.com.

Training

PACE TEAM Powered by ASICS 

The TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Pace Team will provide runners with experienced, dedicated pacers to support your race day goals. 

Planned pace times are as follows: 

Marathon: 

Continuous: 3:10 / 3:15 / 3:20 / 3:25 / 3:30 / 3:35 / 3:40 / 3:45 / 3:50 / 3:55 / 4:00 / 4:10 / 4:20 / 4:30 

Run/Walk: 4:10 / 4:20 / 4:45 

Half Marathon: 

Continuous: 1:30 / 1:40 / 1:45 / 1:50 / 2:00 / 2:10 / 2:15 / 2:20 / 2:30 / 2:45 

Run/Walk: 2:00 / 2:10 / 2:15 / 2:20 / 2:30 

Are you signed up to run, but not sure of where to start for training? 

The ASICS Runkeeper app is here to offer the support you need ahead of race day. 

As part of your registration, ASICS will provide free access to the Runkeeper Go™ premium experience. The app features training plans and guided workouts led by ASICS running coaches. Additionally, users can easily set goals, train, and track their progress in the build-up to the event. 

Put the worries of training aside and focus instead on the fun part of reaching your finish line! 

Participants will receive access to the Runkeeper Go™ experience in June. 

Hotel & Travel

INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL
UK PARTICIPANTS

We encourage you to take advantage of special offers from our event hotel partners.

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen St W – Toronto, ON, M5H 2M9

With a stay at Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, you’ll be centrally located in Toronto, steps from Nathan Phillips Square and within a 10-minute walk of Toronto Eaton Centre.  

Just 5 minutes from the start and finish line!

Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a sauna. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Special Rate TBD.

-Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access in guest rooms
-Late check-out time extended until 3:00 p.m. upon request.

Booking link coming soon.

Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre Hotel 

525 Bay Street – Toronto, ON, M5G 2L2

Located in downtown Toronto, Canada, our hotel places you in the heart of the city, near shopping, dining and entertainment. Make yourself at home in our spacious guest rooms and suites with plush bedding, comfortable seating areas and deluxe amenities. Stay fit here in Toronto in our 24-hour fitness centre. Take a dip in our rooftop indoor pool.  

Just 5 minutes from the start and finish line!

Special Rate: TBD

-Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access in guest rooms
-Flexible cancellation terms – no cost to cancel up to 72 hours prior to the arrival date.
-Late check-out time extended until 3:00 p.m. upon request.

Booking link coming soon.

Hilton Toronto Hotel 
145 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2 
 
With a stay at Hilton Toronto Hotel, you’ll be centrally located in Toronto, steps from Nathan Phillips Square and within a 10-minute walk of Toronto Eaton Centre. Just minutes from the start and finish line! 
 
Find us in downtown Toronto, next to Osgoode Station. We are within 10 minutes’ walk of Union Station, CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, and CF Toronto Eaton Centre. Using public transit, St. Lawrence Market, Rogers Centre, and the Distillery District are 15 to 20 minutes away. Our indoor-outdoor pool is open all year. 
 
Special Rate: $319
 
-Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access in guest rooms 
-Late check-out time extended until 3:00 p.m. upon request. 
 
Book Now

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto 
33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4 
 
Explore Chelsea Hotel Toronto, a downtown family hotel with kid-friendly accommodations and activities fulfill your wishes. Just a 10-minute walk away from the start and finish line! 
 
Special Rate: $319
 
-Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access in guest rooms 
-Late check-out time extended until 3:00 p.m. upon request. 

Book Now

The Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

Nestled in the harbour with seamless downtown access, The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto offers you a serene city escape in the centre of it all. Just minutes away from the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Expo. 

Special Rate: $365

-Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access in guest rooms
-Late check-out time extended until 3:00 p.m. upon request.

