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Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon

26 September 2010

stwm_2010Bright and early on Sunday September 26th, many individuals from the GGSCF set out to complete the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront marathon. Although the sun had yet to rise, these individuals gathered together to take on one of the most enduring physical activities of their lifetime. As the marathoners and half-marathoners assembled at the start line the group gathered to wish each other all the best. With that said they went off, accompanied by thecool weather.

Just as the Run Across Canada has exposed the GGSCF to the beautiful country we call home, the Scotiabank Marathon allowed participants to take in the scenery of downtown Toronto as they ran alongside the waterfront. The marathon is well known for being very flat, fast and festive; this off course only encouraged all participants as they ran alongside entertainment and enthusiastic supporters cheering along the way.

The majority of the group had never taken part in a half-marathon and so naturally they were determined to successfully complete the course. With both high spirits and determination all were able to add a new accomplishment to their list. The group consisted of eight adults and three youth participants. The adults showed that age is truly only a number, and that nothing is impossible! Along with outnumbering the youth they also outshined the youth with the eldest adult being the only participant of the full-marathon. Next year both the adults and youth hope to take part in the full-marathon. All in all it was a very active day full of much excitement and a bit of friendly competition, the soreness felt over the next couple of days was definitely worth it all.

Next year the foundation hopes to see Fauja Singh running the full-marathon in Toronto, upon completion of which he will be able to gain the title of ‘The World’s Oldest Marathon Runner.’