/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity - Ready, set, go! Get ready for the Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal race this weekend!/

    MONTREAL, April 17 /CNW/ - Thousands of recreational and elite runners
will gather at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Sunday, April 19 to run, pledge or cheer
at the seventh edition of the Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal et 5K race. In
addition to supporting five local charities this year, the Banque Scotia 21K
de Montréal et 5K will host, for a second consecutive year, the 2009 Canadian
Half Marathon Championships where Canada's best distance runners will
challenge to bring home the title.

    What:   The Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal et 5K
              - Host of the 2009 Canadian Half Marathon Championships
              - Charity and Media Challenge in support of five local
              - Open to all type of runners (recreational and elite)

    When:   Sunday, April 19, 2009
            9 am - 5 km start
            10 am - Half Marathon start
            Noon - Awards Ceremony at the Complexe aquatique

    Where : Parc Jean-Drapeau (Complexe aquatique)

    Who:    Top athletes from Canada and around the world as well as
            recreational runners.

    Parking is available, but it is strongly recommended that participants   
use the Metro to get to Parc Jean-Drapeau.

    Media Access : a room will be reserved for the media inside the Complexe 

    For more details about the race, please visit

For further information:

For further information: to arrange an interview, please contact: Wendie
Godbout, High Road Communications, (514) 908-0110, poste 311, Cell. (514)
995-9070, wgodbout@highroad.com

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