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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, May 7, 2017
2016: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 58°F (14°C)
Average High: 66°F (18°C)
Average Low: 50° F (10°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 100.28
Course Score: 100.28

Race Size

2016: 1,494 Finishers
2015: 1,359 Finishers
2014: 1,505 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: N/A
2015: 14.7%
2014: 15%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Toronto GoodLife Marathon is a fast, net downhill course from Mel Lastman Square to Ontario Place. It one of the fastest courses in Canada and is a very good course for PRs and Boston Qualifiers.

The course drops about 105m (350 feet) from the start to finish. However, there are some rolling hills in the first 7+ miles of the race. After the long descent from just past mile 7, the second half of the course is almost completely flat.

Marathon Rankings

The Toronto GoodLife Marathon was the 5th largest marathon in Canada last year and was the 7th largest in 2014.

Last year 14.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 15% of runners qualified for Boston in 2014.

This gives the Toronto GoodLife Marathon the 19th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in Canada last year and the 18th highest percentage in 2014.

Its Course Score of 100.28 ranks it as the 2nd fastest marathon course in Canada and the 2nd fastest course in Ontario.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Toronto GoodLife Marathon a PR Score of 100.28. This PR Score ranks it as the 2nd fastest marathon in Canada and the 2nd fastest in Ontario.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 596 feet (181m)
Min Elevation: 245 feet (74m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Toronto GoodLife Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2015 Toronto GoodLife Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


One of the best, scenic runs. Friendly spectators. It would be nice to have a proper size shirt that you paid for. Picked up my packet late and got an XL shirt, bummer.

Race Tips

Just enjoy the course. Watch out for the walkers, bikers, and strollers along the lake.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Save some energy for the last leg of the race. Even the slight uphills can bite!

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Toronto GoodLife Marathon in 3:32:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.