Sporting Life 10K is in-person and virtual for 2023

Whether you’re a novice looking for a new challenge or a seasoned veteran chasing after your next PB, this is the event for you. Register today for a chance to run or walk down Yonge Street.

Run for Campfire Circle! You will make healing through happiness possible for kids and families affected by childhood cancer.

We can’t wait to see you at the start line.

Run Day Details

Sunday, May 14, 2023

7:30 am

Midtown Toronto – Yonge St. & Davisville Ave.

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Start Line And Route Information

Start Line

Midtown Toronto – Yonge St. at Davisville Ave.

Finish Line

Lakeshore Blvd. by Exhibition Place and Ontario Place

Post Run Party

Coronation Park

Route Certified by  Athletics Canada – # ON-2022-003-DRY

Route Details

One of Canada’s flattest and fastest 10K routes!

The route is almost entirely downhill on Yonge Street, one of Canada’s and Toronto’s iconic streets.

From the start line, the run proceeds south down the iconic Yonge Street to Richmond Street.  The route proceeds west along Richmond, south on York to Bremner St.  Proceeds west on Bremner to Rees St. then down to the Lakeshore Blvd. Participants will finish on Lakeshore Blvd. by Exhibition Place and Ontario Place and then make their way to Coronation Park for the Post-Run Party!

It’s a time to celebrate what you have accomplished and the impact you will have on the lives of kids and families affected by childhood cancer. Together we will raise over $2 million for Campfire Circle so that kids affected by childhood cancer can just be kids.

Printable Offline Map

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Your Entry Fee Includes
  • ASICS technical running shirt
  • Exclusive finisher medal
  • Sporting Life promotional gift card
  • Personalized run bib (If registered by Wed. April 19)
  • Opportunity to run down Yonge Street in one of Canada’s largest events
  • Helping children living with cancer
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Pre-Run Details

Kit Pick-Up Information

When:

Tuesday, May 9 to Friday, May 12
10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 13
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Where:

Sporting Life – 2665 Yonge St, Toronto
(East side of Yonge St, four blocks south of Lawrence Ave, at Blythwood Rd).

Why:

You need to get your bib in order to be able to participate.

Come early to pick up your bib and shirt. Please note: T-shirt sizes cannot be exchanged and are not guaranteed.

What you need to get your bib and shirt: You will need your bib number – which will be emailed to you on Monday, May 8. Please bring a piece of Government issued photo ID.

Picking up for a friend or having a friend pick up your bib and shirt for you:
If you are picking up a bib and shirt for a friend(s), you must have their bib number(s). You will also need an e-mail or text stating you can pick up their bib and shirt on their behalf or a copy of their email registration confirmation.

Sorry, there is no late/in-person registration at bib pick-up.

Out of Towners:
Event day bib and shirt pick-up is limited to those living outside 416/647/437 area code only. Be sure to know your bib number on event morning as it will be very busy.

Event day kit pick-up will be in the Sporting Life store parking lot, 2665 Yonge St., starting at 6:00 am. The start line is located 1.9km south of the Sporting Life store at 2665 Yonge St. Please plan accordingly.

Sporting Life 10K 2023 Finishers Medal

Medals & iTAB

All participants will receive a finisher medal when they cross the finish line.

Customize your medal by ordering an iTAB, a small insert engraved with your name and finishing time that fits neatly into a recess on the back of your medal.

You will receive your iTAB by mail 6-8 weeks after the Sporting Life 10K.

Wave Starts

To ensure everyone has the fastest and safest event possible, we will be utilizing an improved multi wave start this year. Participants will be assigned a corral based on the estimated finishing time they provided during registration. Corral assignments & start timing will be communicated in April.

Participants are asked to arrive at the start line 15 minutes before their assigned start time.  Please make sure to give yourself enough time to park, check your bag and use the toilet before making your way to the start area.

Event Staff will direct each coloured corral into the start chute (fenced area) beginning 15 minutes before your assigned start time. Please follow instructions from Event Staff as they guide you toward the start line for the start of the Sporting Life 10K.

You can change your estimated finishing time through the Participant Dashboard, by logging in using the username and password you created when you registered. You will not be permitted to change your estimated finishing time after Wednesday, April 19 or on the morning of the Sporting Life 10K.

Walkers

Walkers are welcome!  A walker is considered someone who will be walking 100% of the 10K, not running/walking. If you are planning on walking 100% of the race, please put 120 minutes as your estimated finishing time. The finish line will remain open until 11:00 am. This allows everyone two hours to complete the route, which is a 12:00 min/km. Due to permit restrictions set out by the City of Toronto, all roads will re-open no later than 11:00 am. If you are still on the route at this time, our course marshals will direct you to the sidewalks.

Course Restrictions/Limitations

As safety is our number one priority, we will continue to follow the guidelines issued by the Province of Ontario and Toronto Public Health. All participants must review and follow the recommended guidelines and COVID-19 protocols mandated by Sporting Life 10K at the time of the event.

Due to the size of the event and for the safety of all participants, we regret that inline skates, bicycles, skateboards and non-service dogs are not permitted in the Sporting Life 10K.

Age Limitations:
Due to the size of the event, we ask that all children 12 years of age and under be accompanied by an adult. Children must be a minimum of 8 years old to be a registered participant. Children under 8 years of age can be a part of the event if they are in a stroller or in a baby jogger. Children in strollers are free, however, as they are not registered participants, they will not receive a run shirt, bib or finisher medal.

