Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
20 October 2019
Welcome to Toronto, the most multiculturally diverse city on the planet: over 140 languages are spoken. The flavors, aromas, sights and sounds of almost every nation converge peacefully in the streets of Toronto's many neighborhoods: microcosms of culture thriving in a somewhat hazy 'bigger picture' that proud locals defend regardless. You're likely to feel accepted here: it's estimated that over half of Toronto's residents were born outside Canada, and despite its complex make-up, Torontonians generally get along. Reports of intolerance and race-related violence are uncommon; no doubt a factor in Toronto winning the bid to host the Pan-Am Games in 2015 (July 10–26). The third-largest international multisport games comes with a $1.5 billion dollar price tag and is expected to draw 250,000 visitors to town. Home of the Toronto Waterfront Marathon.More than 26,000 athletes, with participants from 50 countries. Whether you tackle the full marathon, half marathon, or 5K--the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is one of North America's most exciting and rapidly growing running events. The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and Half Marathon is an annual marathon held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in October. The race has quickly become an elite level marathon and is one of just four IAAF Gold Label Road Races in North America
The full and half marathon start on University Avenue just north of Queen Street and finish in the heart of downtown at City Hall, at Bay and Queen Street. They head out and back along the lakeshore on a flat course that Boston hopefuls and first-timers love.
For easier access before and after the race, we encourage you to park north of Dundas St. For parking information throughout the City of Toronto, visit parking.greenp.com>
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. 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.
Water, Gatorade & Medical Services will be available at the Pre-Race Area and Finish line, and at all water stations along the courses. Gatorade flavour on the course will be lemon lime. Water, Gatorade & Medical Services are located every 2-4 km.
Marathon participants must be 18 years old on race day.
All Waterfront events, including 5K as well as Marathon and Half Marathon finishers will receive a finishers' medal!