CALGARY, Sept. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is turning 50 on June 1, 2014 and a mighty celebration is a must for this milestone anniversary. Organizers will unveil groovy plans for the Golden Anniversary on September 18th from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. (announcement at 12:15 p.m. sharp) in the East Village, winner of the Neighbourhood Spirit Challenge two years in a row. The top fundraisers of the 2013 Scotiabank Charity Challenge will be announced. Collectively, the 2013 Scotiabank Charity Challenge raised $1.1 million dollars for 76 charities and to date the Scotiabank Charity Challenge has raised $2.575 million dollars for Alberta charities since its inception in 2010.
WHAT: Scotiabank Calgary Marathon 50th Anniversary Launch
WHEN: Wednesday, September 18, 11:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Announcement at 12:15 p.m. Opportunity for interviews or scrum immediately following announcement.
WHERE: East Village Plaza next to the Simmons Building (or East Village Experience Centre if it is raining) on Riverfront Ave SE, Calgary
WHO: Charity partners, Sponsors, Media, Runners, Volunteers, Everyone is invited!
WHAT TO EXPECT: A retro throwback party with your favourite tunes and looks from the past 5 decades. "A Decades Dance-Off" by dancers from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's, you decide which decade did it best. Food trucks, prizes for best vintage costumes, t-shirt giveaways and much, much more! A formal media announcement, opportunity for interviews with organizers, runners and charity winners.
MEDIA ACCESS INFO:
A VIP Scotiabank Tent will be set up near the podium and food and beverages will be served. Parking for media is available in the parking lot of the EVE or on the street.
About the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon
Voted the 2012, 2010 & 2009 Best Road Race in Alberta, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Race Weekend is a challenging, competitive and fun event with a race designed for runners and walkers of any level. This umbrella event includes the Scotiabank Marathon, Centaur Subaru 21.1K, Jugo Juice 10K, AstraZeneca 5K Walk and Run and the Scotiabank Kids Marathon. This past May, 12,000 runners and walkers participated in the event and $1.1 million was raised for 76 local charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Registration for June 1, 2014 is open.
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
For more information about the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, visit www.calgarymarathon.com.
SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations; Scotiabank
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