Runners Info

Come to the island for the one of Toronto’s friendliest and most pleasant runs

Free Ferry Ticket

We will give you your ferry ticket if you pick up your race kit at the Runners Shop. If you already have your ferry ticket you can use the separate Longboat Island Run entrance to the ferries.

Race Kit Pickup

All participants must pick up their race kits before the race. Please see times and location below.

We strongly encourage you to pick up your race kit and ferry tickets at The Runners Shop

If picking up race kits for family or friends please have a copy of their registration confirmation email in hand or on your phone.

Race day packet pick up will be available to those unable to pick up kits beforehand.

Date Time Location Telephone
Friday Sept. 8, 2017 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Runners Shop (416) 923-9702
Saturday Sept. 9, 2017 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Runners Shop (416) 923-9702
Sunday Sept. 10, 2017   8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Ferry Docks N/A

Start Time

The Kids’ 1k run starts at 10:00 a.m. (ages 2-6) 10:20 a.m. (ages 7-12), following a warm up.
The 5km race will start at 10:45 a.m.
The 10km race will start at 11:15 a.m.

Late Arrivals

PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT delay start times in order to accommodate late arrivals. For participants in the children’s events and 5k, we strongly recommend you catch a ferry no later than 9:30 a.m. in order to ensure a prompt arrival.

Course Information

The course…is really flat! Note the mix of grass, boardwalk and pavement on the course map.

Accurate distance markers at 1 mile and at each km.

The 5k race course is the 2nd half of the 10k. Both races start in the same place next to the water, south of the pavilion.

Click here to view a map of the 10k course

Course Accreditation

The Toronto Island 5k and 10k race courses are certified AAA by the Athletics Ontario, ON-2014-088-BDC -5k, ON-2014-089-BDC -10 k

Water Stations

Water stations will be set up at the 3k, 5k and 7.5k mark of the 10k race and at the 2.5k mark of the 5k race.

Race Bibs

Bibs must be pinned (unmodified and fully visible) to the front of your shirt and displayed throughout the entire race. Should you decide not to run the event and find another participant to use your bib, please have the bib transferred with the substitute’s full registration information before the event. Transfers will be accepted at race kit pick up (The Runners Shop) and up to 10am on event day at the pavilion. We strongly recommend you fill out the Emergency Contact information on the back of the bib. Bibs are required to pick up baggage after the race and to get your post race food, so look after them!

Timing Chips

A disposable timing chip will be attached to your race bib. It requires no activation.

Finish Line Etiquette

Please keep moving once you cross the finish line to avoid congestion in the chute. Only runners allowed in the finish chute. If you are waiting for a participants, kindly wait outside of the chute.

Baggage Check

Baggage Check is provided free to all runners near the finish line. Your bib number will be required to pick up baggage after the race. Baggage check will open at 9:30 a.m. on race day.