ANNOUNCING NEW START LINE FOR 2017 MISSISSAUGA MARATHON
Mississauga, ON – Mississauga
Marathon participants will be starting the 2017 event in fashion this year with
the starting area being upgraded to Mississauga Celebration Square, taking
place May 5-7, 2017. The new start line is just around the corner, and will
only affect the Full Marathon, Sal Guzzo, LL.B. Relay Challenge, and Half
Marathon events, and will only change the first kilometre of the course.
“Mississauga Celebration Square is a natural
fit for the start of Mississauga’s signature sporting event,” says Shari
Lichterman, Director of Recreation for the City of Mississauga. “We look
forward to working with Landmark Sport Group to facilitate this exciting
enhancement to the runners’ experience.”
first kilometre of the race will begin at 201 City Centre Drive, with runners heading
east on City Centre Drive, turning right onto Kariya Drive, and then heading
west on Burnhamthorpe Road. This new start will make up the first kilometre of
the course, and will then continue with the same route from previous years,
beginning at kilometre one.
very excited about this move to Celebration Square, and starting the Marathon
events in the heart of Mississauga, right next to City Hall,” says Race
Director, Brody Coles. “This location will be a great staging area before the
race, and will only add to the excitement and atmosphere as participants gather
to prepare for their run.”
staging area at Celebration Square will include a stage and large screen,
allowing participants to engage in a pre-race warm up before the race. For more
information, and for updated course maps, please visit www.mississaugamarathon.com/2017-start-line.
route has been recertified by Athletics Canada with the Full Marathon
continuing to be a Boston Qualifier. Certification numbers are as follows:
About the Mississauga Marathon
The 2017 Mississauga Marathon Race Weekend is
scheduled to take place from Friday, May 5to Sunday, May 7. Race
weekend will also include a Runner’s Expo that is open to the general public at
Port Credit Memorial Arena on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, 2017. The
Mississauga Marathon will continue to offer “A Run For Everyone”. Events will
include the Full Marathon, Sal Guzzo, LL.B Relay Challenge, Half Marathon, MNP
10KM, 10KM Student Relay, Novo Nordisk ® “Hazel” 5KM and a 2KM Fun Run/Walk.
Registration is now open: www.mississaugamarathon.com.