Run Day Schedule

8:30 a.m. Baggage Check opens
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. 8k Packet Pickup and Bib Pickup
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. “I ♥ High Park” Pancake Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Race Roster Spring Run-Off 8k start
10:05 – 11:00 a.m. 5k Packet Pickup and Bib Pickup
10:40 a.m. 8k Awards Ceremony
11:15 a.m. Race Roster Spring Run-Off 5k run/walk start
11:45 a.m. Kids Run 800m
11:50 a.m. Kill the Hill, 5k Awards and Fundraising Ceremony
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. RUN-TO-BEER After-Party at Henderson Brewing Co.

Packet Pickup

2017 location coming soon.

Hours of Operation

  • Thursday, April 6 from 12:00pm–8:00pm
  • Friday, April 7 from 11:00am–7:00pm

Important: Bib number and corral colour will be provided to you in our last minute information e-mail on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 12 p.m. EST. Please bring a printout of your last minute information e-mail with your bib number OR original registration email confirmation and/or a piece of photo ID to packet pickup.

A friend or family member can pick up your packet provided they:

  • know your bib number and have a letter or e-mail giving them permission to pick-up your race kit OR
  • have your confirmation email

Bib numbers will be posted on the website on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Directions and Parking

By TTC Subway: Swansea Town Hall is a 7 minute walk from either Jane or Runnymede station. If coming from the west, get off at Jane subway station, exit the station at Armadale Avenue and walk east along Bloor Street for 2 blocks to Windermere Avenue. Turn right and walk 3 blocks south to Deforest Road. Turn left and Swansea Town Hall is your first right at Lavinia Avenue beside the Fire Hall.

If coming from the east, get off at the Runnymede subway station. Either walk south down Runnymede Road for 1 block to Deforest Road or take Swansea route 77 bus south 2 stops to Deforest Road. Turn right and walk west 3 blocks to Lavinia Avenue and we are right beside and south of the Fire Hall.

By TTC Streetcar: from the Queen Street streetcar route 501 exit at Windermere Avenue. On the north side of Queensway board the Swansea route 77 bus going west. When on Morningside Avenue exit at Lavinia Avenue. Cross at the intersection and walk north on Lavinia Avenue and Swansea Town Hall is at the top of the street.

By Car from the Lakeshore: exit the Gardiner Expressway at South Kingsway, drive north to Morningside Avenue and turn right. Turn left at Lavinia Avenue and Swansea Town Hall is at the top of the street.

Limited parking is available at the rear of the Town Hall (Visitor spaces only). Access is through the laneway off Deforest Road beside the Fire Hall. Street parking is available. Also municipal parking lots are available just north of Bloor Street. When you are parking in the neighbourhood, check the signs to ensure you are abiding by any parking restrictions and do not block anyone’s residential driveway.

Directions & Parking

Please note that parking is not available within High Park on race day and the park will be closed to vehicles from 5:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Limited parking is available on side streets outside the park and will be enforced on race day — be sure to obey all parking signs.

For a list of Green P parking lots in the area, visit

Take The Better Way to the Race – take the TTC!

Visit the TTC website for the most up-to-date transit information: and check out their Trip Planner at

Baggage Check

8k & 5k Baggage Check will be located just south of the Black Oak Café on West Rd.

5K Baggage Check Schedule

Baggage Drop-off: 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Baggage Pick-up: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

8K Baggage Check Schedule

Baggage Drop-off: 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Baggage Pick-up: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Baggage Check Rules:

  • website-updates-november-4th-2016You must use your clear drawstring kit bag (image at right) for your Baggage! Absolutely no other bags will be accepted. The kit bag will be included in your race kit and is sized appropriately so that all bags checked on race day will fit in the baggage check areas, ensuring efficiency at both check-in and pick-up.
  •  You will receive a baggage sticker at Packet Pick-up. You will write your bib number on this sticker. You must attach this sticker to your bag in the box marked “PLEASE AFFIX BAGGAGE STICKER HERE”
  • We strongly recommend that you leave your valuables at home! The Canada Running Series is not responsible for lost or stolen property, including any and all property checked at the Baggage Check.
  • Baggage Check will close at 11:30 a.m. for the 10k, and 12:00 p.m. for the 5k. Any bags not claimed by this time will be available for pick up at the Canada Running Series office at 264 The Esplanade, Toronto ON, M5A 4J6, during our office hours. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. If you have any questions about Baggage Check please contact Rachel Williams.

Post-Race Party Site

All runners, family and friends are welcome to get together at the post-race party site! Celebrate the run with a great “I ♥ High Park” pancake breakfast, awards ceremony as well as plenty of post-race food and drinks. Spend some time visiting the various sponsor tents on site featuring The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Oasis Juice and PowerBar.

We will also be selling off race shirts from past years’ events. Get yours for $5/each or 3 for $10 (cash only).

“I ♥ High Park” Pancake Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious post-run “I ♥ High Park” pancake breakfast compliments of the Grenadier Café.

Pancakes will be served in the Party Site from 9:30am-12:30pm.

You can pre-purchase your pancake breakfast during registration for only $4!

If you missed purchasing the pancake breakfast while signing up, you can add this to your event registration by contacting Race Roster at or calling 855-969-5515.

You can also purchase your pancakes on Race Day, while supplies last. Follow your nose to the High Park Nature Centre booth in the Party Site!

RUN-TO-BEER After-Party at Henderson Brewing Co.

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 128A Sterling Road
Toronto, ON M6R 2B7
More info: 

After your run, join RUN-TO-BEER and friends at Henderson Brewing Co. for a pint. Runners will get a complimentary taste if you present your bib! Spectators, family and friends are welcome!

Results & Photos

Photos are the official race photographers of the Race Roster Spring Run-Off. 

To view and order your photos online, simply find the event on the website and type in your race number or surname. If you subscribe via email in advance, marathon-photos will send you a direct link to your images once they are online.

Marathon-Photos offers an exciting range of print and digital photo options — including race time photos and photo certificates. Digital products can be downloaded the day after payment.

For the best photos, please have your bib number clearly visible — and remember to smile!