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Today’s Weather and the Shakespeare Run:
Whats the plan?
Rain = race is on
Rolling Thunder = race is on
Lightning pre-race = 30 minute delay.
Lightning During Race = race stopped
Vehicles will pass through the event in this case to notify runners.

We will monitor the weather and decide if any action will be taken to modify the run. Possible scenarios include: change of race start time, change of race course, or cancellation of the event.

Wet, slick roadways, and standing water due to rain may require rerouting or shortening the course.

Lightning visible to the Race Director or reported to the Race Director will cause the start of the race to be postponed for a minimum of 30 minutes after the latest flash of lightning.

If lightning is sighted on the course after the start of the race and reported to the Race Director, we will attempt to notify runners of the sighting for the runners to decide whether or not to continue running.

In extreme weather, the Race Director may decide to cancel the race either before the race has started or after the race has started. If a decision is made to cancel the race after it has started, the decision will be promptly communicated to all section leaders on the course for communication to the runners.

We will attempt to assist runners with transportation back to the start/finish line

We are a nonprofit organization operated by volunteers with a small administrative staff. All net proceeds from the race are paid to our charities. As such, no refunds are given if the race has to be cancelled because of inclement weather.

Race Site Kit Pickup opens from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm tomorrow – at the race site.

*** Do NOT go to BlackToe today – your kit will NOT be there. Come to the race site

We have a limited supply of Tutus for you but I assume we’ll have enough for all those that would like one. Get yours at Kit Pickup. 

FAQS (updated!)
Q. What is the race Site  address?
A. 1561 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M4L 3W6 

Q. Can I pick up for a friend?
A. Yes

Q. What do I need to know or bring for kit pickup?
A. We’l only require your name, and the correct names of those you’ll be picking up for

Q. Is there Baggage Check on Race day? 
A. Yes

Q. Is there parking?
A. Yes, visit the race website for details

Q. Is there water on course?
A. Yes, approximately every 3k. Each Station will have Water, Nuun Sports Beverage and the 21k Water station will have Endurance tap gels.

Q. Is there TTC access? 
A. Yes, the stop is very close (view)

Q. Can I transfer to a different event?
A. At this point all of our events are full and transfers to different distances are no longer allowed

Our 2019 events are SOLD OUT!
Sorry no more changes or transfer 
The BRC Running Series presents: “Shakespeare Runs The Night” 
The 2nd year for our “Midsummer Night’s Run”

​Raising funds for the Centre 55 Share a Christmas Program!
​Click for more info on their charity

A BRC Running Series Event

Race Start Times
5:30 pm – 30k RUN (No 30k walkers)
*** Cutoff time for the 30k is 4:00 ***
15k RUN & WALK – 6:00pm
5k Run/Walk – 6:15 pm


Run in the evening of Saturday August 17th, 15k or 30k, dress up, as any favourite Shakespeare character! Prizes for best individual and team costumes!

Our 2nd year hosting this event will be a full on, all out, have fun, feature rich event. Of course, we’ll have Enfield Timing there and sweet new medals for all finishers. 
Plus post Race treats and more! And a few surprises.

The event will start in the Hamlet of Ashbridges Bay Park and venture out into the Leslie Spit Lighthouse.

We will cap the registrations at 800 which will surely sell out fast. Make sure you are a part of this great year!

Costume Prizes – Dress up as your favourite Shakespeare character. From any of Shakespeare’s works, not just the Midsummer Night’s Dream!

There will be prizes for individual and teams. You will be required to register on Race Day at the Expo / Party Site for a Photo Op.
$100 Gift Card to BlackToe Running for top individual
$200 Gift Card to BlackToe Running for top team (2 or more persons)

Run Prizes TBA (no awards for the Walking division)
1st overall (male/female) in each run division
2nd overall (male/female) in each run division
3rd overall (male/female) in each run division

Age Group Awards
1st place in Age Groups – Prize TBA

Age Groups:
0-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+


IMPORTANT INFO re cutoff times.

There will be a cutoff time of 4 hours for the 30k event – Please note, you will not be allowed past 20k if you do not reach by 8:10 pm*
*This is equivalent to 4h 05m total time (average pace 8:00/km). No exceptions

THEREFORE – RUNNERS ONLY in the 30k event. RUNNERS and WALKERS welcome in the 15k event.


Kit Pickup Options

  1. BlackToe Running, 95 Bathurst St. (Recommended!)
    Friday August 16, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  2. At the Race Site, on Race Day ***
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    *** Please note, race day pickup is meant for those who cannot make it to Black Toe on Friday only. Race Day pickup lines will be long and could delay the start of your race.

Where to go on Race Day?

Ashbridges Bay Park

Start location is listed as 1561 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M4L 3W6 

For more info and details on route, visit our website


30k – is a double loop of the 15k route. the double loop will include a gel station supplied by Endurance Tap.

5k Route – follows Lakeshore and Leslie, turning around at the 5k mark on the new path parallel to 
There will be a water station just after the turn around.

BAGGAGE CHECK will be made available for all runners, free of charge!


Parking Options are as follows:

  • South Side of Eastern Ave, just east of Coxwell
  • South side of Lakeshore blvd, enter either just west of Woodbine, or from Coxwell just south of  Lakeshore./
  • South of Lakeshore on Coxwell in Ashbridges Bay.

Please note: there are no refunds for this event. All registrations are considered final sales. You may transfer your registration to another runner right until 2 days before race day for a $15 fee.


Race Start Times
5:30 pm – 30k RUN (sorry, no 30k walkers)
*** Cutoff time for the 30k is 4:00 ***
15k RUN & WALK – 6:00pm
5k Run/Walk – 6:15 pm

Thank you to Tommy Thompson Park & the Toronto Region Conservation Authority for letting us use the park for the evening!

We will cap the registrations at 800 which will surely sell out fast. Make sure you are a part of this great first year! Registration is open and selling out fast so get on board now!!


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