In-Person and Virtual Run Details

Where and When

VIRTUAL RACE PERIOD – March 25 – april 25

You can run your virtual race and submit your results anytime from March 25 – April 25, 2021. Sportstats has sent an email with a unique link and instructions on how to claim your race and submit your virtual race result. If you did not receive your Sportstats email or have any timing questions or issues, please click the Sportstats support button below to submit a help ticket.

Official virtual results will be posted on Sportstats.

Shipping of your 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

Race Categories still to be determined. More details coming soon.

Race CategoryRegistration Includes:
(subject to changes/updates)
2K – $25Bay Race Neck Gaiter
5K – $45· Bay Race tech T-shirt
· 2020 5K medal personalized with 2021 virtual time & name
10K Individual – $60Bay Race Neck Gaiter & tech T-shirt
15K Individual – $60Bay Race Neck Gaiter & tech T-shirt
2 x 15K Relay $150/team· Bay Race long-sleeve tech race shirt for each member
· 2020 Relay medal personalized with 2021 virtual team name & time for each member
3 x 10K Relay $225/team· Bay Race long-sleeve tech race shirt for each member
· 2020 Relay medal personalized with 2021 virtual team name & time for each member
30K – $75· Bay Race long-sleeve tech race shirt
· 2020 30K medal personalized with 2021 virtual race time & name
*The Hammer presented by



$125
2K, 5K, 10K, 15K, & 30K
· Bay Race Neck Gaiter & tech T-shirt
· 2020 5K medal personalized with 2021 virtual time & name
· Bay Race long-sleeve tech race shirt
· 2020 30K medal personalized with 2021 virtual race time & name
· NEW Hammer medal with personalized tab on the back
· NEW Hammer souvenir t-shirt

*The HAMMER presented by HOKA:
Complete the 2K, 5K, 10K, 15K, and 30K from March 25 – April 25, 2021. Times for each distance submitted by April 25 will be included in the official results for each category. Times from each of these events will also be added together for a combined Hammer Time!

What’s Your Hammer Time?
Hammer Time Prediction Contest presented by HOKA

For Hammer Participants ONLY: Enter your predicted Hammer Time on your registration profile and if your actual Hammer Time is within two minutes of your prediction, you will be entered into a free HOKA prize draw. Predictions can be entered by clicking on your dashboard link found at the bottom of your confirmation email. Click on the Modify/Review icon and then scroll to find the field to enter your predicted Hammer Time. If registered before Feb 13, enter your prediction in the Occupation Field. Predictions must be submitted by 9:00am on March 25, 2021 to be eligible in the draw.

Hammer Time Prediction Contest Draw to take place on Monday, May 3, 2021.

2020/2021 Medals: Yes, we are using the 2020 Bay Race medals for 2021. We truly do not want to be wasteful. Whether we wanted it to be or not, 2020 was an extraordinary and memorable year. The front of the medal will remind us of the bizarre changes 2020 brought to our lives, while the back will be a hallmark of how we persevered and came out stronger (and possibly faster) on the other side. The double-year medal will be a keepsake and a conversation piece down the road…way down the road. Let’s continue to be positive, understanding, and flexible.

We hope you will participate in the 2021 Around the Bay Virtual Race because you enjoy physical activity, you would like to support our charity partners, and because you want to continue to be a part of this historic race. Plus, what else is there to do right now!

Registration details here.

Please note: THERE WILL BE NO RACE KIT PICK-UP ON RACE DAY UNLESS YOU HAVE THE ATB+ PACKAGE.

Race Start

First Ontario Centre

30k: York Blvd at Caroline 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

View Course Descriptions and Maps

Relays

Please email info@bayrace.com 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 famous Bay course. Limited to the first 250 teams registered.

2 Person Relay

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

Relay Instructions

View detailed Relay instructions

Baggage Area

$5 Cash Only

To be determined.

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.

Future Bay Race Date: March 27, 2022