Saturday, May 3, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon
Toronto, Ontario – May 3, 2014 – Running First Ltd. is pleased to present the 2014 GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon taking place on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 featuring marathon, half marathon, relay, Loblaws 5K run and Weight Watchers 5K walk events. With participants from over 50 countries, the event benefits many local charities including The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Sick Kids, MS Society and the Canadian Diabetes Association. We hope to surpass $1 million in raised funds this year.
The marathon race starts at 7:30 am on Beecroft Road behind Mel Lastman Square in North York City Centre and finishes at Ontario Place. The relay event starts at 7:50 am and the half marathon at 8:30 am. The 5K run starts at 8:00 am and the 5K walk starts 12:00 pm. Both 5K events start and finish at Ontario Place. Course maps can be found attorontomarathon.com, or by clicking on the following links: Marathon; Half Marathon; 5K
Preceding the race is the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon Expo featuring the MarathonWoman Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson answering questions and promoting their books. Featuring over 50 vendors, runners pick up their race kits and shop for the latest in running apparel and more while gathering information on the most exciting marathon destinations and racing events.
The Expo is taking place on Friday, May 2nd, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday, May 3rd, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. The Expo is free and open to the public.
Full and partial road closures will be in effect. We will be working closely with city officials to minimize disruptions and reopen roads as quickly as possible. Police will be at major intersections to ensure public safety. Expect some delays. See below for full details.
Beecroft Rd. Elmhurst Ave. to Horsham Ave. (5:30 am to 9:00 am) N/B lane open for condo access.
Ellerslie Ave. Beecroft Rd. to Yonge St. (7:00 am to 9:00 am) Churchill Ave. Beecroft Rd. to Yonge St. (7:00 am to 9:00 am)
North York Blvd. Beecroft Rd. to Yonge St. (5:30 am to 9:00 am)Park Home Ave. Beecroft Rd. to Yonge St. (7:00 am to 9:00 am)Yonge St. Horsham Ave. to Hwy 401 – S/B only (7:00 am to 9:00 am)Hwy 401/Yonge St. – S/B ramps (7:00 am to 9:00 am)Yonge St. Hwy 401 to York Mills Rd. S/B only (7:00 am to 9:00 am)Yonge St. York Mills Rd. to Eglinton Ave. S/B only (7:00 am to 10:00 am)Yonge St. Eglinton Ave. to Chaplin Cres. S/B only (7:30 am to 10:30 am)Yonge St. Chaplin Cres. to Aylmer Rd. (8:30 am to 10:30 am) (½ Marathon Only)Chaplin Cres. Yonge St. to Oriole Pkwy. W/B only (7:30 am to 10:00 am)Oriole Pkwy. Chaplin Cres. to Lonsdale Rd. S/B only (7:30 am to 10:00 am)Lonsdale Rd. Avenue Rd. to Spadina Rd. W/B only (8:00 am to 10:00 am)Forest Hill Rd. Lonsdale Rd to Kilbarry Rd. N/B only (8:00 am to 10:00 am)Kilbarry Rd. Forest Hill Rd. to Warren Rd. W/B on S/S (8:00 am to 10:00 am)Warren Rd. Kilbarry Rd. to Lonsdale Rd. S/B (8:00 am to 10:00 am)Spadina Rd. Lonsdale Rd. to St. Clair Ave. West S/B only (8:00 am to 10:00 am)Spadina Rd. St. Clair Ave. West to Austin Terrace (8:00 am to 10:00 am)
Austin Terrace Spadina Rd. to Walmer Rd. 8:00 am to 10:00 am)
Walmer Rd./Kendal Ave. Austin Terrace to MacPherson Ave. (8:00 am to 10:00 am)
MacPherson Ave. Kendal Ave. to Davenport Rd. (8:00 am to 10:00 am)
Davenport Rd. MacPherson Ave. to Belmont St. (8:00 am to 10:00 am)Belmont St. Davenport Rd. to Yonge St. (8:00 am to 10:00 am)Aylmer Ave. Yonge St. to Rosedale Valley Rd. (8:00 am to 10:00 am)Rosedale Valley Rd. Aylmer Rd. to Bayview Ave. (8:00 am to 11:00 am)Bayview Ave. Rosedale Valley Rd. to Lower River St. (8:00 am to 11:00 am) Lower River St. Bayview Ave.to King St. East (8:00 am to 11:00 am)
King St. East River St. to Sumach St. S/S only (8:00 am to 11:00 am)Sumach St. King St. East to Eastern Ave. (8:00 am to 11:30 am)Eastern Ave. Sumach St. to Front St. East (8:00 am to 11:30 am)Front St. East Eastern Ave. to Wellington St. East (8:00 am to 11:30 am) Wellington St. East/West Front St. East to John St. (8:00 am to 11:30 am)
John St. Wellington St. West to Front St. West (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)Front St. West John St. to Bathurst St. (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)Bathurst St. Front St. West to Fort York Blvd. (8:00 am to 12:30 pm)
Fort York Blvd. Bathurst St. to Lake Shore Blvd. West (8:00 am to 12:30 pm)
Marine Parade Dr. Humber Bay Park East to Waterfront Dr. (8:30 am to 4:00 pm)
Waterfront Dr. Marine Parade Dr. to Palace Pier Ct. (8:30 am to 4:00 pm)Lake Shore Blvd. West E/B curb lane from just east of the Humber River to Ontario Place Blvd. (8:30 am to 3:00 pm) Access to roads on the south side will be permitted when safe to do so.Gardiner Expressway E/B offramp to Jarvis St. (7:00 am to 10:00 am)Gardiner Expressway W/B offramp to to Lake Shore Road (Spadina Exit)(7:00 am to 3:00 pm)Gardiner Expressway W/B onramp to Lake Shore Road (Spadina Exit)(7:00 am to 3:00 pm)
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Running First Ltd. organizes the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon, Toronto 5K, the Holly Jolly Fun Run, and Collingwood Half Marathon as well as consults to a variety of events spanning the globe. Running First continues to organize Toronto’s premier race events with the philosophy that the runner comes first. We are driven by the thousands of inspiring stories that our participants have provided to us over the years.
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