In-Person 5K

Your Registration Includes:

  • 5K Finisher Medal
  • ASICS Souvenir Shirt
  • Bib

COVID-19 Policy – Updated March 21, 2022

Following the guidelines of Athletics Canada, Athletics Ontario & Toronto Public Health, we have removed the requirement to show proof of vaccination for all eligible participants.

All participants registered for an in-person event must collect their race kit from the Expo. They will not be shipped before the Expo or after the race, nor will they be available for pickup after the Expo. The deadline to transfer to a virtual event online is Oct 13th at midnight and can be done through the registration form transfer tool. After this time, all transfers must be made in-person at the Expo, and one can do this transfer on behalf of another with written permission and a copy of the original race confirmation email. 

Race Weekend Schedule

Schedule subject to change 

Friday October 13 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Pre-Race Press Conference – Hall D, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  

TCS go Innovate Together (goIT) Student Innovation Challenge, Speakers Series Stage – Hall D, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place 

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Expo and Race Kit Pick-up – Hall D, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. 

Saturday October 14 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
International Friendship Run – 3K shakeout run – Hall D, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. Run leaves promptly at 9:15 a.m. 

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Expo and Race Kit Pick-up – Hall D, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. 

Sunday October 15 

Time  Activity  Location 
6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.  5K Shuttle Buses  Enter shuttle buses on University Avenue and Queen Street (Finish Line) and be shuttled to the 5K Start Line at Ontario Place 
8:00 a.m.  5K Start  Ontario Place – Lake Shore Blvd W and Ontario Dr. 
8:45 a.m.  Marathon and Half Marathon Start  University Avenue between Queen and King St. 
9:40 a.m.  5K Course Time Limit  5K Course Closes 
12:00 p.m.  Marathon Awards Ceremony   Main Stage, Nathan Phillips Square 
12:45 p.m.  Post-Race Press Conference  Sheraton Centre Hotel 
12:45 p.m.  Half Marathon Course Time Limit  Half Marathon Course Closes 
3:15 p.m.  Marathon Course Time Limit   Marathon Course Closes, Finish Line & Post-Race Area closes 
3:30 p.m.   Post-Race Area closes  Nathan Phillips Square 

Registration Policies:

  1. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-deferrable to another year as noted in the registration waiver.
  2. If you purchased RegShield registration protection insurance upon registering, you can file a claim here: https://refundrequest.fanshield.net/#/
  3. As the online transfer deadline has passed, the following changes can only be made in-person at the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Expo on Oct 14 or 15: 
    1. Transferring to a different in-person distance
    2. Transferring your entry to a different participant 
    3. Changing your estimated finishing time/corral 
  4. Transfers into a Virtual event can still be made online using the Transfer Tool until October 13 at midnight. After this time, all transfers must be made in-person at the Expo, and one can do this transfer on behalf of another with written permission and a copy of the original race confirmation email. 

Picking up for a Friend? 

Please bring either their original Race Roster Registration Confirmation Email OR a text, e-mail, or hand-written note that states they allow you to pick up their race kit on their behalf. 

3 Kit Maximum 

Please note that each person that enters the expo will only be allowed to pick up 3 kits, including their own. If you plan to pick up more than 3 kits, please plan to bring enough people that will allow you to each pickup 3. 

All participants registered for an in-person event must collect their race kit from the Expo. They will not be shipped before the Expo or after the race, nor will they be available for pickup after the Expo. The deadline to transfer to a virtual event online is Oct 13th at midnight and can be done through the registration form transfer tool. After this time, all transfers must be made in-person at the Expo, and one can do this transfer on behalf of another with written permission and a copy of the original race confirmation email. 

Race Kit Pickup

All participants in the In-Person race must pick up their Race Kit at Race Kit Pickup.

Race Kit Pickup is available at the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Expo at the Enercare Centre, Hall D, on Oct. 14-15, 2022

Friday October 13, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday October 14, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

There is no race day pickup.

Picking up for a Friend?

Please bring either their original Race Roster Registration Confirmation Email OR a text, e-mail, or hand-written note that states they allow you to pick up their race kit on their behalf.

3 Kit Maximum 

Please note that each person that enters the expo will only be allowed to pick up 3 kits, including their own. If you plan to pick up more than 3 kits, please plan to bring enough people that will allow you to each pickup 3. 

