As many of you are now familiar, the Scotiabank 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



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.
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2020 is a vitual race.

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

**The FAQ below does not apply to Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2020**

All participants will be organized into coloured corrals at the start line. Corral assignment will be based on the predicted finishing time you submitted when registering. On race day, look for the coloured flag that corresponds to the stripe on your bib.

Your predicted finishing time is very important to ensure you start the event with participants of a similar ability. Please see below for guidelines to assist in determining your predicted finishing time.

2014 5k male winner — 16:13
2014 5k female winner — 17:20
2014 5k average finishing time — 38:06
2014 Half Marathon male winner — 1:04:19
2014 Half Marathon female winner — 1:14:27
2014 Half Marathon average — 2:03:46
2014 Marathon male winner — 2:08:15
2014 Marathon female winner — 2:23:15
2014 Marathon average — 4:02:41
Competitive Age Category Runners — Age Category Prize is awarded based on Chip Time.

When is the starting time?

In order to ensure that all participants have a safe and enjoyable race, we will be starting the races in waves. Please be in your start corral 10 minutes before the start of the race or you will have to start at the back of the corrals. The corral entrances will close so we can move participants through the start corral in preparation for their wave start time.

It doesn’t matter! You are allowed to use one piece of valid photo ID to pick up your race kit. You will need to look up your bib number BEFORE proceeding to the race kit pick up table.

You need to know what your Bib # is (will be emailed to you on October 12 and posted on the online confirmation list and will be available for look up at the expo)
Photo ID
A printout of your registration email confirmation (or have it on your smart phone to show the volunteers).

The confirmation email will tell you the time frame for picking up the race packet.

NO. There will be absolutely no race kit pic-up on the event day.

Yes. They need to know what your Bib # is (will be emailed to you and posted on the online confirmation list on October 12 and will be available for look up at the expo)
Email or written permission from you (can be shown to volunteers from your smart phone)
A printout of your registration email confirmation (or have it on their smart phone to show the volunteers)
OR a copy of your photo ID
If picking up for friends/family, you can only do so for a maximum of three (3) including your own packet.

You must be logged into your Race Roster Account. You can find the login option at the top right of the registration form. Select the ‘Transfer’ tab on the left side of the registration form. Now select the button called ‘Transfer to a new sub-event’. Follow the next steps to complete the distance transfer.
A fee of $10.00 will be charged for sub-event transfers.
Deadline for changes is on midnight Friday, September 28.

Click here to view an interactive course map.

Photo by David Billings

Click here for past Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

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