I bought the ATB+ Defer to 2024 option. Am I automatically deferred?

If you purchased the ATB+ Defer to 2024 option and email us before March 17, 2023 indicating you would like to redeem your option to defer, we can remove you from this year’s race and confirm your deferral.

If ATB+ Defer to 2024 option is purchased after March 17, 2023 and you do not participate on March 26, 2023, then we will send you a promo code to register for 2024. Due to the high volume of inquiries and close proximity to race day, we may not be able to remove you from the participant list or email a confirmation during race week.

How can I help keep the course clean?

We greatly respect the residents that allow us to host this historic race through their neighbourhoods and communities. We strongly encourage you to please hold onto your gel packs, tissues, and other unwanted items until you reach a water station where our volunteers can collect them in designated garbage receptacles.

Do you have a walking section for the 30K?

There isn’t a separate walking race category. Participants are welcome to walk if able to complete the 30K within the 4.5 hour course time limit.

All participants not reaching the 15km point by 11:45am or the 20km point by 12:30pm will be asked to take one of the relay shuttle buses back to FirstOntario Centre. The course time limit will be strictly enforced due to traffic control and runner safety. The Finish Line will be taken down at 2:00pm.

Who receives medals?

All participants in the Hammer, 30K, Relays and 5K receive a medal. There are no medals for the virtual 2K, 10K, or 15k race categories.

All 30K finishers receive a graduated finishing medal.

GoldUnder 2 hrsUnder 2:15
Silver2 hrs to 2:152:15 to 2:30
Bronzeover 2:15over 2:30

Is this event a Boston qualifier?

No, The Around the Bay Road Race (since it is not a Marathon distance) is an excellent warm up for the Boston Marathon but it is not an official qualifying race.

What kind of weather is typical for the race?

Be prepared for any type of weather because the Bay Race has had it all. We can always count on a windy day especially down the Beach Strip. Layering is always a good idea. The average temperature on race weekend is a pleasant 4°C. Average rainfall for the month is 51mm.

What are the in-person race categories?

  • 30 K (18.6 miles)
  • 3 person x 10K relay
  • 2 person x 15k relay
  • 5 K