What are the processing fees that I’m charged with my registration?

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Race Roster collects a fee on all transactions (processing fees) as this is an industry standard. Their team assists our races from beginning to end, and this fee allows them to provide meaningful customer support to all participants, covers merchant costs of processing the transaction, the technology costs of developing an online registration platform, includes event cancellation protection for participants in the case of an emergency, and ensures that the online race experience is seamless for all.

We understand that some people aren’t familiar with where these fees are spent, and may think they are an irrelevant added cost, though without them, we would not be able to host the events that we do.

What does your registration fee go towards?

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The cost of the registration fee supports the staging of the event, including, but not limited to, the souvenir shirt, finisher medal, personalized bib, food and beverages before, during, and after the event, an official time run on a measured, certified, and secure course, a post-race experience, and more.

The fuller explanation is that we (Canada Running Series) take on all the responsibility and all the risk of the event. If at the end day when everything is paid for, there is a profit, that modest profit goes to CRS. And if there is a loss, that falls on us too. This way, our charities have a wonderful run experience for their community without the work, liability and risk. And this enables them to devote 100% of their time to fundraising, receive 100% of all donations, and have no fear of loss. We do not charge the charities a penny for providing the event and the fundraising opportunity.

If I deferred my 2020 entry, am I automatically registered for the next in-person event or do I have to register again?

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To participate in the 2023 event, you will need to complete the current registration form and enter your deferral code in the Promo Code section.

Find your deferral code by going to https://raceroster.com/dashboard/participants and use the dropdown at the top to search past events. Choose the 2020 Toronto Waterfront Marathon and then find the code under the “Additional Details” portion of your registration.

What happens if the event sells out?

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Unfortunately, due to course limitations and event permitting, and to ensure we’re creating a positive and safe experience for our participants, there is limited space in each distance.

The TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon often sells out of some or all distances. Once a distance is sold out, we are unable to open more spaces, and we do not maintain a waitlist for our events.

If an event sells out, entry transfers may still be available from other participants. To learn more about how to transfer a race entry from another participant, click here.

We hope you will join us for another of our Canada Running Series events. You can find our events here: www.canadarunningseries.com

What are the age requirements? How old must I be on Race Day?

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Marathon participants must be 18 years old by the end of the Virtual Race period/In-Person Race Day.

Half Marathon participants must be 16 years old by the end of the Virtual Race period/In-Person Race Day.

Can children participate?
Yes, in the 5K.

We highly recommend that children under the age of 12, participating in the 5K event, run with an adult over the age of 18.