/R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY - Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is off to a running start on Friday evening/
Annual Runners Expo, Pasta Dinner and Race Day Photo Opps
CALGARY, May 27, 2011 /CNW/ - The 47th annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon race weekend kicks off on Friday evening with the opening of the annual Health and Wellness Expo at the Max Bell Centre. The weekend-long festivities will lead up to the sound of the starting gun at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 29 when more than 9,000 runners will participate in the full marathon, half-marathon, 10K and 5K, while raising more than $300,000 for 30 charities in the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge.
Health and Wellness Expo:
Visit over 40 exhibitors, Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge participants and hear keynote addresses.
|WHEN:||Friday, May 27, 4 - 8 p.m.|
|Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Max Bell Centre, 1001 Barlow Trail SE (free parking) |
|WHO:||Jenny Hadfield,adventure racer, Eco Challenge competitor, author and motivational speaker, Saturday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.Dr. Reed Ferber,Running Injury Clinic, Saturday, 12 p.m.Daniel Ouimet, Ironman finisher, 10:30 am. and 3 p.m.Dr. Karen Quinn, Natural Chiropractor, Saturday, 2 p.m.|
SCOTIABANK CALGARY MARATHON PASTA DINNER
Athletes nosh on noodles and stock up on their carbs as they prepare for the race on Sunday. More than 120 hungry mouths expected to get fired up for race day with inspiring words from Coach Jenny Hadfield
- adventure racer, Eco Challenge competitor, author and motivational speaker!
|WHEN: ||Saturday, May 28th. 5 - 8 p.m. |
|WHERE: ||Italian Kitchen/SpurGastropub 351 4th Avenue S.W. |
|WHO: ||Hosted by CityTV's Kristin Hursh, Presentation by Jenny Hadfield (6 p.m.) |
|SCOTIABANK CALGARY MARATHON|
|WHEN: ||Start time 7 a.m.|
|WHERE:||Centre Ave and 10th St NE, Top Finishers M&F at Centre Ave and 8A St NE, between 9:20 - 9:50 a.m.|
|WHO:||Elite Athletes: Brendan Kenny, Jason Loutitt, Graeme Wilson, returning winner from 2010 |
|CENTAUR SUBARU HALF MARATHON|
|WHEN: ||Start time 7 a.m.|
|WHERE:||Centre Ave and 10th St NE, Top Finishers M&F at Centre Ave and 8A St NE, between 8 - 8:35 a.m.|
|WHO:||Elite Athletes: Josiane Aboungono, Kathryn Waslen, Lindsay Manning|
|JUGO JUICE 10K|
|WHEN:||Start time 7:30 a.m.|
|WHERE: ||Centre Ave and 10th St NE, Top Finishers M&F at Centre Ave and 8A St NE, between 7:55 - 8:05 a.m.|
|WHO:||Elite Athletes: Kip Kangogo, 2010 winner, Natasha Wodak|
NOT TO MISS ALONG THE RACE ROUTE
Neighbourhood Spirit Challenge Hubs - Bridgeland, Inglewood and Victoria Park
These three neighbourhoods have signed up to win the rights as the Most Spirited Neighbourhood by showcasing the flavour and spirit of their 'hood' with entertainment, food, costumes and good old fashioned cheering!
|InglewoodTime: 7am to 9amHub Location: Parking lot area of Spolumbos - 12 St. And 9th Ave. SE||Victoria ParkTime: 7am to 12pmHub Location: corner of 1st St. and 12th Ave. SE||BridgelandTime: 9am to 1pmHub Location: 1st Ave. from Edmonton Trail to 7A St. NE |
Performers will delight crowds as they cheer on their favourite runners or pledge funds for their favourite local cause!
|WHEN||From 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
|WHO||DJ Fayyaz K; Juno nominated Scotty Hills; Hip-hop troop Collective; the Dixie Knights and more! |
MEDIA ACCES INFO
- The Start and Finish area for all Scotiabank Calgary Marathon events are located in Bridgeland at Murdoch Park - Centre Avenue & 9th Street N.E.
- Media Check In: VIP Tent, near the Finish Line on Centre Avenue and 8A Street N.E.,
- Please identify yourself as media when accessing site.
- Parking will be available for media on the South side of 9th Avenue N.E. on the corner of Centre Ave.
Please visit www.calgarymarathon.com for important road closure information and please allow ample time to arrive on site.
For further information:
Lynn Cox, Marketing Director, Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, 403-264-2996 or cell: 403-863-8927, firstname.lastname@example.org
Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank Media Communications, cell: 647-628-3501 or email@example.com