2013 Island Girl 5K

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Sunday, September 22

Centre Island on Toronto Island
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Start Time:  8:30 am (no separate walkers start)

Fee Schedule

Race Distance  Until July 1st, 2013  July 2nd - Sept 18th, 2013  Race Weekend
 Island Girl 5K  $50 + HST  $55 + HST  $60 + HST

Online registration through EventsOnline and Running Room is now open. Entry fees above do not include the processing fee.

Registration fees may be paid by AMEX, VISA or MasterCard and a confirmation email will be sent immediately. 

Registration fees for the Island Girl Toronto 5K INCLUDE the round-trip ferry fee.

Online registration closes on Wednesday, September 18th at midnight.

Race Kit Pickup

 Race kit pick up takes place at the Westin Harbour Castle Convention Centre, steps from the ferry docks and directly across from the Westin Hotel.

Pick up dates and  times:

Friday, September 20 from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

You may pick up a race kit for a friend provided you have a copy of their confirmation or a letter signed by them.

Race kits will also be available for pick up on race day on the island - be prepared for a line up and arrive early.


Venue Information

Getting to the Island is easy! The 10-minute ferry ride from downtown takes you to a tranquil community with an Island way of life. The 550-acre island park made up of several small islands makes for a unique race course and venue.

The Toronto Ferry Dock is located at the foot of Bay Street and Queens Quay, just west of the Westin Harbour Castle. Participants will board the ferry to Centre Island.


Gardiner Expressway to Downtown Toronto
Eastbound Exit at Spadina (if Eastbound) or
Sherbourne/Jarvis (if Westbound)
Travel South to Queens Quay
Take Queens Quay towards Bay St
The Toronto Island Ferry Docks are behind the Westin Harbour Castle at Queens Quay/Bay St
Catch the ferry to Centre Island


Parking is available one block north at Lakeshore and Bay, one block west on Queens Quay between Bay and York Street, one block east opposite the Toronto Star building, adjacent to Captain Johns restaurant.

Course Information

A fun, out and back 5K race on Centre Island.

Strollers and baby joggers are not permitted on the race course.  This is not fair and unsafe for your fellow participants.


Map of the Island Girl Route

Aid Stations

One water station will be located at the 2.5K mark. There will be a portable toilet at this water station as well. 

Race Day Information

Start/finish Line

Dry and secure baggage check will be available. There are plenty of change facilities and washrooms at the start line. Leave yourself time to check your gear.

Post Race Party

The InfraRed Band will be sending off the participants with a lively Caribbean beat.  They will keep the party going until the racers return.

Post race food, including tropical fruit and refreshments will be available to all participants.


Prizing will be awarded to the top 3 overall in the Island Girl 5K.  No Masters and no age group awards.


Accommodations for Island Girl

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The Westin Harbour Castle is once again the host hotel for race weekend.  Conveniently located right at the ferry docks, the Westin Harbour Castle is a 4 diamond retreat right in the heart of downtown Toronto. Why not make it a girls weekend, capping it off with a fun Island Girl race on Sunday morning?

Sorry - the block of rooms held for Island Girl is now FULL.