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2016-DIVAS-BRANSON-1406Times & Location

Fashionably on time

  • Half Marathon- 10:00 AM
  • 5K- wave 1- 10:15 AM, wave 2- 10:18 AM, wave 3- 10:21 AM
  • Race central to the west of Avenue of the Islands. The start will take place on Avenue of the Islands heading south. The start line opens at 9:30 AM on race day. 

Entry Fees

All prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

Half Marathon fees:

  • $75 from registration opening to 12/15/16
  • $85 from 12/16/17 to 3/15/17
  • $95 from 3/16/17 to 6/8/17
  • $125 at Health & Fitness Boutique (only if space is available)

5K fees:

  • $55 from registration opening to 3/15/17
  • $65 from 3/16/17 to 6/8/17
  • $75 at Health & Fitness Boutique (only if space is available)

All prices increase at 11:59 PM EST.

Parking

Due to the location of the race site, there is no vehicular access to the race site. All participants and spectators will need to travel to Toronto Island via ferry or water taxi. The Jack Layton Ferry Terminal is located at 9 Queens Quay W. The ferry departs every 30 minutes starting at 8:00 AM. Due to the expected participation, we recommend arriving early for the ferry. Click here for more information. 

Numerous parking lots are located along Queens Quay and within the hotels. 

Taking public transit? Take the subway to Union Station and the ferry terminal is a short 5- minute walk south.

Gear Check

All participants may check their gear at the Gear Check Area located near the start line. Gear check drop off will open at 8:00 AM.
The Diva backpack given to you at packet pick up should be used as your gear check bag. Tear the gear check tag from your bib number and attach with the supplied zip tie. To claim your bag, show your bib number to the volunteer. Both the bib number and the number attached to the bag must match.
ALL BAGS MUST BE CLAIMED BY 1:30 PM. Bags not claimed will be disposed of. Please do not leave valuables, cash or jewelry in the bags. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Overall & Age Group Awards

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall and top 3 in each age group* for the Divas® Half Marathon & Divas® 5K.

Overall Awards will be presented at the finish line stage during the following times:

  • 5K Overall Awards- 11:45 AM
  • Half Marathon Overall Awards- 12:15 PM
  • Half Marathon Age Groups- 12:45 PM

Age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,  55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Age group awards will be handed out at the results tent at approximately 9:10 AM for the 5K and 11:00 AM for the Half Marathon.

*Male participants are only eligible for awards in the 5K and these will only be awarded to as top 3 male overall. Overall winners are excluded from age groups. 

If you are not present to collect your award and you want us to send you the award by mail, please download the Awards Claim Form and send it in with the appropriate fee for shipping and handling. Awards will only be available within 4 months of the event. Please note, age group awards are issued based on chip time. 

Half Marathon Course 

The Divas Half Marathon & 5K in Toronto Island will follow a very picturesque course all around Toronto Island. Starting at the Avenue of the Island, all our Diva runners will head west, meander thru the beauty of Toronto Island, and enjoy many kilometers of running less than a few feet from Lake Ontario with sites of the Toronto skyline. The entire course will be within a few meters of the water with views of the city, Lake Ontario or the inner waterways of beauty of Toronto Island, so get ready to challenge yourself in idealic temperatures, with an amazing backdrop and getting "hyped" by the music and the "Diva Stations" along the way. The course is flat. 

Half Marathon map coming soon.

5K Course 

This amazing 5K course was designed to bring you the best of Toronto Island.  If you are not yet ready for the 13.1 challenge but you are a running diva or a diva lover (for all the handsome casanovas), this race is is for you.  Enjoy a great run and an amazing and empowering experience or support the leading lady in your life!

5K map coming soon.

The Health & Fitness Boutique at Westin Harbour Castle will feature exhibitors showcasing the latest trends, designs, and advances in running shoes and apparel. The best thing about the boutique is that it is free and open to the public!

The Health & Fitness Boutique is also the Official Packet Pick-Up Headquarters. Unless VIP Packet Pick-up is purchased, participants must pick up their race packets (race bibs, participant shirts, tutus and drawstring bags) at the Health & Fitness Boutique prior to race day.