Plan Your Day

Getting To The Start Line And Parking

1. Take the TTC Yonge Street Bus to the start line — check the TTC website for bus schedules and bus pickup locations. There are lots of 24 hour streetcars and other buses to get you to Yonge Street: visit the TTC website for more details!

Please note: the subway begins operating at 8:00 am on Sundays. The first train Southbound from Finch Station leaves at 7:55 am, and the first Northbound train from Union Station leaves at 8:09 am. Click here for a detailed map.

2. Park in one of the parking lots near Yonge St. and Eglinton Ave. and walk south to the start line.

There is no bag check at the finish line – either leave your bag in your car, or bring it  to the start line and check it. It will be transported to the finish area where it will be waiting for you.

Shuttle Buses

Shuttle Buses are only available from the finish line area to the start line area. Shuttle bus tickets are available for purchase when you register for the run. You can purchase a ticket via the participant dashboard until Wednesday, April 19.

Bag Check

Baggage check will open at 6:30 am. You can check your bag at the start for a suggested donation of $2 per bag (all proceeds go to Campfire Circle). All bags will be transported from the start area to Coronation park near the finish line.

Bag check is located at Yonge St. and Soudan Ave just south of Eglinton Ave. You will check your bag based on your corral colour; look for the signs that match your corral colour.

For security reasons, you can only use the clear Sporting Life 10K bag you receive at Run Kit Pickup. No other bags will be accepted. We recommend you leave all your valuables at home. The Sporting Life 10K is not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen items.

Parking At The Finish Line

Parking is available at Exhibition Place for $16.

Event Day Road Closures

Due to the size of the event there will be several road closures on Sunday, May 14. Please allow additional travel time to reach your destination especially if you need to get across Yonge St. between Eglinton Ave. and Adelaide St. and/or travel on Lakeshore Blvd. Stores and businesses on Yonge St. will be open as usual during the road closures.

RacePoint Interactive Map* 

Participants: Use this map to view important course information including on-course amenities, cheer stations, and parking. 

Spectators: Use this map to view the route and decide where you want to cheer on your friends and family. 

Residents: Use this map to view road closures in your area. 

View full road closure details here.

Access Lane Details

Event Day Information

Event Day Schedule – Sunday, May 14, 2023

Time Event
6:30am Baggage Check opens – Yonge St. at Soudan Avenue, just south of Eglinton Avenue.
6:00am–7:00am Run day bib and shirt pick-up for out of towners only in the Sporting Life parking lot at 2665 Yonge St.
7:30am-8:40am SPORTING LIFE 10K Starts The Start Line is located at 1950 Yonge Street (one block north of Davisville Ave).
11:00am Finish Line closes

Post-Event Party

Once you cross the finish line, you continue on Lakeshore Blvd. into Coronation Park for the Post-Event Party where you will receive your food, water and sponsor offerings.

Timing

Sportstats.ca will be using the Bibtag timing system to time the event. With this technology, your timing chip or “bibtag” is placed on the back of your run bib. It must be correctly worn on run day for your run time to be accurately captured.

Do not remove the Bibtag/foam spacer from your bib. Do not fold your bib or excessively bend or twist the Bibtag.

Wear your bib on your front. Do not wear it on your back, side, leg or arm. “NO BIB = NO TIME”

Sporting Life 10K Results

Results will be posted on Sportstats.ca

Sporting Life 10K Photos

Info coming soon

Awards

Open – Men/Women/Non-Binary Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card
1st Place $300 Gift Card
2nd Place $200 Gift Card
3rd Place $100 Gift Card
Masters (40 years +) – Men/Women/Non-Binary
1st Place $300 Gift Card
2nd Place $200 Gift Card
3rd Place $100 Gift Card
Wheelchair Men/Women/Non-Binary
1st Place $300 Gift Card
2nd Place $200 Gift Card
3rd Place $100 Gift Card

Water And Aid Stations

Water will be available at the following locations:
At the Start Line Area – Yonge St. and Hillsdale Ave.

4K (Yonge St. and Wellesley St.)

7K (Bremner Ave. at Roundhouse park)

At the Finish Area

Medical And First-Aid

There will be First-Aid Tents at the 4K and 7K water stations. We will have a Medical Tent at the Finish Line and at the Party Site in Coronation Park. There will be medical personnel on bicycles along the route – from the Start line to the Finish line. Emergency Services may require access to the route in case of an emergency. We ask that you follow any EMS personnel instructions in case of an emergency to ensure that they are able to access the area as safely and quickly as possible.

Toilets

Will be located at the start and finish areas, and at the 4K and 7K Water Stations.

Event Alert System (EAS)

The Sporting Life 10K will be using a colour-coded Event Alert System (EAS) at this year’s event to communicate the status of course conditions to event staff and participants leading up to and on race day. 

The levels range from Low GREEN to Moderate YELLOW to High RED to Extreme BLACK based on a variety of factors, including weather and event conditions. All event staff and participants should familiarize themselves with the Event Alert System colour indicators prior to the race, remain alert for directions from race officials, announcers and staff and take precautions to prepare for varying weather and event conditions on race day.

Event staff and participants should stay tuned to the current Event Alert System status via email, announcements and signage at the Information tents in the Pre & Post-Race Areas and at the Water & Aid Stations on course on race day. 

Alert Level Event Conditions Recommended Actions
Extreme Event Cancelled/Extreme and Dangerous Participation stopped / Follow event official instructions
High Potentially Dangerous Slow down / Observe course changes / Follow event official insutrictions / Consider stopping
Moderate Less than ideal Slow down / Be prepared for worsening conditions
Low Good Conditions Enjoy the run / Be alert