Schedule

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 Race Start
11:50 a.m.   Kill The Hill, 5K Awards & Fundraising Ceremony

 

Baggage Check

8K & 5K Baggage Check will be located underneath the Pavilion, 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. 

  • Participants will use a personal bag for Baggage Check. Please ensure your bag is no larger than 45cm (height) x 32cm (width) x 17cm (depth).
  • Your bib will have a tear off at the bottom that is to be used for baggage check. It will have your bib number on it, so you can be matched to your bag after the event. Please tear the baggage tag off of your bib and affix it to the bag you would like to check with a safety pin or zip tie.
  • 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.
  • Baggage Check will close at 12:45 p.m. After this time, any remaining bags will go to the Canada Running Series warehouse. Participants are to contact info@canadarunningseries.com to make an appointment to pick up their bag.

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  http://parking.greenp.com. 

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

Visit the TTC website for the most up-to-date transit information: www.ttc.ca and check out their Trip Planner at www.ttc.ca/Trip_planner/. 

Post-Race After-Party

After the race, come and visit the post-race area and see activations from partners: Organika and Parkdale Community Food Bank and more to be confirmed. Don’t forget to check out the awards ceremonies at the main stage.

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

Spring Run-Off 2023 Sportstats Results

Results Archive

Photos

Marathon-Photos.com 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!

*Please note: Due to the sensitive nature of the participants, the Kids Run is not captured by Marathon-Photos*

“I High Park” Pancake Breakfast 

Enjoy a delicious post-run “I High Park pancake breakfast hosted by Ubuntu. Tickets are $5 with proceeds benefiting Ubuntu. 

Pancakes will be served in the Party Site from 9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 

You can also purchase your pancakes on Race Day while supplies last, cash only. Follow your nose to the Pancake Breakfast tents in the Party Site! 

Kill the Hill

Who are the best hill runners in Canada Running Series? Who will be crowned the Super Heroes 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 man, woman and non-binary athletes in both the 8K and 5K distances, including on-stage photo opportunity with Super Hero capes! Check the results at sportstats.ca after the race to see if you’re in the running to be the Hero of the Hill. 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, though the elite participants will be excluded from the awards.