Charlottetown, PEI—August 22, 2016—The 2016 PEI Marathon is changing its title colour to Scotiabank’s blazing red. The Scotiabank PEI Marathon, a certified Boston Marathon qualifier, has run for 12 consecutive years and will celebrate its 13th year with the 2016 PEI Marathon from October 14-16.
The PEI Marathon is looking forward to this new partnership and Race Director Myrtle Jenkins-Smith hopes Scotiabank will continue supporting the PEI Marathon in the future, the same way it proudly sponsors other prestigious marathons across Canada such as the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon (TO), Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon (BC), Scoatiabank Calgary Marathon (AB), Scotiabank Fredericton Race Weekend (NB), and the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon (NS). The growing Island Marathon is proud to join the ranks of Marathons sporting Scotiabank’s colours and hopes it continues its strong history of supporting Marathons across Canada in PEI, as well.
Several runners have already registered and the Scotiabank PEI Marathon, which expects to see about 3,000 runners this year, has a few new surprises for participants and visitors alike. The new location of the Marathon headquarters during race weekend will be at the Murphy Community Centre on Richmond Street, housing everything under one roof, from registration to the new Healthy Lifestyle Expo. The larger venue promises much more space for exhibitors and participants alike. As well, the PEI Marathon is introducing a new magazine-format weekend publication, with a RUNNING LINES feature, whereby supporters can publish personalized messages for runners or take out larger ads.
Alongside Scotiabank, returning event sponsors for the 2016 PEI Marathon are: Grant Thornton (Full Marathon), Recharge with Milk (Half Marathon), Run With It (10K Run), Go!PEI (5 & 10K Walks), Brown’s Volkswagen (Corporate Relay), and the PEI Potato Board (Kids’ Spud Run). Joining the line-up for the first time is GoodLife Fitness, sponsoring the 5K Run. As in several years past, the Olde Dublin Pub will host the Pasta Supper and will be open on Sunday, October 16 from 4-10 p.m. to accommodate participants who wish to have a celebratory snack.
There is still time for interested businesses to reserve a booth for the Expo, and pre-registration for runners is ongoing through Race Roster. For the full marathon schedule of events and other details and announcements, please visit www.peimarathon.ca. You can also follow the PEI Marathon on Twitter @PEIMarathon and Prince Edward Island Marathon on Facebook and win prizes with the weekly Trivia Tuesday.
Media contact: Cindy Lapeña