2021 Virtual Race


The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is Canada’s premier running event. Attracting participants from around the world, the marathon plays host to runners of all ages and abilities from Canadian Olympians to first-time marathoners. An integral part of the race experience, the Scotiabank Charity Challenge offers participants the opportunity to fundraise for a cause that is meaningful to them. Last year, over $2.96 million was raised in support of 163 mostly local charities.

This year’s virtual event promises to celebrate all the things we love about running in Toronto – the beautiful waterfront scenery, the sense of community and feel-good energy of running (virtually) with friends and giving back through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

With a distance for everyone, participants can choose from the marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, 1K Kids Race or The Whole Shebang (marathon + half marathon + 10K +5K) and Hat Trick (half marathon + 10K + 5K) Challenges! Everyone who registers will receive a souvenir shirt, finisher medal and other race partner goodies.

Choose Your Distance

Each distance includes a unique race package full of awesome swag and goodies from our race partners! Click below to view detailed information on what you get for each distance.

Training Plans

Official STWM training programs begin June 2021. Running Room programs are designed to help runners of all abilities, from those with very little experience to marathon veterans, reach their goals and stay motivated. Weekly email, video and audio support will help get you to the next step in your running. Includes 18 weeks of virtual coaching including a weekly zoom meeting.

Reach your race day goal with RunCoach! As a participant of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon you receive FREE and personalized training from RunCoach. Runcoach is here to guide you through your online training journey. As a participant you can also take advantage of this great offer to upgrade to GOLD: 1:1 coaching, individualized insights on training, injuries, and goals, and coach-assisted schedule adjustment and enhancement for only $30.00 CDN.

Stay Connected

Use hashtags #TOwaterfront42K and #MoveForwardTO to connect with our virtual race community. Join our Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Facebook Group and follow us on Instagram @towaterfront42k.


Learn more about the Scotiabank Charity Challenge

Inputting Your Results

Details coming soon.

Perks & Prizing

  • Two (2) One-Month Supply of Nuun prize packs


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 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!


New Balance Jacket

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