Toronto Women's Run Series

8k/5k Race Information

Race Distances:

  • 8k
  • 5k

Race Start Time:

  • 9:00am — 8k
  • 9:15am — 5k

Entry Fee includes:

  • A pair of Toronto Women’s Run Series running gloves
  • A fantastic race kit
  • Finisher medal
  • Access to our great post race party
  • Personalized race bib with your name on it (if registered by Oct. 3, 2018)








Confirmation Links

Pre Race Kit Pick Up:

Rosedale Running Room – 1087 Yonge St, Toronto (south of the Summerhill TTC station, north of the Rosedale TTC station)

  • Thursday Oct. 11, 2018 – 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Friday Oct. 12, 2018 – 12:00pm-7:30pm

IMPORTANT: Please bring photo ID OR a printout of your e-mail registration confirmation for race kit pick-up. If you are picking up for a friend/friends, this is not a problem and all you need is an e-mail confirming you can pick up their kit  or their email registration confirmation.There is parking available off Price Street in the “Green P” lot.

RACE DAY KIT PICK UP: At the race site on Saturday, October 13, 2018 beginning at 7:45am. There will be NO race day registration.

Race Day Schedule:

7:45am Information tent opens
7:45am Baggage Check Opens
7:45am Race Day kit pick-up opens
9:00am 8k race STARTS – Wave 1: Red Corral
9:03am 8k race – Wave 2: Yellow Corral
9:15am 5k race STARTS – Wave 1: Blue Corral
9:18am 5k race – Wave 2: Green Corral
10:15am Awards Ceremony Begins
10:20am Course closes down


8k Wave Information: To enable everyone to have the fastest and safest race possible, we will be utilizing a two wave start for the 8k.

  • Wave 1 – Estimated finishing time: 50 minutes and under – Red Corral
  • Wave 2 – Estimated finishing time: Over 50 minutes – Yellow Corral

5k Wave Information: To enable everyone to have the fastest and safest race possible, we will be utilizing a two wave start for the 5k.

  • Wave 1 – Estimated finishing time: 30 minutes and under – Blue Corral
  • Wave 2 – Estimated finishing time: Over 30 minutes – Green Corral

Timing: We will be using the Mylaps BIBTAG Timing system. With this technology your timing chip or “bibTag” is now placed on the back of your race bib. It must be correctly worn on race day for your race time to be accurately captured. Important Info:

  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 front. Do not wear on your back, side, leg or arm
  4. Remember, it’s “NO BIB = NO TIME”. To read more about the Mylaps BIBTAG technology and Sportstats timing, click here

Finisher Medals: All finishers receive a medal.

Course Description:

  • 8k/5k Routes: This is a flat paved route through Sunnybrook Park. Click here to see the route maps.
  • Please note that the park is NOT closed to the public. Be aware of your surroundings and other runners near you.

Results: Race results will be posted on

Finish Line Safety: Safety is our priority at all Toronto Women’s Run series events. For that reason, and in response to participant feedback, children will no longer be allowed to cross the finish line with their mother unless they are registered in the race. We have created this policy to ensure the safety of all participants, volunteers and fans. Allowing non-participants, including young children, to cross the finish line serves as a distraction to other finishers, poses a safety risk and disrupts our finish line operations. We know you want to celebrate this wonderful achievement of finishing the race with your children, but we ask you to do so only after you cross the finish line. Family and friends are encouraged to reunite with their athlete in the post-race area just beyond the finish line.

Age Limits: All children who are participating must be registered in the race. The minimum age for participation is 6 years of age. Anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Awards: Top three women overall and top three per age group (5 year age groups).

Time Limit: The time limit is 80 minutes for completing the 8k before the finish line is dismantled.

Hotel Details: Click here for hotel options near the race site.

Course Restrictions: Owing to shared path and roads of this beautiful course, NO baby joggers, strollers, rollerblades or bikes are allowed.

Hydration Stations:

  • At the Start/Finish line – ESKA Water and Skratch
  • Water on the route at the 3k and 6k aid stations

Bag Check: Bag check opens at 7:45am. You are strongly encouraged to drop off your bag as early as possible! Please use the removable tag attached to your bib and attach it to your bag.

Race Day Photos: ZoomPhoto will be on the route and at the finish line taking photos of all athletes.

Bib Numbers: Your bib number must be worn on your front and visible along the entire route. Only athletes wearing a bib number will be allowed to cross the finish line and receive a medal.

POGO Pledge Drop Off: Representatives from POGO will be at the POGO tent for pledge collection. You can drop off any funds you have there.

Getting to the Race Site at Wilket Creek Park: Main entrance to Wilket Creek Park is a shared entrance with Sunnybrook Park.

The parks’ main entrance is at 1132 Leslie Street. M3C 3L8, Toronto. This is 100m north of Eglinton Ave. East.

From the 401 (north of the park)
Take the Leslie St. exit off the 401, head south almost six kilometres to the entrance of Sunnybrook Park/Wilket Creek Park.

From downtown Toronto

Go north on Avenue Rd., Yonge St., Mt. Pleasant or Bayview to Eglinton Ave., turn right (east), continue to Leslie, go left  (north) 100m to the entrance of Sunnybrook Park/Wilket Creek Park..

From 404/DVP
From DVP, take Eglinton Ave. Exit, go west to Leslie St., go right (north) 100m to the entrance of Sunnybrook Park/Wilket Creek Park.

Public Transit – TTC INFO: There is intermittent TTC service along Eglinton Ave. East early in the morning, so consider taking a cab with your friends to the start and then taking the TTC home. Visit for more info.


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Parking within the Park is very limited.  Please keep in mind that everyone will have to park and walk to the start area. Give yourself at least 15-20 minutes to get into the park, to park and then to walk to the start area.

  • Note: The park is NOT closed to traffic so please pay attention to parking marshals and follow their directions to the appropriate lots. Do NOT park illegally as you may receive a ticket. All roads and areas within the parking lots are subject to all City of Toronto parking by-laws.Parking inside the park:
    1. Directly inside the park, north of the main entrance (150m from start/finish line)
    2. Past the washrooms (a 250m walk to start / finish line) in the Serena Gundy Parking lot
    3. Along park road (a 300m walk to start / finish line)
    4. In the middle lot (just a 400m walk to start / finish line)
    5. In the lot across from Sunnybrook Stables
    6. In the lot at the playing fields at the top of the hill

Parking outside the Park:

    1. There is some parking available on Eglinton Ave, west of Leslie St. This is about a 1.5k walk to the race site
    2. At Sunnybrook Hospital and then walk down the hill and head towards the start line but please give yourself lots of time, as it is about a 2.5k walk
    3. There is some parking available in surface lots on Eglinton Ave, west of Leslie St. This is about a 1.5k walk to the race site
    4. There is parking available at 1165 Leslie Street, which is north of the park entrance. This is about a 800m walk to the race site

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