When you pick up your race kit, you will receive your Hammer apparel items. When you finish the race, enter the Hammer medal line to receive your 5K, 30K, and Hammer medals.
FAQ Group: Registration & Packet Pickup
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 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.
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.
Transfers can only be completed in person at the Health & Fitness Expo on March 24 & 25. No race day transfers or registrations. Transfer fee: $20 Cash
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 on the concourse level (2nd floor) opposite of Aisle 72 in FirstOntario Centre – 101 York Blvd.
- One Packet Pick-Up per ATB+ package.
- There is only one packet for a relay team. All the relay bibs are in the one packet.
- 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+ Coat check closes at 2:30pm
When will bib numbers be assigned?
Bib numbers are now assigned. Click on this search tool link to see your bib number.
What is at the expo?
The expo showcases many vendors who are associated with running or a sport activity in some way. There are approximately 35 vendors that will be in attendance during race weekend. This is also where registrants pick up their race shirt and bib number with timing chip. The Health & Fitness Expo is free and open to the public.
Is there an expo? When? Where?
Yes, we will have our regular Health & Fitness Expo this year with lots of great exhibitors. Click here for hours and location.
Can I pick up my friend’s run packet? Can someone pick up my packet?
You or a friend can pick up your packet (Bib and Shirt) at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday or Saturday.
To avoid the wrong packet being issued, please bring one of the following:
- A copy of the confirmation email OR
- Photo ID
If picking up for someone, please have their bib numbers ready. Bib numbers will be assigned the week of March 6 and can be found using this search tool once assigned.
When & where can I pick up my race packet?
Packet pickup is available at FirstOntario Centre, 101 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3L4, on the concourse level (2nd floor). We strongly recommend you pick up your packet early as there is NO packet pickup on Race Day unless you have the ATB+ Race Day Pickup package.
You or a friend can pick up your packet during the following times. Please bring your bib number. You can look up your bib number here.
- Friday March 24, 2023 — 1:30pm to 6:30pm
- Saturday March 25, 2023 — 10am to 5pm
THERE WILL BE NO RACE KIT PICK-UP ON RACE DAY UNLESS YOU HAVE THE ATB+ Race Day Pickup PACKAGE.