Run Details

Where and When

Start Times (Sunday March 29, 2020):


Race Start

FirstOntario Centre

30k: York Blvd at Bay St N
5k: Bay Street in front of FirstOntario Centre

FirstOntario Centre

101 York Blvd. L8R 3L4

Race Finish

INSIDE FIRSTONTARIO CENTRE — Bay and York Sts. Hamilton. Bring your family and friends to watch you finish.

Marathon Photos

Finish Line Photos:

Marathon Photos is the official photographer for the Bay Race: click here to look for your photos

Race Headquarters

FIRSTONTARIO CENTRE — 101 York Blvd. L8R 3L4, Bay and York Sts. Hamilton Ontario Canada

Downtown Map / Parking

For additional information, and how to get here, see Hotels & Travel.


Course and Maps

Course certified by Bernie Conway, Run Canada/Athletics Canada

Kilometre Markers

Each kilometre will be marked along the route.

Aid Stations

Water/Gatorade stations will be available at approx. every 5k along the course as well as the Finish.

Route to Corrals & Race Start

View map here (PDF)

30k Map

30k Course Description

30k Route Map

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 west of Bay St. The race proceeds east on York Blvd then turns left, (north) onto James St. N. Runners run north on James St. N., east on Guise St, east on Dock Service Rd, south on Ferguson Ave. N, then east onto Burlington St.

Runners proceed east on Burlington using the overpasses to the Woodward Ave. on ramp.

Runners exit north onto Woodward Ave. and then turn right onto the Beach Strip.

After crossing the Canal lift bridge the race turns onto Eastport Drive to Northshore Blvd. The race turns west bound onto the rolling hills of Northshore Blvd., and then west onto Plains Rd. Runners continue on Plains Rd. to Spring Gardens Rd. up the Valley Inn Rd Hill, entering Hamilton on York Blvd. and finish into FirstOntario Centre at York Blvd. and Bay Sts.

5k Map

5k Course Description

Race will start on Bay St. in front of FirstOntario Centre, following Bay St. to Cannon St,.where the course turns left and follows Cannon St. west (this becomes York Blvd). Follow York Blvd to the turn around near the Cemetery. The course then follows York Blvd all the way back to FirstOntario Centre, entering the underground ramp and finishing inside FIRSTONTARIO CENTRE.



3 Person Relay

Each runner runs a 10km leg of the famous Bay course. Register early. Limited to the first 250 teams registered.

2 Person Relay

Each runner runs a 15km leg of the famous Bay course. Register early. Limited to the first 250 teams registered.

Relay Instructions

Click here for detailed Relay instructions


Baggage Area

$5 Cash Only

Bag Check Tickets can be purchased at the Health & Fitness Expo next to Packet Pickup.

Race Day Bag Check will be located beside the FirstOntario Box Office off of Bay St. Please click here for Bag Check Location.

Bag Check Hours: 8:30am – 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.