On your marks, get set…race!

Hamilton welcomes back the Around the Bay Road Race March 25 along with thousands of participants.

Around the Bay is North America’s oldest road race and one of Hamilton’s most iconic and well-loved local events. It was first run in 1894, three years before the Boston Marathon.

The famous event has been be won by some of the best runners in the world, including Olympic-gold medalists.

Whether you’re running the 5km or 30km race or just cheering someone on from the sidelines, Tourism Hamilton wants to make sure you’ve got plenty to see, do, and of course – eat while you’re here!


Around the Bay Road Race Hamilton Ontario

 What to Do:

If you’ve got some extra time to spend in Hamilton, consider visiting one of our many attractions open all weekend, including the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Dundurn Castle or the breathtaking Royal Botanical Gardens.  For more experiences and attractions, visit Tourism Hamilton’s listings.


Art Gallery of Hamilton
Art Gallery of Hamilton

What to Eat:

Whether you’re running or cheering, you’ll no doubt work up an appetite.  There’s never been a better time to experience Hamilton’s culinary scene with so many new and delicious eateries opening up.  Visit our #MyHamilton guest blog for tons of culinary inspiration or check out our full restaurant listings.

And read this Heart of Ontario blog for some great spots to load up on carbs pre-race.


The Burnt Tongue
The Burnt Tongue, one of many great Hamilton restaurants to fuel up at.

Race Day logistics:

Visit Around the Bay’s site for all your race-day logistics, including start times and locations, detailed route maps and downtown parking maps.



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