In-Person Run Information

Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 7:30am

Sporting Life 10K is back in-person and virtually for 2022!

Sporting Life 10K Toronto is back running down iconic Yonge Street!

Space is limited to 15,000 participants due to COVID safety protocols. Don’t delay! Secure your spot today!

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

You can also join us from your neighbourhood for the Sporting Life Virtual 10K from May 8-31, 2022.

Register today and run for CAMPFIRE CIRCLE (formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium). You will make healing through happiness possible for kids and families affected by childhood cancer!

Start Line Location and Route

The start line is located on Yonge St. at Davisville Ave. at 1950 Yonge St. Toronto, ON M4S 1Z4.

*The route is subject to final approval by the City of Toronto.

10K Route

We are so excited to be back and running through the streets of Toronto in support of CAMPFIRE CIRCLE.

The Sporting Life 10K is one of Canada’s flattest and fastest 10K routes! The course is almost entirely downhill on Yonge Street, one of Canada’s and Toronto’s iconic streets.

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

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*Route is subject to change, based on City of Toronto approval.

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Course Details

Sporting Life 10K start line is located at 1950 Yonge St. at Davisville Ave. This is 1.9K south of the Sporting Life store.

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 Lake Shore.  Participants will finish on the Lakeshore 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.

*The route is subject to final approval by the City of Toronto.

Your Entry Fee Includes

Souvenir running shirt
Exclusive finisher medal
Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card*. *Gift card value is based on registration date.
Personalized run bib (if you register by Wed. April 13)
Opportunity to run down Yonge Street in one of Canada’s largest events
Helping children living with cancer

2022 Run Shirt & Medal
Kit Pick-Up Information
When:

Tuesday, May 3 to Friday, May 6
9:30am to 9:00pm

Saturday, May 7
9:00am to 6:00pm

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: In order to participate in the event, all participants eligible in receiving their full vaccination will be required to show proof at kit pick-up.

T-shirt sizes cannot be exchanged and are not guaranteed, so please arrive early.

What you need to get your bib and shirt:

IMPORTANT! You will need your bib number – which will be emailed to you on Monday, May 2. Please bring a piece of Government issued photo ID and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19.

Picking up for a friend or having a friend pick up your bib and shirt for you:

You will not be able to verify proof of vaccination for someone else, if you pick-up a run kit for someone else, they will need to go to the Vaccine Verification on Run Day with their bib to have it verified.

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 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 6:00AM.

The start line is located 1.9K south of the Sporting Life store at 2665 Yonge St. Please plan accordingly.

Wave Starts

To enable everyone to have the fastest and safest event possible, we will be utilizing a multi wave start this year. You will be notified of your wave starting time by email 3 weeks before event day. All participants must be in your corral 15 minutes prior to the start of your “wave”. Please make sure to arrive early to get yourself organized. There will be coloured flags and signage at the start line that will correspond to the colour on your bib. You will only be allowed to enter the corral that corresponds to your bib colour.

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 13 or on the morning of the Sporting Life 10K.

However, anyone can enter the final corral. There will be start line volunteers at each corral. Please follow the instructions of the volunteers as they will be guiding you forward just before your wave is scheduled to cross the start line.

Timing:

Sportstats will be using the Mylaps BIBTAG Timing system to time the run. 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.

Important Info:

Do not remove the “BIBTAG” or 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. Remember, it’s “NO BIB = NO TIME”

Event Day Schedule – Sunday, May 8, 2022
TimeEvent
6:00am–7:00amBaggage Check will be on Yonge St. at Soudan Avenue, just south of Eglinton Avenue.
6:00am–7:00amRun Day Bib and Shirt Pick-up for Out of Towners only in the Sporting Life parking lot at 2665 Yonge St.
7:30am-9:00amSPORTING LIFE TORONTO 10K Starts The Start Line is located at 1950 Yonge Street (one block north of Davisville Ave).
11:00amFinish Line Closes
Sporting Life 10K Results

Run Results will be posted on Sportstats.ca

Course Restrictions/Limitations

As safety is our number one priority, all eligible participants, staff and volunteers will be required to show proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 in order to participate in the event.  All participants must follow the laws, recommended guidelines and protocols issued by the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto and the Sporting Life 10K with respect to COVID-19.

