Media Advisory - Toronto, Take Your Marks...Runners from Around the World to Root and Run for 50 Charities at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon



    TORONTO, Sept. 27 /CNW/ - Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
organizers and athletes will celebrate the start of Toronto's premier running
event and charity challenge at the opening of the Runner's Expo this Friday at
Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
    International Team Challengers from Team Canada, Mexico, Peru, Great
Britain and Team America/USA will be on hand with last year's winner and
course record holder Daniel Rono of Kenya. Rono will try to break the
31-year-old record time of 2:09:55 for the $20,000 cash bonus for the new
All-comers record.
    Highlighting other elite and celebrity athletes are Simon Njoroge of
Kenya, women's elites Asha Gigi and Merima Denboba of Ethiopia, Michal "The
Joggler" Kapral and Royal Canadian Air Farce's Alan Park.
    More than 12,000 runners from 35 countries and 40 U.S states will enjoy
Canada's fastest, flattest marathon course on Sunday. The weekend also
includes the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge, a series of community events
raising about $750,000 for more than 50 neighbourhood charities. In its second
year of growing success is the Scotiabank MarathonKIDS program, a project
promoting active and healthy lifestyles from a young age.

    
    Who:   Alan Brookes, Race Director;      Jerry Ziak, Team Canada
           John Doig, Scotiabank Senior      Janelle Morrison, Team Canada
           Vice-President, Marketing;        Lisa Harvey, Team Canada
           Michal "The Joggler" Kapral;      Hugh Cameron, Coach, Team Canada
           Alan Park, celebrity athlete;     Team Mexico
           Daniel Rono, Kenya;               Team Peru
           Simon Njoroge, Kenya;             Team Great Britain
           Asha Gigi, Ethiopia               Team America/USA
           Merima Denboba, Ethiopia;
           Ryan Day, Team Canada

    What:  Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon News Conference and Photo
           Op.
           Launch of the Runner's Expo

    When:  Friday, September 28, 2007
           10:30 a.m. - News conference
           10:50 a.m. - Photo opportunities
           10:55 a.m. - Interview opportunities

    Where: Hall C, North Building
           Metro Toronto Convention Centre
           255 Front Street West, Toronto (416) 585-8000
    





For further information:

For further information: Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs,
(416)-866-6203; Alan Brookes, Race Director: Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront
Marathon, (416) 464-7437


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