Thursday October 19
Marathon Flame Lighting and Opening Ceremonies – Alexander the Great Parkette, Logan and Danforth Avenue
Friday October 20
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Elite Athlete Press Conference – Novotel Toronto Centre. Please apply for media access here.
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Running, Health & Fitness Expo and Packet Pick-up – Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. Expo Speakers Series
Saturday October 21
International Friendship Run, with John Stanton Sr., Founder of the Running Room & Meet the STWM Pacers- Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. Run leaves promptly at 9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Running, Health & Fitness Expo (Packet Pick-up) – Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. Expo Speakers Series
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday October 22
Marathon & Half-Marathon Start
Marathon Awards Ceremony — Main Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
Marathon Flame Lighting & Opening Ceremonies
Join us on Thursday October 20th 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!
Live music and entertainment at Alexander the Great Parkette, Logan & Danforth
Marathon Flame arrives and is lit at Alexander the Great Parkette
Marathon Flame Torch Relay Run begins
The Torch returns to Alexander the Great Parkette
Expo Speakers Series
presented by Canadian Running
Location: Scotiabank Lounge, at the Running, Health & Fitness Expo
Friday, October 20th, 2017
|5:30 – 6:00pm||John Stanton: “Making the Most of Race Day”|
|6:30 – 7:00pm||Ben Kaplan: “Ed Whitlock’s Enduring Gift to Running and Life”|
|7:00 – 7:30pm||Kevin Smith: “Mastering Running As A Masters Runner”|
|7:30 – 8:00pm||Yoga with Heather Gardner & New Balance|
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
|10:30 – 11:30am||Meet & Greet with the STWM Pacer Team|
|12:00 – 12:30pm||Kevin Smith: “Mastering Running As A Masters Runner”|
|12:30 – 1:00pm||Robert McDonald: “I Will – How I ran a marathon after being paralyzed & given only 5% chance of ever walking again.”|
|1:00 – 1:30pm||Brittany Moran: “Injury Prevention and Running Technique.”|
|2:00 – 2:30pm||John Stanton: “Making the Most of Race Day”|
|2:30 – 3:00pm||Moderated by Dan Way, with Gillian Bedrosian, Alex Vander Hoeven & Craig Law: “Running & Technology”|
|3:00 – 3:30pm||Dr. Rick Rayman & Virginia Lee: “STWM Race #18. Why We Keep Coming Back!”|
|3:30 – 4:00pm||Yoga with Heather Gardner & New Balance|
|4:30 – 5:00pm||Yoga with Heather Gardner & New Balance|
Running 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.
Date: Saturday, October 21 2017
145 Richmond St. W
Toronto, ON M5H 2L2
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West