Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity - 3500 runners expected this Sunday for
the Banque Scotia 21K de Montréal charity run and Canadian Half Marathon
Championships

Fundraising reaches $200,000 and still climbing for race-day weekend!!

MONTREAL, April 14 /CNW/ - This Sunday, April 18th, 3500 recreational and elite runners are expected to gather at Parc Jean-Drapeau for the 8th annual Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal et 5K race. Sunday's event will host the Canadian Half Marathon Championships for the third year - a challenge for Canada's best distance runners, and has brought back the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge where 24 local charities will benefit from the race.

Come Run, Pledge or Cheer at this Sunday's Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal et 5K at Parc Jean-Drapeau and help raise more funds for your community!

    
    What:  The Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal et 5K
           -  Host of the 2010 Canadian Half Marathon Championships
           -  Scotiabank Group Charity and Media Challenge - to date raising
              $200,000 in support of 24 local charities

    When:  Sunday, April 18th, 2010
           -  8:30 am - 5 km start
           -  10:00 am - Half Marathon start
           -  Noon - Awards Ceremony at the Aquatic Complex

    Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau (Aquatic Complex)

    Who:   3,500 runners at recreational and elite levels from across Canada
           and around the world

    MEDIA ACCESS    Parking lot available at Aquatic Complex
                    Metro to Jean-Drapeau Station (recommended)
                    Media Room reserved inside Aquatic Complex
    

For race details please visit www.canadarunningseries.com/monthalf/

SOURCE Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations

For further information: For further information: or to arrange an interview, please contact: Jessica Dupras, High Road Communications, (514) 908-0110, ext. 314, Cell. (514) 575-5126, jdupras@highroad.com


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