Course Description

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  • Starts on University Ave. north of Queen St.
  • South on University/York to Bremner Blvd.
  • West on Bremner Blvd. to Lower Simcoe St.
  • South on Lower Simcoe St. to Lakeshore Blvd. W.
  • West on Lakeshore Blvd W. to turnaround at/near Boulevard Club
  • East on Lakeshore Blvd. to finish line, west of Strachan Ave.
  • Post race area at Exhibition Place
Course Map (PDF, 540 KB)

Start Line

Start line location: On University Avenue – between Dundas & Queen

  • Please make sure to arrive early and get organized.
  • Participants will be assigned to coloured corrals based on their expected finishing time.
  • There will be coloured flags at the start line to indicate the entrance to each corral. Proceed to the flag that corresponds to the coloured stripe on your bib.
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS must be in their corrals by 7:30am.
  • You will only be allowed to enter the corral that corresponds with the stripe on your bib, with the exception of the purple corral which is open to everyone.
  • The orange corral is for participants who will be walking 100% of the course.
  • Corrals will start 5 minutes apart to maximize the amount of space participants have at the start, on course and at the finish line.
  • There will be volunteers holding a rope between each corral. The volunteers will guide each corral forward to the start line, the rope holders will move out of the way and you will be signaled to start.
  • Competitive Age Category Runners: Awards will be based on Chip Time.
  • If a corral change is required, send an email to info@canadarunningseries.com before May 23, 2016 or visit the HELP DESK at packet pickup or on race day.

Corral Times:

**Corral times subject to change**


Corral Times

Red Corral < 49 minutes
Yellow Corral 50-57 minutes
Blue Corral 58-60 minutes
Green Corral 61-75 minutes
Purple Corral 76+ minutes

Finish Line

The finish line will be located on Lake Shore Blvd.

In order to decrease congestion for the participants in the finish area, we encourage you to make arrangements to meet your runner(s) at the Friends & Family Meeting Zone located in the post-race area.

Friends & Family Meeting Zone — Pick a letter to meet at based on the following flag breakdown:

A-B    C-D    E-H    I-L    M-N    O-R    S-T    U-Z

Course Restrictions

For the safety of all participants, baby carriers, skateboards, roller blades, Kangoo Jump shoes, animals and unauthorized bicycles and wheeled devices are not permitted in any of the Canada Running Series races. You will NOT be permitted to start the race.

Children: Everyone participating in this event MUST be registered, including children. We highly recommend that children under the age of 12 are accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. This is for the safely of the child, due to the fact that this event has approximately 7000 participants.

If you will be participating with a support person, please contact info@canadarunningseries.com and we will ensure your support person is registered correctly.

If you are visually impaired and would like to be matched with a guide runner, please contact Achilles Canada at www.achillescanada.ca.

Time Limit

The time limit to complete the 10k course is 1 hour 40 minutes. If you are still on the course after this time you will be asked to move to the sidewalk and become an informed pedestrian.

Water Stations

Water & Gatorade will be available at the following locations:

  • Start Line Area
  • On-course 2 water stations will be available
  • Finish Line
  • Party Site


Will be located at the start and finish areas, and at the on-course water stations.

Medical Services

Odyssey Medical will provide medical services on course and at the finish line medical tent.

City of Toronto Paramedic Services will have a dedicated unit on the course and at the finish line.

Hotel and Travel

Official Hotel Headquarters

Information Coming Soon


RunTOBeer + Canada Running Series Beer Training Runs!

runtobeerJoin us for a run along the Toronto Waterfront 10 route, then hang out with your fellow runners while enjoying some food and beer. Meet old friends, make new ones, ask questions and get helpful tips, advice and inspiration to make the Toronto Waterfront 10 your best race ever!

These runs are free and open to everyone, but space is limited!

Run info and sign-up coming soon.

Beer Training Run #1

  • Date: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Distances: 10k, 5k, or 3k
  • Registration: Coming Soon

Beer Training Run #2

  • Date: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Distances: 10k, 5k, or 3k
  • Registration: Coming soon

Responsibility of Runners

  • Know the distance you should go that day
  • Have your own watch if planning to keep track of run time
  • Carry fluids (if fountains are along a planned route, it will be noted with route info but for any run over 40 minutes, bring your own fluids)
  • Please bring ID to confirm that you are 19 years of age or older for all Beer Training Runs.


Pacers will be provided for the front, middle and back of the pack and no one will be left behind. We recommend you keep your effort to 70-75% of you max, at a pace that allows you to speak in a conversational way.

Prizing and Awards

Don’t just win your prize, claim it! Participants have 30 days to claim any prizes.

Awards can be picked up after the event at Canada Running Series, 264 The Esplanade, Toronto. Please contact us to let us know when you plan to pick up your award: awards@canadarunningseries.com.

Course records

Men: 29:23 Eric Gillis CAN 2016
Women: 33:50 Krista DuChene CAN 2016

2017 Prizing and Awards: Men & Women

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Open Men & Women†
(Gun Time)
$300 $200 $100
Top Canadian Men & Women†
(Gun Time)
$2,500 $1,000 $800 $600 $300
Masters Men & Women
(Gun Time)
$300 $200 $100
Age Categories Men & Women
(Chip Time)
Medal Medal Medal
Walk Category Overall Men & Women
(Gun Time)
Hand Cycle Category Overall Men & Women
Minimum of 3 participants in the division in order for prize to be awarded
(Gun Time)
Course Record Bonus
Men: 29:23 Eric Gillis CAN 2016
Women: 33:50 Krista DuChene CAN 2016
  • “Canadian” is defined as: Citizens; Landed immigrants; and Refugees with official status who have been domiciled in Canada for at least one year (proof may be required).
  • Master defined as: athlete being 40 years old plus, day of event.
  • The Toronto Waterfront 10 is sanctioned and certified by Athletics Ontario, Athletics Canada and the IAAF. All athletes, not only the winners, may be subject to random drug testing.

Note: Winners of the Overall Open, Canadian and Masters divisions are not eligible for the age category prizing.

† minus 25% for slower than 30:00 (Men) and 34:00 (Women); minus 50% for slower than 31:30 (Men) and 36:00 (Women).

Elite Hosting

We do not accept emails or telephone calls.

Only applications submitted through the online elite application form are considered, but please note we do NOT issue invitations for athletes requiring a VISA to attend this event.

All athletes must have run on a certified course since January 1, 2016.

An Elite Athlete application does NOT guarantee entry. All applications must be approved by the CRS Race Director and Professional Athlete Coordinator.

We will inform each applicant of their elite status one week after the application deadline. Best efforts will be made to offer early acceptance where possible.

2017 Elite Athlete Application available now: click here. Applications close May 13, 2017.

2017 Elite Standards: 10k


Open — sub 31:00
Sub Elite — sub 32:00
Masters — sub 35:00


Open — sub 34:00
Sub Elite — sub 37:00
Masters — sub 40:00

Elite Starting List will be posted two weeks prior to the event.