Charities & Community » Scotiabank MARATHON Jr
The Scotiabank MARATHON Jr program is breaking out with a brand new name at this year's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, October 20th — created to increase visibility and open up the program to the children at more of Toronto's inner-city elementary schools. Established as Scotiabank MarathonKIDS in 2006, MARATHON Jr is part of Scotiabank and Canada Running Series' core goal of engaging the community, promoting running and healthy lifestyles, and giving back to our neighbourhoods. “Promoting exercise and an active lifestyle is so important,” said Race Director Alan Brookes. “And especially among our young people. MARATHON Jr fits in perfectly with the Scotiabank Charity Challenge and the Scotiabank Neighbourhood Challenge as our key outreach programs at Toronto Waterfront Marathon.”
This year, 15 schools are signed up, putting almost 900 MARATHON Jrs on the road to fitness. Here's how the program works:
ALL expenses are covered through Scotiabank sponsorship, so the program is entirely free to the children and the schools.
“Coming as it does at the beginning of the school year, it's our hope that this month of MARATHON Jr running, climaxed by the opportunity to cross the same finish line as 25,000 other runners from 60 countries, plus some of Canada's and the world's best, will kick-start a year of healthy living. We hope it will be inspirational to Toronto's children, and provide some positive role models,” said John Doig, Scotiabank, Chief Marketing Officer.
For more information, contact MARATHON Jr Program Manager, .
Download here (490 KB) — Mark your marathon progress by colouring in the boxes when you complete each kilometre. Fill in the Start date and 1/2 way date. Sign your name when you complete the Marathon on race day. HAPPY RUNNING!!