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Race Day Runner Services

Mylaps BIBTAG Timing System

Your timing chip or "bibTag" is placed on the back of your race bib. It must be correctly worn for your race time to be accurately captured.

  • Do not remove the "bibTag" or foam spacer from your bib.
  • Do not fold your bib or excessively bend or twist the "bibTag".
  • Wear your bib on your chest/abdomen. Do not wear on your back, side, leg or arm.

sample personalized bib number

Personalized Bibs

If you registered by the cut-off date of September 29, 2014, you will get your first name on your bib—spectators will cheer for you by name!


Runner Tracking

Can't find your loved one, not sure if they have crossed the line? Go to the Information Booth (located at Nathan Phillips Square) on Race Day and our staff will be able to tell you if your loved one has finished the race or if they are still out on the course.


Marathon & Half Marathon Baggage Check

Location of Baggage Check on race day:

  • Marathon & Half Marathon BaggageBehind Nathan Phillips Square on the northwest corner of Chestnut & Armoury Street. — A large 100ft. x 40ft. tent will be located at the north end of the lot. To check your bag, simply look for the section that corresponds to your bib # and line-up there. After you finish the race, your bag will be ready for pick-up at the same location.
  • 5k BaggagePlease see 5k Information for more details.

Baggage Check Schedule

Marathon & Half Marathon:

  • Baggage Drop-Off: 7am–8am
  • Baggage Pick-up: 9:30am–3pm

5k Baggage SchedulePlease see 5k Information for more details.

Baggage Check rules:

  1. Drawstring kit bag

    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!

  2. 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 "PLEASE AFFIX BAGGAGE STICKER HERE" (image below):

    sticker for baggage check

  3. leave your valuables at home! We strongly recommend that you leave your valuables at home! The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is not responsible for lost or stolen property, including any and all property checked at the Baggage Check-in.
  4. Donate what you can! Donate what you can to the Canada Running Series Foundation! There will be donation bins at Baggage Check for any participants who would like to donate money to our Canada Running Series Foundation. 100% of the donations received at Baggage Check will go directly to the foundation.

Click here for more information on how to donate your new or slightly used shoes


Bike Valet at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Bike Valet

Want to avoid the hassles of driving on race day? Ride your bike to the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5k and use our FREE Bike Valet located behind Nathan Phillips Square on the northwest corner of Chestnut & Armoury Street!

Bike Valet is a bike parking service operated by Cycle Toronto and works like a coat check for bikes. Whether you're a runner or a spectator, Cycle Toronto will provide a red carpet service for your bicycle while you enjoy the race!

To pre-assign your spot for race day, please visit the Cycle Toronto booth at the Running, Health and Fitness Expo at the Direct Energy Centre on October 17th and 18th! We strongly suggest that you pre-assign your spot, as any spots not pre-assigned by race day will be on a first come, first served basis (200 spots available).

You will receive a bike tag when you pre-assign your spot at the expo. To make things easy, the tag you receive for your bike will correspond with your bib number! Please arrive to Bike Valet on race day with your bike tag attached to your bike.

Bike Valet Hours

  • Bike drop-off time: 7:00am – 8:00am
  • Bike pick-up time: 9:30am – 3:00pm


Post-Race Food


This year the post-race food will be available after you exit the finish chute, located on Nathan Phillips Square. To claim your food, use the "Post-Race Food Voucher" located at the bottom of your race bib. Simply tear it off and exchange it for your food bag at the Food Area between 8:15am—3:30pm.


Post-Race Massage

For those who pre-purchase a massage during the registration process: the massage area will be open between 9:00am and 4:00pm in Nathan Phillips Square and will be done in order of when you arrive — show your bib and they will check you off their list — no tickets needed! Massages are $15 for 15 minutes with $5 from every massage going towards the Canada Running Series Foundation. You CANNOT purchase a massage on race day.


Family & Friends Meeting Zone

The Family & Friends Meeting Zone is located in Nathan Phillips Square.

Pick a letter to meet at based on the following flag breakdown: A-B, C-D, E-H, I-L, M-N, O-R, S-T, U-Z.

Family, friends and athletes are urged to MAKE PLANS PRIOR TO RACE DAY on exactly where to reunite. You are urged to reunite in the Family & Friends Meeting Zone; if you choose to meet elsewhere be sure to check whether that location will be accessible on race day! You will not be able to drive near the finish.

Please remember that it may take your athlete considerable time after crossing the finish line to meet you as they must get their medal, fluids and food BEFORE they arrive in the post-race area.

Can't find your loved one? Not sure if they have crossed the line? Go to the Information Booth on Race Day and our staff will be able to tell you if your loved one has finished the race or if they are still out on the course.


Post-race Entertainment at Nathan Phillips Square

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