Mississauga Marathon partners with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

image002The Mississauga Marathon is partnering with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The Award is an exciting self-development program available to all young people ages 14 to 24. More than 500,000 young people from Canada and more than 8 million youth in 140 countries have been motivated to undertake a variety of challenging activities.

“We are thrilled to work with The Award to help raise awareness for them and to further grow our event while working towards achieving our goal of encouraging children and young adults to be excited about fitness and incorporating it into their daily lives,” said Mississauga Marathon Race Director, Krystal Duz.

In 2012 more than 12,000 young adults joined The Award for the first time, 4,580 completed their Award. The Mississauga Marathon expects that this success can grow the Mississauga MaraFun Program and the 10K Student Relay.

The MaraFun program is a great opportunity for students to see the benefits of physical activity. Throughout this program students complete 40K of physical activity for six weeks before the Mississauga Marathon, finishing off the final 2K on race day to total a Full Marathon distance. The school with the most participants becomes “The School That Goes The Distance” and wins the MaraFun Cup for their school.

The 11th Annual Mississauga Marathon takes place on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, 2014 and continues to offer “A Run for Everyone.” Events include the Marathon, Petrillo Law Relay Challenge, Recharge with Milk Half Marathon, Valeant Pharmaceuticals 10K, 10K Student Relay, “The Hazel” 5K and SUBWAY® Restaurants 2K Fun Run/Walk.

Prices increase on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014. Registration is available online at:


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