Spring Run-Off 5K

Register

April 1st, 2023

Your registration includes:

  • 8K/5K finisher medal
  • Souvenir shirt
  • Bib

Start Line 

5K Start time: 11:15 a.m. 

5K Start line location:  On West Road, north of the Grenadier Restaurant. 

5K participants, please stay off the course/road while the 8K race is underway. The course marshals will inform you when it is time to enter the start corrals. 

5K 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. 

Finish Line 

5K finish line is on Colborne Lodge Drive, just south of the Bloor Street gate

Course Map

The 5K starts on West Road, curves around the Grenadier Café, north on Colborne Lodge Drive, turning west onto West Road. It then moves onto the path towards Grenadier Pond taking a scenic route along the south end of the Park to catch up with Spring Road as you head north toward the finish. Ideal for casual walkers and joggers, as well as serious competitors. 

Course certified accurate by Athletics Canada for the IAAF. ON-2016-001-DRY (5k). 

5K Course Map - PDF

Course Restrictions

Entry Limit 

5K: maximum 1,100 participants 

The 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. 

Participants that use Nordic Poles are welcome. 

Baby Strollers are welcome in the 5K event only. Please note that you must select that you are participating with a stroller during registration as these spots are limited. 

Time Limit 

The time limit to complete the 5K course is 1 hour 15 minutes 

*What happens if I don’t complete the race within the course time limit?  

Water Stations 

Water Stations will be provided in the following locations: 

Party Site: South of the Bloor Street gate on the west side of West Road 

On course:  Near the 1K & 3K marks of the 5K route 

Post-race: At the Finish Line and the Party Site  

Port-O-Lets 

Port-o-Lets will be provided in the following locations: 

Party Site: South of the Bloor Street gate on the west side of West Road 

8K Start: South of the Bloor Street 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. 

Medical Services 

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. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Souvenir Shirt

Finisher Medal

Participate and earn this medal featuring the iconic Grenadier Pond that the course runs along, and the beautiful wildlife that calls High Park home.