Sunday, September 17, 2017

Centre Island on Toronto Island
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Start: 10:10 am *new start time*

Registration fees for the Island Girl Half Marathon include the round-trip ferry fee.

*There are no refunds or deferrals for entry fees.*

Race Kit Pickup

Race kit pick up takes place at the Westin Harbour Castle Harbour 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 your 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 HOWEVER, expect there to be a line up and leave yourself plenty of time to pick up your race kit and drop off your baggage.

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

Flat and fast, two loop course on Toronto Island. Completely traffic-free!

Each kilometre will be accurately marked and aid stations will be approximately 100 metres after the designated kilometre mark. The course will remain open for 3 1/2 hours.

Strollers and baby joggers are not permitted during the race.  

Half marathoners complete two loops of the beautiful Toronto Islands before making your way to the steel drums, grass skirts and tropical fruit waiting for you at the finish line!

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be located approximately 3K, 6K, 10K, 13K, 16K and 20K and will serve Gatorade followed by water. Vaseline and band aids will be available at each aid station.

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 the Island Girl Half Marathon will receive a fun, island-themed medal

Prizing will be awarded to the top 3 overall in the Island Girl Half Marathon.  There will be no Masters prizing or age group prizing.


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.