Frequently Asked Questions
What is a virtual race?
A virtual race can be completed on your own from any location you choose, on the day that you choose, at your own pace. You can run, jog, or walk on a road, on a trail, or on a treadmill. You can do the race outside or inside.
Is there a specific day/time I need to run?
With the virtual race you can select any date/time between October 23 – November 6, 2021 to complete your distance.
Entry fee includes
- Exclusive Toronto Women’s 8k/5k micro fleece running hat
- Finisher’s medal for all finishers designed by Foxy Originals
- Virtual race bib
- Free domestic shipping of your race kit to your door
- Ability to upload your virtual race results
- Virtual race finisher certificate
- Ability to upload and share your virtual race day pictures
- Great sponsor offerings in your virtual race kit
- Chance to support kids with cancer by supporting POGO
When will I receive my race Kit - hat, bib and finisher medal?
You will receive your exclusive Toronto Women’s micro fleece running hat, finisher medal and race bib in the mail. If you registered before October 8, 2021 your race kit will be shipped beginning the week of October 11. If you registered after October 8 your race kit will be sent out to you within two weeks of your registration date. Please ensure the address you provided on your registration form is current and accurate as that is the address we will use when we mail you your race kit. To edit your mailing address, please log in to your participant dashboard and update accordingly.
All finishers in the 8k and 5k will receive a finisher medal.
DO I have to upload my results?
No, you don’t have to upload your results at all.
WHAT APP or program do I need to upload my results?
If you wish to upload you results you can use several fitness trackers including: RunKeeper, Strava, Map My Run, Garmin and more! It is really easy to upload your results on our results page on Race Roster. Details on how to upload your results will be emailed to you race week.
What if I don’t have a Fitness Tracker/App and I still want to upload my results?
No problem, you can enter your result based on the honour system.
Are there awards?
No, we don’t have awards in the virtual race.
WHAT IS THE CHARITABLE CAUSE?
Our charitable partner is the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO). Click here for more info.
ARE THERE INCENTIVE PRIZES?
POGO offers tiered level incentive prizes to recognize participants’ fundraising efforts. Click here for more info.
CAN MEN PARTICIPATE ?
Yes, absolutely! Everyone is welcome to participate in the virtual race.
CAN KIDS PARTICIPATE?
Kids aged 6 years and over can participate in the 8k or 5k as long as they are in a safe environment.
ARE THE hats SIZED FOR WOMEN?
The hats are unisex and are one size fits all.
DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS/ HOW CAN I SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER?
Thank you for wanting to be a part of our volunteer team. However, due to our run being virtual for this year, we do not require volunteers for the October 8k/5k. We hope you will sign up to volunteer in 2022 and help make the day special and memorable to all of our runners.