ISLAND GIRL 5K flowers_med

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Centre Island on Toronto Island
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Start:  10:00 am *new start time*

Registration fees for the Island Girl 5K include the round-trip ferry fee.

*There will be no refunds or deferrals for entry fees*

Race Kit Pickup

Race kit pick up takes place at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, One Harbour Square – Lower Level.

Pick up date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Pick up time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

You may pick up a race kit for a friend provided you have a copy of their confirmation or a letter signed by them.

Race kits will also be available for pick up on race day on the island – be prepared for a line up and arrive early.

Venue Information

Getting to the Island is easy! The 10-minute ferry ride from downtown takes you to a tranquil community with an Island way of life. The 550-acre island park made up of several small islands makes for a unique race course and venue.

The Jack Layton Ferry Terminal is located at the foot of Bay Street and Queens Quay, just west of the Westin Harbour Castle. Participants will board the ferry to Centre Island.


  • Gardiner Expressway to Downtown Toronto
  • Eastbound Exit at Spadina (if Eastbound) or Sherbourne/Jarvis (if Westbound)
  • Travel South to Queens Quay
  • Take Queens Quay towards Bay St
  • The Jack Layton Ferry Terminal is behind the Westin Harbour Castle at Queens Quay/Bay St


Parking options can be found on this link (provided by the Westin Harbour Castle, not verified).

Course Information

A fun, out and back 5K race on Centre Island.

Strollers and baby joggers are not permitted on the race course.  

Aid Stations

One water station will be located at the 2.5K mark.

Race Day Information

Start/finish Line

Dry and secure baggage check will be available. There are washrooms at the start line. Leave yourself time to check your gear.

Post Race Party

The InfraRed Band will be sending off the participants with a lively Caribbean beat.  They will keep the party going until the racers return.

Post race food, including tropical fruit and refreshments will be available to all participants.


Finishers in Island Girl 5K will receive a fun, island themed medal.

Prizing will be awarded to the top 3 overall in the Island Girl 5K.  No Masters and no age group awards.


The Westin Harbour Castle, conveniently located steps away from the the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, welcomes Island Girls with a single/double rate of $249 for Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Reserve your room here.  This is a small group block and will fill quickly.