“This was my fourth time running this marathon and it gets better every year. If you're looking for a PR, this is the course to run; just look at the winning time this year and the top finishing times. Great support, fantastic volunteers, and good organization that ranges from packet pick-up to the medal being hung around your neck. Highly recommend this marathon.”
— Sid Busch, Charleston, SC.
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For regular applications, information and "Frequently Asked Questions" for Americans, see www.travel.state.gov.
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0°C is freezing (32°F), something you're not likely to experience in mid-October in Toronto; 10°C is a chilly summer morning or mild winter day (50°F); 20°C is room temperature (68°F); and 30°C is a hot summer day (86°F).
The marathon is 42.2km, half marathon is 21.1km, and 5k = 3.1 miles. A kilometer (spelled "kilometre" in Canada, eh?) equals 0.62 miles (a bit less than 2/3 of a mile). Conversely, 1 mile = 1.6km. To convert your pace per mile into pace per kilometer, multiply by 0.62. For example, a 6 minute mile is 3:43 per km; 7 min/mile = 4:20/km; 8 min/mile = 4:58/km, and so on. Get pace charts in minutes per mile AND minutes per kilometre.