VIRTUAL RACE PERIOD – March 1 – March 31, 2024
There will be no extensions on the virtual period this year. Results submitted by 11:59pm on March 31, 2024 will be eligible for the virtual racer’s package, virtual results posted, and medal personalization on applicable medals. If you do not submit virtual results, a virtual race package is not sent automatically. Virtual participants who complete their race outside of the virtual race period can request the racer’s package by emailing email@example.com.
What is a Virtual Race?
Virtual races are races that you would run using your own route during the virtual race period. Then you would submit your virtual race time and we would post with other virtual racers’ results.
You can run your virtual race(s) and submit your results anytime from March 1 – March 31, 2024
Virtual race results must be submitted by 11:59pm on March 31, 2024 to be eligible for the virtual racer’s package, virtual results posted on the official virtual results page, and for medal personalization on applicable medals. If results are not submitted, a package is not sent automatically.
Packages will be sent to virtual participants who submitted results. It will take 4-6 weeks after the race period closes so late April-early May for packages to arrive. Please note: medal tabs are personalized all at once, then have to be sorted and tabs affixed to medals, and then add shipping time thus the 4-6 week time frame required to send your package.
Results Link will activate on March 1, 2024.
For Hammer participants, you will need to enter your results in in the Hammer category. This way, you are ranked in the results with other Hammer times.
Click on the “Add Result” box under The Hammer Hybrid or Virtual Hammer category to expand and see all the races within the Hammer.
Shipping of your virtual race package within Canada is included in your registration fee. Out of country registrants are subject to an additional shipping charge.
You can download souvenir virtual race bibs and finisher certificates here
The Virtual Hammer is similar to the above except the 30K would be completed virtually instead of in person, using your own route and at any time during the race period.
Please note: THERE WILL BE NO RACE KIT PICK-UP ON RACE DAY UNLESS YOU HAVE THE ATB+ PACKAGE.
in-person race – march 24, 2024
5K Start: 8:30aM
10K/15K/30(34)k Start: 9:30aM
Start line for all races at the corner of Cannon St E and Lottridge St.
30K and 1st Leg of Relays: York Blvd at Bay St.
5K: Bay Street in front of FirstOntario Centre
101 York Blvd. L8R 3L4
INSIDE Tim Hortons Field
Finish Line Photos:
Marathon Photos is the official photographer for the Bay Race: click here to look for your photos
FIRSTONTARIO CENTRE — 101 York Blvd. L8R 3L4, Bay and York Sts. Hamilton Ontario Canada
Downtown Map / Parking
- York Blvd, Plains Rd to Queen St. (eastbound only Hamilton bound) CLOSED 9:00am – 4:00pm
- York Blvd from Queen St to Bay St (eastbound only) CLOSED 6:00am – 4:00pm
- Old Guelph Rd, York Rd to York Blvd CLOSED 8:00am – 2:00pm
- Bay St, York Blvd to King St CLOSED 6:00am – 4:00pm
- Dundurn St, King St to York Blvd CLOSED 9:30am – 2:00pm
- Nikola Tesla Blvd (formerly Burlington St) Overpass (eastbound), Parkdale to Woodward CLOSED 9:30am – 11:30am
- QEW Toronto bound exit ramp to North Shore Blvd E CLOSED 9:30am – 2:00pm (Detour via Fairview St)
- North Shore Blvd E Niagara bound entry ramp to the QEW CLOSED 9:30am-2:00pm
- York Blvd. west bound traffic detoured onto Hwy 403 9:30am to 4:00pm
- Hwy 403 York Blvd On Ramp CLOSED 10:00am to 4:00pm
- Plains Rd W at York Blvd CLOSED 9:30am – 2:00pm (Detour via Hwy 6 and Hwy 403)
For additional information, and how to get here, see Hotels & Travel.
Course and Maps
Relays – In Person
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be placed on the waiting list. Please specify 2-person or 3-person waiting list.
3 Person Relay
Each runner runs a 10km leg of the 30K Bay Race course.
Click here for more relay details and info.
Bag Check Tickets can be purchased at Packet Pick Up.
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: 8:00am – 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.