Toronto Marathon

COVID-19 Race Update
This race is usually an in person event, but due to COVID-19 they have gone virtual. We recommend checking the official race website and social media channels to get current information about this year's event.
Toronto Marathon
Date May 1, 2021
Saturday
Distance 5k, 10k, Half-marathon, Marathon, Relay
Course Type Road
COVID-19 Race Update
This race is usually an in person event, but due to COVID-19 they have gone virtual. We recommend checking the official race website and social media channels to get current information about this year's event.

Race Information

The Toronto Marathon is one of the premier spring marathons in Ontario, attracting runners from all over the world looking for a fast, mostly downhill course and a winding tour of some the city’s best sights. 

There are multiple race options including the marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10k, and 5k.  

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Marathon

The Marathon course is fast, downhill, and scenic, winding through many of the City’s great neighbourhoods. This Toronto favourite is one of the fastest courses you will find anywhere and is a great qualifier for the Boston Marathon with many participants hitting PR's

Relay Alert! The full marathon can be run as a relay team of 8 people

Half Marathon

The half marathon course is fast, downhill, and scenic. Starting at Mel Lastman Square in North York and finishing at Ontario Place, the Half Marathon is the most attended event during race weekend.

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10K

The 10K course is fast, downhill, and scenic. Starting near Rosedale Subway Station and finishing at Ontario Place. 

5K Run and Walk

Starting and finishing at Ontario Place, the 5K course is fast and flat along the City’s waterfront, and a good course to PR hunt on. Following the same course as the 5K Run, the 5K Walk is optimal for a fun and energetic walk for the whole family.

Related Events

Did you know that this race is part of a series of runs? If you like this race you may want to run one of the following Running First events.

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