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Scotiabank

October 13, 2015 08:00 ET

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

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 13, 2015) - On Sunday, October 18, more than 26,000 runners from over 50 countries will lace up for the 26th edition of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label race. This year's race will also host the Canadian National Marathon Championships. The race week media schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

ELITE ATHLETE PRE-RACE MEDIA CONFERENCE

Who:
Kyle McNamara, Executive Vice President and Co-Head, Information Technology and Business Systems, Scotiabank
Alan Brookes, Race Director, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Elite athletes in attendance include:

Canadian Athletes
Lanni Marchant
Eric Gillis
Natasha LaBeaud
Tarah McKay-Korir

International Athletes
Sharon Cherop (Kenya)
Mary Davies (New Zealand)
Shure Demise (Ethiopia)
Michael Kipyego (Kenya)
Laban Korir (Kenya)
Peter Some (Kenya)

When:
Friday, October 16 at 10:30 a.m.

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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18

MEDIA ACCREDITATION PICK-UP/ INFORMATION DESK
Marriott Hotel, Carlton Room, 2nd Floor
525 Bay Street
Open: 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

MEDIA WORKROOM / POST-RACE PRESS CONFERENCE
Marriott Hotel, Carlton Room, 2nd Floor
525 Bay Street
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 emily.wraith@narrative.ca or call (519) 878-1692 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:
12:15 p.m.

Where:
Marriott Hotel, Carlton Room, 2nd Floor
525 Bay Street

LIVE STREAM BROADCAST VIA ATHLETICS CANADA TV
Race fans all over the world will have access to the live broadcast of this year's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon via Athletics Canada TV! Our live stream broadcast will begin at 8:15 a.m. and can be accessed via our homepage at http://STWM.ca.

SOCIAL MEDIA
Join the conversation on race day and interact with our Twitter Team, including @RunCRS, Pan Am Games Bronze medalist Sasha Gollish @SGollishRuns and the team at @CanadianRunning! Use hashtag #STWM and #runScotia on Twitter and Instagram and see your content live on our SOCIAL HUB: http://goo.gl/nEjxJd.

About the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
An IAAF Gold Label race, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is Canada's premier, big-city running event, and the Grand Finale of the 8-race Canada Running Series. In 2014 it attracted more than 26,000 participants from 60 countries, raised $3.67 million for 173 charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, and contributed an estimated $35 million to the local economy. In 2014 it also became the first marathon to be livestreamed globally on YouTube, attracting viewers from 115 countries. In 2015 it will host the Athletics Canada National Marathon Championships and the international Bridge The Gap movement http://STWM.ca

About Scotiabank

Through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average $55 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world.

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