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Boutique Location:

Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON, M5J 1A6

Boutique Hours:

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 5:00 PM to8:00 PM
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Packet Pick-Up:

Unless you purchase VIP Packet Pick-Up, all race packets (race bibs, participant shirts, tutus and drawstring bags) must be picked up at the Boutique prior to race day. All participants acknowledge this policy during the registration process.

VIP Packet Pick-Up:

Purchasing VIP Packet Pick-up will allow you to pick-up your packet on race morning. If VIP Packet Pick-Up is not purchased, you must visit the Health & Fitness Boutique prior to race day to pick-up your race packet. No exceptions.

  • VIP Packet Pick-Up is an optional paid service that will allow participants to pick-up their race packet on race morning.
  • VIP Packet Pick-up must be purchased in advance during online registration; it cannot be purchased on race morning.
  • The number of VIP Packet Pick-Up tickets is limited – it will be available until the tickets sell out, or when online registration closes, whichever comes first.
  • VIP Packet Pick-Up is non-refundable, non-transferable, non-deferrable and does not include race entry.
  • VIP Packet Pick-up will open on race morning 2 hours prior to the start of the event and will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the race to ensure an on-time start. Early arrival on race day is highly recommended.
  • VIP Packet Pick-Up can be added to your registration.

Pick-Up by Proxy:

We request that all our participants pick up their own race packets at the Health & Fitness Boutique for security purposes. However, we do understand that certain circumstances may arise where you cannot come in person.

If you cannot pick up your race packet yourself, someone else can pick it up for you. In order for them to do so, they MUST have the following items with them: 

  1. A copy of your photo ID, and
  2. A printed Packet Pick Up Authorization Form (completed and signed by you)

Exhibitor Information

Click here for exhibitor info!

Host Hotel

Westin Harbour CastleThe Westin Harbour Castle

1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

DIVAS RATE: Starting at $209 a night+ taxes & fees
Hurry- space is limited!

BOOK HOTEL

The Westin Harbour Castle is located on the shores of Lake Ontario, steps away from the Downtown Core via the PATH, Toronto’s underground covered walkway. Take a walk along the revitalized waterfront, explore Toronto's theatre and entertainment districts and discover delight in all the seasonal fun our neighbourhood has to offer.

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Partner Hotels

Toronto Island Chelsea Hotell

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

33 Gerrard Street West
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

DIVAS RATE:  $179 per night + taxes and fees (single/double rate), $199 + taxes and fees (triple rate), $219 + taxes and fees (quad rate)

BOOK HOTEL

The Strathcona Hotel Downtown Toronto

Toronto Island Strathcona Hotel

60 York Street
Toronto, ON M5J 1S8

DIVAS RATE: $179 per night + taxes and fees (standard room) $199 + taxes and fees (executive room)

BOOK HOTEL

Imagine all the comforts of home combined with one of the best locations in downtown Toronto and you have got The Strathcona Hotel Downtown Toronto.Stay. Play. Work. Meet. Explore. We can handle it all. And just outside our doors is the best of our city. Our downtown Toronto hotel is across the street from the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Union Station / VIA Rail and within two blocks of Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium and in the midst of the theatre and financial districts. 

Travel Information

No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun. Discover great dining, plentiful shopping, relaxing hotels and exciting attractions along your journey. Whether you're looking for a weekend getaway, fun-filled day trip or family vacation, there is so much to experience on Toronto Island beyond the expected.

 

Air Travel

Flying to Torontois easy. The Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is serviced byall major carriers and many economy carriers with plenty of choice for traveltimes and costs. It is conveniently located within 18 miles away of theHost Hotel. Enjoy the convenience of the UP Express train to Union Station fromthe airport.  Alternatively, fly into Bill Bishop Airport (YTZ), which isserviced by Air Canada and Porter Airlines. It is a short 2 mile cab ride fromthe Host Hotel. 

 

Ground Travel

Getting to the race ste requires you to take the Toronto Island Ferry. The ferry departs from Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, which is located at 9 Queens Quay W, at the base of the host hotel. 

 

Taking public transit? Take the subway to Union Station and the ferry terminal is a short 5-minute walk south.

 

Click here for more activities in Toronto.

Weather

We can’t control it; but we sure can dress for it!

  • Average high temperature: 72 degrees F
  • Average low temperature: 50 degrees F

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