Only one race will stand in 2011.
After extensive research, the City of Toronto has found that the two marathons the city hosts each year will need to be reduced to one by 2011. The report suggests the races are too close together and poach runners from one another. With just one marathon the races can impact the city less, yet offer more for the runners.
The larger of the two races is the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront marathon, which takes place in September. Scotiabank attracts more publicity due to its large prize purse and stellar international field. The Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon takes place in October and attracts a much small field. Although smaller, the Goodlife race attracts more of a local crowd and has a longer history in the city.
The City hopes to make a decision on the conflict soon.
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