Half Marathon Run & Walk

Race Day: Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Start Time: 7:30 AM

Start Location: Celebration Square, City Centre Drive and Duke of York Boulevard (New for 2017!). For more information, please click here.

A beautiful run that encompasses much of Mississauga's beauty. This point to point course is a fast net downhill. The course starts at Celebration Square, next to City Hall and makes its way west across the Credit River to Mississauga Road and then travels south for a beautiful stretch past the University of Toronto's Mississauga Campus, Mississaugua Golf and Country Club, and continues through some of Mississauga's most beautiful residential neighbourhoods, before winding along the scenic Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail, and along the Lakeshore to the finish at Lakefront Promenade Park. An incline is found at 10km. The 'net' downhill aspect of this race still exists, however, with a 250' (or 80m) drop from start to finish. Due to the rate of decline being greater than 1 metre per kilometre, Athletics Canada is unable to certify any record times run on the course.

To view the route map, please click the image below to enlarge.
To view a detailed route map, please click here.

For the course elevation, please click here.

Course Certification Number: ON-2010-118a-BDC
Race Kit Pickup
Participants must pick up their race kits which includes their race bib, timing chip, t-shirt and gift bag at the Runner’s Expo. There will be NO race pick up on race day. Please make note of your bib number which will be emailed to you on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 and bring that number to the kit pick-up.

For more information on the Mississauga Marathon Runner’s Expo including dates and times, please click here.

Start Line & Finish Line
Start Line: Celebration Square, City Centre Drive and Duke of York Boulevard (new for 2017!).
Finish Line: Lakefront Promenade Park

Click here for Start Line Location Map
Click here for Finish Area Location Map

Participants and spectators are encouraged to actively participate in the “See Something, Say Something” campaign. Spectators are asked to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious conduct or items to the closest law enforcement officer or by calling 9-1-1.

On Course Information
Aid Stations will be approximately every 4KM
Fluids at all stations: Recovery beverage and water
Other supplies at aid stations: Vaseline, bandages
Gels at 17KM

The Mississauga Marathon course will be open for 6.5 hours. A rolling clear will occur at the rate of slightly over 9 minutes/ kilometre (14:30 min/mile). Participants moving slower than this pace will be asked by Police to move onto the sidewalk and proceed to the finish line obeying regular pedestrian road rules.

If you register in the walking division of this event you must walk the entire race distance. There will be no prizing in the walking division but separate results will be posted for walkers.

Aid Station/Drink Station Locations
4KM
8KM
12KM
14KM
17KM
19KM

Weather
Average Monthly Temp. 12.3C (54.1F)
Average Monthly Maximum Temp. 17.4C (63.3F)
24 Hr. Monthly Average Temp. 12.4C (54.3F)
Average Monthly Minimum Temp. 7.4C (45.3F)
Monthly Rainfall 71.1mm (2.8″)

Pace Bunnies
The Full Marathon and Half Marathon will again feature Pace Bunnies who will guide all types of runners at a consistent pace. The Running Room helps us provide this valuable service. For specific times of both the Full Marathon and Half Marathon pace bunnies, please visit our FAQ page and find the question “What are the times of your Full Marathon and Half Marathon pace bunnies?”.

FREE Shuttle Buses
ATTENTION: Anyone (participants and spectators) who plans to use our event shuttle buses while being accompanied by a dog, must have them caged or muzzled to board any of the buses.

Click here to view a map with the location of Carmen Corbasson Community Centre.

Half Marathon Buses
Time Departure Point Destination Who Rides This Bus
5:00 AM - 6:30 AM Carmen Corbasson Community Centre Start Area Participants & Spectators
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM Carmen Corbasson Community Centre Finish Area Spectators
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM Start Area Finish Area Spectators
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Finish Area Carmen Corbasson Community Centre Participants & Spectators
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Finish Area Start Area Participants & Spectators
PLEASE NOTE: The last bus going to the start area will leave at 6:30 AM SHARP!

Start Area Parking

Your best method is to use our FREE shuttle bus service. However, there will be limited parking spaces at the following locations near the start line.

201 City Centre Drive - Must access via Burnhamthorpe Rd., westbound lanes ONLY, before 6:45 AM

Celebration Square (Underground) - Must access via Duke of York Blvd., northbound from Burnhamthorpe Rd. before 6:45 AM 

Square One (Southwest Parking Lot ONLY) – Must access via Princess Royal Dr. and Duke of York Blvd., southbound from Rathburn Rd. W.

Mississauga Civic Centre (Underground) - Must access via Duke of York Blvd., southbound from Rathburn Rd. W.

Living Arts Centre (Underground) 

309 Rathburn Road West  (Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga - West Lot ONLY) 

33 City Centre Drive, 55 City Centre Drive and 77 City Centre Drive - Must access via Robert Speck Parkway

1 City Centre Drive 

2 Robert Speck Parkway 

3 Robert Speck Parkway 

4 Robert Speck Parkway 

 

THERE IS NO AUTHORIZED PARKING AT SQUARE ONE SHOPPING CENTRE, OTHER THAN VIA PRINCESS ROYAL DRIVE! Parking enforcement will be on site during Race Weekend so please obey all signs and only park in designated spaces.

Finish Area Parking
There is no parking at the Finish Area. Runners and spectators are highly encouraged to use our FREE shuttle bus service.

Half Marathon Prizing

Prizing List (Open)     Half Marathon (Male)     Half Marathon (Female)        

         1st                            $500                           $500

         2nd                           $250                            $250

         3rd                            $125                            $125

Additional merchandise prizes awarded to:
    1st, 2nd and 3rd place Male and Female Open & Masters Winners
    1st, 2nd and 3rd place Male and Female finishers for all of our age categories.

All Open and Masters awards will be presented on stage at the Finish Area during the Half Marathon Awards Ceremony beginning at 10:00 AM on Race Day. All Age group awards will be posted and available for pick up at the Prizing Tent beside the stage.

Age categories are as follows: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

There will be no duplication of prizes. There will be no prizes given out for the Half Marathon Walk Category.
All prizing must be picked up on the day of the event.