MEDIA ALERT/Photo-Op: The Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K set to go Sunday

Lethbridge's Kip Kangogo looks for his 6th victory, and Vancouver's Dayna Pidhoresky prepares for the World Championships.

VANCOUVER, June 22, 2017 /CNW/ - More than 6,500 runners are expected to participate in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k on Sunday, June 25, including some of Canada's top distance runners. Many of these runners will once again be raising money for one of 76 community causes through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Since 2007, the Scotiabank Charity Challenge in Vancouver has raised $6.2 million for 166 local charities.

Vancouver's Dayna Pidhoresky will be racing as a key part of her preparation for the IAAF World Championships marathon in London this August – her first time representing Canada.

Now in its 19th year, the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon starts at UBC's Thunderbird Arena and heads onto Marine Drive, along the shores of the Burrard Inlet to the finish line on Stanley Park Drive, across from The Fish House in Stanley Park.

WHAT:

Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k


WHERE: 

Half-Marathon Start – East Mall; west of UBC Thunderbird Arena


5k Start – Lagoon Drive; near The Fish House in Stanley Park


WHEN: 

Sunday, June 25, 2017


Half-Marathon Start – 7:30 a.m.


5k Start – 9:15 a.m.

MEDIA ACCESS:   

The media tent is located near the finish area on the south lawn of The Fish House in Stanley Park. Please check-in to arrange interviews and photo opportunities.  

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

7:30 a.m.

Half-Marathon start on East Mall; west of UBC Thunderbird Arena

7:55 a.m.

Spanish Banks

8:10 a.m.

Kitsilano Beach

8:20 a.m.

Burrard Bridge

8:30 a.m.

Elite finishing time on Stanley Park Drive, across from The Fish House in Stanley Park


Elite men's expected time: 8:30 a.m.


Elite women's expected time: 8:40 a.m.

9:15 a.m.

5k start on Lagoon Drive, near The Fish House in Stanley Park

10:30 a.m.

Awards Ceremony on stage at finish area, Ceperley Park

 

Run, walk, pledge or cheer on June 25, 2017, at the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k. It's not too late to help raise money for important causes in your community! Share why you race to support your charity, using #runScotia and #ScotiaHalf on Twitter and Instagram.

For more information about the Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k and the Scotiabank Charity Challenge visit: www.vancouverhalf.com

About the Scotiabank Vancouver Half- Marathon
The Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k is part of the prestigious Canada Running Series. As one of Vancouver's premier running events, the "Scotia Half" attracts more than 6,500 runners and walkers of all levels, including many elite athletes and spectators to the city. The Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k take place on Sunday, June 25th starting at 7:30 a.m., for the Half-Marathon and 9:30 a.m., for the 5k.

About Scotiabank:
At Scotiabank, we aim to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their full potential. Young people are our future leaders and Scotiabank's goal is to help ensure that they have the necessary skills and resources they need to support their success. Together with our employees, the Bank supports causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2016, Scotiabank contributed more than $70 million to help our communities around the world.

Scotiabank is Canada's international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 23 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 88,000 employees and assets of over $921 billion (as at April 30, 2017), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

SOURCE Scotiabank

For further information: interviews and on-site media inquiries please contact: Randy Clegg, Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k; Media Relations Manager, rclegg@shaw.ca, 604.209.0611, Grace Kim, Scotiabank, gracej.kim@scotiabank.com, 778.668.2995

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