Book Now

Novotel Toronto Centre
45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5E 1W2
 

The Novotel Toronto Centre is steeped in our city’s history and is just steps away from the St. Lawrence Market-the heart of the city’s culinary identity for more than a century-legendary architecture, fabulous shopping and other must-see attractions. Afterwards, unwind with a glass of wine or a classic cocktail at Café Nicole Bar + Bistro, then retire to a recently renovated room for truly urban rest and relaxation.

Special Rate: TBD

Booking Information to come shortly.

Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection 

111 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection features waterfront and city skyline views. Located on the historic Exhibition grounds and 100% smoke free, Hotel X Toronto redefines the luxury hotel experience with exceptional rooftop hospitality, exquisite dining, flexible meeting spaces, extraordinary events and expansive tennis, fitness and wellness facilities.

Amenities include exclusive theaters and a one-of-a-kind photographic art gallery. As a LEEDs certification candidate, Hotel X Toronto is not only guest friendly but environmentally friendly too.

Each elegantly designed guest room features free WiFi, free bottled water, a mini refrigerator and L’Occitane bath amenities. Suites include daily breakfast for two, late check-out, shoeshine service, and turndown service. Hotel X Toronto’s on-site restaurant, Prime Grill is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Within 0.9 mi from Hotel X Toronto at Exhibition Place, is the Enercare Center, Beanfield Center, Budweiser Stage, BMO Field, Ontario Place, Coca-Cola Coliseum, Queen Elizabeth Theater, Liberty Grand, and Medieval Times.

Special Rate: TBD

Booking Information to come shortly.

Elite Hosting

Information on application opening and closing dates to come in 2024.  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.

To Apply

Prizing

More to come.

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. 
  • Elite athletes are not eligible for age 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. 

Age category winners in all 3 gender categories (women, men and non-binary) will have their prizing (CelePLATE Medal Ribbon Hanger) 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 CelePLATE 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. 

Adaptive Athletes

Adaptive Devices Permitted on Course

  • Recreational wheelchair 
  • Push-rim wheelchair (see note below about pace cap)  
  • Handcycles (see note below about pace cap) 
  • Motorized wheelchairs (permitted in 5K event only) 
  • Must not exceed a speed of 5km/hour  
  • Must not exceed 40” length x 30” wide  

If you would like to use an adaptive device not listed above, please contact info@canadarunningseries.com 

Course Details

All routes travel along paved routes that are closed to traffic. Some areas of the race route include access lanes for local traffic and/or emergency access.

5K

  • 5K course information to come in 2024.

Half Marathon

  • Participants will encounter:
    • Streetcar tracks travelling south on Bathurst St, including intersections of multidirectional tracks at College St, Dundas St, Queen St, and King St.
    • Hairpin turn at Lake Shore Blvd & Ellis Ave
    • An incline on Lake Shore Blvd just before Jameson Ave
    • A steeper incline and decline going over the Spadina fly-over
    • A gradual incline moving northbound on Bay St to the finish line

Marathon

  • Participants will encounter:
    • Streetcar tracks travelling south on Bathurst St, including intersections of multidirectional tracks at College St, Dundas St, Queen St, and King St.
    • Hairpin turn on Lake Shore Blvd at Ellis Ave
    • An incline on Lake Shore Blvd just before Jameson Ave
    • A steeper incline and decline going over the Spadina fly-over
    • A gradual incline moving northbound on Bay St leading to the eastbound turn
    • Hairpin turn on Bayview Ave near River St
    • A steeper incline/decline on Eastern Ave, over the Don Valley Parkway (out and back)
    • Streetcar tracks along Queen St E between Woodbine & Maclean
    • Hairpin turn on Queen St at Maclean
    • A gradual incline moving northbound on Bay St to the finish line

Stay Connected

Use our official event hashtags #chooseTOrun & #TOWaterfront42K to connect with our virtual race community. Join our TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Facebook Event Page and follow us on Instagram @towaterfont42k.

Finisher Medal

To be revealed in the spring 2024

ASICS Souvenir Shirt

To be revealed summer 2024.