Welcome to the exhibitors area.
18th & 19th October 2013
at Direct Energy Centre.
Building an International-Class Marathon
and Expo in Canada's #1 Marketplace!
The 2012 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon & Expo were unqualified successes. We had a record number of participants, with all events being oversubscribed, more international runners than ever (including large groups from USA, UK and Mexico/Latin America) who added greatly to the atmosphere at the Expo in particular. With a world-class Canadian all comers record winning time and course record of 2:07:57 (the second time on this course), the great new finish in Nathan Philips Square, over $4,000,000 raised for more than 165 local charities, another record, it can only be described as a great race getting greater. In the last 5 years, the number of participants STWM has grown by nearly 400% from 5,866 runners to over 19000.
2013 will be the third year that the Toronto Waterfront Marathon is the sole Fall Marathon in the city. This is expected to have a significant impact on runner numbers and increase visitor numbers to the expo by more than 25%. 2013 could see as many as 25,000 runners in the race weekend.
STWM has rapidly become one of the hottest running properties in North America, and the Expo has grown with it to become Eastern Canada's top running consumer show. Five years ago, the show was 8,500 square feet, in 2012 it was 68,000 square feet. After a successful move in 2009 the show will return this year to the Direct Energy Center where we can build on the last two years success.
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon aims is to have 35,000 competitors running in the weekends events by 2015. This will be achieved by a strong focus of attracting participants from Ontario as well as overseas. Canada Running Series is working with The City of Toronto, and Scotiabank to help promote the race. There will be a greater Toronto Media spend and we will utilize Social Media to help drive participants to the race and the expo. As we write, entries in the 2013 events are 30% ahead of this time last year. The visitor numbers at the show will be a minimum of 40,000 people. This is great news for exhibitors as every runner visiting the show represents a potential life long customer.
The prize purse in 2013 will ensure a field capable of a sub 2:08 winning time and again the race director is looking for a forth new Canadian record. With many other stories to tell the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon will make its presence felt on the world stage and enhance it's reputation as a major event on the running calendar.
The Place to be in 2013...
Throughout the STWM Weekend, there is an atmosphere of joy, celebration and success - Starting at the 2-Day Running & Fitness Expo to the bands on the course every 2 km on race morning.
Due to the growth of the Expo in the last few years, attendance at the expo went beyond race participants and began attracting general fitness enthusiasts as well and we expect that trend to continue! The expo is generally the first place the participants come with their family and friends to pick up their race number and visit all of the great exhibits! In 2012, we had an estimated 35,000 visitors, and that total is projected to grow to at least 40,000 in 2013.
We will also expand the STWM Event Supplement in Get Out There Magazine to further promote the expo and will be expanding our successful "Speakers Series" at the Expo.
In short, this is an exceptional opportunity to meet your target consumers in an energy charged environment, where customers are truly receptive to your products and services...
With no other event-led expo in the Toronto marketplace (in excess of 7 million people), the event and expo offers an excellent opportunity to access this large marketplace.
Associate your company with Canada's Premier Mass Participation Event and Canada's largest, best established Running & Fitness Expo
The Expo will be FREE of charge to the public as well as race participants. We will promote the EXPO on our web pages, e-newsletters (with a database of over 100,000 and growing) and on 100,000 race entry forms and post-cards, to encourage a greater number of visitors. The Expo will also have its own dedicated web site with dedicated links for all exhibitors.
Web Listing with Editable Links & Editorial
Association with one of Canada's Premier Mass Participation Events
Canada's Largest, Best Established Running & Fitness Show
Speak to Your Customers Face to Face
Build and Strengthen Your Brand Image
Support Established Markets
Recruit New Customers
Conduct Market Research
Meet The Competition