Where and When
Start Times (Sunday March 25, 2018):
- 30km Road Race and Relays — 9:30am
(only one start for the 30k & Relays — 9:30am — 4.5 hour time limit)
- 5km — 9:45am
Please note: THERE WILL BE NO RACE KIT PICK-UP ON RACE DAY UNLESS YOU HAVE THE ATB+ PACKAGE.
30k: York Blvd at Bay St N
5k: Bay Street in front of FirstOntario Centre
101 York Blvd. L8R 3L4
INSIDE FIRSTONTARIO CENTRE — Bay and York Sts. Hamilton. Bring your family and friends to watch you finish.
Finish Line Photos:
Marathon Photos is the official photographer for the Bay Race: click here to look for your photos
FIRSTONTARIO CENTRE — 101 York Blvd. L8R 3L4, Bay and York Sts. Hamilton Ontario Canada
Downtown Map / Parking
- Click here for JPEG FirstOntario Centre parking map
- Click here for PDF FirstOntario Centre parking map
- Click here for PDF downtown Hamilton parking map
For additional information, and how to get here, see Hotels & Travel.
Course and Maps
Course certified by Bernie Conway, Run Canada/Athletics Canada
Each kilometre will be marked along the route.
Water/Gatorade stations will be available at approx. every 5k along the course as well as the Finish.
Route to Corrals & Race Start
30k Course Description
The first 20k of the Around the Bay Road Race is an exciting, scenic, and fast route. The last 10k includes rolling hills through scenic North Shore Blvd.
The race begins on York Blvd west of Bay St. The race proceeds east on York Blvd then turns left, (north) onto James St. N. Runners run north on James St. N., east on Guise St, east on Dock Service Rd, south on Ferguson Ave. N, then east onto Burlington St.
Runners proceed east on Burlington using the overpasses to the Woodward Ave. on ramp.
Runners exit north onto Woodward Ave. and then turn right onto the Beach Strip.
After crossing the Canal lift bridge the race turns onto Eastport Drive to Northshore Blvd. The race turns west bound onto the rolling hills of Northshore Blvd., and then west onto Plains Rd. Runners continue on Plains Rd. to Spring Gardens Rd. up the Valley Inn Rd Hill, entering Hamilton on York Blvd. and finish into FirstOntario Centre at York Blvd. and Bay Sts.
5k Course Description
Race will start on Bay St. in front of FirstOntario Centre, following Bay St. to Cannon St,.where the course turns left and follows Cannon St. west (this becomes York Blvd). Follow York Blvd to the turn around near the Cemetery. The course then follows York Blvd all the way back to FirstOntario Centre, entering the underground ramp and finishing inside FIRSTONTARIO CENTRE.
3 Person Relay
Each runner runs a 10km leg of the famous Bay course. Register early. Limited to the first 250 teams registered.
2 Person Relay
Each runner runs a 15km leg of the famous Bay course. Register early. Limited to the first 250 teams registered.
St. Joe's Bag Check — $5 Cash Only
Bag Check Tickets can be purchased at the Health & Fitness Expo next to Packet Pickup.
Race Day Bag Check will be located in Jackson Square at 120 King St. W beside Meridian Credit Union. Please click here for a map to Bag Check.
Baggage check items must fit in the clear plastic bag (16" x 24") provided. Luggage and other large items will not be accepted. Please leave valuables at home. We are not responsible for lost or stolen property.