10K In-Person Race

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You’ve been waiting months for this — in-person racing is back! Grab your running shoes, put on your favourite tech shirt, and get ready to race to the sound of real, live cheers as you enjoy a scenic route along the shores of Lake Ontario.

Race Date: October 17th, 2021

Race Start Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (staggered start)

Distance: 10K

Entry Cost: $60 (plus tax and processing fees)

Race Kit Includes:

  • New Balance souvenir shirt
  • Race Bib
  • Running belt
  • Custom Toronto landmark stickers
  • Larabar
  • Nuun Performance Hydration drink mix sampler (lemon lime)
  • Biotrue eye drops

Race Day Finish Line Kit Includes:

  • Finisher medal
  • Other partner items and nutrition (TBD)

10K Course Map

Event Notice

Race Kit

Options to receive your race kit: 

  • Shipped anywhere in Canada for $10 (shipping begins October 1st).
  • Free pickup is available at:
    • Participating Running Room store locations
    • Canada Running Series Warehouse (73 Galaxy Blvd, Unit 4/5, Etobicoke).
    • Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel  Provincial Ballroom, second level (123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9). 
    • You will be able to select your pickup location during registration. Space is limited.

Race Kit Pickup Schedule:

  • Warehouse and Running Room store pickup will be available Thursday, September 30 – Sunday, October 3.
    • Thursday, September 30 – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
    • Friday, October 1 – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
    • Saturday, October 2 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
    • Sunday, October 3 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Pickup will be available at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel on Friday, October 15th and Saturday, October 16th.
    • Friday, October 15 – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
    • Saturday, October 16 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Transportation

Driving There

Coming from the West

  • Take the Gardiner Lake Shore offramp and go east on Lake Shore to Windermere
  • Go north on Windermere to the Queensway
  • Head east on the Queensway until the Queen/King/Roncesvalles intersection
  • You will be forced to continue east on King St
  • Take King St East until Dufferin
  • Go South on Dufferin right into Exhibition Place
  • Turn left on Saskatchewan Rd to Princes’ Blvd
  • Then east on Princes’ Blvd to parking lot 853 or 851

Coming from the East

  • Gardiner expressway to the Dunn/Jameson exit
  • Take Dunn exit north to King St
  • King St east to Dufferin
  • Go South on Dufferin right into Exhibition Place
  • Turn left on Saskatchewan Rd to Princes’ Blvd
    • Then east on Princes’ Blvd to parking lot 853 or 851

Parking

Parking will be available on race day in parking lots 853 or 851 at Exhibition Place.

Cost of parking will be a flat rate of $16 until 3pm.

Click here to see a map of Exhibition Place Parking Lots.

TTC

29 Dufferin Bus
Take the Bloor subway to Dufferin Station, board the #29 bus south to Exhibition Place.
Please note that the #29 Dufferin stops at Dufferin Gate Loop and does not enter the grounds from mid-June until after the CNE

TTC 29 Dufferin

121 A/C Fort-York Esplanade
This bus route originates at Front St East at Parliament St. and will drop passengers off at Princes’ Gates loop.

Please note that during the summer, the 121A (Exhibition Place-Distillery) branch operates all day, every day outside the summer months. The 121C (Exhibition-Cherry Beach) is a seasonal route that operates from mid-May to mid-October.

TTC 121 Fort-York Esplanade

511 Bathurst Streetcar
Take the Bloor subway to Bathurst Station, board the #511 streetcar south to Exhibition Place.

TTC 511 Bathurst

509 Harbourfront Streetcar
Take the Yonge-University subway to Union Station. Take the 509 Streetcar from the Union Station southbound streetcar tunnel towards Exhibition Place.

TTC 509 Harbourfront

GO Train

If travelling to Exhibition Place by GO Transit, please get off at the Exhibition GO station.

Race Day Schedule

Step 1 – Arrive at venue

Approximately 3 weeks before the event, you will be assigned an arrival time between 7:40 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. based on the estimated finishing time you provided during registration. This is when you should arrive at the Staging Area (see step 3 below). If you arrive early, please stay in your vehicle or in an area where you can maintain physical distance until it is time to move to the staging area.

Note – Providing an estimated finish time will help us ensure you are assigned to the appropriate starting corral. If you would like to start at the same time as a friend or family member, please enter the same finishing time. Entering a unique finishing time, such as 58 minutes instead of 60, will make it more likely that you are assigned to the same starting corral, but isn’t guaranteed. Once arrival times have been assigned, we are not able to make any changes.

More information will be provided about parking and public transit options closer to the event date.

Step 2 – Proceed to the Vaccination Verification Tent and/or Toilets (if needed)

  • Vaccination Verification: If your race kit was mailed to you or you weren’t able to provide proof of vaccination at race kit pickup, you will be required to show your proof of full vaccination and government issued photo ID on race day at the Vaccination Verification tent. Runners will not be able to participate without receiving a verification sticker from event staff.
  • Toilets

There will be no race day kit pickup or baggage check available at this event.

Step 3 – Arrive at the Staging Area

  • Your Race Bib must be worn on race day to access the staging area. Your Race Bib will be included in your race kit.
  • Please arrive to the staging area within your assigned arrival time.
  • The staging area will be a designated area for participants ONLY.
  • Current Public Health guidelines require that masks must be worn and physical distancing must be maintained in the staging area.
  • A race official will guide you toward your assigned starting corral where you will wait until your start time.

Step 4 – Escorted to the Start Line

A race official will escort your start corral to the start line to begin your race. Please listen carefully to the instructions provided by our team on race day to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

Based on current public health guidelines, we estimate the amount of time you could be waiting in your start corral to be 15-30 minutes. Participants will be required to wear masks and physical distancing must be maintained in the start area.

Step 5 – Race Time

There will be 1 Hydration Station on course at approximately 4K. This station will include water, Nuun, toilets and medical staff. You are encouraged to bring your own hydration. If you choose to use the station on course, please try to dispose of your cups in the receptacles provided.

Current Public Health guidelines DO NOT require that masks must be worn while you’re on the course. You may take your mask off after you cross the start line, but hang on to it as you will need to put it back on at the finish line.

Step 6 – Finish Line

Once you cross the finish line, please keep moving as you celebrate your accomplishment!. Water and Nuun will be available at the post-race hydration station, you will receive your finisher medal, and snacks will be included in your finisher’s bag. Please continue through the finish chute and avoid gathering in and around the finish area.

Current Public Health guidelines require that masks must be worn in the finish line area. You will be required to put your mask back on after crossing the finish line and physical distancing must be maintained throughout the finish chute.

Step 7 – Post-Race

We will not be able to offer any post-race activities this year. Once you are outside the finish chute, we encourage you to continue your celebration at one of Toronto’s many fabulous restaurants and pubs!

RACE SWAG

Finisher Medal

Colourful, cheerful and bright, this medal evokes the feeling of running past the Scotiabank Arena, through a wall of confetti, to the sound of everyone cheering your name!

Souvenir Shirt

Designed by local artist Mark Serrano, this year’s shirt was inspired by sports, streets signs, the skyline, and vibrant local culture-including raccoons!

Running Belt

The perfect accessory to take on your runs or walks, this running belt will hold your keys, cards and other small items including your headphones!

PREMIUM PRODUCT

New Balance Jacket

Celebrate your virtual race experience with the official Toronto Waterfront Marathon jacket from New Balance. Available as an upgrade during registration.