2014 Race News

We are very pleased to announce that Mattamy Homes and Urbancorp are co-sponsoMattamy DP logoring the race this year as ‘Presenting’ sponsors!  They have a vested interest in the Downsview area as they are co-building condos and townhomes at the south end of Downsview Park overlooking the orchards and lake. Imagine how cool it would be living there and jumping out the door for a run on the Circuit Path whenever you wanted to!

Changes: As you’ve noticed we have a few other changes this year. We had a good thing going with the half and the airport for the first two years but when things are out of your control you have to make the most of what you have.  Due to construction at the Downsview airport and traffic issues in Downsview Park, we have had to drop the half marathon distance from the race.

Our 5k Rocks!  On the good side, in 2013 our 5k numbers were up a lot so we’re focusing on that and hope to build it to over 1,000.  The Circuit Path is a fabulous running route and can accommodate more than that easily.

New Race Date: We’ve also done pretty well in the past with the timing of the race being in early November, but the cooler weather last year hurt us a bit so we decided to move the race date into warmer weather. So that’s why it’s Saturday, September 13th.  You can run our race early Saturday morning and have the rest of the weekend to play or go away.We came, we ran, we got our medals!

The Good Stuff: What we haven’t changed are the great things about the race… the pre-race warm-up, good music, fantastic race shirt, excellent race kit goodie bag, cool medal, great food, free parking, kids’ races and face painting!

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Click here for 2012 RESULTS and PHOTOS…

Photos from the 2013 Downsview Race

Our Event Photographer Reg Good took a ton of wonderful event photos at the Downsview Half last year and you can see them all beyond what’s here. Click here for Race Photos.

As noted earlier, Marathon Photos should have contacted you by now with individual photos they took of you at the race that are available for purchase.  If you raced and didn’t hear from them, please contact us as it’s possible we and they have an incorrect email address for you.

Scotty Newlands singing the anthem made us proud

Scotty Newlands singing the anthem made us proud

 

Appreciating Bombardier aircraft from up close!

Appreciating Bombardier aircraft from up close!

 

WHO let the jets out?

WHO let the jets out?

 

Leaders of the pack... half marathon lead cyclists Paul & John Craig said, "What wind?!"

Leaders of the pack… half marathon lead cyclists Paul & John Craig said, “What wind?!”

 

Chilly morning air can't match a cosy start line huddle!

Chilly morning air can’t match a cosy start line huddle!

 

We came, we ran, we got our medals!

We came, we ran, we got our medals!

 

Dione's 'Bokwa Fitness' warm-up had us moving!

Dione’s ‘Bokwa Fitness’ warm-up had us moving!

 

The park path pacefest

The park path pacefest

 

The kids' races were a hit!

The kids’ races were a hit!

 

First one back gets the biggest soup bowl...

First one back gets the biggest soup bowl…

 

Primed for the 5k!

Primed for the 5k!

 

 

We should have had an award for the runner with the longest beard...

We should have had an award for the runner with the longest beard…

 

Would you like fries with that Aquafina?

Would you like fries with that Aquafina?

 

 

Can't beat the park's Circuit Path for variety of scenery and terrain.

Can’t beat the park’s Circuit Path for variety of scenery and terrain.