Route Map

*2020 route subject to final city approval

Date: Sunday October 18th, 2020
Start time: 8:00 a.m.

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Course Limitations

5K time limit is 1 hour and 20 minutes. After the course closes, support will be limited, and participants assume the role of pedestrians.

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

If you will be participating with a support person, please contact info@canadarunningseries.com and we will ensure your support person is registered correctly.

Baby Strollers

We will allow participants to push a child in a stroller in the 5K event only; there will be a $5 fee for this entry.  You will be provided with an additional bib that must be worn on the back of the individual who is pushing the stroller. This additional bib is for everyone’s safety and will read “STROLLER” to indicate to those around you that you are pushing a stroller.

This is a recreational category and you will be assigned to the purple corral and asked to start at the back.  

Please note, you will only receive 1 finishers medal for this entry.  


Everyone participating in this event must be registered — including children that are not in a stroller. We highly recommend that children under the age of 12, participating in the 5K event, are accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. This is for the safely of the child, due to the fact that the 5K event has approximately 8000 participants.

Nordic Poles

Nordic Poles are permitted in all events.

Start Line

Pre-race Location: Ontario Place, Lot 1

Start Location: Lake Shore Blvd., west of Ontario Dr.

All participants will be organized into coloured corrals at the start line. Corral assignment will be based on the predicted finishing time submitted during registration. On race day, the corral entrances will be indicated by coloured flags that will correspond to the coloured stripe on your race bib.

Corral and Start Times

In order to ensure that all participants have a safe and enjoyable race, we will be starting the races in waves. Please be in your start corral 10 minutes before the start of the race or you will have to start at the back of the corrals. The corral entrances will close so we can move participants through the start corral in preparation for their wave start time.

Corral colour Est. finish time Start time
Red < 31 mins 8:00 a.m.
Yellow 32 – 43 mins 8:05 a.m.
Blue 44 – 45 mins 8:10 a.m.
Green 46 – 60 mins 8:15 a.m.
Purple 61 – 80 mins 8:20 a.m.

Course Amenities

Water, Nuun & Medical Services

Water, Nuun & Medical Services will be available at the Pre-race area (no Nuun), at the water station along the course, and at the Finish line.

The water station on the 5K course is located at 2K.

Medical Services

Medical Services at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon will be provided by Odyssey Medical and will be available on-course, at Nathan Phillips Square and the medical tent at the finish line.

Toronto Paramedic Services will have dedicated resources on-course and at the finish line.

Athletic and Physiotherapy will be supervised by The Centre for Sport and Recreation Medicine and will be available at the finish line medical tent.

The “Centre” is also available for your Pre and Post race injuries or medical concerns.

The Centre for Sport and Recreation Medicine
777 Bay Street, College Park
Toronto, ON

Toilet Facilities

Port-o-lets will be located near the start, finish and on course at each aid station. To view exact locations, please access our RacePoint Map and choose the “Markers” tab and click on “Port-o-lets”.