TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - On Sunday October 20, more than 25,000 runners from over 60 countries will lace up for the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. The race week media schedule is as follows:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
ELITE ATHLETE PRE-RACE MEDIA CONFERENCE
|Who:||Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto|
|Iordanis Louizos, Mayor of Marathon, Greece|
|John Doig, Chief Marketing Officer, Scotiabank|
|Alan Brookes, Race Director, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon|
|Peter Eriksson, Head Coach, Athletics Canada|
|All elite athletes will be in attendance, including:|
|International Athletes||Canadian Athletes|
|Sahle Warga, Ethiopia||Eric Gillis|
|Deressa Chisma Edae, Ethiopia||Rob Watson|
|Henry Sugut, Kenya||Lanni Marchant|
|Abderrahime Bouramdane, Morocco||Krista DuChene|
|Meskerem Assefa, Ethiopia|
|Flomena Cheyech, Kenya|
|Dinknesh Mekash, Ethiopia|
|World Record Holders|
|When:||Friday, October 18 at 10:30 a.m.|
|Where:||Running, Health and Fitness Expo, Main Stage, Exhibition Hall D|
|Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place|
|100 Princes' Blvd.|
|Toronto, ON M6K 3C3|
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
MEDIA ACCREDITATION PICK-UP/ INFORMATION DESK
Finish line, Nathan Phillips Square, southeast corner
Open: 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
MEDIA WORKROOM / POST-RACE PRESS CONFERENCE
Conference Room 2, City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square
Open: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Available: live-race screening and Wi-Fi access
RACE TIME STARTS
|8:00 a.m.||5 km|
|Race start location: Remembrance Drive, Ontario Place|
|8:45 a.m.||Marathon (42.2 km)|
|Half-marathon (21.1 km)|
|Race start location: University Avenue at Armoury Street|
|KEY EXPECTED FINISH TIMES|
|8:15 a.m.||Top 5 km finishers|
|9:45 a.m.||Top half-marathon males|
|9:50 a.m.||Top half-marathon females|
|10:45 a.m.||Elite male marathon expected|
|10:50 a.m.||Elite Canadian male expected|
|11:00 a.m.||Elite female marathon expected|
|11:10 a.m.||Elite Canadian female expected|
The finish line for ALL distances is Queen and Bay at the southeast corner of Nathan Phillips Square.
Photos and mixed-zone interviews are available at the finish line. ALL media require credentials to access the finish line. Please email [email protected] or call 416.922.2211 ext. 3271 if you require credentials.
POST-RACE MEDIA CONFERENCE
|Who:||Top international and Canadian finishers|
|Where:||Conference Room 2|
|Nathan Phillips Square|
Running fans across the globe are able to watch the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon live in its entirety via CBCsports.ca, beginning at 8:15 a.m. EST. To access the live stream, go to www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com.
About the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is Canada's premier, national running event, attracting over 25,000 participants from over 60 countries and aiming to raise over $4 million for over 180 local and national charities. Visit www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com.
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.
SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations
For further information:
Andrea Mus, Narrative PR, 416.922.2211 ext. 3271, [email protected]