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Places to stay in Toronto for a Marathon

Marathons in Toronto are an exciting event that brings together residents, family, and friends. Every school and the corporate team can join in a friendly competition to raise awareness and monetary donations for a good cause. Countless vendors, sponsors, and partnerships are created through these events to suppose one’s heath, give out participant took kits, and join to fight a challenge in society. Tickets and fundraising start early with tickets starting at $35 and different events along the way up until the start of the marathon.

The following article is going to look at a short-term rental – Avalon Suites Yorkville – for incoming Toronto marathoners, the CIBC Run for the Cure marathon, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, and the Original Santa Claus Parade Holly Jolly Fun Run.


Short-Term Suite

If you are planning on taking a few days off to participate in a marathon in Toronto with your corporate team, family, or just for yourself, book to stay with Avalon Suites Yorkville. Each suite is equipped to handle single travelers to a small family for special occasions and events such as marathons in the city. Each of Avalon Suites Yorkville bookings has a fully equipped kitchen and is within walking distance to Whole Foods, meaning you can prepare yourself a healthy meal before and after each marathon. Every suite has a 2-in-1 washer and dryer, so you do not have to worry about dirty laundry post-run or walk and bring home fresh smelling clothes. Not only this, but Avalon Suites Yorkville is also located within walking distance or a short commute to major downtown Toronto marathon starting locations like the CIBC Run for the Cure, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, and the Original Santa Claus Parade’s Holly Jolly Fun Run.

To book your next marathon stay with Avalon Suites Yorkville, you can book here.


CIBC Run for the Cure

CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single-day, volunteer-led event in support of the breast cancer cause and partnership between the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The marathon is also a 5k or 1k walk or run. Participating runners in the CIBC Run for the Cure has access to Fundraising tools such as an app, where you can create a personal avatar, send fundraising details on social media, personalize your page, track your progress, and earn rewards at each stage. Rewards for each stage include a t-shirt, a cure celebration kit presented by the Canadian Cancer Society, and a chance to wind a 2-way trip sponsored by WestJet. Individual awards for the day of the marathon, and team awards like corporate spirit award, school team challenge award, family and friends team challenge award, women’s team challenge award, post-secondary team challenge award, and the post-secondary top institution award. CIBC Run for the Cure national sponsors include Canpar Express, ATPH, WestJet, and Yes Tv.

If you are planning on staying with us here at Avalon Suites Yorkville, the commute to the CIBC Run for the Cure is only 30 minutes by car or 1-hour by public transit on the TTC. Avalon Suites Yorkville also offers daily parking for $30 a day – just inquire about it when you book with us!


Toronto Marathon - Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Scotiabank Toronto Marathon by the Waterfront offers a marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k, 1k kids, and Marathon Relay options to participating runners. The marathon's notable charities include Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Sick Kids Foundation, Royal Ontario Museum, Heart and Stroke Foundation, and Doctors without Borders. The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon occurs in October with registration beginning at $40 and comes with a race kit. The race kit includes items such as a finisher medal, New Balance souvenir shirt, running belt, digital bib and certificate, custom Toronto landmark stickers, Larabar, Nuun Tablet Sampler, Biotrue eye drops, and other partner items.

The starting point of the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon begins at University Ave & Queen St, with starting time of 8:45 am, and finish in the heart of downtown at City Hall, at Bay and Queen Street. f you are planning on staying with Avalon Suites Yorkville to attend the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, it will only be a 20-minute walk to the start of the event.


Holly Jolly Fun Run

The Holly Jolly Fun Run operates under the annual The Original Santa Claus Parade in Toronto. The marathon happens every November in downtown Toronto as is a festive holiday run that happens about 45 minutes before the actual start of the Santa Claus Parade. Early bird tickets for the run start at $35 a person, is for all ages, and participants can choose between 5k to 10k. Christmas runners and enthusiasts can run the parade route, dressed in any Christmas theme while being cheered on by hundreds and thousands of local Torontonians. The Holly Jolly Fun Run finishes at Maple Lead Square, where running participants can enjoy hot chocolate, and meet up with friends and family to watch the parade.

If you plan to stay with Avalon Suites Yorkville to attend the Holly Jolly Fun Run and watch the Original Santa Claus Parade in Toronto, the Holly Jolly Fun Run Start Line is just west of Bathurst St. on Bloor St. between Manning Ave. and Euclid Ave. Then, head down the route ending at Maple Leaf Square. Commuting to the start of the race will be 10-minutes by train, 9-minutes to bike or 25 minutes to walk.


Avalon Suites Yorkville

Avalon suites offer Economy suites for one person to a Presidential suite accommodating up to five people, there is sure to be one best suited for you and your family. Stay in Avalon Suites with more than 2x the space than a hotel room, decorated with modern furniture, a fully equipped kitchen, Cable Smart TVs, and an in-suite washer and dryer. Furthermore, guests have access to conference space, fitness center and gym, and concierge services.

If you are looking for local restaurants to try out while staying with Avalon, check out our blog best Restaurants for Take-Out Near our Short-term Rentals. Or if you are looking for local tourist attractions in the Yorkville area, check out our blog Things to do Around Bloor-Yorkville.

Check out Avalon Suites Yorkville blog for even more information.

Contact us at 416.731.1372 to learn more about our suites and to book!

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