What is MERIThon?

A relay, from Toronto to MERIT Brewery (Hamilton), in support of Good Foot Delivery.

On Monday, July 1st, 2019, runners will start at Ontario Place and finish 70 kilometres later, greeted by some of the best beer in the province.

Click on the map to see it in greater detail (launching in a new frame)

Click on the map to see it in greater detail (launching in a new frame)


Solo runners, two-, four- or six-person teams, in women's, men's and mixed categories.

A mixed team is considered to be at least 50% female (but less than 100%)


$25 per runner, regardless of team size.

100% of proceeds go to Good Foot Delivery.


nuun very generously provides hydration stations along the route


We will need volunteers. We will reward our volunteers. More details to follow.


(confirmed to date… more to follow)


Do I have to be a member of RunTOBeer to participate?

Heck no!


Can a team be entered with an uneven number of runners?

Sure! But if you're hoping to win prizes your team will be considered one member larger than the number you registered with (so a team of three will be considered a quartet... a really ambitious solo runner would compete against teams of two).


What comprises a mixed team?
A mixed team is at least 50% female (but less than 100%, obviously).


Does every team start at the same time?

Nope. Because MERIT would be somewhat uncomfortable with all the runners arriving so close together, we launch in different waves. 


How many exchange points are there?

As many as you like. We'll have hydration stations set up roughly ten kilometres apart from one another, but wherever you choose to hand off is up to you. You can have a team of six where each person does three equal legs. You could have a team of two where one runner does the first and last legs, with the other runner doing the entire middle section. Your relay strategy is entirely your choice.


If I don't have a team but want to join one, can you help with that?

Not really, but if you want to drop a post on the Facebook event page (when it opens), there will likely be someone looking for you to join their crew (it's like a polygamous match.com... uhh, for runners).


If I have a team but not enough members, can you help with that?

As above, feel free to post on the event page and watch for responses to start appearing in your notifications.


What if it's really hot or stormy?

Runners are obliged to use their discretion. 2018's race was a very stormy one.

There are no refunds. If the weather is too extreme for your level of comfort please keep in mind your $25.00 goes to support a really great cause. 

 How does payment work?

Ultimately, the captain is responsible for making sure payment arrives in a timely manner. A team isn’t considered to be registered until all funds have been pledged to the Scotiabank Charity Challenge’s Good Foot Delivery page.

How Do I Register?

Please don’t until you have your FULL team in place. Then, click the button and provide the requested information. Only completed forms will get a reply, which is why it’s important you have your full team information in place.