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       the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2011 Training Newsletter

Week of June 13, 2011
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In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird.

Now the world is weird and people run marathons to make it normal.

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Book your HOTEL


We work with all the big hotels downtown so you can stay close to the marathon action, AND we work with ... 


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There are great rates available at the hotels affiliated with the race so get in there now to book.
Live outside Toronto but in Ontario? There's nothing so convenient as staying downtown near city hall on race weekend... you can shop, sightsee, visit the expo, be close to the start, get a late departure time at your hotel...   treat yourself!  
Train with us!
Monthly Tune-Up Runs


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The Tune-Up Run program is designed to give you  opportunities to hook up with other runners (and walkers) to train for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.


Tune-Up Run #2 is SUNDAY, July 24th, and is part of the Beaches Jazz Festival.  This tune-up run requires that you sign up and pay as you would for a race.
[SORRY, sold out]... Next dates are Sunday, Aug. 21 and Sunday, Sep. 18]
Running Room Beaches
(1977 Queen St. E, Toronto, a few blocks east of Woodbine). 
Our July 24th Tune-up run may be sold out but you can always visit the Beaches Running Room on a Wednesday evening or other Sunday morning to run with their mix of runners of all abilities.  Join many dozens of others training for the race.
Distances for Tune-Ups vary depending on where the run fits in Waterfront training.  Tune-up runs start at 8:30am sharp but if you get there 10 minutes earlier you get to hear the running tip of the day, plus get your name in for draw prizes.
Volunteers Appreciated
Join the race from the other side as a VOLUNTEER if you know for sure you can't run in this race.


Positions to fill (adults preferred):
- Course marshals
- Kit pick-up
- Finish Line


Positions to fill (high school students welcome as a school group or individually):
- Water stations
- Race Expo
- Kit Stuffing


Visit our 'Volunteer Page' for details and to sign up.

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Our fantastic sponsors!

We have 18-week marathon training schedules for you - they're free... register and run with us!


Waterfront Training starts this week!
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Register NOW... Don't miss any of the training. 

NEW RACE DATE: Sunday, October 16, 2011


Start & Finish are at Toronto City Hall.  The course will mostly be the same but for some changes in the Queen St. East area (more on this later).


This week the 18-week marathon training schedules (free) from Running Room start.  See the first 2 weeks...

The shorter Half Marathon schedules will be posted in July, the 5k ones in August.



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Marathon Training
John Stanton


Running Room founder and owner, John Stanton has run more than 60 marathons and shares tips with you that will help you become a better runner. 


Welcome to Waterfront Marathon!  Training for a marathon you discover how to go the distance through a balance of stress and rest.  Running bestows a special satisfaction and sense of achievement. Discover how simple and small changes can ultimately have a huge impact on your health, fitness and quality of life.


As you progress though the training, you become fitter, have more energy and feel more balanced. Running is both social and personal, providing you clarity of thinking and calmness. Training is not a test but rather a magical journey that will empower you mentally, physically and provide a, I can do it, attitude.


The Half marathon is a challenging, yet enjoyable distance. Though the training is somewhat less than a full marathon, it still requires time and commitment - but the celebration of the finish line is well worth the effort. The training is great for burning fat and awakening you mentally and physically.


The marathon and half marathon are serious distances, you must take your training seriously - so stick to the program.  More is not necessarily better.


I will provide you plenty of practical advice in the areas of running form, motivation, nutrition, avoiding aches and pains and lots more. I will supply the motivation and inspiration, and it's up to you to supply the perspiration.


Be gentle enough to keep yourself highly motivated and injury free, but progressive enough to provide continual improvement in strength and speed. You can do it!


And, of course, you can also take advantage of marathon, half marathon and 5k training clinics offered by the Running Room at all their locations and even on-line. 

Be a Local Hero... Run for a Charity at

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

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You can run your race on behalf of one of the 100 charities now participating in the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge for 2011.  You have the option of supporting your favorite. 

All charity runners will receive a discounted entry fee, and charities offer different incentives in exchange for you fundraising for them - from refunds for a minimum fundraising, to fundraising prizes, and free team t-shirts. What a win, win, run at a discounted rate, you help your favourite charity and the race gets another runner or walker. 

Among the 100 charities involved, each year we have 3 featured Charities which have earned the privilege to receive additional exposure... this year's are:
MukiBaum Treatment Centres
Contact or 416-630-2222 ext. 231
For more info click here.
Take a moment to select yours and start fundraising and training today for YOUR marathon win, win, win!
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See you on the roads and at races!
The Team at
Canada Running Series Inc.