are headed back to our traditional route. During the
"off season" we had productive discussions with the
local City Councillor. All parties concerned
understand how important our "traditional" route is
to the future success of our race. There is still
construction in the area, but a key access route
(the Cherry Street Bridge) reopened late last year.
A future meeting with City staff will determine what
modifications (if any) are necessary to the
Midsummer routes in 2014.
30K Race starts at
15K Walk starts at 6:00PM
15K Run starts at 6:45PM
5K Race starts at
Finish lines for all events are Logan Ave.
Midsummer Night's Run is a magical evening of
running staged on Toronto's East end trails and
Lake Ontario. The run will start before the
sun sets and will be finished by the light of
the moon. Shakespeare's own words well describe
this night as being "...swift as a shadow,
short as any dream..."
Click here for the 30K Map – event starts at
5:30PM (Note that there is a route change from
Runners will proceed south on Cherry Street to
Cherry Beach, east along the Martin Goodman
Trail and u-turn past the Unwin Bridge and return
to Cherry Street north to Commissioners. Also,
in Tommy Thompson Park 30K runners will follow
the 15K route and cross the foot bridge before
rounding the lighthouse. The boardwalk and
beaches park have been eliminated from the route
although participant's will still run through
Ashbridge's Bay park.)
Click here for the 15K Map –
15K Walk starts
at 6:00PM - and 15K Run starts at 6:45PM.
There are no course changes this year.
Click here for the
5K Map - Route - Start
line is at Sherbourne Common at Queens Quay and
Lower Sherbourne Street. The route heads east
merging on to the Martin
Goodman Trail before Lakeshore. Follow trail until it links up
with Cherry Street and head south to Cherry
Beach turning at the traffic circle to head back
along the Martin Goodman Trail following our 30K course.
Turn east along Commissioners
St. until Logan Ave. and the finish line. It is
a flat point
to point course.
will be available at the Start/Finish line.
are also available at the entrance to Tommy
Thompson Park (@ 2K for the 15K and @ 11k for the
through Tommy Thompson Park is a little more
than 10K and you will pass the same porta-potties
Runners pass additional washroom facilities just past
water-station #1 in Cherry Beach Park at about 4 K and
will also pass washrooms in Ashbridges Bay park
at about 24.5k and 26.5 K.
Gatorade are served on the course at aid
stations located approximately every 3K. You
pass all but one water station twice. There are
no gel stations on the course.
walkers and runners to carry there own water
bottles. Our volunteers would be pleased to
replenish your vessels as required.
fortunate to run through a beautiful
conservation area and we ask those taking gels
and using cups to be mindful of where they throw
their garbage. Our volunteers will gladly clean
up the ground around them, so please leave your
litter at the aid stations.
Start / Finish area
Start/Finish area is located on Bouchette Street
between Lakeshore Road East and Commissioners
Streets (right beside McLeary Park).
Post - 969 Eastern Ave
bus will be provided from the lot to the Start
line at McLeary Park @ Bouchette St. Shuttle
will begin at 2pm (subject to change) and we suggest arriving early.
Spaces are limited in the
area due to road closures because of the race.
passes for the lot will be sold at Race Kit Pick
up or for those picking up race kits on Saturday
at the parking lot starting at 2:00PM for $10.00
safety of all participants there will be
absolutely no parking anywhere on Bouchette
Street after 2:00pm on the day of the race. Cars
parked on the course route will be towed. No
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to the Parking Lot Shuttle from the
Greenwood subway take the #31 bus to Queen
Eastern Ave via Knox Street to the Canada Post
parking lot (map above) and take the Midsummer
shuttle provided. Shuttle will begin at 2pm and
we suggest arriving early.
For other TTC
options please check with the Toronto Transit
Commission and take into consideration weekend
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Race Kit Pick-Up
14th (Noon until 8:00PM) and Friday August 15th (10:00AM until
The location is the Ted Rogers School of Management, 8th Floor, 55
Dundas Street West
Conveniently, attached to the Eaton Centre, it's just three short
escalators or a quick ride up in the elevator.
16th from 10:00am until 4:00PM
McCleary Park (the Start/Finish line)
from a distance will be accommodated for a late
If you are
planning to pick-up your race kit on Saturday
please arrive early to avoid line-ups!
NO RACES WILL BE
DELAYED BECAUSE RACE KITS ARE STILL BEING PICKED UP!
You may pick-up a
race kit for a friend. Please ensure you have a note
or an email from them with their name, race and
may pick up as many kits as you like, but if the
line is busy you will be limited to four and asked
to line up again. We appreciate your understanding.
A Midsummer Night's
Run would like to thank
Novotel Toronto Centre
for being our Host Hotel for 2014
A preferred room rate has been
Check back soon for
A preferred room rate
has been negotiated.
can reserve online by
alternatively cut and
paste the following link into your browser
or by calling
You must register by
July 14th, 2014 to guarantee rate and room
Free shuttle service
to and from the race start/finish area will be
provided from the Novotel starting at 2:00PM on race
day and running continuously until everyone is back
to the Hotel!
Toronto Centre is located at:
45 The Esplanade
chips will be handed out at RACE KIT PICK-UP and are
part of your BIB. Please do not remove the chip from
are picking up your race kit on Saturday please plan
to arrive early to avoid line-ups!
NO RACES WILL
BE DELAYED BECAUSE RACE KITS ARE STILL BEING PICKED
If you pick up
your race kit, but DO NOT RACE, you DO NOT need to return your
chip to either Sportstats or A Midsummer Night's Run
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check will be available at the Start/Finish area.
Remember a knapsack or gym bag to check your
belongings in (no plastic bags will be handed out) Please use the tear-off tag from your race bib to
mark and identify your bag.
Time Chips, Blinkers and Safety
Timing Chips –
Sportstats will be the official timer for A
Midsummer Night’s Run.
Time chips will be handed out at RACE KIT
PICK-UP with your Bib.
Blinkers – The City of Toronto is no longer is
requiring all participants to where personal blinkers
or lights. Therefore, blinkers will NOT be
handed out this year. We want you to be
safe. The race starts in the light, but can
quickly turn dark. The wearing of blinkers or
headlamps is encouraged, but not required.
Bib – No
Chip – No Time
The City of Toronto is enforcing a strict
cut-off time on City Streets of 9:30 PM for ALL
Participants. Please follow the direction of all
Race Marshals and Toronto Police Officials while
on the course. Failure to wear a race bib,
blinker or follow an officials instructions will
result in disqualification from the event. The
City of Toronto is also enforcing turn around
points for 30K runners who have not reached the
22.5 km and 24.5 km marks by 8:30PM and 8:46PM.
(It may seem like the Bard woke up on the wrong
side of the bed this morning, but we’re keenly
interested in keeping you safe and running and
walking for years to come!)
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