RUN X Frequently asked questions

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What is the race format?


Run X is a 5k that features 4 laps on Exhibition Place grounds. There will be multiple waves throughout the day and each wave will have space for approximately 75 athletes. Each wave will feature a time trial start. These features will help ensure we stay onside provincially mandated congregation limits as well as on point with respect to other health and safety protocols.




Where is the start line?


The start line for Run X will be clearly marked with signage and will be visible when athletes arrive to the Bandshell Park area on Exhibition Place grounds. It is also marked on the route map that is posted on the Run X website. Athletes will be led to the start line by our officials after going through the staging area, where, among other things, you will pick up your race bib. The race announcer will make clear and loud pronouncements to assist in this process.




Will there be water on course?


There will be no water on course. There will be water post race just beyond the finish line chute. Athletes are encouraged to bring their own hydration if you think you require it on course.




Where is the finish line?


The finish line for Run X will be clearly marked with signage and will be visible when athletes arrive to the Bandshell Park area on Exhibition Place grounds. In other words, it is visible from the start line and is also marked on the route map that is posted on the Run X website. Athletes will be asked to move on as swiftly as is practicable once they have crossed the finish line and have picked up their finisher bag (snacks, water, branded mask and branded medal).




Is there food and water at the finish line?


All athletes will pick up a finisher bag once they cross the finish line. In the bag, there will be snacks and water in addition to branded race product (medal and mask). The bags will be sealed to maximize hygiene and safety.




Are there washrooms at the start line?


There will be washrooms at the start line, in the staging area and in the finish line area.




Is there a course time limit for this race?


Run X is meant to be a fun celebration marking the return of in person racing in Toronto. We expect all levels of runners and all are more than welcome to join. We are hopeful that all participants are capable of a 40 minute 5k. We may respectfully ask athletes who are still running after 45 minutes to leave the course depending on the density of the next wave.




Are athletes required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to participate?


We are continuing to speak with the City of Toronto and Toronto Public Health, among others, to determine what will be required to safely host an in person event.




If I am experiencing Covid-19 symptoms on race day, will I be entitled to a refund for not attending?


Anyone experiencing Covid-19 symptoms should stay at home on race day. Run X will make an exception to our traditional no refund policy. If this applies to you, please email us at info@runxtoronto.com




Will there be baggage check on race day?


Please note that given the current conditions, there will be no baggage check at Run X.




What time should I show up on venue on race day?


Approximately 1 week before the event, you will receive an email providing an arrival time likely 25 to 30 minutes before the specific wave time you choose during the registration process. This is when you should arrive on venue. At this specific time, you will be allowed into the designated staging area for Run X. If you arrive prior to this provided time, please stay in your vehicle or in an area where you can safely maintain physical distance until it is time to move in to the staging area.




What if I want to run with my friend at this event?


If you’d like to participate in this event with someone else, please make sure to register for the same wave start time. You will be able to choose this during the online registration process.




Will we have to wear masks in the start and finish areas?


Public health guidelines will govern this issue. Prevailing protocols currently require that masks be worn and physical distancing maintained (in the start and finish areas). These requirements will be reviewed closer to the event date.