8k start time: 10:00 a.m.
Start line location — On Colborne Lodge Drive, beside the tennis courts and swimming pools.
8k participants will be organized in different coloured start corrals, based on individual expected finishing time. On race morning, find your start corral by looking for the coloured flag that corresponds to the coloured stripe on your bib.
Elite Athletes: Will start at the front of the corrals as prizing will be awarded based on the official gun time. The official times will be recorded from the start of the race, indicated by the air horn, to the point where the participant crosses the finish line.
Competitive Age Category Runners: Age category prizing will be awarded based on chip time, the time from when the participant crosses the start line to the point where the participant crosses the finish line.
|Corral Colour||Est. Finishing Time|
|Yellow||40 – 44 minutes|
|Blue||45 – 49 minutes|
|Green||50 – 59 minutes|
An 8k loop over the scenic, traffic-free, paved roads of High Park. Starts on Colborne Lodge Drive, between the Schoolhouse and the Grenadier Café.
Course certified accurate by Athletics Canada for the IAAF. ON-2016-002-DRY8K Course Map - PDF
8k: maximum 2600 participants
The Race Roster Spring Run-off is a beautiful run through High Park, however the narrow roads and pathways make the course suitable for runners and walkers only. For the safety of all participants, baby backpacks, skateboards, roller blades, Kangoo Jump shoes, animals and unauthorized bicycles & wheeled devices are not permitted in the race.
Nordic Pole participants are welcome.
Baby Strollers are welcome in the 5k event only.
The time limit to complete the 8k course is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
8k finish line is on Colborne Lodge Drive, just south of the Bloor Street park entrance.
- Pre-race: At the Party Site located next to the Black Oak Café on the west side of West Road
- On course: 8k — near the 4k & 6k marks
- Post-race: at the Finish Line and at the Party Site.
Port-o-Lets will be provided in the following locations:
- Party Site: South of the Bloor St. gate on the west side of West Road
- 8k Start: South of the Bloor St. gate on the east side of Colborne Lodge Drive
- 5k Start: North of the 5k start line on the west side of West Road
To avoid lengthy lineups and stress, please give yourself ample time to use the facilities.
Odyssey Medical will provide medical services on course and at the finish line medical tent.
A Toronto Paramedic Services ambulance will be stationed at the finish line.