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RUN URBAN - SEE THE WORLD

PRIVATE EARLY DOWNTOWN RUN – 10K

early 10k
This early morning run is the perfect way to see Toronto's downtown core before the hustle and bustle begins! We'll explore the financial, entertainment and historic districts and you'll get to see what makes this young city so fun, vibrant and full of culture.
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    10 km / 6.2 mi
  • Tour Duration

    1h30min
  • Level of Difficulty

    easy
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Mon - Sun
  • Start times

    Individual tour start times. Please select a preferred tour start time during the booking process.
  • Tour Language

    English

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Details

This running tour will begin at the Toronto City Hall, which houses the municipal government of Toronto and is one of the most characteristic landmarks in the city. Not least because of the famous Toronto 'Pan Am' sign right in front of it. A 'photo must' for anyone new to the city! Nathan Phillips Square right outside the City Hall is also home to several festivals and public events throughout the year.

We'll also run past the Old City Hall and the Eaton Centre which is the busiest shopping centre in North America. We continue our run on Yonge Street, once dubbed the longest street in the world and even its construction was seen as an event of national historic significance as it joined Toronto to upper Ontario and paved the way for further development.

We'll then head east towards St Lawrence Market and the Distillery district. These make up part of the historic district of Toronto. The red brick factory style architecture that you'll pass are a strong indicator of this. The distillery, founded in 1832, at the time was the largest distillery in the world. From here we'll run along the waterfront, passing some other historically industrial areas of the city and the Westin Harbour where the ferries to the Toronto Islands depart from.

A downtown Toronto run would not be complete without seeing the iconic CN tower that was built in 1976 to showcase the strength of the Canadian industry and basically defines the Toronto skyline. In addition we'll see the major sporting arenas for baseball (the Rogers Centre) and also for hockey and basketball (the Air Canada Centre), Ripley's aquarium, and also the waterfront along Lake Ontario. At the waterfront, we will enjoy incredible views and we’ll be able to see the Toronto Islands, Billy Bishop airport and run along one of the most popular cycle routes in the city, the Martin Goodman trail. Finally we’ll run along King Street, the heart of the entertainment district and home to the Toronto International Film Festival. This street is also a haven for any foodie as it boosts a variety of cuisine. We may even get to see the Toronto Transit Commission's iconic red and slightly old fashioned street-cars that are unique to Toronto.

This running tour is the perfect introduction to Toronto and all its facets.

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:
    Pick-up service from your hotel/apartment or another meeting point is possible and will be checked by the tour provider individually.
    If your hotel/apartment should be too far away from the city centre or not close to the tour route, then we will meet you at our standard meeting point.

    Standard meeting point:
    We meet you at: Near the letter 'T' by the huge Toronto 'Pan Am' sign near the fountain.
    100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
    Google Maps link: Toronto "T"

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Pick-up service
    • Tour route
  • DO YOU CANCEL IF IT RAINS?
    No, we do not cancel our tours if it rains or snows. We only cancel under extreme weather conditions such as if we expect a heavy thunderstorm or if it is very icy. If this happens we will let participants know in advance either via email or by phone. It is however, very rare that conditions are so bad, that we have to cancel, so if you are in doubt please pack some wet weather gear and expect to run.

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    Road running shoes are recommended and whatever you are comfortable running in. It is always a good idea to check the weather conditions before travelling to Toronto, especially in the winter months (November to March) so that you know what temperatures to expect.

    In summer you can easily just wear a t-shirt and a pair of shorts/tights. It is, however, very important to remember sunscreen, so that sun burn is avoided. A hat and sunglasses can also be very handy if you happen to run on a really hot day.

    During the colder months we always recommend people to wear an extra layer in addition to what they would normally wear as we have short stops along the run, in order to take photos.

    IS THERE WATER ON THE TOUR?
    Water is not included so we always recommend our guests to bring their own water on a warm day. On most tours there are a few public water fountains along the way, so if you are in need of a sip of water, simply ask the guide to point out a drinking spot.

    HOW FAST DO YOU RUN ON THE TOURS, DO I HAVE TO BE AN ELITE RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
    Not at all! Our private tours are customised to suit your running pace.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    Unfortunately, there is no storage for bags. Please, travel light.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    Yes, you can bring your camera and snap away. The running guide will also take pictures along the route, and if there is a certain place you would like your picture taken, then simply ask your guide. The pictures will be sent to you after the tour by email.

    DO YOU HAVE A HOTEL PICK-UP SERVICE?
    We offer for our private tours an optional hotel pick-up service. The hotel or apartment building should be on or close to the tour route. Please let us know your complete hotel or apartment address during the tour reservation process and we will check if we can meet you at your hotel/apartment.

    HOW DO I BOOK AND PAY FOR A TOUR?
    All tours are booked and paid for through our online booking system on our website.

    HOW LONG DO THE TOURS TAKE?
    This depends on the length of the tour (how many kilometres / miles) you choose. This information is available in the tour description.

    IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT/RESTRICTION FOR THE TOURS?
    This is at your discretion. It is the responsibility of you as a participant to ensure that you are healthy and able to participate in the tour. Children under the age of 18 are the responsibility of their parents or guardians.

    IN WHAT LANGUAGES WILL THE TOUR BE?
    The tours will be in English.

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
tip  BOOKING TIP:
BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • 1. Click on "Book Now"
  • 2. Select date/start time, # of runners
  • 3. Fill in personal data plus additional info

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  • 6. Pay with your credit card
  • NOTE: Cash payment is not possible!

email CONFIRMATION

  • 7. Check your email inbox for pre-confirmation
  • 8. Tour guides reach out to you within 24h
  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

guarantee GUARANTEE

  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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