Drop-in Jogging

Outdoor running (seasonal) on Varsity Centre’s 400-metre, eight-lane track, weather permitting!

  • Covid Stage 3 Max Capacity per time slot = 20 participants per session
  • Please note: all Drop-In schedules are subject to change. Check the program registration page via links below for the most up to date schedule and available time slots.

Sign-up required

This program now requires registration to participate, please sign up in advance to reserve your time slot. Registration is FREE for incidental fee-paying students enrolled in Fall courses at U of T.

Register here!

VACCINATION & SCREENING REQUIRED

In line with recommendations from public health authorities, participants must be fully vaccinated – 2 doses +14 days - by September 22, 2021 and complete a pre-visit screening form on the day of your visit before using our facilities.  The pre-screening tool will be available online and printed copies will also available at check-in if you do not have access to the online form. Please be ready to present your completed form (digital/mobile or print copy) when you check-in.

Please read the latest update on our safety protocols.


Location

Varsity Centre (299 Bloor Street West)

  • Please enter through the Varsity Centre Pavilion (off Devonshire Pl.)

Eligibility

Students: Fall 2021 students paying incidental fees can access this programming at no additional cost. 

Members: Anyone who has a Fall 2021 one- or four-month membership. 

Current Programming
  • Each session is 45 minutes in length, please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your program time
  • Please note: participants are asked to run on the inner lane unless passing someone at which point they are asked to moved to the outermost lane to maintain 3m of distance between people
  • Register here!

 

Schedule & Important Information:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7-7:45a.m. (VC-Track 7-7:45a.m. (VC-Track 7-7:45a.m. (VC-Track 7-7:45a.m. (VC-Track 7-7:45a.m. (VC-Track 7-7:45a.m. (VC-Track 7-7:45a.m. (VC-Track
8-8:45a.m. (VC-Track 8-8:45a.m. (VC-Track 8-8:45a.m. (VC-Track 8-8:45a.m. (VC-Track 8-8:45a.m. (VC-Track 8-8:45a.m. (VC-Track 8-8:45a.m. (VC-Track
9-9:45a.m. (VC-Track 9-9:45a.m. (VC-Track 9-9:45a.m. (VC-Track 9-9:45a.m. (VC-Track 9-9:45a.m. (VC-Track 9-9:45a.m. (VC-Track 9-9:45a.m. (VC-Track
10-10:45a.m. (VC-Track 10-10:45a.m. (VC-Track 10-10:45a.m. (VC-Track 10-10:45a.m. (VC-Track 10-10:45a.m. (VC-Track 10-10:45a.m. (VC-Track 10-10:45a.m. (VC-Track
11-11:45a.m. (VC-Track 11-11:45a.m. (VC-Track 11-11:45a.m. (VC-Track 11-11:45a.m. (VC-Track 11-11:45a.m. (VC-Track 11-11:45a.m. (VC-Track 11-11:45a.m. (VC-Track
12-12:45a.m. (VC-Track 12-12:45a.m. (VC-Track 12-12:45a.m. (VC-Track   12-12:45a.m. (VC-Track 12-12:45a.m. (VC-Track 12-12:45a.m. (VC-Track
1-1:45a.m. (VC-Track 1-1:45a.m. (VC-Track 1-1:45a.m. (VC-Track   1-1:45a.m. (VC-Track 1-1:45a.m. (VC-Track 1-1:45a.m. (VC-Track
2-2:45a.m. (VC-Track 2-2:45a.m. (VC-Track 2-2:45a.m. (VC-Track   2-2:45a.m. (VC-Track 2-2:45a.m. (VC-Track 2-2:45a.m. (VC-Track

**plus 3-3:45 (all week except Thurs)

 

  • Participants are asked to wear comfortable and appropriate athletic attire while joining in drop-in activities. Athletic shoes with non-marking soles are required in all drop-in activity areas
  • Closed-toed, activity-appropriate footwear is required. Please make sure shoes are free of debris before entering the facility
  • Socks, barefoot and back-less shoes will not be allowed at anytime
  • A shirt is required during all drop-in activities
  • Jeans and dress pants are not permitted
  • Sport & Rec staff has final say in determining appropriate clothing
  • Acceptable track spikes:  6 mm pyramids / cones

6mm pyramids / cones spikes

 

Athletic Centre – Indoor Track:

  • Track lanes 1, 2 and 3 are for walking and jogging
  • Track lanes 4 and 5 are for speed training
  • For the safety of all, the use of personal music players with headphones/ear buds is not permitted while running on the track at peak times (Monday - Thursday 4 pm - 9 pm and Saturdays 9 am - 12 pm).
  • The track is busy with competitive athletes training at this time; runners are advised to move out of the way when they hear the word "track"
  • 5 laps = 1 km; 8 laps = 1 mile
  • Please review the Athletic Centre Field House Rights and Responsibilities  and Varsity Centre Rights and Responsibilities before participating in drop-in programs