Are there prizes?
Yes! The 2019 pride & remembrance will offer prizes for -
overall winner, 1st place men’s/women’s/trans/non-binary - merchandise prizes & gold medals!
age group placements ages 8-19/20-29/30-39/40-49/50-59/60-69/70+ - gift cards & merchandise prizes!
fundraising prizes including 2 round-trip tickets from Air Canada for the top fundraiser and,
group of 6 private dinner for top 2 fundraising teams from Food Dudes!
+ get FREE registration for the 2020 pride & remembrance run if you fundraise over $250!
NEW “pride spirit” award for best dressed/most fab! - gift card prizes!
Can I transfer my registration if I cannot run?
The date to change the name on your bib has passed. You may still transfer your registration via the link on the Race Roster registration site. There is a $20 transfer fee. The transfer will change all the information (name, age, gender, etc.) associated with the bib.
You may also transfer the registration at the race kit pickup. Provide them your race confirmation email and bib number along with a letter of permission. There is a $20 transfer fee.
You MUST transfer your registration officially. Runners using another participants bibs are considered “bandit” runners and illegal participants. If you are found doing so you may be banned from future events
Can I defer my entry if I cannot run?
No. There are no deferrals or refunds. You may transfer your entry following the information provided for transfers.
race kit pickup
When is race kit pickup?
Race-kit pick-up will take place from 11 am to 6 pm on Thursday and Friday, June 20 and 21, at Laurier Toronto, Main Floor- Exchange Tower, 130 King Street West Toronto M5X 1C9.
Race Day kit pick-up is for out of town participants ONLY and will be available at the 519 Community Centre, 2nd Floor Ballroom, 519 Church Street, Toronto M4Y 2C9. 8-9am.
Please bring your bib number (sent by email Monday, June 17) and ID to pick up your race kit. If picking up for a friend, please bring their bib number and a letter or message giving you permission to do so.
If picking up for a Team, be able to provide the Team Name, the team members’ names and bib numbers, and identification.
Thank you for supporting the 2019 pride & remembrance run. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations of $20 or more. The registration fee helps to offset operational and organizational costs of the run. In accordance with Canada Customs and Revenue Agency regulations, the registration fee does not qualify for charitable tax receipts.
Pride and Remembrance Foundation Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor Street West, P.O. Box 19604 Toronto, Ontario M4W 3T9
Registered Charitable Organization Number 828816454 RR0001
There are washrooms available at the 519, where bag check is located. 519 Church Street. There are no washrooms on course.
Baggage check is available in the second floor ballroom at the 519 Church Street Community Centre from 8am to 12 noon.
Use your removable baggage tag on your bib and attach it to your bag.
Protect your valuables. The Pride and Remembrance Run is not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen items.
Bring your spare loonies and toonies; a $2 baggage check donation is recommended.
Start times & corrals
The 5k run starts at 10:00am. The 3k walk starts at 10:10am
Start times for runners and walkers will be based upon corrals and estimated finish time, from 5k fastest runners to 3k walkers. Corrals will be available for the following times and you are asked to put yourself in the corral that best matches your anticipated finishing time.
Do you have pacers?
We are pleased to offer the following pacers, provided by BlackToe Running.
27:30 Mike D
Is there water on course?
Yes. There will be a water station at the south east end of Queens Park Circle. It is available on both loops of the 5k course and during the 3k course. See the route map for location.
The course goes west along Wellesley Street and around Queen’s Park Circle. The 5k is 2 loops around and the 3k is 1 loop. The course returns east along Wellesley and finishes at the same place as the start.
There will be water on course.
The pride & remembrance run 5k course is Athletics Canada Certified ON-2017-036-BDC
Be respectful of other runners.
Obey all course marking and marshals.
Faster runners pass to the left. Slower runners keep to the right. Be sure to put yourself in the correct corral at start based on your expected finish.
Run or walk no more than 2 side by side. Do not hold hands or obstruct the course, especially by the finish.
If you must stop, move to the side of the course.
No hand cycles, rollerblades, bicycles or motorized vehicles are allowed on the course.
If you are wearing headphones, keep the volume low or one ear free so you can hear other runners and instructions.
You MUST transfer your registration officially. Runners using another participant’s bibs are considered “bandit” runners and illegal participants. If you are found doing so you may be banned from future events.
Can I cheer/watch?
Of course! We welcome all friends, family and fab fans of the race and our participants. We have plenty of space for you to cheer along the course. We invite you to be loud and proud, but please also be respectful of participants. Bring your signs and noise makers (NO confetti, please) but please stay behind the barriers and do not go onto the course. Listen to any instructions from course marshalls.
We suggest you arrange a spot to meet your runners after the race in the after party as the area by the finish is very busy and the finisher chute is only for participants.
Can anyone come to the after party?
You bet! All runners and spectators are welcome in the after party. The after party is located in Barbara Hall Park, beside the 519 at 519 Church Street, just north of Wellesley. Follow the signs once your exit the finish chute.
The after party will include food and drink samples fincluding -
Eastbound Brewery fab! lite beer samples for $5. Treats and samples from Starbucks, Liberte, Dufflet Pastries, Suzy's Good Fats, GT Kumbucha, Wholly Veggie, Gatorade, ESKA Water, Bananas from Stryker Bar