Hamilton's Around the Bay Road Race is the oldest on the continent, first run in 1894, three years before the Boston Marathon. Rich in tradition, it has been won by the best from around the world, including Boston Marathon winners and Olympic gold medallists. Become part of the continuing tradition by running this challenging course around Hamilton's natural harbour!
|2nd Male||1:43:52||Reid Coolsaet||40||Hamilton|
|3rd Male||1:45:20||Lloyd Mackinnon||Kingston|
|4th Male||1:45:34||John Polson||Teneriffe|
|2nd Female||1:53:17||Rachel Hannah||Port Elgin|
|3rd Female||1:53:50||Brittany Moran||Etobiccoke|
|4th Female||1:53:40||Krista Duchene||45||Brantford|
|M 40-49||1:43:52||Reid Coolsaet||40||Hamilton|
|M 50-59||1:55:34||Marco Cote||50||Gatineau|
|M 60-69||1:56:21||Brian Murphy||60||London|
|M 70+||2:47:22||Richard Borsos||70||Ottawa|
|F 40-49||1:53:40||Krista Duchene||45||Brantford|
|F 50-59||2:22:05||Lora Yigliatore||50||Pickering|
|F 60-69||2:23:22||Elizabeth Waywell||60||Guelph|
|F 70+||2:56:23||Susan Magher||70||Laval|
The first 20k of the Around the Bay Road Race is an exciting, scenic, and fast route. The last 10k includes rolling hills through scenic North Shore Blvd.
The race begins on York Blvd west of Bay St. The race proceeds east on York Blvd then turns left, (north) onto James St. N. Runners run north on James St. N., east on Guise St, east on Dock Service Rd, south on Ferguson Ave. N, then east onto Burlington St.
Runners proceed east on Burlington using the overpasses to the Woodward Ave. on ramp.
Runners exit north onto Woodward Ave. and then turn right onto the Beach Strip.
After crossing the Canal lift bridge the race turns onto Eastport Drive to Northshore Blvd. The race turns west bound onto the rolling hills of Northshore Blvd., and then west onto Plains Rd. Runners continue on Plains Rd. to Spring Gardens Rd. up the Valley Inn Rd Hill, entering Hamilton on York Blvd. and finish into FirstOntario Centre at York Blvd. and Bay Sts.