Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Quick facts

Location Toronto, Canada

Distance Marathon

Date 20 October, 2019

About Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Welcome to Toronto, the most multiculturally diverse city on the planet: over 140 languages are spoken. The flavors, aromas, sights and sounds of almost every nation converge peacefully in the streets of Toronto’s many neighborhoods: microcosms of culture thriving in a somewhat hazy ‘bigger picture’ that proud locals defend regardless. You’re likely to feel accepted here: it’s estimated that over half of Toronto’s residents were born outside Canada, and despite its complex make-up, Torontonians generally get along. Reports of intolerance and race-related violence are uncommon; no doubt a factor in Toronto winning the bid to host the Pan-Am Games in 2015 (July 10–26). The third-largest international multisport games comes with a $1.5 billion dollar price tag and is expected to draw 250,000 visitors to town. Home of the Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

More than 26,000 athletes, with participants from 50 countries. Whether you tackle the full marathon, half marathon, or 5K—the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is one of North America’s most exciting and rapidly growing running events. The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and Half Marathon is an annual marathon held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in October. The race has quickly become an elite level marathon and is one of just four IAAF Gold Label Road Races in North America



  • 42.195km

5 km

  • 5km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Route Map

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Route Map


University Ave. just south of Armoury St.





The full and half marathon start on University Avenue just north of Queen Street and finish in the heart of downtown at City Hall, at Bay and Queen Street. They head out and back along the lakeshore on a flat course that Boston hopefuls and first-timers love.

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Trivia

The race has quickly become an elite level marathon and is one of just four IAAF Gold Label Road Races in North America The flat and fast features of this event have consistently been the reason for so many people achieving a personal best, qualifying for Boston, having a memorable first marathon or an outstanding race. Power walkers and slower runners also love this course because of its 6 hour time limit.

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