As many of you are now familiar, the Toronto Waterfront Marathon has become a yearly fundraising event at Across U-hub. The marathoners run or walk to raise money for a mission we all believe in, and together we make visible East Asian youth power in the community.

In the past three years, we successfully raised over $60,000 to provide more East Asian youth the opportunity to develop leadership qualities and a platform to uncover their potentials. The marathoners’ determination and resiliency were inspired by each other through a 5 months marathon training schedule.

Why Should You Join?

To Get In Shape

Training for marathon (42 KM) will help increase your endurance. It will help make your heart stronger, improve circulation, and strengthen your muscles.

You will probably also see mental improvements as well, such as feeling less stress, being more upbeat, and experiencing the “runner’s high” on a regular basis.

Raise Money for a Good Cause

While running a marathon for its own sake is an extremely satisfying experience, you are also helping other East Asian youth the opportunity to develop leadership qualities and a platform to uncover their potentials by fund raising for Across U-hub

Improve Your Success In Life

Running a marathon is not only an achievement in itself, research has found that regular running could also help to enhance your success in other areas of life.

The fact that exercise requires planning, application, dedication and discipline means that it can help to improve your character development. I

How Can You Help?

Register To Run

Register today to run or walk the 5 km, half-marathon or the marathon

Encourage Your Friends to Support You

Sign up for Artez and encourage your friends, family and co-workers to pledge their support for Across U-hub

Invite Your Friends

Invite your friends to join you with Across U-hub as their charity of choice

Make a Donation

Make a donation to sponsor Across U-hub team members



Virtual Race

A Virtual Race is a race you can run at any location, at your pace, outside or on a treadmill, alone or with a group of friends.

You can run on anyday and at anytime between October 1st and 31st and to input your Virtual Race time.
Virtual racing is done on the honour system and the way you decide to complete your race is up to you! Once complete, visit Race Roster to input your race time.

Please note if you do smaller increments, you will need to input your cumulative time manually; if you complete the race in one attempt, you have an option to submit the running record with the following programs:

  • Map My Run
  • Strava
  • Nike Run
  • Run Keeper
  • Wearable GPS Device (Garmin, Suunto, Polar, FitBit, Apple Watch, etc)

Wherever you are! The joy of running a Virtual Race is you can start it right outside your front door. In order to avoid crowds and to adhere to social distancing guidelines, we urge that you not run the original route. Please follow the guidelines outlined by your local government regarding running outdoors to ensure you are keeping yourself and your community safe. Follow normal street lights and traffic regulations like any typical solo training run you do.

Virtual Race Safety Tips

  • Complete your race solo. Do not run with anyone else, unless they live in your household
  • If you are running with someone from your household, run single file, allowing others to pass you easily and safely
  • Avoid high traffic pedestrian and vehicle areas. Run or walk close to home in your neighbourhood during a quieter time of day.
  • Adhere to social distancing practices* while you are out running or walking. Can you safely pass someone? Can you run safely on the road? Make sure you always have a safe way to move around people to maintain 6 feet of distance.
  • Complete your run on a treadmill, if this is an option that is available to you and that you would prefer.
  • Wear appropriate clothing. Be visible and dress for the weather.
  • Bring water and/or nutrition if you’re planning a longer route. There are no water stations along the way in a virtual race.
  • Carry a cell phone with you during your virtual race and tell someone the route you’re running in case of an emergency.

* follow the advice of your local public health authority, to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Registrants can choose to have their package shipped or picked up at Running Room / Canada Running Series.

  • pickup from one of the Running Room Locations or the Canada Running Series Warehouse between September 30th to October 3rd 2021.
  • shipping will begin on Friday, October 1st 2021, and will continue on a weekly basis until the end of the Virtual Race Period. Shipping rate is $10 for Canada, $20 for international, combined shipping is not available for all registrations. Last day to request for a shipping is Oct 30th, 2021

10k In-Person Race

Photo by David Billings