ING Edmonton Marathon

ING Edmonton Marathon

August 17, 2005 10:01 ET

ING Edmonton Marathon: A Weekend of Champions; Eleven Events on Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st, 2005

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 17, 2005) - ING Edmonton Marathon -

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This year Edmonton has joined some of the world's highest profile marathons like New York City, Amsterdam and Taipei in becoming an ING sponsored marathon.

"Having the expertise and resources of a company this dedicated to running events worldwide is a huge benefit to the organization of the race" says ING Edmonton Marathon race director Alan Whyte.

The 2005 ING Edmonton Marathon will also lead the way in Canada for giving walkers greater recognition. For the first time, walkers will have their own race categories. Top three male and female walking age group winners will also be recognized.



SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH, 2005
BUTTERDOME UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, Edmonton

- 9:00 AM: Running Room Friendship Run with John Stanton and the
Running Room pace bunnies
- 9:15 AM: 10K Walk
- 9:30 AM: Kid's Marathon Mile with Ronald McDonald(1)
- 10:00 AM: Timex Series 10K Run
- 10:05 AM: Mayor's 5K Fun Run / Walk
- 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Post Race Barbeque

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21ST, 2005
SHAW CONVENTION CENTRE, Edmonton

- 6:00 AM: Marathon Walk
- 7:00 AM: Marathon Run
- 7:30 AM: Half Marathon Walk
- 8:00 AM: Half Marathon Run
- 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM: Champions Brunch


(1) The 2nd Annual Kid's Marathon Mile presented by McDonald's encourages children to run or walk their way to the Marathon distance (26.2 miles/42.2 km) over the spring and summer months then complete the final mile together. Ronald McDonald will be on hand to officially start the event and hand out the medals to the kids as they finish.

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