Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get my shirt after the race?
Is my t-shirt size guaranteed?
Can I exchange my shirt size at kit pick up or on run day?
Where do I find my Registration Confirmation and/or Promotional Gift Card?
If you are looking specifically for your promotional gift card, you can log into the Participant Dashboard to retrieve your coupons.
When does my Promotional Gift Card expire?
Your Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card expires one month after the registration cut-off date as per the chart below.
For Example – if you registered on January 8, 2019, and the registration cut-off was January 15, 2019 then your Promotional Gift Card expires on February 15, 2019. Or, if you registered on January 30, 2019 and the registration cut-off was February 15, 2019 your Promotional Gift Card expires on March 15, 2019.
Please refer to the chart below for specific registration and promotional gift card expiry dates:
|Registration Date||Registration Cost and Promotional Gift Card Value||Promotional Gift Card
|Until January 15, 2019||$50+ HST includes a $35.00 Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card, a Technical Running Shirt and a coupon for 20% off running shoes.*||Expires February 15, 2019|
|Jan. 16 - Feb. 15, 2019||$55+ HST includes a $30.00 Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card, a Technical Running Shirt and a coupon for 20% off running shoes.*||Expires March 15, 2019|
|Feb. 16 - Mar. 15, 2019||$60+ HST includes a $25.00 Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card, a Technical Running Shirt and a coupon for 20% off running shoes.*||Expires April 15, 2019|
|Mar. 16 – Apr. 15, 2019||$65+ HST includes a $20.00 Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card, a Technical Running Shirt and a coupon for 20% off running shoes.*||Expires May 15, 2019|
|Apr. 16 – Apr. 28, 2019||$70+ HST includes a Technical Running Shirt. No gift cards are available after April 15.||No Promotional Gift Card|
|Apr. 29 – May 11, 2019||Charity bibs are available for $250. You will receive a tax receipt after the run in the amount of $175 (less the $75 registration fee).||No Promotional Gift Card|
How do I create a team?
Getting Started Is Easy!
- Choose your team name.
- Nominate a Team Captain.
- The Team Captain registers for the race and creates the team during registration.
- The Team Captain informs team members that the team has been created.
- The Team members register for the race individually and join the team by selecting the team name from the drop down menu on the registration form.
Are there incentive prizes?
Run For Free/Fundraise Online
Raise a minimum of $300 (the cost to send one child to Camp Ooch for one day) online by May 12, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST you are eligible to have your race registration reimbursed.*
- * In order to qualify, the $300 total cannot include any personal donations made by you to your own personal fundraising page.
- * The registration reimbursement does not include HST or processing fees.
- * All reimbursements will be issued by September 30, 2019.
Opting out of your Reimbursement – sending more kids to Camp Ooch
Camp Ooch incurs the cost of your registration as our way of saying thank you for your commitment to raising critical funds for children with and affected by childhood cancer.
By opting out of receiving a refund, you will receive a gift-in-kind donation tax receipt and make a meaningful difference in the life of a child.
What is the charitable cause?
Ooch programs are provided to campers at absolutely no cost to their families. As a registered charity that receives no government funding, Camp ‘Ooch’ relies on the generosity of volunteers, donors and fundraising events, like the Sporting Life 10k, to ensure that every child diagnosed with cancer at SickKids Hospital has the opportunity to attend Ooch programs.
I made a donation to last year’s run. When will I get my charitable tax receipt?
I just entered the run and added a donation to Camp Ooch. Where’s my charitable tax receipt?
Do you need volunteers? How can I sign up to volunteer?
Can I wear my headphones / iPod during the run?
What roads are closed, and for how long, on Run Day?
Click here for road closure information on Yonge St. between Eglinton Ave. and Bloor St.
Click here for road closure information on Yonge St. between Bloor St. and Adelaide St.
Click here for road closure information between Richmond St. and Fort York Blvd.
What is the route like?
What is the course?
NEW FOR 2019: The Start line is now on Yonge Street at Davisville Avenue (1950 Yonge St., Toronto ON M4S 3E5). This is 1.2km south of our previous start line location.
The run now starts in midtown Toronto and proceeds south down the iconic Yonge Street to Richmond Street.
The route proceeds east on Richmond Street, south on Jarvis Street and west on Adelaide Street as you run through one of the oldest sections of Toronto. From there, the route continues west on Adelaide Street, through the Financial District to York Street. The run proceeds north on York Street to Richmond Street.
Similar to previous years, the route continues west on Richmond Street, through the entertainment district. The route continues south on Peter Street/Blue Jays Way to Front Street, west on Front street to Bathurst Street, to Fort York Blvd and to the finish line.
The finish line remains, on Fort York Blvd, in the same location, as in previous years.
After crossing the finish line, the fun continues at Coronation Park for the Post Run Party. It’s a time to celebrate what you have accomplished and the impact you have on the lives of kids affected by childhood cancer. Together we will raise over $2 million for Camp Ooch so that kids with cancer can just be kids.
Is registration capped?
Are there finisher medals?
Can anyone cross the finish line?
Can children participate?
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.
Is there a time limit?
Are walkers allowed?
Can I run the race with a baby jogger/running stroller?
Are wheelchairs allowed?
- If you are using a racing wheelchair with three wheels, please register yourself for the Wheelchair Wave that starts at 7:25am.
- If you are using a four-wheeled chair, or a recreational wheelchair, please register yourself for the 7th Wave that starts at 9:00am.
- The use of hand cranks, levers, motors or mechanical gears (e.g hand cycles) are not permitted. Please see the International Paralympic Committee’s Athletics Rules and Regulations for more details.
- For safety reasons, it is recommended that all wheelchair athletes wear a helmet during the race.
Is the race 'chip' timed?
What is included in the Entry Fee?
Exclusive Finisher medal
Personalized race bib (if you register before Wednesday, April 17)
Opportunity to run down Yonge St. in one of Canada’s largest events
Great post race celebration
Helping children living with cancer
What are the wave start times?
|Completion time||Wave #||Start time|
|Under 45:00 min’s||Wave #1||7:30am|
|45:00-52:00 min’s||Wave #2||7:35am|
|53:00-55:00 min’s||Wave #3||7:50am|
|56:00-59:00 min’s||Wave #4||8:10am|
|1:00-1:04 hours||Wave #5||8:30am|
|1:05-1:14 hours||Wave #6||8:45am|
|1:15-2:00 hours||Wave #7||9:00am|
What time does the run start?
What is the race distance and is it certified?
What are the elite athlete qualifying standards for the run?
Open — sub 33:00 minutes
Masters (40 years+) — sub 37:00 minutes
Open — sub 36:00 minutes
Masters (40 years+) — sub 40:00 minutes
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