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Mississauga Marathon Celebrated 10 Year-Years Running
MISSISSAUGA – The Mississauga Marathon celebrated its 10th Anniversary this
weekend as 9,148 runners took to the streets of scenic Mississauga.
"We are thrilled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this great running
event in Mississauga," said Ben McCarty, Mississauga Marathon Race
Director. "Offering a variety of distances and races, we are proud to cater
to elite marathon runners as well as the first time 2K participant."
The Mississauga Marathon's motto of "A Run for Everyone" offers events for
beginners to recreational runners and elite athletes. More than 9,000
participants ranging in age from two to 82 took part in the following
events: Boston-qualifying Marathon, Petrillo Law Relay Challenge, Recharge
with Milk Half Marathon, Valeant Pharmaceuticals 10K and 10K Student Relay,
Starbucks Coffee Hazel 5K and Subway Restaurants 2K Fun Run/Walk.
Nelson Ndereva of Toronto was the winner of the men's marathon in a time of
2:29:32. Joe Campanelli of Etobicoke was second at 2:33:16 and Jason
Weppler of Shallow Lake was third at 2:38:23. Janine Moffett of St.
Catharines was the winner of the women's marathon in a time of 2:58:23.
Nancy Walker of Petrolia was second at 3:11:39 and Cynthia Campanaro of
Dundas was third at 3:14:27.
This year, 70 participants were recognized as ten-time runners, having
participated each year since the event's inception in 2004. Ten-time
runners received recognition for their dedication and commitment to the run
with unique race bibs, special Under Armour shirts and had their names
announced at the start of their race.
"The 10th anniversary of the Mississauga Marathon is a milestone for the
City of Mississauga," said Elliott Kerr, President of Landmark Sport Group
Inc. and Founder of the Mississauga Marathon. "Our community has shown
incredible support over the ten years, through volunteering at our race
weekend and raising money through our Scotiabank Charity Challenge."
The Mississauga Marathon is truly a community event. More than 1,500
volunteers contributed to the success of the weekend, while thousands of
spectators showed their support along the running route with water, banners
and cheering squads. The finish line at Lakefront Promenade Park offered
live music and entertainment for all runners, friends and families.
Under Armour technical shirts were back by popular demand this year for
runners participating in the Full Marathon, Petrillo Law Relay Challenge,
Recharge with Milk Half Marathon and Valeant Pharmaceuticals 10K Run or
The Mississauga Marathon believes in giving back to the community in many
ways, including numerous charitable initiatives. Race participants had the
opportunity to raise funds for local and national charities through the
Scotiabank Charity Challenge. This year's charitable recipients include:
Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, United Way of Peel Region, Cameron
Helps, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (Mississauga Chapter), The
Mississauga Food Bank, Peel Children's Aid Foundation, Team in Training –
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, SickKids Foundation, Wellspring
Cancer Support Foundation, Heart House Hospice, Ronald McDonald House
Toronto, Canadian Red Cross, MitoCanada Foundation, Heart and Stroke
Foundation, ALS Society of Canada, Toronto Military Family Resource Centre,
Arthritis Research Foundation, GlobalMedic, Reach for the Rainbow,
Community Living Mississauga, Ovarian Cancer Canada, Lighthouse Festival
Theatre and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
2013 Mississauga Marathon sponsors include: Petrillo Law, Subway
Restaurants, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Starbucks Coffee, Recharge with Milk,
Ontario Tourism, The City of Mississauga, Mississauga News, Running Room,
Gatorade, Scotiabank, Kia Canada, Mississauga Business Times, Port Credit
BIA, AMJ Campbell Van Lines, 95.3 Fresh FM, K&K Insurance, CanKopy, Rogers
TV, PowerBar, Novotel Toronto Mississauga Centre and Aquafina.