FAQ :: Course and Post Race

FAQ: Course and Post Race

What is the 30K course like?
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., outside FirstOntario Centre.
The race proceeds east on York Blvd (which turns into Wilson Street), to John St., runners then turn north and proceed to Wood St. where they turn West to James St. N. Turn right on James St. N, and proceed north to Burlington Street. A right turn on Burlington St. and follow for approx. 7 k to the ramp leading to Woodward Avenue. Go north on Woodward Ave to the Beach Strip.
After crossing the Canal lift bridge the race turns onto Eastport Drive to Northshore Blvd. The race will turn west bound onto the rolling hills of Northshore Blvd., and then west onto Plains Rd. to York Blvd. and then finish into FirstOntario Centre at York Blvd. and Bay Sts.
Do you have a walking section for the 30K?
There will be no walking category in the 30K in 2016.
When and what streets are closed?
  • York Boulevard from Plains Rd West to Dundurn St. (eastbound only Hamilton bound) CLOSED 10:30am till 3:30pm;
  • York Boulevard from Dundurn to Queen Street reduced to one eastbound lane (south curb lane); all York eastbound traffic will be detoured south on Queen St. 6:00am to 4:00pm
  • York Boulevard from Queen Street to Bay Street (eastbound only) CLOSED from 6:00am to 4:00pm
  • York Blvd. west bound traffic detoured onto Hwy #403 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Hwy 403 York Blvd On Ramp CLOSED 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Bay St. between Main St. W. and York Blvd. CLOSED 6:00am to 4:00pm
Where are the aid and water stations?
Water and Gatorade stations will be available at approx. every 5k along the course as well as the Finish. Water, Gatorade and food is also located in FirstOntario Centre upon finishing the race.
Where are the toilets located along the route?
There are port-a-potties located at every water station along the course.
Are the kilometres marked?
Yes, each kilometre will be marked along the route.
Where does my event start?
30k Starts at York Blvd and Caroline St. N
5k starts on Bay St. just south of York Blvd.
Are there entertainment and bands on the course?
Various groups and individuals are along the course, some playing music, some being in costumes to entertain as well as encourage the runners every year.
When, where and what are the awards?
Finisher medals will be distributed to each participant upon completion of their event. This will take place inside FirstOntario Centre. Relay finisher medals for all members of the team will be given to the final participant of that team.
Age Group Award Certificates will be distributed to the top three individuals in their age and gender category. The 30K categories are Female/Male runners 15yrs and over — 5 year increments up to 75+. Age Group Award Certificates will be mailed out to the Top 3 finishers in their category for the 5K race starting from 9 and under up to 75+ years old in 5 year increments.
Are there finish line photos?
MarathonFoto is the official photographer for the Bay Race: click here to look for your photos

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