Run Information 2016


2016 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 Red Corral starts
9:05am Yellow Corral starts
9:10am Blue Corral starts
9:15am Green Corral starts
9:20am Purple Corral starts
9:25am Orange Corral starts (WALKERS)
10:45am Awards Ceremony


Packet Pickup & Mini-Expo

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

Sheraton Centre Downtown Toronto
123 Queen Street West
Provincial Ballroom, Second Floor (subject to change)

Friday, April 15, 11am–7pm
Saturday, April 16, 10am–5pm

IMPORTANT! BIB NUMBER and CORRAL COLOUR will be provided to you in our last minute information e-mail on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 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:

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


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.


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.


Visit the TTC website for the most up-to-date transit information: and check out their Trip Planner at



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

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.


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

If parking lot fills up, there is parking at the Direct Energy Centre across the street for $14.

Board Shuttle: Ontario Place, Parking Lot 2 off of Ontario Place Blvd south of Lakeshore & Newfoundland Drive in Ontario Place grounds (click for PDF 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: Boarding location is in Ontario Place Lot 2 (south of Lake Shore Blvd & Newfoundland Drive in Ontario Place grounds (click for PDF map):

Shuttle parking and boarding


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 The Red Door Family Shelter! There will be donation bins at the baggage check buses for any participants who would like to donate money to our Partner Charity.

    The Red Door Family Shelter has been on the front lines of delivering support services to women and children fleeing violence, to refugees, and to homeless families in Toronto and the GTA. Every year, they help over 500 families by providing emergency shelter and supportive programs to help them heal and rebuild their lives. On any given night, over 50% of their residents are children. Children and Youth are the most vulnerable casualties of homelessness. Taking care of a child's emotional and psychological well-being is a high priority for the Red Door Family Shelter.

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


Start Line

Start line location: on Yonge St at Castlefield Ave

Corral Times:

**Corral times subject to change**


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


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!


Course Restrictions

For the safety of all participants, baby carriers, skateboards, roller blades, Kangoo Jump shoes, 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.

Children: Everyone participating in this event MUST be registered, including children. We highly recommend that children under the age of 12 are accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. This is for the safely of the child, due to the fact that this event has approximately 7000 participants.

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

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.


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

PDFClick here for a map of the finish line & post-race area


Post-race Party Site

Information coming soon.


Water Stations

Water & Gatorade will be available at the following locations:



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


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.


Entertainment and Cheering Centres

Information coming soon.


Souvenir Shirts

Please click here for more information

Finisher Medal

Please click here for more information

Environmental Responsibility

Please click here for more information