The Toronto Marathon Initiative

The Consulate General of Greece in Toronto (CG), in partnership with the Hellenic Canadian Academic Association of Ontario (HCAAO) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) are establishing a new ‘Toronto Marathon Initiative’ to coincide with the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. The initiative will include a Marathon Essay Contest followed by a Wreath Ceremony leading up to the Marathon.

HCAAO has formed a Marathon Educational Committee with the mandate to organize a Marathon Essay Contest, in which students are asked to write an essay on the historical and social significance of the Battle of Marathon.

Important Dates

  • April 30, 2019: Marathon Essay submissions due
  • October 15, 2019: Wreath Ceremony & Essay Awards
  • October 20, 2019: Toronto Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon

For more information please download the information sheet and presentation, or contact the marathon.essay@hcaao.org.