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Neighbourhood Champions

Each of the 12 neighbourhoods we pass through will have up a number of NEIGHBOURHOOD CHAMPIONS running the half or full marathon for them.

The Champions have been selected as regular runners, everyday "local heroes". The Champs will run in special t-shirts on the day, making it easy for you to spot them, and give an extra cheer for the heroes going the distance for your 'hood.

Most importantly, the Neighbourhood Champions have been set up so that everyone can put online pledges on them, in support of their neighbourhood charity this year. This way, the charities will not only be able to have a 5 in 12 chance of winning prize money (1st, 2nd or 3rd place or honourable mention in the Neighbourhood Challenge), but they'll be able to collect pledges on their Champions. This way, every neighbourhood will win—just like the marathon itself!

This is your big chance to come out and cheer for the 'hood at the NCE near you, but also to be a super-spectator and "pay not to run"!

2015 Champions

Neighbourhood Champion's Name Charity running for
The Annex (NCE1) Nicola Taccone Nicola Taccone
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Running for Varsity Blues
Liberty Village / King West (NCE3) Natalie Maxwell Natalie Maxwell
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Running for West Neighbourhood House
Put a pledge on Natalie
Liberty Village / King West (NCE3) Alissa Klaehn Alissa Klaehn
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Running for West Neighbourhood House
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Liberty Village / King West (NCE3) Dave Sohi Dave Sohi
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Running for West Neighbourhood House
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High Park (NCE4) Bridget Burns Bridget Burns
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Running for Friends of High Park Zoo
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High Park (NCE4) Charles Jewell Charles Jewell
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Running for Friends of High Park Zoo
Put a pledge on Charles
High Park (NCE4) Sean Russell Sean Russell
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Running for Friends of High Park Zoo
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High Park (NCE4) Amanda Tayles Amanda Tayles
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Running for Friends of High Park Zoo
Put a pledge on Amanda
Cabbagetown (NCE8) Teresa Didiano Teresa Didiano
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Running for Seed by Seed
Cabbagetown (NCE8) Danny Connelly Danny Connelly
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Running for Seed by Seed
Cabbagetown (NCE8) Curtis Tokarchuk Curtis Tokarchuk
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Running for Seed by Seed
Cabbagetown (NCE8) Michael Arnold Michael Arnold
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Running for Seed by Seed
Greek Town (NCE9) John Fanaras John Fanaras
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Running for the Hellenic Home for the Aged
Put a pledge on John
The Beach (NCE11) Mike O'Neill Mike O'Neill
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Running for Centre 55
Put a pledge on Mike
The Beach (NCE11) Bob Lesser Bob Lesser
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Running for Centre 55
Put a pledge on Bob
The Beach (NCE11) Andrew Mills Andrew Mills
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Running for Centre 55
Put a pledge on Andrew
The Beach (NCE11) Geoff Burke Geoff Burke
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Running for Centre 55
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The Beach (NCE11) Fernando Carneiro Fernando Carneiro
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Running for Centre 55
Put a pledge on Fernando
The Beach (NCE11) Robinson Ocampo Robinson Ocampo
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Running for Centre 55
Put a pledge on Robinson
St. Lawrence Market (NCE12) Emily Poirier Emily Poirier
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Running for Jamii/CORPUS
Put a pledge on Emily
St. Lawrence Market (NCE12) Hagy Afeworki Hagy Afeworki
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Running for Jamii/CORPUS
Put a pledge on Hagy
St. Lawrence Market (NCE12) Kerryn Graham Kerryn Graham
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Running for Jamii/CORPUS
Put a pledge on Kerryn
St. Lawrence Market (NCE12) Monique Guffens Monique Guffens
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Running for Jamii/CORPUS
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St. Lawrence Market (NCE12) Jim Stewart Jim Stewart
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Running for Jamii/CORPUS
Put a pledge on Jim
St. Lawrence Market (NCE12) Linda Leistner Linda Leistner
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Running for Jamii/CORPUS
Put a pledge on Linda
St. Lawrence Market (NCE12) Ian Scott Ian Scott
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Running for Jamii/CORPUS

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