/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Race Day Schedule and Media Access Information/



    TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - The 9th annual Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront
Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5km Run/Walk will take place in Toronto this
Sunday September 28, 2008 at 7:30 a.m. This year, close to 15,000 runners will
compete in the event, be cheered on by thousands spectators along their race
route while raising money for more than 60 charities. More than 1,000
Scotiabank MarathonKIDS will also be completing the final 5k of a marathon
which they have been running intervals of since the start of the school year.

    
    Race Start Times
    ----------------
    All races start and finish at Nathan Phillip Square (nearest intersection
    Queen and Bay Streets)

    7:30 a.m.    Full Marathon start (42.2 km)
    7:30 a.m.    Half-Marathon start (21.1 km) with Full Marathon
    8:15 a.m.    5 km Run/Walk start with Scotiabank MarathonKIDS

    Approximate Winning Times and Photo Opportunities
    -------------------------------------------------
    All races finish on Bay Street, north of Queen St., south of Albert St.

    8:29 a.m.    Top 5K runners finish
    8:33 a.m.    Top Half-Marathoners finish
    8:38 a.m.    Interview opportunities at finish line
    9:00 a.m.    5k & Half-Marathon awards ceremony in Nathan Phillips
                 Square (main stage)
    9:38 a.m.    Top Male Marathoners finish
    9:45 a.m.    Interview opportunities at finish line
    9:56 a.m.    Top Female Marathoners finish
    10:30 a.m.   Press Conference with the top 3 men and women marathoners
                 and then top 3 Canadian men and women marathoners, followed
                 by the International Team Challenge - City Hall, Committee
                 Room No. 2
    12 noon      Marathon Awards ceremony in Nathan Phillips Square
                 (main stage)

    Media Access
    ------------
    Media accreditation and sign-in is in the media/VIP tent, access is from
    Queen Street, west of Bay Street. Please refer to the road closure
    advisory for more details on access.
    





For further information:

For further information: Alan Brookes, Race Director: (416) 464-7437;
Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs: (416) 888-4695 (cell); Julia
Clarke, Narrative Advocacy Media: (647) 456-9506 (cell)


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