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.

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

Media Credentials application opens summer 2019. 

Media Schedule

Friday October 18th

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Elite Athlete Press Conference and Media Accreditation Pick-Up 
Hall D, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

Sunday October 20th

6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Media Accreditation Pick-Up and Information Desk

Marriott Hotel, Lobby
525 Bay Street

6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Media Workroom and Post-Race Press Conference
Marriott Hotel, King Room, 2nd Floor
525 Bay Street
Live race screening and wi-fi access available

Questions? Please email media@canadarunningseries.com 

Press Releases

Media interested in acquiring additional information about the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon should send inquiries to media@canadarunningseries.com 

October 21st, 2018
Cam Levins Breaks 43 Year Old Canadian Record in Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 
It took 43 years, but Jerome Drayton’s Canadian marathon record was finally beaten today at the 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.  Cam Levins of Black Creek, B.C. stuck to his dedicated pacemaker through half way in 64:18, then ran the last ten kilometres of the race virtually alone to cross the line fourth overall with a time of 2:09:25. 

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October 21st, 2018
Kipruto, Belete Prevail At Cold, Windy Scotiabank Toronto Marathon
By Dave Monti

With temperatures only slightly above freezing and a pesky wind blowing from the northwest, Benson Kipruto of Kenya and Mimi Belete of Bahrain won the 19th Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in quick times here this morning. 

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October 18th, 2018
Pre Race Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity
On Sunday, October 21, more than 25,000 elite and recreational runners from over 70 countries will hit the streets for the 29th edition of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM). Over the weekend, the event is expected to bring more than $30 million in economic activity to the GTA, creating the equivalent of 100 full-time, year-round jobs.

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October 11th, 2018
How to watch the 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 
Running fans across the globe will once again be able to catch all the action at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon – an IAAF Gold Label Race – next Sunday, October 21. The event is being live streamed on STWM.ca and on CBCSports.ca, athleticscanada.tv and on Twitter’s Periscope, beginning at 8:15 a.m. EDT. There will be no geo-blocking, meaning you can watch all the action from anywhere in the world.

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October 3rd, 2018
Tsegaye Mekonnen to Race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 
Still only 23 years old, Mekonnen has confirmed he will race the 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon October 21st, thereby earning the distinction of being the fastest entrant to ever run this IAAF Gold Label event.

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September 27th, 2018
Mimi Belete Carrying Bahrain’s Flag into Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
As marathon debuts go, Mimi Belete’s might have gone unnoticed in Hamburg last March but for the fact she earned herself third place in this world class event in a very good time of 2:26:06.

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September 19th, 2018
Ethiopia’s Amane Beriso to Challenge Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 
Ethiopia’s representation at this year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon just got stronger with the addition of Amane Beriso to the elite women’s field. With a personal best of 2:20:48, recorded when finishing second at the 2016 Dubai Marathon, the Ethiopian has the fastest personal best of any woman who has ever lined up at this IAAF Gold Label race. 

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September 12th, 2018
Uganda’s Olympic Champion to race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 
Over its decades-long history, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon has been graced by some of the world’s greatest marathoners, but never an Olympic champion. That will all change October 21st when Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich will race in this IAAF Gold Label event.

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September 5th, 2018
Cam Levins to make Marathon Debut at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 
Ending nearly two years of speculation, Cam Levins has confirmed he will make his marathon debut at the 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, October 21st.The 29-year-old native of Black Creek, British Columbia thereby joins one of the strongest fields ever assembled for this IAAF Gold Label race.

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August 22nd, 2018
Kenya’s John Kipkosgei Korir to race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 
Having a famous elder brother presents challenges, especially the initiative to get out from under the lengthy shadow cast by his reputation. And, so it is that Kenya’s John Korir is bound and determined to make a name for himself in marathon running. The 22-year-old will line up at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon October 21st with success in mind.

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August 22nd, 2018
Australia’s Jess Trengove to race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 
High altitude training has become a popular method of marathon preparation, so heads were turned when Australia’s Jessica Trengove decided to spend four months in Hilversum Holland – elevation 15m.

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August 15th, 2018
Canadian Women to Battle for Medals at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 
Leslie Sexton returns to the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 21st to defend the Canadian Championship title she earned a year ago. This IAAF Gold Label event will serve as Athletics Canada’s National Championship for the fourth consecutive year.

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August 8th, 2018
Jake Robertson to Challenge Philemon Rono at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 
Earlier this year Jake Robertson made his long-awaited marathon debut racing to a New Zealand national record for the distance. Now he has turned his attention to overcoming a world-class field at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 21st.

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August 1st, 2018
Ethiopia’s Marta Megra to Defend her Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon title
Marta Megra survived a wicked early pace to win the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon a year ago collecting $25,000 for the victory. Despite the financial windfall – a princely sum in her home Ethiopia – she was disappointed with the result.

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July 25th, 2018
Philemon Rono returns to Toronto Waterfront aiming for ‘three-peat’
Kenya’s Philemon Rono will return to the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon October 21st intent on winning this IAAF Gold Label race for the third consecutive time.

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June 20th, 2018
Krista DuChene Returns to Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
“It is icing on the cake that keeps getting thicker and sweeter,” Krista DuChene says of her stunning 3rd place finish at the 2018 Boston Marathon. “So with every marathon I do, I am pleased to be out there doing it.”

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June 5th, 2018
Reid Coolsaet to run Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Two time Canadian Olympian Reid Coolsaet wants it known that rumours of his retirement are greatly exaggerated, even as marathon enthusiasts are busy penciling in their choices as to who will be the ‘next generation’ of Canadian marathon runners.

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Media Kit

Please find digital copies of all items available in our 2018 Media Kit. Questions? Email media@canadarunningseries.com