Frequently Asked Questions

Do participants receive a finishers medal?

Finishers in our Island Girl Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay and 5K receive an island-themed medal.

Do I get my money back if I’m unable to run?

Unfortunately, there are no refunds or deferrals if you are unable to run.  Sorry, no exceptions.

Can I transfer my entry to a friend?

Transfers are subject to a administration fee of $15. Requests to transfer will only be accepted up to September 7th. Contact us by email to transfer.

Will there be a baggage check?

Yes, there will be dry and secure baggage check on the Island.

How does the ferry service work?

Your registration fee includes the round trip ferry ride to Toronto Island. You will be given a ferry ticket at race kit pick up and at the ferry docks on race day. Ferry times will be posted on the pre-race Coconut Telegraph sent out one week before the race.

Will there be a photographer at the finish line?

Yes, Zoom Photo will be out on the course and at the finish line to capture the moment!

Once online registration closes, how do I register?

You can register in person at race kit pick up or on race day provided the race is not sold out. Cash or cheque only please.

What is provided at an aid station?

Each aid station will have port a potties, bandages and Vaseline. Gatorade and water will be offered.

Can my friend pick up my race kit for me?

Yes, they can. Ask them to bring along your confirmation email or a signed letter from you.

How do I see my results online?

We will post the link to Sportstats on our home page after the event.

Is there a time limit on the course?

The half marathon has a 3.5 hour time limit.

What is the difference between Gun Time and Chip Time?

Gun Time: The time from the sound of the starters signal to the time when the runner crosses the finish line. Also known as the Official Time. All award categories are prized by Gun Time.

Real Time, Chip Time: The time from when the runner crosses the starting mats at the start line, to the time elapsed when the runner crosses the finishing mats. Prizing is not based on Chip Time.

Is there a prizing category for walkers?

No, not this year.

Is Island Girl for women only?

Yes. We created Island Girl to be a race for women, in celebration of women.

Is there a minimum age for the half and 5K?

The minimum age for the half marathon is 16 years and the 5K is open to all ages.

Is there an alternative to online registration?

Yes, you can mail in your registration form. Mail in entries will be accepted until September 1, 2017. Contact us by email for a mail in form. There is a processing fee for mail in registrations.

How many people can run the relay?

The Island Girl Half Marathon Relay is a TWO PERSON relay.

Are baby joggers, strollers allowed on the course during the race?

For the safety and enjoyment of all participants baby joggers and strollers are not permitted on the course.

Will there be entertainment on the course?

We are pleased to announce that the INFRARED BAND will be back for the Island Girl Half Marathon & 5K with some hot, hot, hot tunes!


Spectators are welcome to join you on the island! The more the merrier! Spectators can buy a ferry ticket at the terminal on race morning and board the same ferry as participants. Ticket booths open early on race morning for spectator ferry ticket purchases. Participants receive their ferry ticket as part of their registration fee.