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Scotiabank

April 22, 2014 08:00 ET

Media Alert/Photo-Op: Countdown on for Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal et 5k

Scotiabank Charity Challenge Reaches for Fundraising Goal of $700,000

MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - April 22, 2014) - With just under a week to go before the Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal et 5k, on April 27, 2014, over 5,700 high-performance and recreational athletes from Canada and beyond will run through Parc Jean Drapeau for the Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal et 5k. This is the fifth year the Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal et 5k will host the Canadian Half Marathon Championships, where world-class athletes, such as defending champions, Canadian Olympian Eric Gillis and Krista DuChene, who represented Canada in the World Championships Marathon in Moscow last summer, will compete. All participants can make their run even more meaningful by supporting one of the 51 charities registered through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

What:  
Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal et 5k
2014 Canadian Half Marathon Championships
Scotiabank Charity Challenge
Scotiabank Media Challenge 

Where:  
21k Race -- starts near the Parterre on Ste-Helene Island of
Parc Jean-Drapeau, close to the METRO station
5k Race -- starts near the metro station on Ste-Helene
Island of Parc Jean-Drapeau 

When:  
8:30 a.m
. for the 5k race; 10:00 a.m. for the 21k race 

Who:  
Over 5,700 runners and walkers lace up for the Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal et 5k

Getting There
With the support of the City of Montreal and the Société de transport de Montréal
(STM), the subway service on the Yellow Line of STM is operating as usual on race day, from 5:30 a.m. on Sunday April 27 to 12:30 a.m. on Monday April 28 to provide runners and their supporters access to Parc Jean Drapeau and the Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal et 5k.

MEDIA ACCESS:
Media Room reserved inside Aquatic Complex
Parking lot available at Aquatic Complex

Run, walk, pledge or cheer on April 27, 2014 for the Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal et 5K at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Don't forget it's not too late to help raise money for worthy causes in your community!

For more information about the Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal et 5k visit:
http://www.canadarunningseries.com/monthalf_en/index.htm

For more information about the Scotiabank Charity Challenge:
http://www.canadarunningseries.com/monthalf_en/montCHARITY.htm

For a course map:
http://www.canadarunningseries.com/monthalf_en/montDET.htm#course

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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 some $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

About Canada Running Series:
Canada Running Series [CRS] is the nation's premier running circuit with 8 events: 4 in Toronto, 3 in Vancouver and 1 in Montreal. It annually attracts some 60,000 participants and raises more than $5 million for some 250 mostly-local charities. The Series includes the IAAF Silver Label Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, and the Athletics Canada National 10K and Half Marathon Championships. Since 1999, CRS has gained international recognition for innovation and organization. It is strongly committed to staging great experiences for runners of all levels from Canadian Olympians and International stars, to healthy lifestyle people and charity runners; and to making sport part of sustainable communities and the city-building process. 

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