Toronto Half Marathon Race Report – Tyler M

Race: Toronto Half Marathon

Runner: Tyler M

Race Date: 05/05/2019

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Results: 1:37:09

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3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

Running through the parks
How the Marathon and half marathon courses overlap and diverge

Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you

Running through construction areas
Placement of Aid Stations

Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?

Might not be weird for everyone but because it’s in Canada the race is marked off in kilometers instead of miles.

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

I haven’t run a race on feel before so that was interesting to try.

Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race

There are some hills but not too bad. The biggest hill is right after a big downhill at the beginning.

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?


Difficulty – Is it a tough course?


Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?

I’d say it was decently well run.

Competition – Is there a strong field?

I felt so, no idea at the top end though.

Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.


Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?

Standard fare

Weather and typical race conditions

It was wonderful for 2019. Sunny 50s/60s.

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?


How’s the Swag?

The shirt this year was extremely orange but I like it.

The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?

Yes I do