Established in 1978, the Under Armour Spring Run-Off is an event steeped in tradition. As the annual kick-off of the Canada Running Series, this event celebrates the return of spring in Toronto’s beautiful High Park, welcoming runners of all ages to participate. And this year, we’re celebrating 45 years of running in High Park!
With a focus on family-friendly fitness, you can choose from 8 km, 5 km, and Kids Run distances and can complete your race in-person or virtually. New this year, the Thaw-Out Thirteen gives participants the option to complete a Virtual 5 km run as part of their training for the In-Person 8 km race. Participants of the Thaw-Out Thirteen will also receive a bonus UA swag item, UA Storm Run Liner Gloves! Featuring designs inspired by the nature and wildlife in High Park, participants in all distances will receive an Under Armour technical shirt and finisher medal.
Under Armour will be providing an awesome training plan to help you reach your distance goal, while having some fun along the way. We promise to keep you motivated throughout the cold winter months with tips, training and content from our ambassadors and race partners.
It won’t be a walk in the park, but we’re excited to help you say goodbye to winter and say hello to spring with the Under Armour Spring Run-Off
COVID-19 Policy – Updated March 4, 2022
Following the guidelines of Athletics Canada, Athletics Ontario, & Toronto Public Health, we have removed the requirement to show proof of vaccination for all eligible participants. We will still require masking in areas where physical distancing cannot be maintained (Pre-Race & Post-Race Areas, Start Line & Finish Line)
Race Kit Pickup
Race Kit Pickup will be available for everyone taking part in the in-person event. Race Kit Pickup will be at the Under Armour Brand House at the Eaton Centre – Level 1, 220 Yonge St, Toronto, ON.
Pickup Dates & Times:
Thursday, April 7 – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, April 8 – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Picking up for a Friend?
Please bring either their original Race Roster Registration Confirmation Email OR a text, e-mail, or hand-written note that states they allow you to pick up their race kit on their behalf.
All Race Kits for the Virtual event will be shipped to the address given at point of registration.
Special Race Kit Pickup Offer
Your 40% off online only offer is redeemable in store for Race Kit Pickup only. Ask a sales associate for details. Exclusions apply.
Directions and Parking
Please note that parking is not available within High Park on race day and the park is closed to vehicles on the weekends.
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 http://parking.greenp.com.
Take The Better Way to the Race – take the TTC!
Please note that there will be no subway service on Line 1 between Lawrence and St Clair stations on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, 2022 to accommodate work on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit construction project. Shuttle buses will operate. For more information, please visit the TTC Website.
8K & 5K Baggage Check will be located just south of the Black Oak Café on West Rd.
Baggage Check will be open from 8:30 am-12:45 pm on Race Day.
- You must use your clear baggage bag that you receive at Race Kit Pickup for Baggage Check. No other bags will be accepted.
- There will be blank white stickers at Race Kit Pickup. Please take one and attach it to your baggage bag in the box that says “Please Affix Your Sticker Here”. Please write your bib number on the sticker. To ensure that Baggage check is fast and efficient, we ask that you do this before you arrive on race day.
- We strongly recommend that you leave your valuables at home! The Under Armour Spring Run-Off is not responsible for lost or stolen property, including any and all property checked at baggage check.
Choose Your Distance
Each distance includes a unique race package full of awesome swag and goodies from our race partners! Click below to view detailed information on what you get for each distance.
Kill The Hill Challenge
Who are the best hill runners in Canada Running Series? Who will be crowned King and Queen of the Hill at this year’s Under Armour Spring Run Off? For over 40 years, runners have been conquering High Park’s Spring Road Hill in the final 365 metres of the Spring Run-Off. This year we want you to ‘Kill the Hill’ and give it everything you’ve got in those last 365m as part of our Kill The Hill Challenge!
Back by popular demand, we will be offering a separate, complete set of race results for that 365m section up the legendary hill. For both 8K and 5K you’ll be able to compare your hill-running strength against Canadian Running stars, as well as your club and crew friends.
Times will be calculated via Sportstats Race Results timing mats in the final 365m of the race and prizes will be awarded to the top male and female in both the 8K and 5K distances, including on-stage photo opportunity with cape and crown! Visit the Sportstats booth in the party site after the race to see if you’re in the running to win. Winners will be announced during our Awards Ceremony beginning at 11:50 a.m.
We want to know who’s got the most pep left in their step as they make their way up Spring Road Hill, carried by the deafening cheers of spectators, family and friends, to the finish line.
Everyone who registers for the Under Armour Spring Run-Off will be automatically entered into the challenge.
“I ♥ High Park” Pancake Breakfast
Enjoy a delicious post-run “I ♥ High Park” pancake breakfast hosted by the Grenadier Café. Tickets are $5 with all proceeds benefiting the High Park Nature Centre.
Funds raised will support the Nature Centre’s Indigenous programming. With $2,000 in funds, the Nature Centre will be able to host multiple Indigenous events. These events will educate the public about Indigenous teachings, Ceremony and provide opportunities for conversation and relationship-building.
Pancakes will be served in the Party Site from 9:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
You can pre-purchase your pancake breakfast during registration for only $5!
If you missed purchasing the pancake breakfast while signing up, you can add this to your event registration here.
You can also purchase your pancakes on Race Day for $6, while supplies last, cash only. Follow your nose to the High Park Nature Centre tents in the Party Site!
Other items for sale include:
Adult “I ♥ High Park” t-shirts – $25
Youth/Infant “I ♥ High Park” t-shirts – $20
High park bandanas – $10