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October 14, 2014 12:00 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Race Week Schedule

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 14, 2014) - On Sunday October 19, more than 26,000 runners from over 50 countries will lace up for the 25th Anniversary of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label race. This year's race is also an official test event for the 2015 Toronto Pan-Am Games. The race week media schedule is as follows: 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17

ELITE ATHLETE PRE-RACE MEDIA CONFERENCE

Who: 
Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly, City of Toronto
Kyle McNamara, Senior Vice-President of Global Risk Management Strategic Project Management, Scotiabank 
Alan Brookes, Race Director, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

All elite athletes will be in attendance, including:

International Athletes 
Aliaksandra Duliba (Belarus)
Mulu Seboka (Ethiopia)
Amane Gobena (Ethiopia)
Peter Some (Kenya)
Tariku Jafar (Ethiopia)
Shami Adbulahi (Ethiopia)
Laban Korir (Kenya)
Patrick Terer (Kenya)
Vitaliy Shafer (Ukraine)

Canadian Athletes
Lanni Marchant
Eric Gillis
Kim Doerksen
Rob Watson
Kelly Wiebe

When: 
Friday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Where: 
Running, Health and Fitness Expo, Main Stage, Exhibition Hall D
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes' Blvd. 
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19

MEDIA ACCREDITATION PICK-UP/ INFORMATION DESK
Finish line, Nathan Phillips Square, southeast corner
Open: 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

MEDIA WORKROOM / POST-RACE PRESS CONFERENCE
Conference Room 2, City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square
Open: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Available: live-race screening and Wi-Fi access

RACE TIME STARTS

8:00 a.m. 5 km
Race start location: Remembrance Drive, Ontario Place

8:45 a.m. Marathon (42.2 km)
Half-marathon (21.1 km) 
Race start location: University Avenue at Armoury Street

KEY EXPECTED FINISH TIMES

8:15 a.m. Top 5 km finishers
9:45 a.m. Top half-marathon males
9:50 a.m. Top half-marathon females
10:45 a.m. Elite male marathon expected
10:50 a.m. Elite Canadian male expected
11:00 a.m. Elite female marathon expected
11:10 a.m. Elite Canadian female expected

The finish line for ALL distances is Queen and Bay at the southeast corner of Nathan Phillips Square.

Photos and brief interviews are available at the finish line for a limited number of accredited media.

ALL media require accreditation to access designated press areas (including finish line).

Please email joanna.hatt@narrative.ca or call 416.557.5333 to obtain credentials.

POST-RACE AWARDS CEREMONY

What:
Award ceremony photo opportunity (elite athlete photo op only)

Who: 
Top international and Canadian finishers

When: 
11:30 a.m.

Where: 
Awards Stage, Nathan Phillips Square

POST-RACE MEDIA CONFERENCE

What:
Media conference and one-on-one elite athlete interview opportunities

Who: 
Top international and Canadian finishers

When: 
2:00 p.m.

Where: 
Conference Room 2
City Hall 
Nathan Phillips Square

LIVE STREAM BROADCAST VIA YOUTUBE
Race fans all over the world will have access to the live broadcast of this year's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon thanks to an innovative partnership between this IAAF Silver Label event and Google. For the first time ever, access to the race will be available on the Canada Running Series YouTube channel beginning at 8:15am. To access the live stream, go to www.youtube.com/CanadaRunningSeries.

SOCIAL MEDIA
Join the conversation on race day and interact with our Twitter Team, including @RunCRS, Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Kate Van Buskirk @K8VBeast, and Olympian Alex Genest @CanadianRunning! Use hashtag #STWM on Twitter and Instagram and see your content live on our SOCIAL HUB: http://goo.gl/nEjxJd

About the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is Canada's premier, national running event, and the signature event of the Canada Running Series. It attracts over 26,000 participants from more than 50 countries and will raise over $4 million for 173 local and national charities this year. Visit http://STWM.ca

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is a leading financial services provider in over 55 countries and Canada's most international bank. Through Bright Future, our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level across six pillars: health, education, social services, arts and culture, environment and sports. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

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