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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

#Road2STWM begins. Next price increase May 28. Beaches Jazz, Toronto 10 miler, Running Room Clinics & more. 

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Upcoming Dates and Deadlines


  • early June (date tbc soon). STWM 2012 LAUNCH NIGHT with some of Canada’s top marathon coaches & athletes! All you need to kick off your training! (deets in next Newsletter, on Twitter & Facebook).
  • July 29th. Beaches Jazz Festival Tune Up Training Run. Online registration NOW OPEN! CAP is 750 – we are already 50% Sold!! Yikes! Don’t delay!
  • powerbarPowerBar Pre-Race Tip. “Don’t try anything new on race day! When it comes time to implement your sports nutrition game plan on the day of the event, you don’t want any surprises. Practice your sports nutrition regimen during workouts, and use trial and error when training, to refine your sports nutrition regimen. On race day, stick to what you’ve practiced!” For more great Tips and Sports Nutrition info see



Headline News

  • Official Charity announced for Toronto 10 miler & 5K:  The Living City Foundation (formerly The Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto). The funds raised at this event will be used to improve Tommy Thompson Park – giving back to the places where we run! You can sign up to begin fundraising OR make a donation when you Register Online with EventsOnline (all in one process).  
  • STWM Charity Challenge now up and running, with 150+ charities; GOAL $3.75 million!! Check the menu, select YOUR favourite charity and start training and fundraising for October 14th!
  • Reid Coolsaet & Tarah McKay-Korir triumph on Special Day at Toronto Yonge Street 10K Click here for story. 
  • Eric Gillis, Kate Bazeley take National Titles at Banque Scotia 21K de Montreal; $525,000 raised in Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge!  Click here for story.
  • STWM 2012 will be “Road2Moscow2013” – partnership announced with Athletics Canada and Ottawa Race Weekend to send Canadian Marathon Teams to World Championships next year! Click here for story.   
  • TYS10K goes Rock & Roll! TX Shawn Brady & Electric Blood band for fabulous Rock VIDEO “All for the Run” featuring Reid Coolsaet & Toronto Yonge Street 10K! Proceeds to support Reid’s preparations for London Olympics
  • Sponsorship, Marketing Opportunities still available for CRS & STWM 2012: at a wide range of levels all the way from $1,500 to $300,000! Interested? Connect with,

Alan's Journal

alan brookes

"The 8 days that shook the Marathon (and Canadian Distance Running) World!

Dear Fellow Runners,

Our Spring Odyssey continues! BRAVO to all of you who took part in Toronto Yonge Street 10K and Banque Scotia 21K de Montreal & 5K. You looked GREAT! I’ve posted the race reports and Photo Galleries under Latest News above. If you’re on Facebook, be sure to check out the Highlights Photo Galleries there. We only got them up last night and already there are TONS of tags and comments!!

Dave and I then went on from Montreal to Pittsburgh to spend time with the #runnersofsteel with our STWM booth at the Expo, and our friends @PGHmarathon. You’ll notice more and more Twitter-speak here – it is just such a gr8 way to keep in contact. I urge you all to join as we begin our journey to the Grand Finale, Scotia Toronto Waterfront on October 14th – with Beaches Jazz, Toronto 10 miler & 5K, Running Room Clinics, Launch Nights, Tune Up Training Runs along the way to provide us with INFORMATION & INSPIRATION!

I have to dash off to Prague Marathon this afternoon, then back for Ottawa Race weekend, so I’ll keep this short! I’m giving a presentation in Prague at the AIMS Congress (Association of International Marathons), entitled “City Marathons: Ideas on Neighbourhood Engagement & Activation”. I share the session on Friday morning with Guy Morse, Executive Director, Boston Marathon – so it’s quite an honour and opportunity to keep STWM, Toronto and Canada on the world stage.

Before I go, please take note that – by popular request – we are returning to The Distillery with the Toronto 10 miler & 5K, with the same route as the past few years, into scenic Tommy Thompson Park. And the date of August 12th is certainly significant. At 11am that morning, Greenwich Mean Time, Reid Coolsaet & Eric Gillis (our #1 & #2 finishers in last year’s 10 miler at The Distillery), along with Dylan Wykes,  will start the London Olympic Marathon!! They should finish just after 1pm OR 8am our time in Toronto. WE will then run our Toronto 10 miler & 5K at 8:30am….! Pumped or what? Keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter, websites, as we work on setting up some early TV at The Distillery on August 12th. Please register for #TTM and join us on a very special day with friends!

… and PLEASE keep in regular, daily contact via Facebook and Twitter,

Alan [aka]


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2012 Canada Running Series Calendar

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Canada Running Series

Harrys Spring Run-Off Vancouver Harrys Spring Run-Off Toronto Toronto Yonge Street 10kBanque Scotia 21k de Montreal et 5k presente par AsicsScotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon and 5k Beaches Jazz Tune-Up Training Run Oasis ZooRun 10k, 5k, Cub Run Toronto Waterfront Marathon and Half, 5k

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