Media Centre

Media Credentials

Thanks in no small part to your coverage, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon keeps growing every year, bigger and with more buzz! It's important to keep the momentum going, and this year will be a BIG year, with the stories you need.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, October 13, 2016. For Media related inquiries, please contact media@canadarunningseries.com.

Successful applicants will be able to access Race Weekend Press Conferences, Media Centre, Start & Finish areas, and Lead Vehicles.


Race Weekend Schedule

Times Subject to Change

Thursday October 13

7:00–8:00pm
Marathon Flame Torch Relay and Lighting Ceremony at Alexander the Great Parkette (Danforth and Logan Avenue). More information here.

Friday October 14

10:30–11:00am
Pre-Race Press Conference at Main Stage, Expo, Hall B, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place featuring International Elites and Canadian Elite Athletes.
11:00am–8:00pm
Running, Health and Fitness Expo, including Packet Pick-Up, Hall B, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. Guest Speaker Schedule coming soon. Expo Parking information

Saturday October 15

9:00am TBD
International Friendship Run located at the Running, Health and Fitness Expo, Hall B, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place with John Stanton Sr., Founder of the Running Room. Click here for more information.
10:00am–6:00pm
Running, Health and Fitness Expo, including Packet Pick-Up, Hall B, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. Guest Speaker Schedule coming soon. Expo Parking information

Sunday October 16

6:00–7:00am
Timing of Shuttle Bus to the 5k Race Start
6:30am–6:00pm
Media Workroom, Conference Room 2, City Hall
8:00am
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 5k START, Exhibition Place
8:45am
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and Half Marathon START, Bay and Queen Street with Lead Vehicle. Limit 8 places; must be pre-booked.
11:30am
Marathon Awards Ceremony, Main Stage at Nathan Philips Square
12:00pm
Post Race Press Conference with Marathon Winners, International Elites followed by Canadian Elites, City Hall, Conference Room 2
3:00pm
Course closes, roads re-open to traffic

Race Weekend Media Centre Location and Information:

Sunday October 16

Media Accreditation Pick-Up and Information Desk

Marriott Hotel, Bloor Room, 2nd Floor
525 Bay Street

Open: 6:30am – 2:00pm

Media Workroom and Post-Race Press Conference

Marriott Hotel, Bloor Room, 2nd Floor
525 Bay Street

Open: 6:30am — 6:00pm

Available: live-race screening and Wi-Fi access


STWM 2016 Race Day Main Stories

Coming soon.


Pro Athlete Start Lists & Bios

List to be posted by October 5th, 2016.


Media Challenge

On your marks, get set, GO! Registration is NOW OPEN!

Which outlet will take home the title of fastest media? Last year, 25 media outlets took part in the Media Challenge and we hope to increase this number to ensure that the competition in 2016 is fiercer than ever!

With over 180 local charities participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, the Media Challenge is a great way to raise money for important causes.

Information and Requirements

Entries are open to journalists, photographers, videographers, producers and editors in each of the three distance categories: Marathon, Half-Marathon, or 5k.

Scotiabank will donate prizing for the top male and female finishers in each distance category to the charity of their choice:

  • 1st place marathon: $1000
  • 1st place half-marathon: $500
  • 1st place 5K: $250

For a complete list of 2016 official charities, please visit: www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/en/charities.htm.

Media outlets are limited to 10 free entries, in a combination of any or all of the three distance categories. A work email address must be provided as proof of employment when registering for the Media Challenge.

Make Your Kilometres Count

In addition to competing for the Media Challenge prize, you can raise money for the charity of your choice.

To create a fundraising account, please register for the race and complete these steps during the registration process:

  1. Respond "yes" to "Do you want to participate in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge as a fundraiser or make a donation?"
  2. Under Charity: Select your charity from the drop down menu
  3. Under Support Option: Select Create Scotiabank Charity Challenge Fundraising Account
  4. Select a preferred FrontStream Username and Password

It's simple: form a team, train, run and raise money for charity. To register, please contact Alexis Kronwald-deBruyn for your registration code and instructions, then register online here by Monday October 10.

Hope to see you on race day!


Course Map: click here

Interactive racePOINT map featuring information for runners, spectators and residents: click here


STWM Finish Line Media Scrum
STWM Finish Line Media Scrum

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