Toronto Marathon

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History

The first Toronto Marathon was held in 1994.

Finishing medal

Events

  • Full marathon
  • Half marathon
  • 5km

Race course

Proceeds

Support the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, about $2.4M was raised in 2009

Sponsorship

The leading sponsor is Goodlife Fitness, as the race is marketed as the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon

2009

The 2009 race was held on Oct 18, 2009

Total Participants, 2009: 14,000
Marathon runners: 2,000 finishers
Winning time male 2009: 2:26:08.6
Winning time female 2009: 2:57:53
Prize: Money and prizes worth $3,000

2010

Scheduled for Oct. 17, 2010

Route: Begins in North York at 7:30 a.m. and shuts southbound Yonge St. and Rosedale Valley until 11:30 a.m. University Ave, where race ends, closed until 4 p.m.


Controversy

The race is criticized for being held only 3 weeks after the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. However, the Toronto Marathon was the original marathon for the city and is traditional held in mid October.

Website

www.torontomarathon.com

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