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.

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Media Schedule 2019

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 

Press Releases 2019

Media interested in acquiring additional information about the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon should send inquiries to 

September 4th, 2019

Welshman Griffiths Seeking Olympic Selection at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Josh Griffiths joins the elite field for the 2019 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon October 20th where he will be chasing selection for the British athletics team for Tokyo 2020. 

The 25 year old Welshman chose Toronto knowing that the race is serving as the Athletics Canada Olympic Trials race and has attracted a long list of Canadian elites all targeting quick times. His personal best came at April’s London Marathon (2:14:25). 

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August 27th, 2019

Linkletter and Esselink Chasing Canadian Olympic Berth

This year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is both an IAAF Gold Label race AND the trials for 2020 Canadian Olympic team selection.

Two talented Canadians – Rory Linkletter and Evan Esselink – have entered the fray with their youthful ambition. They will face a world class field which includes three Canadian Olympians, Reid Coolsaet, Dylan Wykes and Cam Levins. 

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August 22th, 2019

Ethiopia Sends World Class Women to Toronto

Ethiopians Belaynesh Oljira and Bruktayit Eshetu Degefa have confirmed they will chase victory at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, October 20th. 

Though they are sometime training partners and share the same coach and manager they are rivals rather than close friends. It will be every woman for herself with the course record, set by Bahrain’s Mimi Belete last year in Toronto (2:22:29) at risk.

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August 15th, 2019

Philemon Rono Seeking Hat Trick of Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Victories

Philemon Rono has won the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon twice and run the fastest time ever run on Canadian soil – 2:06:52. He will go for a third victory at the 2019 edition of this IAAF Gold Label race on October 20th.

The 28 year old Kenyan trains with a group that includes world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge. He says he also wants to lower his record this year.

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July 29th, 2019

‘Three Amigos’, Coolsaet, Wykes & Watson Return to Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Three very familiar faces will be among the outstanding Canadian entries for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon October 20th, all lured by the Athletics Canada National Championship which runs concurrently in this IAAF Gold Label race.

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July 25th, 2019

Kenya’s Magdalyne Masai To Race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Magdalyne Masai’s performance at the Hamburg Marathon April 28th earned her praise from around the world given that she had run a personal best of 2:26:04 and finished second in the highly competitive race.

Moreover, it earned her an invitation to this year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, October 20th which is, for the fifth consecutive year, a prestigious IAAF Gold Label event.

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July 17th, 2019

Benson Kipruto to Defend Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Title

Benson Kipruto will return to Toronto to defend his Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Title, October 20th. The 28 year old Kenyan star also has his eye on the course record.

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July 11th, 2019

Middleton And Elmore Chase Tokyo 2020 Places at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Both Kinsey Middleton and Malindi Elmore have made immediate impacts on Canadian marathon running with their debut performances. 

First, Middleton won the 2018 Canadian Championship in Toronto with a time of 2:32:09 last October and then Elmore finished 7th in Houston (January 2019) to record a time of 2:32:15. 

Now their focus is on the Athletics Canada National Championships October 20th. The first Canadian man and woman across the line will earn their place on Canada’s team for the Tokyo Olympics – provided they have run the qualifying standard. For Elmore this would mean a return to the Games. She ran the 1500m for Canada at Athens 2004.

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June 17th, 2019

Cam Levins Returning to Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Cam Levins, who famously beat the 43 year old Canadian marathon record at the 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon last year,  today announced he will return to this IAAF Gold Label race and attempt to lower the record further.

Levins ran 2:09:25 in Toronto last October in his marathon debut. He represented Canada at the 2012 Olympics (5000m/10000m) and expects to race in Tokyo in the marathon.

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Media Kit 2018

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

2019 Media Kit coming soon.