Thursday October 19
Marathon Flame Lighting and Opening Ceremonies – Alexander the Greek Parkette, Logan and Danforth Avenue
Friday October 20
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
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
Marathon & Half-Marathon Start
Marathon Awards Ceremony — Main Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
Marathon Flame Lighting & Opening Ceremonies
Join us on Thursday October 19th 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
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.
Information will be available closer to event date.