|Around the Bay Road Race|
|Date||Last Sunday of March|
|Location||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Course records||Men (1:32:22) Alene Reta|
Women (1:44:40) Lanni Marchant
|Official site||Around the Bay Road Race|
The Around the Bay Road Race (ATB) is a long distance road race annually in Hamilton, Ontario. The event currently features a 30 kilometer race, a 5 kilometer race, relay races, and virtual races. First held in 1894, it is the oldest long distance road race in North America.
Since it began, the race has been held every year except for 1917 to 1919 (due to World War I), 1925 to 1935, 1962 (due to construction), and 2020 and 2021 (due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
The Hamilton Herald Newspaper and cigar store owner "Billy" Carroll, originated and sponsored the "Herald Road Race", the first Around the Bay Road Race, run on Christmas Day, 1894. Thirteen racers ran the 19 mile and 168 yard course around Hamilton Harbour. Billy Marshall won the race and was awarded a $25 silver cup and some boxes of cigars.
In the early 20th century, Jack Caffery and William Sherring battled it out and won two "Bay" races each. Famed Canadian-Onondaga runner Tom Longboat also took the first major victory of his career here, in 1906.
Scotty Rankine won a record seven races in the 1930s and 1940s, while Peter Maher won his fifth Bay race in 1996, tying the record of local Gord Dickson, who had five wins in the late 1950s.
Women were first allowed to enter in 1979.
In 2005, the ATB partnered with St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation and, for the first time, became a fundraising event.
All races start on York Boulevard, one block west of the FirstOntario Centre. All races finish inside FirstOntario Centre. On Sunday, March 29, 2007, over 9,000 participants crossed the finish line.
The 30 kilometre race is also known as the Billy Sherring Memorial Road Race. It is also called the 30K Around The Bay.
|2008||Ted Michaels/ Connie Smith||$60,000|
|2006||Brian Mullan (Hamilton Police Chief)||$50,000|
Key: Course record
|Year||Men's winner||Time (h:m:s)||Women's winner||Time (h:m:s)||Rf.|
|2022||Kevin Coffey (CAN)||1:40:10||Victoria Coates (CAN)||1:50:01|||
|2021||Run only as a virtual race due to the COVID-19 pandemic.|||
|2020||Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.|||
|2019||Daniel Kemoi (KEN)||1:32:57||Mengistu Emebet (ETH)||1:45:56|||
|2018||Haron Kiptoo Sirma (KEN)||1:35:11||Dayna Pidhoresky (CAN)||1:49:39|
|2017||Panuel Mkungo (KEN)||1:34:51||Dayna Pidhoresky (CAN)||1:47:27|
|2016||Paul Kimugal (KEN)||1:35:17||Risper Gesabwa (KEN)||1:47:38|
|2015||Paul Kimugal (KEN)||1:33:48||Dayna Pidhoresky (CAN)||1:50:47|
|2014||Paul Kimugal (KEN)||1:35:35||Krista DuChene (CAN)||1:47:14|
|2013||Terence Attema (CAN)||1:35:45||Lanni Marchant (CAN)||1:44:40|
|2012||Reid Coolsaet (CAN)||1:33:21||Krista DuChene (CAN)||1:47:04|
|2011||Derek Nakluski (CAN)||1:37:15||Dayna Pidhoresky (CAN)||1:50:45|
|2010||Alene Reta (ETH)||1:32:22||Lucy Njeri Muhami (KEN)||1:48:59|
|2009||Thomas Omwenga (KEN)||1:35:29||Lucy Ngeri (KEN)||1:50:26|
|2008||Alene Reta (ETH)||1:33:06||Lucy Ngeri (KEN)||1:48:28|
|2007||Simon Njorge (KEN)||1:32:50||Magdelene Makunzi (KEN)||1:46:51|
|2006||Nourddine Betchim||1:37:38||Kate MacNamara (CAN)||1:55:10|
|2005||Joseph Ndritu (KEN)||1:38:46||Kate MacNamara (CAN)||1:58:06|
|2004||Mustapha Bennacer||1:33:28||Lioudmila Kortchaguina (RUS)||1:46:04|
|2003||Joseph Nsengiyumva||1:35:02||Lioudmila Kortchaguina (RUS)||1:52:50|
|2002||Joseph Ndritu (KEN)||1:33:13||Lioudmila Kortchaguina (RUS)||1:46:18|
|2001||Joseph Ndritu (KEN)||1:36:39||Elizabeth Ruel (CAN)||1:54:20|
|2000||Joseph Ndritu (KEN)||1:32:53||Veronique Vandersmissen (CAN)||1:52:33|
|1999||Paul Aufdemberge||1:36:31||May Allison||1:52:37|
|1998||Sean Wade||1:34:43||Danuta Bartoszek||1:53:52|
|1997||Paul Mbugua||1:35:35||Katie Dosser||1:56:22|
|1996||Peter Maher||1:35:41||Cindy New||1:53:42|
|1995||Mike McGowan||1:36:09||Kim Webb||1:49:17|
|1994||Sammy Nyangincha||1:32:55||May Allison||1:50:54|
|1993||Dave O’Keefe||1:38:22||Lizanne Bussieres||1:47:03|
|1992||Clive Hamilton||1:40:26||Veronique Marot||1:54:42|
|1991||Peter Maher||1:33:00||Veronique Marot||1:48:52|
|1990||Peter Maher||1:35:54||Laura Konantz||1:54:16|
|1989||Peter Maher||1:34:12||Dorothy Goertzen||1:58:53|
|1988||Paul Waldie||1:39:21||Laura Konantz||1:58:40|
|1987||Peter Maher||1:34:02||Susan Stone||1:51:37|
|1986||Bob Slipp||1:39:53||Jennifer Ditchfield||1:55:03|
|1985||Roger Martindill||1:34:22||Susan Stone||1:53:23|
|1984||Roger Martindill||1:33:53||Anne-Marie Malone||1:46:29|
|1983||Mike Dyon||1:34:15||Dorothy Goertzen||1:53:45|
|1982||Dave Edge||1:34:50||Christine Keaney||2:02:02|
The 30 kilometre course was certified in 1982. Prior to then, the race was contested over a few different distances.