Surrey Music Marathon coming in 2012

Elizabeth Model - File
Elizabeth Model
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Plans are in the works to bring an international marathon to Surrey.

Elizabeth Model, executive director for the Downtown Surrey BIA, began working on the idea some time ago and is ready to bring the concept to city council in a week.

The Surrey International Music Marathon is planned for Sept. 30, 2012.

"We will have different cultural bands at each mile," Model said Monday. "We could have a Jamaican mile, a Chinese Mile, a South Asian mile, do things a little differently."

The route hasn't been approved yet, but Model said it will be starting and finishing at Central City.

"It will encompass some of the really nice areas of Surrey and some of the nice parks that we have," Model said.

Model, who has run 22 marathons and 25 ultramarathons, began working on the idea about a year ago, and says she'll be running the Surrey International Music Marathon next year.

Model and her supporters will be before council April 18 to garner civic support.


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