Run Information 2015

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2015 Run Day Schedule (All timing subject to change)

Start Time 9:00am

7:30am–8:40am Baggage Check, on Yonge St. at Sheldrake
7:30am–8:40am Run day Packet Pickup for out of towners outside of Running Room at Yonge & Sheldrake
8:55am Handcycle Race starts
9:00am 1st wave starts (Red Corral)
9:05am 2nd wave starts (Yellow Corral)
9:10am 3rd wave starts (Blue Corral)
9:15am 4th wave starts (Green Corral)
9:20am 5th wave starts (Purple Corral)
9:25am 6th wave starts (Orange Corral — WALKERS)
10:45am Awards Ceremony

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Packet Pickup & Mini-Expo

Featuring Running Room, Powerbar, Gatorade, Charities & more...

Sheraton Centre Downtown Toronto
123 Queen Street West
Halls E and F, Lower Level

Friday, April 17, 11am–7pm
Saturday, April 18, 10am–5pm

IMPORTANT! BIB NUMBER and CORRAL COLOUR will be provided to you in our last minute information e-mail on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12pm EST. Please bring a printout of your last minute information e-mail with your bib number OR original registration email confirmation AND/OR a piece of photo ID to packet pickup.

A friend or family member can pick up your packet provided they:

Bib numbers will be posted on the website on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

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

BibTag Instructions — PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

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.

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

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Getting There & Parking

Arrive EARLY! Plan to arrive at least one hour prior to the start of the race. With the amount of people participating, everything from toilets to baggage check will take longer. We recommend that you use TTC, carpool or call a taxi as there is limited parking on the side streets surrounding the Yonge & Eglinton area.

TTC

Visit the TTC website for the most up-to-date transit information: www3.ttc.ca and check out their Trip Planner at www.ttc.ca/Trip_planner/.

Parking

START AREA

Green P parking lots are available in the area. Visit the website for more information: http://parking.greenp.com

Parking is available on the side streets and will be enforced on race day — be sure to obey all parking signs. AFTER the race, take our shuttle bus for only $5 from the finish line back to the start line. See below for detailed shuttle bus information.

Carpool

PickupPal

Don't have access to a ride or public transport? Have extra space in your vehicle? Want to save some $ on parking fees? Then consider using PickupPal and help reduce your carbon footprint! It's free and exclusive to all CRS events. You can EITHER ask for or offer a ride.

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Shuttle Buses to the start of the Toronto Yonge Street 10k for only $5!

Shuttle buses

COST: $5

Shuttle bus tickets will only be sold online before April 12, 2015 at midnight. After this date, payment will only be taken at race week packet pickup or on race day.

What you need to board the bus:

Shuttle bus to start schedule

PARKING: FIRST COME FIRST SERVE — Ontario Place Parking Lot 2 ($5 charge applies, CASH ONLY)
If parking lot fills up, there is parking at the Direct Energy Centre across the street for $14.

Board Shuttle: Ontario Place, Parking Lot 2A off of Ontario Place Blvd south of Lakeshore & Newfoundland Drive in Ontario Place grounds (click to enlarge map):

Shuttle parking and boarding

Shuttle buses AFTER YOU FINISH THE RACE back up to the START AREA of the Toronto Yonge Street 10k for only $5!

Cost: $5 and you can add it to your entry when you register for the event!

Shuttle bus tickets will only be sold online before April 12, 2015 at midnight. After this date, payment will only be taken at race week packet pickup or on race day (cash only).

What you need to board the bus:

Schedule: 9:45am–12pm

Board Finish Shuttle Bus: Lakeshore Park/Marshalling Yard. South of Fleet St. between Fort York Blvd & Strachan Ave (click to enlarge map):

Shuttle boarding post-race

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Baggage Check at the Toronto Yonge Street 10k

Location of Baggage Check on race day:

5 Large School Buses will be lined up north of Albertus Ave. on the west side of Yonge Street (across from the Running Room & Race Day Packet Pickup)

You will need to check your bag at the bus that corresponds to your bib number (check the large signs in front of the buses to figure out which one is yours!).

