Course Map

*2020 course subject to city approval

Date: Sunday October 18th, 2020STWM AC Road LogoSTWM IAAF Gold Label
Start time: 8:45 a.m.
IAAF Certification #: CAN-2019-060

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Course Limitations and Cut-Off Points

  • The start horn will sound at 8:45 a.m. and the course will remain open until 3:15 p.m.
  • The course time limit for the marathon will be 6 hours, which will begin after the last wave of participants crosses the start line at 9:15 a.m.
  • You will be required to maintain an average pace of 8 ½ minutes per kilometer.
  • Participants who are unable to reach the 30K mark at Lakeshore Blvd and Coxwell Ave by 1:30 p.m. will be short-turned and will not have the opportunity to complete the marathon distance.
  • Participants who are unable to reach the 39K mark at Eastern Ave and Broadview Ave by 2:45 p.m. will be moved off the course.  The roads will be reopened at this time and if you choose to continue on the sidewalk, you will be doing so as a pedestrian without any further race support.

Marathon participants must be 18 years old on race day.

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. Baby strollers are allowed in the 5K event only.

Nordic poles are permitted in all events.

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

Please note — Always yield the right of way to all emergency vehicles that may need access.

Start Line

Start Location – University Ave & Queen St.

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 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 chute in preparation for their wave start time.

Corral colour Est. finish time Start time
Red < 3:29 8:45 a.m.
Yellow 3:30 – 3:45 8:51 a.m.
Blue 3:46 – 4:00 8:57 a.m.
Green 4:01 – 4:29 9:03 a.m.
Purple 4:30 – 6:00 9:09 a.m.
Orange Walkers 9:15 a.m.

Course Amenities

Water, Nuun, Gels & Medical Services

Water, Nuun & Medical Services will be available at the Pre-Race Area and Finish line, and at all water stations along the courses.

Nuun flavour on the course TBD.

Water, Nuun & Medical Services are located every 2-4 km.

GU Energy Gels (Flavour TBD) will be available on course at 12K and 28K.

2K 5K 9K 12K
15K 18.5K 21K 23K
25.5K 28K 30K 32K
34K 35K 38K 40K


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”.