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Press release from CNW Group

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon - Race Week Media Schedule

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon - Race Week Media Schedule11:00 EDT Tuesday, October 09, 2012TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The 23rd annual Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM), Half-Marathon and 5km will take place in Toronto on Sunday, October 14, 2012. The race week media schedule is as follows:FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012 ELITE ATHLETE PRE-RACE MEDIA CONFERENCE  When:  10:30 a.m. Who:  Alan Brookes, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Race Director              Kyle McNamara, Senior Vice President, Securities & Operations, Scotiabank    International Elite Athletes  Canadian Athletes  Gilbert Yegon, Kenya   Krista DuChene Felix Limo, Kenya   Lanni Marchant Siraj Gena  Ethiopia   Rob Watson Agnes Kiprop, Kenya   Matt Loiselle Netsanet Achamo, Ethiopia    Additional elites will be available for interviews including:- 81-year-old Milton runner Ed Whitlock, hoping to set an age record in the full marathon- 101-year-old runner Fauja Singh, returning in the 5kmWhere: Runners Expo, Main Stage, Exhibition Hall D Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place: 100 Princes' Blvd. (Lake Shore Blvd. W. & Strachan) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2012 MEDIA ACCREDITATION PICK UP/INFO DESK Finish Line, Nathan Phillips Square - South-East cornerOpen: 6.30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. MEDIA WORKROOM/POST-RACE PRESS CONFERENCE Conference Room 2, City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square- Live race screening- Wi-fi access RACE START TIMES  8:00 a.m.  5kmRace start location: Remembrance Drive, Ontario Place  8:30 a.m.   Half-Marathon start (21.1 km) 8:30 a.m.  Marathon start (42.2 km) Media access point for the race start line is University/Dundas KEY EXPECTED FINISH TIMESFinish Line for all distances is Queen &Bay, at the South-East corner of Nathan Phillips Square.  08:15 a.m.     Top 5km finishers08:40 a.m. 101-year-old Fauja Singh to finish 5km09:34 a.m. Top half-marathon males09:4 0 a.m. Top half-marathon females10:10 a.m. Top wheelchair marathon10:35 a.m.    Elite MALE MARATHON FINISH 10:41 a.m. Elite CANADIAN MALE EXPECTED 10:53 a.m. Elite FEMALE MARATHON EXPECTED 10:58 a.m. Elite CANADIAN FEMALE EXPECTED 11:55 a.m. Ed Whitlock finishes marathon with new World Record in Masters 81 age group Photos/mixed zone interviews available at Finish Line. ALL MEDIA require credentials to access the finish line. If you have not yet applied for credentials, please contact jenna.mannone@narrative.ca or call 416-644-4132 (office) 647-284-9707(cell) POST RACE MEDIA CONFERENCEConference Room 2 (signposted), City Hall  12:00 noon Press Conference with the top international males, females and CanadiansAbout the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront MarathonThe Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is Canada's premier national running event, attracting 22,000 participants from over 50 countries and aiming to raise $3 million for over 165 local and national charities.This fast, flat, scenic course holds the record for the fastest men's and women's marathons run in Canada (2:07:58, Kenneth Mungara in 2010; and 2:22:43, Koren Yal, in 2011) and for the fifth consecutive year, the STWM has been awarded the prestigious Silver Label by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The race vision is to continue to build Toronto in the same league as other world-class city marathon destinations such as Chicago, Los Angeles and Houston.About ScotiabankScotiabank 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 $45 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & DonationsFor further information: or to request media accreditation, please contact: Jenna Mannone, Narrative Advocacy Media; jenna.mannone@narrative.ca or 647-284-9707 (cell) Julia Wall-Clarke, Narrative Advocacy Media; julia.wall-clarke@narrative.ca or 647-456-9506 (cell) Sheena Findlay, Scotiabank Media Communications sheena.findlay@scotiabank.com or 647-628-3501 (cell)