Here are the rules for TYS10k baggage check:

  1. you must use your kit bag as your baggage bag

    You MUST use your Toronto Yonge Street 10k Race Kit Bag you receive at packet pickup as your Baggage Bag! ABSOLUTELY NO other bags will be accepted.

  2. If you pickup your packet on race day you will need to transfer any Baggage Check items to your newly acquired kit bag & check your kit bag like everyone else (we recommend picking up your packet at the expo if you are planning to check a bag on race day to avoid any problems).
  3. You will receive a sticker in your bib envelope that corresponds to your bib number. You will need to affix the sticker to your bag in the box marked “AFFIX BAGGAGE STICKER HERE”: affix baggage sticker where indicated
  4. leave your valuables at home We strongly recommend that you leave your valuables at home! The Toronto Yonge Street 10k is not responsible for lost or stolen property, including any and all property checked at the baggage check-in.
  5. Donate to the CRS Foundation Donate what you can to the Canada Running Series Foundation! There will be donation bins at the baggage check buses for any participants who would like to donate money to the Canada Running Series Foundation and help give back to the communities we run through, promote healthy lifestyles through running — especially in the young.

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

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Start Line

Start line location: on Yonge St at Castlefield Ave

Corral Times:

**Corral times subject to change**

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Corral Times

Red Corral < 49 minutes
Yellow Corral 50-57 minutes
Blue Corral 58-60 minutes
Green Corral 61-75 minutes
Purple Corral 76+ minutes

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Course Description & Map

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10k Course

Canada's EASIEST and one of the fastest downhill 10k's, the course runs right down the middle of Canada's most famous street—Yonge Street!

Whether you are a novice looking for the easiest course around to complete your first 10k, or a seasoned veteran setting that new PB, this is the event for you! Sign up today and join 7,000 fitness enthusiasts in the dash down Yonge Street.

Course details: The start line is at Yonge St. & Castlefield Ave. From there, the course heads south on Yonge Street all the way to Richmond Street. It then turns west on Richmond St. W, south on Peter St./Blue Jays Way past “Gretzky's” to Front St. The course then goes west along Front St., south on Bathurst St., and west on Fort York Blvd. to the finish line!

After the finishers chute you'll continue on to the party site located at Garrison Commons Park!

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Course Restrictions

For the safety of all participants, baby carriers, skateboards, roller blades, animals and unauthorized bicycles and wheeled devices are not permitted in any of the Canada Running Series races. You will NOT be permitted to start the race.

Nordic Pole participants are welcome; please click here for more info.

Baby Strollers are welcome; please click here for more info.

Fitness Walkers are welcome; please click here for more info.

If you are visually impaired and would like to be matched with a guide runner, please contact Achilles Canada at www.achillescanada.ca.

Time Limit

The time limit to complete the 10k course is 1 hour 40 minutes. If you are still on the course after this time you will be asked to move to the sidewalk and become an informed pedestrian.

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Finish Line & Post-race Area

The finish line will be located on Fort York Blvd, west of Bathurst St.

Spectator viewing will be available on the north side of Fort York Blvd, please follow directional signage for spectator access to the post-race area. In order to decrease congestion for the participants in the finish area, we encourage you to make arrangements to meet your runner(s) at the Friends & Family Meeting Zone located in the post-race area.

Friends & Family Meeting Zone — 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

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Post-race Party Site

Stay tuned for information on our 2015 post-race entertainment

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Water Stations

Water & Gatorade will be available at the following locations:

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Port-o-Lets

Will be located at the start and finish areas, and at the on-course water stations.

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Medical Services

Members of the Canadian Ski Patrol System will be on course and will be located at the finish line medical tent to provide first responder support.

City of Toronto EMS will have a dedicated unit on the course and at the finish line.

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Entertainment and Cheering Centres

Whether you are participating in the race or looking for a great spot to cheer on your loved ones, we have SEVEN Entertainment Centres on the course culminating in a great Post-run party! These Entertainment and Cheering Centres are located from start to finish. Details here »

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Souvenir Shirts

Please click here for more information

Finisher Medal

Please click here for more information

Environmental Responsibility

Please click here for more information

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