Baggage Check

Marathon and Half Marathon Baggage Check will be located in Nathan Phillip Square, just north of Queen St. It will be open from 7:00am – 3:00pm for these distances.

5K Baggage Check will be located in Nathan Phillips Square, just north of Queen St. It will be open from 5:45am – 10:30am. Please note that if you want to check your bag, the last shuttle from Nathan Phillips Square to the 5K start line is at 7:00am sharp.

There will be no Baggage Check at the 5K Start.

Baggage Check Rules:

  • You must use your clear drawstring kit bag (image at right) for your Baggage! Absolutely no other bags will be accepted. The kit bag will be included in your race kit and is sized appropriately so that all bags checked on race day will fit in the baggage check areas, ensuring efficiency at both check-in and pick-up.
    • Width = 14 inches
      Length = 18 inches
  • You will receive a sticker in your bib envelope that corresponds to your bib number. You must attach this sticker to your bag in the box marked “PUT BAGGAGE STICKER HERE”.
  • We strongly recommend that you leave your valuables at home! The TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon is not responsible for lost or stolen property, including any and all property checked at the Baggage Check.
  • Baggage Check will close
    • 10:30 a.m. for the 5K
    • 3:00 p.m. for the Half Marathon & Full Marathon
  • ANY bags not claimed by this time will be available for pick up at the Canada Running Series office at 2 Berkeley St, Unit 305, Toronto ON, M5A 4J5, during our office hours. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions about Baggage Check please contact info@canadarunningseries.com.

Start Line

5K start time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. 

Please arrive to the start area 1 hour before the start of the race, at 7:00 a.m.   

Note – toilets are all located in the pre-race area at Ontario Place, parking lot 1. 

Start line location: Ontario Place, on Lakeshore Blvd West & Ontario Drive.

5K participants will be organized in start corrals, based on individual expected finishing time.

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

Official TCS Race App

Download the official TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon App for the ultimate race day experience. Whether you’re a participant on the streets of Toronto or tracking friends and family, this app has something for everyone!!

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Interactive Course Map

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Course Map

The 5K course runs along the Lakeshore heading east right into the downtown core for an incredible Finish outside of Nathan Phillips Square and Toronto City Hall.

* Course subject to change.

Download PDF Map

5K Shuttle 

There will be a FREE shuttle from Nathan Phillips Square to the 5K start line on race day!  

Participants can meet the shuttle on Queen St at University Ave and use the race bib as their shuttle ticket. Please note this shuttle is for participants only.  

Participants who have a stroller with them can also take the shuttle and will be placed in one of our luggage buses with room to accommodate their stroller. 

There is no baggage check at the 5K start so if you plan to check your bag, you will do so in Nathan Phillips Square before you get on the shuttle bus.

Schedule 

Shuttles will run between 6:00am – 7:00am.  

PLEASE NOTE the last shuttle will leave at 7:00am on the dot to get through the road closures on the way to the 5K Start.  

Accessible Shuttles 

We will have 2 accessible TTC wheel-trans shuttles making round trips from Richmond, just west of University to the 5K start between 6:00am – 7:00am.  

Participants on the accessible shuttle are able to bring one support person with them.  

Course Restrictions

Entry Limit

5K: maximum 8,000 participants

Nordic Pole participants are welcome.

Baby Strollers are welcome in the 5K event only.

For the safety of all participants, baby backpacks, skateboards, roller blades, Kangoo 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.

Finish Line

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

Post-Race Area in Nathan Phillips Square

The Post-Race Area is located in Nathan Phillips Square near City Hall (110 Queen St. West) in Toronto. Expect activations from Garmin, Athletic Brewing Co., ASICS & Running Room, Bausch + Lomb, and more.

Post-Race Map

Medical Services

Odyssey Medical will coordinate medical services on course and the main medical tent will be located at the finish line

Training Plan

Your custom training plan is waiting.

In partnership with ASICS, the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon is proud to bring you a free

premium upgrade* to Runkeeper GO™ ️ including training plans, progress insights, workout comparisons, and live tracking.

Sign-up for the race to receive your link to upgrade. Free to use until race day. *Please note, you will be emailed your link to upgrade 24 hours after point of registration.

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 and Twitter @towaterfont42k.

What’s Included

Medal Design 

Coming Soon.

ASICS Souvenir Shirt

Coming Soon.