Virtual & In-Person Race Details
In Person Details
VIRTUAL RACE PERIOD – March 1 – March 31, 2023
There will be no extensions on the virtual period this year. Results submitted by 11:59pm on March 31, 2023 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. 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, 2023
Virtual race results must be submitted by 11:59pm on March 31, 2023 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: 5K, 30K, Relay, and Hammer medals 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. No medals for 2K, 10K, or 15K.
For Hammer participants, you will need to enter your results in two places, once in the Hammer category, and once in each of the individual categories. This way, you are ranked in the results with other Hammer times and also in each individual race category. Click here for a video tutorial explaining the steps to follow.
Click on the “Add Result” box under The Hammer Hybrid or Virtual Hammer category to expand and see all the races within the Hammer. Enter your virtual time here and then scroll down and also enter your virtual time in the individual category.
Virtual FAQs here.
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
Online registration is now CLOSED. All the race categories are full.
The Hammer Hybrid and The Virtual Hammer presented by HOKA:
The Hammer Hybrid – Complete the 2K, 5K, 10K, 15K virtually using your own routes and at any time during the virtual race period between March 1 – March 31, 2023. Then race the 30k in person on March 26, 2023 to complete The Hammer. Times for each distance submitted by 11:59pm March 31, 2023 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!
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.
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.
Registration details here.
Please note: THERE WILL BE NO RACE KIT PICK-UP ON RACE DAY UNLESS YOU HAVE THE ATB+ PACKAGE.
In Person Race Details
in-person race – march 26, 2023
IN-Person Race Start
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 FIRSTONTARIO CENTRE — Bay and York Sts, Hamilton.
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
View Course Descriptions 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.
2 Person Relay
Each runner runs a 15km leg of the 30K Bay Race course.
Click here for more relay details and info.
View detailed Relay instructions
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.