In addition to showing proof of vaccination, those protocols also include wearing a mask at Run Kit Pick-Up, at the Pre-Run and Start Area and at the Finish Line and Post-Run Area.  You will NOT be required to wear a mask while you are running or walking in the event.

You will be required to show proof of full vaccination at Run Kit Pick-Up when you receive your run bib.  No information will be stored or collected.

Due to the size of the event and for the safety of all participants, we regret that roller blades, 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 participate as a registered runner.

Children under 8 years of age can be a part of the event if they are in a stroller or in a baby jogger.

If you are planning to WALK using a stroller or mobility device, please enter 120 minutes as your estimated finishing time.

Children in strollers are free, however, as they are not registered participants, they will not receive a: run shirt, bib or finisher medal.

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 operates beginning at 8:00AM on Sundays. The first train Southbound from Finch Station leaves at 7:55AM, and the first Northbound train from Union Station leaves at 8:09AM. 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 after you have completed your run.

Event Day Road Closures

Due to the size of the event there will be several road closures on Sunday, May 8. 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.

Road closure details are coming soon.

Parking At The Finish Line

Parking is available at Exhibition Place for $16.

Bag Check

Bag check opens at 6:00AM at the Start Line Area. You can check your bag at the start for a suggested donation of $2 per bag (all proceeds go to CAMPFIRE CIRCLE) and it will be transported to Coronation Park (party site/finish line area). Bag check is located on Yonge St. at Soudan Ave. just south of Eglinton Ave. The bag trucks will be positioned according to your corral colour (i.e. if you have a blue bib, go to the bag truck with the blue flag).

For security reasons you can only use the clear plastic Sporting Life 10K bag you receive at kit pick-up to check your belongings. No other bags will be accepted.

Do not include any valuables in your bag such as: cellphones, wallets, etc. The Sporting Life 10K is not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen items.

Awards
Open - Men/Women/Non-BinarySporting Life 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
Medals and iTab

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.

SL10K 2020 iTab Medal
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.

Walkers

Walkers are welcome! PLEASE NOTE: 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 11:00AM. 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 11:00AM. If you are still on the route at this time, our course marshals will direct you to the sidewalks.

Event Alert System (EAS)

The Sporting Life 10K has implemented a colour-coded Event Alert System (EAS) for our event that will communicate the status of course conditions on event day. The levels range from Low (green) to Moderate (yellow) to High (red) to Extreme (black) based on the weather and other course conditions.

On event day, any changes to the EAS status will be communicated via colour-coded signs along the course at each water station, as well as by announcements at the start and finish lines.

All participants should familiarize themselves with the EAS prior to the Sporting Life 10K, and remain alert for directions from event officials/volunteers. All participants should take precautions to be prepared for varying course conditions at the Sporting Life 10K.

Alert LevelEvent ConditionsRecommended Actions
ExtremeEvent Cancelled/Extreme and DangerousParticipation stopped / Follow event official instructions
HighPotentially DangerousSlow down / Observe course changes / Follow event official insutrictions / Consider stopping
ModerateLess than idealSlow down / Be prepared for worsening conditions
LowGoodEnjoy the run / Be alert
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.

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 Breadalbane St.)

7K (Bremner Ave. at Roundhouse park)

At the Finish Area

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Toilets

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

Sporting Life 10K Photos

Finisherpix.com is the official photography company and will have photographers at the start, several points along the course, at the finish line and at the post-event party. Emails will be sent to participants after the Sporting Life 10K with links to view and purchase their photos. Be sure to take advantage of their Early Bird Discount!