David Crighton’s “Canada Coast to Coast” Illustration to Appear on
Medal Ribbons & Finisher’s Shirts at Canada’s Marathon in 2017!
January 20, 2017, Calgary – Not only will participants experience the Coast to Coast to Coast course when they run in the 2017 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, runners will also take home a piece of #Canadiana thanks to the generosity of well known Canadian artist and illustrator, David Crighton. His iconic 1995 illustration titled “Canada Coast to Coast” was originally commissioned by a Canadian Corporation that had offices in 5 major Canadian cities – east to west, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Now the illustration will be on the 2017 finisher’s ribbons and technical t-shirts, which all participants will earn after being a part of the event.
“We are thrilled to partner with David to commemorate such a special year for Canada and Canada’s Marathon. Runners will experience the coast to coast to coast course on race day and take home both their finisher’s medal and t-shirt with David’s beautiful illustration to remind them of their achievement and Canada’s sesquicentennial,” says Executive Director of Run Calgary, Kirsten Fleming.
#DavidCrighton was born in Edmonton, Son of an Anglican minister, his father’s career took him to Ontario where the family eventually settled in Toronto. A love of cartoon doodling lead him to enter Central Technical High Schools Art Program in1973. It was here that he found his first success with his talents as an architectural illustrator when given a project to go out and illustrate a building. The rest, as they say is history. David’s ability to capture the memories and heart of a city and it’s communities through illustrations of its iconic landmarks is legend.
“I am thrilled my artwork has been selected to represent Scotiabanks Calgary Run in honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday in the province of my birth.” says David Crighton,
Runners will experience the diversity and charm of the entire country as the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is paying tribute to the Sesquicentennial by adding experiences along the course unique to the different parts of Canada. You can kiss a cod in Newfoundland, eat watermelon with a Rider fan in Saskatchewan and get your medal from a cowboy in Alberta.
Register for any of the distances (from 5K to the special one-time only 150K in celebration of the Sesquicentennial) and you will receive a unique technical white t-shirt with David’s illustration sublimated across the bottom and your distance on the back of the shirt. When you finish the race, a commemorative Toonie medal with the same illustration on each ribbon.
Choose from these products in the Canada Coast to Coast Collection. (Includes Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and St. John's)