TEAM DIABETES ANNOUNCES CANADIAN CHALLENGE TO WALK OR RUN IN REYKJAVIK MARATHON THIS SUMMER

Walkers, runners and volunteers help raise funds and awareness for diabetes

TORONTO, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - The Canadian Diabetes Association returns to majestic Reykjavik, Iceland on August 20 and challenges individuals and groups to join this marquee marathon as part of Team Diabetes.  All team members can walk or run a 10K, half or full marathon and will receive training, airfare and accommodation.  All participants who register at teamdiabetes.ca by February 20 and complete their fundraising will be entered into a draw for an Apple® iPhone 4! 

"Reykjavik is a top international marathon and one of the most popular events on the Team Diabetes calendar.  This will be our 6th trip to this stunning northern capital and we anticipate 2011 being another successful event," said Fred DeFina, Director, Team Diabetes with the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Also known as 'the fire and ice marathon,' Reykjavik is a unique opportunity to travel to one of the most remote yet visually stunning regions on earth. The course follows Reykjavik's beautiful coastline and the marathon starts and finishes in the heart of downtown Reykjavik. Reykjavik Cultural Night, which coincides with the marathon, attracts nearly half the Icelandic population. Complete your marathon and then celebrate all night in the streets of Reykjavik!

About Team Diabetes
Team Diabetes is the national activity fundraising program of the Canadian Diabetes Association. The program promotes a healthy and active lifestyle where people of all fitness levels can train to walk or run a half marathon, full marathon, or shorter distance in several exciting international and Canadian destinations while raising funds and awareness for the Canadian Diabetes Association.  Visit teamdiabetes.ca to register and for more information.

About the Canadian Diabetes Association
Today, more than nine million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes.  Across the country, the Canadian Diabetes Association is leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure.  Our community-based network of supporters help us provide education and services to people living with diabetes, advocate for our cause, break ground towards a cure and translate research into practical applications.  For more information, please visit diabetes.ca or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).

SOURCE Canadian Diabetes Association

For further information:

or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Clayton S. Claveau
Manager, National Marketing & Communications
Canadian Diabetes Association
Tel: 416-408-7113
clayton.claveau@diabetes.ca

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