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Sunday, September 22
Centre Island on Toronto Island
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Start Time: 9:30 am
Walkers Start Time: 9:35 am
|Race Distance||Until July 1st, 2013||July 2nd - Sept 18th, 2013||Race Weekend|
|Island Girl Half Marathon Relay||$130 + HST||$150 + HST||$170 + 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 Half Marathon Relay INCLUDE the round-trip ferry fee.
The deadline for online registration is midnight on Wednesday, September 18th.
Race Kit Pickup
Race kit pickup takes place at the Westin Harbour Castle Convention Centre, 11 Bay Street, Toronto, 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 if you bring along their confirmation or a letter signed by them.
Race kits will also be available for pick up on race morning on the island HOWEVER, expect a line up and leave yourself plenty of time to pick up your kit and drop off baggage.
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 and Relay Information
Flat and fast, two loop course on Toronto Island. Completely traffic-free!
Each kilometre will be accurately marked and aid stations will be approximately 100 metres within the designated kilometre mark.
The course will remain open for 3 1/2 hours.
Strollers and baby joggers are not permitted on the race course. This is not fair and unsafe for your fellow participants.
Each relay runner will complete 10.5 kilometres of the half marathon course. The relay exchange area is only 400m from the start / finish area (see map below). The second runner will be able to watch the start of the race before walking/jogging to the exchange area where they can wait and enjoy the Caribbean music and atmosphere! At the exchange team members will slap hands and #2 will start their race. The first runner will then will have plenty of time to return and watch her teammate finish.
Each relay participant will receive a unique finishers medal.
The exchange area will also have washrooms and water available.
This is the most hassle free and exciting relay you will ever do!!!
Aid stations will be located approximately 3K, 6K, 10K, 13K, 16K and 20K and will serve Gatorade followed by water. Vaseline and band aids will be available at each aid station. Portable toilets will be located at each aid station and at the start and finish.
Race Day Information
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.
Finishers in the Island Girl Half Marathon Relay will receive a fun, island-themed medal
Prizing will be awarded to the top 5 relay teams overall.
Accommodations for Island Girl
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?