With participants from over sixty countries, the Toronto Marathon, celebrating its twentieth anniversary this May, has cemented its place as Canada’s premier spring race. There are distances between 5K and the marathon, and the course is fast and a popular qualifier for the Boston Marathon. This year, in an effort to create the greatest experience for Canadian and American participants, bibs and shirts can be sent out to racers, adding to the general ease of attending the event. However, none of that truly captures the magic of this race. Because what makes it so popular both with Canadians and race participants from all over the world is the energy. There’s nothing quite like the big city racing buzz.
With their famous psyching team, which offers encouragement to runners before, during and after their race, and top-notch medical team, the Toronto Marathon comes together behind experienced leadership and top-notch volunteers. It’s incremental improvement and attention to detail that has set the team effort up for 2023 success.
Meanwhile, the pandemic has only added to the pool of potential race participants and, while the numbers are still being tallied, there’s no doubt that the sport of running is seeing another big boom. With so many new runners approaching the sport, and so many people of all abilities discovering running but who have potentially never raced before, it’s an opportunity to welcome everyone to the Toronto Marathon. There’s nothing quite like racing down one of North America’s biggest cities.
The course of the Toronto Marathon snakes through Toronto and extends along the waterfront and, thanks to a long-term partnership with Sportstats, friends and families are able to track each racer in real time. The Toronto Marathon, kicking off May 7, has eighteen water and aid stations and, given the unpredictable nature of Ontario’s spring, the finish line area is tented and heated. Meanwhile, while finishers enjoy great finish line food, they’re also entitled to a free massage. So as Canadians work their way through the winter, vibes are starting to feel good for racing in Toronto this spring.
The result is energy and the buzz across North America surrounding the Toronto event is loud and growing ever more louder. The run has already raised more than $8-million for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and other charities and 2023 is shaping up to be the biggest, and best, year yet.
The Toronto Marathon will be held Sunday, May 7, 2023 in Toronto, Canada. For all of your
information, please see TorontoMarathon.com, and follow along on Instagram,