The Mississauga Marathon has come a long way in 15 years. True, 42.2 km may seem long enough, but from humble beginnings that saw a struggle to gain recognition, the marathon has become a signature event for Mississauga, attracting both a large number of participants and spectators and now, becoming more than just a race.
This year, a full weekend of activities will take place throughout the city culminating in the full marathon beginning at 7:30 a.m. on May 6, commencing at Mississauga city hall and winding its way down to Lakefront Promenade Park. The race will attract competitive runners hoping to qualify for next year’s Boston Marathon, as well as those who have been training to make their own personal mark. The half-marathon and marathon relay will also begin at 7:30 a.m. The 2 km run begins at 12:30 p.m.
The day before, May 5, the 5 km run begins at 6 p.m. and the 10 km run and student relay starts at 6:30 p.m.
As well, on May 4 and May 5, a marathon-related Health and Wellness Expo takes place at Port Credit Memorial Arena.
Throughout the weekend, other family-oriented events will be taking place near city hall. Of note, there will be various road closures throughout the weekend to accommodate the running events.
For complete information visit the Mississauga Marathon website at mississaugamarathon.com.