Mississauga Marathon Celebrates 10 Years Running

14 Jan 2013 04:38
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release

Mississauga, ON – 2013 marks the Mississauga Marathon’s 10th Anniversary to be held on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th. In just ten years the Mississauga Marathon has grown into one of Canada’s largest marathons and to celebrate this year we are including some new initiatives for this special occasion.

There is a new event logo to commemorate the ten years and recognize the anniversary. In addition, for those runners who have participated in all nine Mississauga Marathon events and registered for their tenth, there will be special recognition of their support and commitment to the event. Ten times members will receive an additional finishers’ certificate, a unique race bib and their name announced at their event start line. They will also have a special designated area for easy and quick race kit pick up at the Runner’s Expo. All ten year participants should check the event website to ensure their name is listed: www.mississaugamarathon.com/newsmedia.shtmland then continue to check back for additional ten time advantages.

The Mississauga Marathon is also proud of its community impact over the last nine years through various charity programs. “Our charity partner, New Circles which provides services and clothing to enhance the day-to-day lives of the people they serve, has received over $25,000 worth of brand new and gently used clothing and shoes through donations from our runners” says Ben McCarty, Mississauga Marathon Race Director. “Another partner, Second Harvest which is the main provider of fresh food to people in need has received over 22,000 pounds of food from race weekend. This includes roughly 3,000 pounds of bagels, 200 pounds of prepared food, 17,000 pounds of beverages, 600 pounds of fruit and 800 pounds of snack food.” Elliott Kerr, President of Landmark Sport Group, the company which created and manages the event also reflects back on the last nine years of the Mississauga Marathon “We are very proud of our event and how we contribute to our wonderful city and impact the lives of young kids with our commitment to fitness and healthy lifestyle choices. In addition, we will continue to spread the good word about one of the greatest cities in the world, Mississauga!”

The 10th Anniversary Mississauga Marathon will take place on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th, 2013 and offers “A Run For Everyone”. Events include the Marathon, Petrillo Law Marathon Relay, Recharge with Milk Half Marathon, Valeant Pharmaceuticals 10K, 10K Student Relay, “The Hazel” 5K and 2K Fun Run/Walk. A Runner’s Expo is also part of Race Weekend, a mandatory stop for all participants to pick up their race kits taking place on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th, at the Port Credit Memorial Arena, in downtown Port Credit.

Prices increase on Wednesday, January 30th so sign up today at: www.mississaugamarathon.com.