Toronto Women's Run Series

8k/5k Frequently Asked Questions

  • Distance: 8k and 5k
  • Start Time:
    • 9:00am – 8k
    • 9:15am – 5k
  • Entry Fee includes a pair of Toronto Women’s Run Series running gloves, a finisher medal, a packed race kit and a great post run party.
  • Is the race “chip” timed? Yes, we use Mylaps BIBTAG timing system provided by Sportstats
  • Can guys run? Yes, men can show their support by running in the race, but sorry guys, there are no awards and we ask that you don’t cross the finish line before the first woman runner finishes.
  • Are walkers allowed? Yes, walkers can and are encouraged to participate. There is no walker catergoryand no awards for walkers, but walkers will receive a finisher medal and race kit.
  • Is there a time limit? Yes, the time limit is 80 minutes for the 8K.
  • Can kids participate? Yes, but they must be registered AND the minimum age for participation is 6 years and anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Can anyone cross the finish line? No, only registered participants who are wearing a race bib will be allowed to cross the finish line.
  • Is registration capped? Yes, the race is capped at 1,500 participants in total – 750 runners per event.
  • Course: An out-and-back course that starts and finishes at Wilket Creek Park. The route is on flat, paved paths.     8k/5k Route Map
  • Can I wear my headphones / iPod during the run? Ideally not, if you do wear your headphones, please keep the volume low so that you are aware of others around you and that you are able to hear any directions given to you by our course marshals.
  • Do you need volunteers? How can I sign up to volunteer? Yes, we always need volunteers to help us make the event a success. Join the Volunteer Team.
  • What is the charitable cause? Our charitable partner is POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario).                       Click here for more info
  • Are there incentive prizes? If you fundraise for POGO and reach the various levels, you are eligible for the prize.    Click here for more info
  • Where are good places for us to go on the course to cheer on runners?
    1. Behind the Science Centre: take Eglinton east to Don Mills, go south or right down to the lights at Gateway Blvd., turn right, park at bottom of hill and walk 50m over to paved path.
    2. At the firefighters water station directly underneath the Overlea Bridge. This is accessible off of Thornecliffe Park Road.

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