5K Run/Walk

General Information

The 5K course is fast and flat along the City’s waterfront! Starting and finishing at the Queen Elizabeth Building, the 5K Run is conducive for setting a PR! Following the same course as the 5K Run, the 5K Walk is optimal for a fun and energetic walk for the whole family!

Entry fees are non-refundable under all circumstances. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund for any reason and you will not be able to defer your entry to another year.

Please note: Bus shuttles are Not available for this event. We suggest using a taxi or TTC to the start area. Parking is available at the Exhibition Grounds.


8:15 AM  – START – Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place

In-line skates, roller-skates, skateboards, bicycles, strollers and dogs are not permitted on the course. For the safety of all participants, iPods and similar audio devices are not recommended.

All participants will receive a bib and technical shirt. Bibs must be worn on the front and visible at all times. Shirts and bibs must be picked up at the Expo.

For additional information, please click on the following links:

Expo | Race Day Information | Race Maps | Shirt and BibTag

Please note: Shuttle bus will not be operating for this event. We recommend taking the TTC or a taxi to Ontario Place. Parking is available at Exhibition Place.

Aid Stations & Timing

Aid stations supplying water, Nuun and toilets will be on course approximately every 2.5 km and Start and Finish Lines.

On-Course Aid Station Locations: 1.5 km 4 km

SportStats is the official Timer for the Marathon. The BibTag timing system will be used. The course will be marked at every kilometre. Results will be posted online following the race.


The Toronto 5K has been accurately measured and is certified by Athletics Canada and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and meets all international standards.

Certification # 5k – CAN-2012-027-BDC