2021 Around the Bay Virtual Race

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March 25 – April 25, 2021

As we move toward 2021, there is hope and light at the end of the tunnel but we still must proceed with caution and care.

Due to the continued uncertainty of mass participation events, the 2021 Around the Bay Road Race will be VIRTUAL. We appreciate your patience and understanding through this ever changing and unusual time. 

Online Registration NOW OPEN for the 2021 Around the Bay Virtual Race! More details here.


Winter Edition

January 2 – January 31

Day 20 Challenge:
1. 3 or 5 sets of 10 or 15 reps of Russian Twist exercise with or w/o weights OR
2. Run/Walk until you name at least 10 or 15 famous Russians (celebrities, politicians, sports figures, etc.) OR
3. Eat or drink an authentic Russian dish or beverage

Here’s How it Works:

We’ve introduced a 30 day challenge to encourage fitness and fun. You can also win great Bay Race gear with our daily and challenge completion draws.

Every day a new challenge will be announced starting on January 2 – January 31, 2021. You don’t have to complete the challenge the day it is announced but can complete it any time within the 30 day challenge. There will be a mix of physical and fun challenges. This 30 day challenge can be for any fitness level as you will have a choice on the level of difficulty.

Daily Challenges will be posted here on our home page and on our social media channels. Please feel to share your challenge experience with us.

You don’t have to perform all the challenges but you will be entered into a draw for great prizes if you complete 5, 10, 15, 20, or 30 challenges. We are operating on the honour system so we will rely on your good nature to let us know how many challenges you completed at the end. These draws will take place at the end of the 30 day challenge. Don’t forget to download your Challenge Tracker below.

If you complete at least 30 challenges, you are eligible for the grand prize draw for a pair of HOKA shoes.  Two pairs will be awarded.

With your $35 registration, you will receive:

  • Around the Bay Neck Gaiter
  • NUUN HYDRATION samples
  • Eligible for daily prize draws and completion draws

We’ll be giving away hoodies, running jackets, toques, vests, and so much more. There are tonnes of prizes to be won and we want to give them to you.

You do not have to complete the challenges on the day they are announced. They can be completed anytime between January 2 – January 31.

For all challenges, please be mindful and aware of your surroundings and perform these in a safe manner.

Please email info@bayrace.com with any inquiries not addressed in the FAQs.

The Historic “Bay Race”

Hamilton’s Around the Bay Road Race is the oldest on the continent, first run in 1894, three years before the Boston Marathon. Rich in tradition, it has been won by the best from around the world, including Boston Marathon winners and Olympic gold medallists. Become part of the continuing tradition by running this challenging course around Hamilton’s natural harbour!

Run IN four Bay Race 30K races & receive one FREE 30K entry for free!*

*Run in four Around the Bay 30K Road Races between 2020-2029 (includes 2020 and 2029) and receive the fifth 30K entry FREE! We are unable to track your races to automatically award the free entry so after your fourth 30K, email us at info@bayrace.com for verification and to receive a registration promo code. Please email us before you register for your fifth Bay Race 30K. If you contact us after you register, the free entry cannot be redeemed.

Note: This promotion replaces the previous rewards program. This promotion is subject to change. You must have official results in four Bay Race 30K races between 2020-2029 (includes 2020 and 2029) to be eligible. All free entries must be redeemed by the end of 2030.