Monday, April 15, 2013

TORONTO – The team at Running First Ltd. (organizers of the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon, Sporting Life 10k, Toronto 5k and Collingwood Half Marathon) are shocked and saddened with the tragic events that occurred at the Boston Marathon. The senseless acts of violence have marred a day of sport, friendly competition, and runner camaraderie. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the people of Boston, all participants, spectators and their families, the BAA and all first responders.

The GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon, will continue to work closely with Toronto City officials, including police and EMS as well as our organizing committee to plan and execute a safe and enjoyable event for all. We will review our existing emergency preparedness plan to ensure that we can best respond to any situation while ensuring the safety and security of all of our participants and spectators.

We would like to offer a preferred rate for the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon for those Canadians who were participants in the Boston Marathon this year. For further details, please email

About Running First

Running First Ltd. organizes the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon, Toronto 5K, the Holly Jolly Fun Run, and Collingwood Half Marathon as well as consults to a variety of events spanning the globe. Running First continues to organize Toronto’s premier race events with the philosophy that the runner comes first. We are driven by the thousands of inspiring stories that our participants have provided to us over the years.


Jay Glassman,
Race Director
Running First Ltd.



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