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Canada Running Series extend sponsorship

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TORONTO, April 24. Canada Running Series, the country’s most-prestigious running circuit, is pleased to announce that Asics Canada have renewed their presenting sponsorships for both the Banque Scotia 21K de Montreal et 5k and Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5k. Asics has played a prominent role in the Montreal event since 2007, and in Vancouver since 2010.

“We’re delighted to have Asics’ continued strong support of Canada Running Series,” said National Race Director Alan Brookes. “They are an absolute premium quality running brand, and they share our commitment to promoting the sport at all levels. They have been a vital part of the growth in quality as well as quantity of our two half marathons in Montreal and Vancouver, and this important renewal will help us continue the long-term development of the races.”

The new agreement provides a significant increase in Asics’ commitment to Canada Running Series.

Of special interest to participants, everyone in both 21k and 5k events in Montreal and Vancouver will now receive a premium quality Asics technical t-shirt. There will also be numerous contests and social media activities featuring the latest Asics footwear and apparel.

According to Yves Simard, VP Sales & Marketing, Asics Canada:

Asics is proud to continue our partnership with such a professional race organization as Canada Running Series. We share a similar passion for the sport, and Canada Running Series is arguably the organization that gives back the most to Canadian athletes. The Montreal and Vancouver Half Marathons are both experiencing tremendous growth, and that is a testament to the quality of the races

The 12th edition of the Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal et 5k will take place on April 27th in Parc Jean Drapeau, and will again host the Athletics Canada National Half Marathon Championships. The 16th running of the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5k will be held on June 22nd, on one of the most scenic courses in North America, from UBC along the Pacific shoreline with the majestic North Shore Mountains as a backdrop, to finish in world-famous Stanley Park. Both events are expected to sell out, with caps of 5,700 in Montreal and 7,000 in Vancouver. Registration and further information is available at