Race Rules

Course Time Limits

Participants including Walkers must be able to complete the 30k course in 4.5 hours from the start of the horn at 9:30am.

The course time limit for the in-person 30K is 4.5 hours from the start of the horn at 9:30am. Participants must reach the 15K point by 11:45am and the 20K (really 19.5K) relay exchange point by 12:30pm to continue. This applies to relays as well so please ensure the first leg of the relay is aware of the course time limit as it may impact the participation of the other leg(s).

At the discretion of the POLICE, due to traffic control and runner safety, participants may be asked to walk along the sidewalks and obey traffic rules.

All participants not reaching the 15K point by 11:45am or the 20K (really 19.5K) relay exchange point by 12:30pm will be directed to the buses for a ride back to FirstOntario Centre.

The finish line will be taken down at 2:00pm.

Registered In-Participants Only

Only registered in-person participants with official Bay Race bibs will be allowed to enter the start line area and to cross the finish line on March 26, 2023. Please have bibs on the outside of your clothing for optimal chip time reading and to identify you as a participant. Our course officials may ask to see your bib if it is hidden and those without a bib will be removed from the course. Your race time may not be reflected in the official results if the bib is hidden and the chip time could not be read.

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 or doesn’t wear a bib will be disqualified and may face suspension from future Bay Races.

Age Restrictions

For the In-Person 30k and/or The Hammer Races — You must be at least 15 years of age on March 27, 2022 to participate.

Items Not Permitted

The following items are NOT permitted in the Around the Bay 30k Road Race: pets, animals, skateboards, bicycles, roller blades, strollers and any other types of vehicles (other than official Race vehicles). These regulations are for your safety and the safety of the other participants in the race. If you have any questions, please email info@bayrace.com.

Bib Number Requirements

  • All registered participants will receive a bib number that must be worn on race day.
  • Please put any necessary medical and emergency contact information on the back of the bib number with a pen or waterproof marker.
  • Please do not alter the bib in any way.
  • The bib must be visible and worn on the front outside of all clothing during the entire race.
  • All Relay participants must wear a ‘relay’ bib on the back of their shirt as well.
  • Bib numbers are non-transferable and must be worn by the registrant to whom it has been assigned.

Timing Chip on Bibs

  • Do not forget your Bib on race day: without a Bib, you will not receive a time!
  • The bib must be visible and worn on the front outside of all clothing during the entire race.
  • Each Bib is non-transferable and must be worn only by the participant to whom it is assigned.
  • Do not cross the finish line more than once.

In-Person Relay Exchange Zone and Finish Line Restrictions

Relay team members must keep the exchange zones on the Bay Race course clear. In other words, team members must remain behind the barricades, until the runner they are meeting arrives for the exchange. Lining up on the race route is prohibited. Failure to comply may result in team disqualification.

Only one team member is allowed to run the Glory Leg crossing the finish line in FirstOntario Centre. A team member from another leg may not cross the finish line. Team members will be able to reunite at FirstOntario Centre.