Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Hide the cheddar! "Rat" Racers to infest

TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ - Over a thousand runners will be scurrying through the downtown streets for our community tomorrow night as part of the 10th Annual Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way. Many of the racers will be dressed in their wackiest suits or rat-inspired costumes as part of the Rat Race tradition.

Pre-race festivities will feature a busker, balloon artists, face-painting and free massages. Following the Race, runners will enjoy great food, and prizes will be awarded for the fastest finishers and best costumes.

    WHAT:      10th Annual Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way

    WHERE:     Scotia Plaza, 40 King St. W.
               Adelaide Street entrance

    WHEN:      Thursday, June 10, 2010

               Pre-race festivities:  6 p.m.
               Race start:            8 p.m.
               After-party:           Approximately 8:45 p.m.

    PHOTO OP:  1,200 runners, many in colourful costume, poised to race at
               the Start Line.

SOURCE Scotiabank

For further information: For further information: Media contacts: Caitlin Stidwill, United Way Toronto, Desk - (416) 777-1444 ext. 396, Mobile - (416) 525-5632,; Deborah Clark (pre-event), Scotiabank Public Affairs, Desk - (416) 933-0646,; Robyn Harper (at event), Scotiabank Public Affairs, Desk - (416) 933-1093, Cell - (416) 427-5648,

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