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The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon & Half marathon are accurate IAAF and Athletics Canada Certified, Measured Courses [which makes them eligible for Boston Qualifiers, Olympic and international championships qualifiers, and national and world-record eligible courses].
The Canada Running Series and the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon are very excited to announce their continued partnership with racePOINT, an interactive map that serves 3 functions for PARTICIPANTS, SPECTATORS and RESIDENTS of Toronto!
Our courses are all accurately measured and certified by Bernard Conway, IAAF Class "A" measurer and IAAF Head Measurer for the Americas. Our Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K courses are ALL marked in kilometres.
Used to mile markers, not kilometres? NO problem!
The Running Room booth at the race Expo will have lots of FREE "pace" wristbands in kilometres for you to pick up, so you can hit the right split times per km.
Need to know now?
Running Times has some great tables in kilometres as well as miles at: www.runningtimes.com/Channel.aspx?CategoryID=94.
Routes subject to final City approval.
A colour-coded Event Alert System (EAS) will communicate the status of course conditions to event staff, participants and volunteers leading up to and on race day. The levels range from Low (green) to Moderate (yellow) to High (red) to Extreme (black) based on a variety of factors, including weather conditions.
All event staff, participants and volunteers should familiarize themselves with the Event Alert System colour indicators prior to the race, remain alert for directions from race officials, announcers and volunteers and take precautions to prepare for varying weather conditions on race day.
On race day, event staff, participants and volunteers should stay tuned to the current Event Alert System status via public address announcements and the colour-coded signs/flags at the Information Tents at the Pre-Race Areas and at each of the Aid Stations along the course.
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.
We will allow participants to push a child in a stroller in the 5k event only; there will be a $10 fee for this entry. The $10 fee will cover the child's registration, as all individuals on course must be registered. You will also be provided with an additional bib that must be worn on the back of the individual who is pushing the stroller. This additional bib is for everyone's safety and will read "STROLLER" to indicate to those around you that you are pushing a stroller. This is a recreational category and you will be assigned to the purple corral and asked to start at the back.
We will allow Nordic Poles in all events — please check the box on the registration form indicating you will be using Nordic Poles and ensure you have NOT registered for the "walk" event.
If you require the use of a wheelchair, click here for more information.
For more information, please contact Heather Matters at or 416-944-2765 ext 509.
If you are visually impaired and would like to be matched with a guide runner, please contact Achilles Canada at www.achillescanada.ca.
For further information and background, see IMMDA Advisory Statement on Children & Marathoning (PDF).
After the courses close, support will be limited, and participants assume the role of pedestrians.
For more details, see the FAQ section: 'What are the course closure times?'.
All participants will be organized into coloured corrals at the start line. Corral assignment will be based on the predicted finishing time you submitted when registering. On race day, look for the coloured flag that corresponds to the stripe on your bib.
Your predicted finishing time is very important to ensure you start the event with participants of a similar ability. Please see below for guidelines to assist in determining your predicted finishing time.
Competitive Age Category Runners — Age Category Prizing is awarded based on Chip Time.
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 corral in preparation for their wave start time.