October 12 – 16, 2021

Tune into an inspiring Speaker Series with expert talks from authors, professional athletes and community members from around the world. To watch our series, visit the main hall of the virtual expo.

October 12 | 6:00 P.M. ET
Alan Brookes, President and Race Director, Canada Running Series
The history of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Thank you Scotiabank for 25 years!

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October 12 | 7:00 P.M. ET
Alex Hutchinson, Outside columnist, author of ENDURE, Globe & Mail, ex-physicist, not-quite-sub-4 miler.
Learn more about his best-selling book Endure.

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October 13 | 6:00 P.M. ET
Amby Burfoot, Author, Speaker, Coach, Writer and 1968 Boston Marathon Winner
Run Forever: Your Complete Guide to Healthy Lifetime Running.


October 13 | 7:00 P.M. ET
Heather Sloan, Co-founder of Heali Medical Co
Enwei Li, Co-founder of Heali Medical Co

How to apply Heali tape by yourself and how magnesium (and menthol) might help with athletes, recovery and performance.

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October 14 | 6:00 P.M. ET
Natasha Wodak, Professional Distance Runner and 2 x Canadian Olympian
Evan Dunfee, Tokyo 2020 Bronze medalist in the 50km race walk 

Natasha and Evan share their Tokyo Olympic Experience and provide helpful tips to take on the 10K distance.

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October 14 | 7:00 P.M. ET
Heather Gardner, Founder of Kardia Athletica
Heather explains the benefits of stretching and provides a dynamic warm-up to get race ready.

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October 15 | 6:00 P.M. ET
John Stanton, President and Founder of Running Room
Planning your next race with coaching from Running Room

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October 15 | 7:00 P.M. ET
Lindsey Butterworth, New Balance Athlete
Chris Balestrini, New Balance Athlete and Canadian 50k Record Holder

Team New Balance Canada Athletes & Product Insights: Current Footwear and 2022 Sneak Peaks.

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October 16 | 6:00 P.M. ET
Janice Forsyth, Canadian associate professor of Sociology and the director of the Indigenous Studies program, Western University
Reclaiming Tom Longboat – Indigenous Self-Determination in Canadian Sport.

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October 16 | 7:00 P.M. ET
Bruce Kidd, Canadian academic, author, and athlete.
A Runner’s Journey