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Posted: October 15, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Toronto Marathon Race Weekend Almost Underway

Toronto, ON – October 15, 2009 – The excitement of the 15th Annual Toronto Marathon begins at the Toronto Marathon Runners Expo. Runners pick up their race kits and shop around for the latest in running gear while gathering information on the most enticing international marathon destinations.

Where: Sheraton Centre Hotel – 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON

When: Friday Oct. 16th, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday Oct. 17th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In preparation for race day, the Toronto Marathon will host a carbo load dinner on Saturday October 17, 2009 at 6 p.m. The dinner will feature a runners’ workshop with guest speakers including running legend Kathrine Switzer and Bill Rodgers.

Where: Hilton Dinner - Hilton Hotel – 145 Richmond St. West, Toronto, ON

Don’t miss the exciting start and finish of the Toronto Marathon on Sunday October 18:  
Half Marathon		Marathon
8:00 AM		9:00 AM

Expected arrival of first athletes:
Half Marathon		Marathon
9:00 AM		11:15 AM

The Toronto Marathon is the largest and oldest marathon in Toronto, generating over $15 million to the local economy each year. Over 14,000 participants from 55+ countries are expected to participate in the Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K or Relay on October 18th.

Since 1995, the Toronto Marathon has generated over $8 million for its various charitable partners including the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Hemophilia, Multiple Sclerosis, Toronto Foundation for Student Success, ICA Canada and Diabetes.


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