Race Weekend Schedule 2017

Thursday October 19

6:30–8:15 p.m.
Marathon Flame Lighting and Opening Ceremonies – Alexander the Greek Parkette, Logan and Danforth Avenue

Friday October 20

10:30–11:00 a.m.
Press Conference – Expo Main Stage, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Running, Health & Fitness Expo and Packet Pick-up – Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

Saturday October 21

9:30 a.m.
International Friendship Run, with John Stanton Sr., Founder of the Running Room – Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Running, Health & Fitness Expo (Packet Pick-up) – Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

Sunday October 22

8:00 a.m.
5k Start

8:45 a.m.
Marathon & Half-Marathon Start

11:30 a.m.
Marathon Awards Ceremony — Main Stage, Nathan Phillips Square

3:15 p.m.
Course closes

Marathon Flame Lighting & Opening Ceremonies

ntrc marathon flameJoin us on Thursday October 13th for the official kick-off to Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon weekend, hosted by the Greek Town BIA on The Danforth.

The first-ever “Marathon run” took place in 490 BC when a brave Athenian soldier-messenger named Pheidippides ran 40 kilometres from the battlefield at Marathon to Athens, to carry the news of a famous Greek victory.  In 2007, The “Marathon Flame” was established to burn as a symbol of world peace, and to spread the ideals of the Marathon around the world — the spirit of fair competition and the promotion of participation in sports as way of life.

Revel in the Spirit of the Marathon by cheering on relay runners who will carry the flame from Alexander the Great Parkette, along the Danforth, and back. The Flame Lighting Ceremony will also feature ‘live’ Greek music and entertainment!

The Marathon Flame, a symbol for world peace, fair competition, and participation in sports as a way of life, will be carried by Pheidippides as well as runners from local Toronto Running Clubs!

Schedule

6:30 p.m.
Live music and entertainment at Alexander the Great Parkette, Logan & Danforth

7:00 p.m.
Welcoming remarks

7:15 p.m.
Marathon Flame arrives and is lit at Alexander the Great Parkette

7:30 p.m.
Marathon Flame Torch Relay Run begins

8:00 p.m.
The Torch returns to Alexander the Great Parkette

8:05 p.m.
Closing remarks

SROV Small RR ImageRunning Room International Friendship Run

Join us for an International Friendship Run along the Waterfront with John Stanton, founder of Canada’s world-famous Running Room. This event is open to everyone. Refreshments and light snacks to follow.

Date: Saturday October 21, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Where: Enercare Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd.

Route: An easy 3k run. View route map here. 

Pasta Dinner

Information will be available closer to event date.