Press Releases

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AUGUST 8TH, 2017
GREEN TURNS TO GOLD AT SCOTIABANK TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON
The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM), held October 16, 2016 and hosted by Canada Running Series, has achieved Gold Level Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport (Council) by improving performance from its first certification effort (silver) in 2015.
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JULY 18TH, 2017
ENGLAND’S TOP MARATHONERS TO CHALLENGE CANADIANS AT SCOTIABANK TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON
Using the 2017 London Marathon as its selection event, England Athletics has chosen six athletes to represent the country at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, October 22nd. The special relationship between the sports’ governing body and this IAAF Gold Label race has existed for more than a decade.
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JULY 6TH, 2017
ONE LAST PUSH: KRISTA DUCHENE
Athletes aren’t always the best judge of when it’s time to retire but 2016 Canadian Olympian Krista DuChene has no false illusions. Seven months past her 40th birthday the second fastest female Canadian marathoner of all time acknowledges she is ‘plateauing’ and with that in mind is pouring all her efforts into one last sublime performance at the 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.
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JUNE 27TH, 2017
TRIO OF GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TITLE SEEKERS TO RUN SCOTIABANK TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON
In addition to the formidable cache of elite runners from around the world, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, each year, attracts thousands running for charities and many more simply committed to the challenge of completing the distance faster than ever. Then there are those hearty souls seeking a Guinness World Records title.
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JUNE 19TH, 2017
RUNNING ROOM RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH SCOTIABANK TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON
In addition to the formidable cache of elite runners from around the world, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, each year, attracts thousands running for charities and many more simply committed to the challenge of completing the distance faster than ever. Then there are those hearty souls seeking a Guinness World Records title.
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JUNE 5TH, 2017
NEW BALANCE BECOMES OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE SCOTIABANK TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON
Global athletic leader New Balance will become the official Athletic sponsor of the IAAF Gold Label Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, in a new multi-year agreement announced today. In addition to financial support, New Balance will greatly enhance the complete runner experience from the moment training programs begin at Running Room stores the week of June 19th. 
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MAY 23RD, 2017
CANADIAN OLYMPIANS LANNI MARCHANT AND REID COOLSAET REVEAL 2017 SCOTIABANK TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON FINISHER MEDALS
The 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K finisher medals were unveiled last Thursday night as more than 120 local runners led by the RunTOBeer crew and Canadian Olympians Reid Coolsaet and Lanni Marchant covered a mystery “reveal run” from Rorschach Brewery to the Leuty Lifeguard Station.
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MARCH 22ND, 2017
SCOTIABANK CHARITY CHALLENGE HELPS CHARITIES TAKE GIANT STEPS IN FUNDRAISING
When Giant Steps Toronto took to the streets more than ten years ago as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, the prospect of raising more than a million dollars towards their cause was little more than a pipe dream.
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MARCH 20TH, 2017
REMEMBERING ED WHITLOCK: BY KATE VAN BUSKIRK
I don’t remember when I first learned who Ed Whitlock was, but I do know that for most of my growing up he held almost mythical status in my mind. As a young runner, hearing my dad—an avid marathoner himself—talk about Ed with great reverence forged an image of part-man, part-wing-footed spirit, gliding tirelessly for hours each day along serene cemetery roads, breaking this monotonous habit only to go off and capture world records. My interactions with other members of the Canadian running community over the years have lead me to believe that I was not alone in this impression.
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FEBRUARY 23RD, 2017
SCOTIABANK TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON EARNS THIRD CONSECUTIVE IAAF GOLD LABEL
For the third consecutive year, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon has been awarded an IAAF Gold Label, an accolade which solidifies its inclusion amongst the world’s most prestigious city marathons.
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