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/R E P E A T -- Media Alert/Photo-Op: A record 7,000 participants lace up for the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K/

Saturday, June 22, 2013

/R E P E A T -- Media Alert/Photo-Op: A record 7,000 participants lace up for the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K/

12:00 EDT Saturday, June 22, 2013

Vancouver Canuck Forward Mason Raymond to cheer on participants raising money for charity through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge

VANCOUVER, June 18, 2013 /CNW/ - More than 7,000 runners are expected to participate in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K on Sunday, June 23, and will raise money for 71 community causes through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Honorary Chair of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge Mason Raymond will be onsite to encourage last minute donations to the 71 participating charities and cheer runners into the finish line.

Now in its 15th 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 in Stanley Park on the lawn of the Stanley Park Fish House.

WHAT:   Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5K
  Scotiabank Charity Challenge 
   
WHERE:  
Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon Race: starts on East Mall,
west of UBC'sThunderbird Arena
  5K Race: starts on Lagoon Drive, at Stanley Park Fish House
   
WHEN: Sunday, June 23, 2012
  Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon - 7:30 a.m.
           - Start line at UBC Thunderbird Arena
  5K race - 9:30 a.m.
           - Start line at Stanley Park Fish House
   
WHO: More than7,000 runners and walkers lace up for the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5K
  Vancouver Canuck Forward, Mason Raymond  - Honourary Chair of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge will be on site

MEDIA ACCESS:  

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

Photo Opportunities:

  • Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon start line on East Mall, west of the Thunderbird Arena, UBC 7:30 a.m. start time.
  • Elite finishing time at Second Beach, Stanley Park.  Elite men's expected time: 8:30 a.m.; elite Women's expected finishing time: 8:40 a.m.
  • 5K run and walk starts and ends Lagoon Drive, at Stanley Park Fish House, 9:30 a.m.
  • Mason Raymond on-site in the Charity Village at the Fish House, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Awards Ceremony on stage at finish area, Ceperley Park, 10:30 a.m.

Half-Marathon Photo Opportunity Times & Locations

Location Time
Start line, Thunderbird Arena 7:30 a.m.
Spanish Banks 7:55 a.m.
Kitsilano Beach 8:10 a.m.
Burrard Bridge 8:20 a.m.
English Bay Beach House 8:30 a.m.
Finish line, Second Beach 8:30 a.m.
Awards Ceremony at the Stanley Park Fish House 10:30 a.m.

Run, walk or pledge to participate!

There are 71 great reasons to run this year with 71 official charities participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, chaired by Vancouver Canuck forward Mason Raymond.  The Scotiabank Charity Challenge hopes to raise $700,000 this year with 100 per cent of the proceeds raised going to the official participating charities.

In its 15-year history, the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K has raised almost $3 million for local charities. This year, the Scotiabank Charity Challenge has expanded to include 71 community charities, up from 60 charities in 2012.

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

About the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K:

The Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K is part of the prestigious Canada Running Series.  As one of Vancouver's premier running events, the SVHM attracts more than 7,000 runners and walkers of all levels, including many elite athletes and visitors to the city.  The Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K takes place on Sunday, June 23th starting at 7:30 a.m. for the Half-Marathon and 9:30 a.m. for the 5K.  For more information, please visit http://www.vancouverhalf.com

About Scotiabank:

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad.  Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over the last 5 years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations

For further information:

For more information, interviews and on-site media inquiries please contact:

Michelle Henderson (on site contact)
Scotiabank
Michelle.henderson@scotiabank.com
416-402-2178

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