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    Only 7 Weeks to Go Until the Canada Running Series GRAND FINALE - STWM 2013!
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Soar Like an Eagle!

Most of us will never run with the elites, except maybe in our mind, but all of us have, at some point in our running 'careers', felt amazing about what we've accomplished. THAT feeling is like soaring like an eagle - knowing you did your best, feeling like you can do anything.


You may be there right now. You've trained hard to get this far.


Enjoy the view as you soar around this 'mountain' called Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (or half).


But please, no bald jokes.  



Train With Us!
Final Tune-up Run,
Sunday, Sep. 15
Liberty Village, Toronto
with Reid Coolsaet! 
Reid Coolsaet


The Tune-Up Run program is designed to give you opportunities to hook up with other runners (and walkers) to train for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half or 5k.


Schedule for each run:


8:00-8:30am - Running Room staff open store - runners & walkers welcome


8:20am - Intro & brief talk ...with a brief welcome by the Waterfront staff and introduction to any Pace Bunnies on hand that day


8:30am - Group Runs & Walks


After run & walk - come back into the Running Room for water & Gatorade


Tune-Up Run #5 Distances:

Marathon-23k, Half-12k


Meet Your Pace Bunnies
We have 30 Pace Bunnies set to guide you on race day for both the full and half marathon. Aiming to qualify for Boston? We have most times covered. Aiming to reach a milestone time? We probably have you covered. Here are a couple on the team:

Jeff Conron, Toronto

Jeff Conron

Marathon Pace Bunny for 3:15 Continuous

Three-time Boston marathon finisher. Jeff has been a pace-bunny for STWM since 2010 and returns for a second time as a pace fairy for the Midsummer Night's Run this year. Jeff is looking forward to meeting and pacing new people to their Boston qualifiers on race day,

Brett Kyle, Stratford
null 2nd Half Marathon Pace Bunny #2 for 2:00 Run/Walk
Veteran of 15 marathons including 3 Bostons and has participated in almost 100 races! Did first triathlon last summer and ultimately a full Ironman is on the bucket list!
Meet the STWM Staff! 

Cindy Moorcroft  


Charity Development Officer & Volunteer Coordinator

Cindy is in her first season with Canada Running Series. She has attended marathons around the world with a charity-fundraising program, acting as the lead and taking teams of up to 50 people to Disneyworld, Bahamas, France, Peru and Iceland. She's always looking for volunteers to help out at races and needs over 3,500 to help out at STWMIn her off-time, Cindy coaches figure skating and tries to keep up with her rambunctious Labrador retriever, Chip

Heather Matters  


Assistant Course Director

Heather has been working with CRS for 3 seasons and "lives for race day."  Heather's main responsibilities include the start & finish line planning and execution, which allows her to experience your pre-race excitement and share in your triumph as you cross the finish line.  She is also a mid-pack runner who loves the mental clarity that running provides - "some of my best ideas are born while running."

Our fantastic sponsors!
Tips from a 60-marathon plus veteran


Sweating depletes your body of water and salts. The harder you breathe, the more water escapes through your respiratory system. As your body runs low on liquids and you become increasingly dehydrated, your total blood volume drops. Your heart must pump at a higher rate to circulate the same amount of blood, diverting needed blood and performance energy from your large running muscles.


Sweating keeps you cool and must be replaced or your performance will be affected. Drink water-roughly one cup of water for every 15 minutes of running.


Wear your torso pack with your water bottle. Drink prior to your run, and drink water throughout the day. Keep a bottle on your desk, in your car, and your bedside. Water is one of the best ways to suppress your appetite and cut back on unnecessary calories, increase your energy level, help you sleep better and even improve your memory.




John Stanton - new

One of the more experienced runners around, Running Room founder and owner, John Stanton provides weekly tips for getting through the marathon and half marathon.  


You can also take advantage of marathon, half marathon and 5k training clinics offered by the Running Room at all their locations and even online. 


Latest Updates

Brooks Merch 
Buy your STWM Merchandise Online! 
2013 STWM merchandise from Brooks is now available online at the STWM Store! Proudly show off to your friends, family and colleagues that you are running in the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon!

STWM In-Training shirts are now available to purchase online. Get yours now for only $5.00 (limited sizes available)! These shirts will sell out quickly so get yours now!

STWM Digital Champions Updates! 
Digital Champions Lisa Davidson and Christa Davidson provide the latest updates to the "Road to #STWM" blog. Lisa discusses the competition between her and her husband, along with the support and inspiration that comes with running with a loved one.

Love and Running With My Husband


Christa Davidson reflects on the barriers women once faced in competitive running and women`s current involvement in running the running community, including STMW.


See Jane Run: Women and the Marathon 


We're less than two months out from the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and the #STWM community is buzzing! Over 1,000 runners from all over the world are sharing their experiences online. Be sure to connect with your fellow runners and our Digital Champions on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Epilogger. Visit the STWM blog for all the latest updates! 


Walt's Running Room Tour  

STWM Ambassador Walt was on the road last week with stops in Aurora, St. Catharines and Queen`s Park. Pictures from these stores are up now on Facebook. Be sure to catch up with Walt at the following locations next week:


Pickering - September 8
York Mills - September 11
North York - September 15 


The tour will be wrapping up at the end of September so don't miss out on the chance to get your hands on some official STWM gear provided by Brooks, including STWM "In Training" shirts!

Scotiabank Charity Challenge 2013


Last year over $4.3 million was raised for 181 local charities! Go the distance for one of over 180 charities in this year's Scotiabank Charity Challenge!


Run or walk to support a great cause, or to simply give something back to your community.


All charity runners will receive a discounted entry fee and charities offer different incentives in appreciation for your support - from refunds for meeting a fundraising target, to fundraising prizes, to team t-shirts. What a win, win, win... you run in a world class race, you run at a discounted rate, and you help your favourite charity!


Check out these amazing Official Charities - click on the logo for more info:    



Giant Steps is a school & therapy centre for children with autism. Through specialized programs of academics, therapies and life skills, and by directly supporting them in their local schools, we address the needs of each child and help them cope with the daily challenges of autism. The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is our largest annual fundraising event, and your support enables us to deliver critical hands-on therapy programs to the children we serve. Make a donation, sponsor a team member, or join our team and raise funds for Giant Steps!   


Although Canadians are living longer, according to Statistics Canada, on average, there's a 10-year gap between how long we live, and how long we live in health. This gap is mainly due to heart disease, stroke and other chronic conditions. The Heart and Stroke Foundation's Make Health Last movement encourages Canadians to make healthy lifestyle changes now that can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by up to 80%. Help us raise funds that will contribute to life-giving heart and stroke research and prevention initiatives that will help create healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Join the Heart and Stroke Foundation Running Team because together, we can help Canadians live longer, fuller lives! 


The Refugee Support Ministry at Islington United sponsors refugee families and individuals of diverse backgrounds and faiths from many countries. Working in partnership with the Anglican and United Church Refugee Alliance and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, our role is to provide a safe, secure and welcoming environment as they adapt to their new lives in Toronto. Our commitment includes providing for all aspects of living in this city of ours such as accommodation, furnishings, clothing, food, transportation, medical care, and more. Join our Running for Refugees team and know that you will make a profound difference in the course of someone's life!


Take a moment to choose from one of the above or the 180+ others... select yours by clicking on their logo and start fundraising and training today for YOUR marathon win, win, win! 


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The Team at Canada Running Series 
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