Toronto Waterfront Marathon – Race Week Schedule

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TORONTO, ON – (Marketwired – October 11, 2016) – On Sunday, October 16, more
than 26,000 runners from over 60 countries will lace up for the 27th edition of the
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label race. This year’s race will
also host the Canadian National Marathon Championships. The race week media
schedule is as follows:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14
ELITE ATHLETE PRE-RACE MEDIA CONFERENCE
Who: Shane Dolgin, Senior Vice-President Public Corporate & Government
Affairs, Scotiabank
Alan Brookes, Race Director, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Elite athletes in attendance will include:
Canadian Athletes
Eric Gillis
Krista DuChene
Rachel Hannah
Tarah Korir
Dayna Pidhoresky
Leslie Sexton
Erin Burrett
Ed Whitlock
International Athletes
Ishhimael Chemtan (Kenya)
Shure Demise (Ethiopia)
Seboka Dibaba
Julius Arile (Kenya)
Ashete Bekere (Ethiopia)
Fatuma Sado (Ethiopia)
When: Friday, October 14, at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Running, Health and Fitness Expo, Main Stage, Exhibition Hall B
Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Blvd.
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16
MEDIA ACCREDITATION PICK-UP/ INFORMATION DESK
Marriott Hotel, Bloor Room, 2nd Floor
525 Bay Street
Open: 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
MEDIA WORKROOM / POST-RACE PRESS CONFERENCE
Marriott Hotel, Bloor Room, 2nd Floor
525 Bay Street
Open: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Available: live-race screening and Wi-Fi access
RACE TIME STARTS
8:00 a.m. 5 km
Race start’s location: Remembrance Drive, Ontario Place
8:45 a.m. Marathon (42.2 km)
Half-marathon (21.1 km)
Race start’s location: University Avenue at Armoury Street
KEY EXPECTED FINISH TIMES
8:15 a.m. Top 5 km finishers
9:45 a.m. Top half-marathon males
9:50 a.m. Top half-marathon females
10:45 a.m. Elite male marathon expected
10:50 a.m. Elite Canadian male expected
11:00 a.m. Elite female marathon expected
11:10 a.m. Elite Canadian female expected
The finish line for ALL distances is Queen and Bay at the southeast corner of Nathan
Phillips Square.
Photos and brief interviews are available at the finish line for a limited number of
accredited media.
ALL media require accreditation to access designated press areas (including
finish line).
Please email media@canadarunningseries.com to obtain credentials.
POST-RACE AWARDS CEREMONY
What: Award ceremony photo opportunity (elite athlete photo op only)
Who: Top international and Canadian finishers
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Awards Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
POST-RACE MEDIA CONFERENCE
What: Media conference and one-on-one elite athlete interview opportunities
Who: Top international and Canadian finishers
When: 12:15 p.m.
Where: Marriott Hotel, Bloor Room, 2nd Floor
525 Bay Street
LIVE STREAM BROADCAST VIA STWM.ca
Race fans all over the world will have access to the live broadcast of this year’s
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon via STWM.ca. It will also be carried on
AthleticsCanada.tv. Our live stream broadcast will begin at 8:15 a.m. and can be
accessed via our homepage at https://STWM.ca.
SOCIAL MEDIA
Join the conversation on race day and interact with our Twitter Team, including
@RunCRS, Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist Kate Van Buskirk @K8VBeast and
the team at @CanadianRunning! Use hashtag #STWM and #runScotia on Twitter and
Instagram!
About the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
An IAAF Gold Label race, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is Canada’s
premier, big-city running event, the National Marathon Championships, and the Grand
Finale of the 8-race Canada Running Series. In 2015, it attracted more than 26,000
participants from 63 countries, raised $3.5 million for 173 charities through the
Scotiabank Charity Challenge, and contributed an estimated $35 million to the local
economy. The livestream broadcast regularly attracts viewers from over 100 countries,
and in 2015 the event also hosted the international Bridge The Gap movement of
running crews. www.STWM.ca
About Scotiabank
Through our global community investment strategy, Scotiabank and its employees
support causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable
donations and philanthropic activities, in 2015, Scotiabank contributed $67 million to help
our communities around the world.
Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in
North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We
are dedicated to helping our 23 million customers become better off through a broad
range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking,
wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital
markets. With a team of more than 88,000 employees and assets of $907 billion (as at
July 31, 2016), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges
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@ScotiabankViews.
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For media enquiries only:
Alexis Kronwald-deBruyn
Narrative PR
647-339-3116
alexis@narrative.ca