Timing  Event 
8:30 a.m.   Baggage Check Opens, West of the Black Oak Cafe 
9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.   I High Park Pancake Breakfast 
10:00 a.m.   Spring Run-Off 8K Start 
10:40 a.m.   8K Awards Ceremony 
11:15 a.m.   Spring Run-Off 5K Start 
11:45 a.m.   Kids Run Start 
11:50 a.m.  Kill The Hill, 5K Awards & Fundraising Ceremony 


Baggage Check

8K & 5K Baggage Check will be located just south of the Black Oak Café on West Road 

Baggage Check will be open from 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 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 Spring Run-Off is not responsible for lost or stolen property, including any and all property checked at baggage check.

Directions & 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 

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 

Post-Race After-Party

More to come

Event Alert System

The Spring Run-Off will be using a colour-coded Event Alert System (EAS) at this year’s event to communicate the status of course conditions to event staff and participants leading up to and on race day. 

The levels range from Low (GREEN) to Moderate (YELLOW) to High (RED) to Extreme (BLACK) based on a variety of factors, including weather and event conditions. All event staff and participants should familiarize themselves with the Event Alert System colour indicators prior to the race, remain alert for directions from race officials, announcers and staff and take precautions to prepare for varying weather and event conditions on race day. 

Event staff and participants should stay tuned to the current Event Alert System status via email, announcements and the colour-coded flags at the Help Desk in the Pre-Race Area and at the Water & Aid Stations on course on race day. 

Results & Photos

More to come

Results Archive

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

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!

Find your photos

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Kill the Hill

Who are the best hill runners in Canada Running Series? Who will be crowned King and Queen of the Hill at this year’s 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! Check the results at 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 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. 

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!