Can I change my corral?

Yes, but please place yourself in the appropriate corral to ensure the balanced flow of the race is maintained. Please see the Help Desk at the Expo to change your corral.

I bought the ATB+ Defer to 2025 option. Am I automatically deferred?

You are not automatically deferred to 2025. If you purchased the ATB+ Defer to 2025 option and would like to defer, you must email us before March 20, 2024 indicating you would like to redeem/exercise your option to defer. We can remove you from this year’s race and confirm your deferral.

Summary of ATB+ Defer Option (DO) Package

  • Option to defer to 2025 for any reason
  • If you are unable to participate for whatever reason in the 2024 Bay Race, you have the option to defer your registration to 2025 with this ATB+ DO package.
  • To redeem this option, please email to inform us that you will exercise your option to defer by March 20, 2024 so we can record your deferral and remove you from the 2024 race. Then a promo code will be sent to you to register for 2025 once 2025 online registration opens. Please note you are not automatically registered for 2025. You will need to use the promo code we send to register for 2025. The promo code offsets the 2025 entry fee. If you do not email us to inform us you are exercising your deferral option, you are not automatically deferred to 2025 and you are not automatically registered for 2025.
  • Notice by email to defer must be sent to
  • Deferred registrants do not receive 2024 race kit/shirt. Deferred registrants will receive a promo code to register for the 2025 race.
  • ATB+ DO Package available for purchase until March 20, 2024.
  • No refunds on the ATB+ DO package
  • The ATB+ DO Package can only be used to defer to the next race year. I.e. If you want to further defer to 2026, you will need a 2025 ATB+ Defer Option Package.
  • Online fees and taxes applicable to ATB+ packages.

Can I still transfer? If so, how?

For the health and safety of all participants, it is important to have accurate information of actual participants and especially during emergency situations.  Only official transfers during the transfer period will be allowed.  A person who runs under someone else’s bib will be disqualified and may face suspension from future Bay Races.

You can transfer to someone else through your Race Roster dashboard until March 10, 2024. Click on transfer link near the middle top of your profile page. Click transfer to another person to initiate a transfer. The recipient of the transfer will receive an email and steps to complete the transfer including paying the transfer fee ($15 + tax and online fees).

Please note the Around The Bay Road Race is not responsible for private transactions on transfers and will not be involved in transfer disputes.

To transfer to another race category (sub-event) until March 10, 2024, click on the transfer link near the middle top of your profile page. Then click transfer to another sub-event and proceed from there.
If you upgrade, the difference will be owing but if you downgrade, there is no credit.

If you originally used a promo code to register, please email to receive a new promo code as the system will not recognize the original credit on a transfer.

If you transfer your entry to someone else, you do not receive any of the race swag. The transfer recipient will receive the race swag.

If you transfer from one race category to another race category, you will receive the race swag of the new race category. E.g. If you transfer from the Hammer Hybrid to the 15K, you will receive a long-sleeved race shirt and a 15K medal. You would not receive the Hammer Jacket or the Hammer medal.

After March 10, 2024, transfers can only be completed in person at Packet Pickup on March 22 & 23. No race day transfers or registrations.

Can family and friends watch me finish inside Tim Hortons Field?

Yes, spectators are welcome to watch in the stadium seats as participants finish the race. Section 108 is a perfect area to watch participants come through the finish line. Spectators, family and friends can come to field level entering Gate 4. You may wish to pick a certain section in the stadium to meet after the race. There is some indoor viewing space on Club Level 4.

Section 107 and Section 109 are also great for watching participants come through the finish line.

I have the ATB+ Race Day Pick Up. Where do I go to pick up my kit on race morning?

  • ATB+ Race Day Pick-up will be open from 7:30am-8:45am
  • One Packet Pick-Up per ATB+ package.
  • 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.
  • ATB+ closes at 2:30pm
  • ATB+ Race Day Pickup Location: Caretaker’s Club Lounge on Ground Level of Tim Horton’s Field (64 Melrose Ave N). Enter through Gate 3 Lobby.

Is there a bag check?

Yes, $5 Cash only.
Bag Check Tickets can be purchased at Packet Pick-Up on the Friday and Saturday before Race Day.

Bag Check Hours: 7:30am – 2:00pm

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.

Please note this Regular Bag Check is not the same as the bag check for ATB+ Race Day Pick Up. The bag check for ATB+ Race Day Pickup is in the Caretaker’s Lounge – Main Level. Enter through Gate 3 Premium Lobby.

Can I bring a stroller and/or my dog?

The following items are NOT permitted in any of the races: pets, animals, skateboards, bicycles, roller blades, strollers* and any other types of vehicles (other than official Race vehicles). These regulations are for your safety and the safety of the other participants in the race. Anyone on the course with items not permitted will be removed from the race. If you have any questions, please email

*Strollers are only permitted starting at the back of the pack for the 5K only. This is with the understanding that participants with strollers are casual non-competitive participants. Participants with strollers who are racing competitively in the 5k will be removed from the course as they are potential safety hazards.

Pets are not permitted inside Tim Hortons Field. Service dogs are not considered pets. Please see our race rules section here.