Surrey World Music Marathon

The Surrey International Marathon Society is pleased to announce the lineup of exciting cultural artists who will perform along the marathon route and at the finish line for the Second Annual Surrey International World Music Marathon on September 29.

Surrey Marathon

This innovative marathon will feature ‘Cultural Music Miles’ with live colourful musical performances highlighting each mile along the marathon route. World music performers and cultural organizations will showcase their art, music, costumes and dance to celebrate Surrey’s multicultural heritage and encourage runners as they make their way through the streets of Surrey to the finish line.

A total of 34 performance stations encompassing 18 distinct cultures will line the course, supported by hundreds of volunteers and race enthusiasts. Surrey Marathon Society Chair Elizabeth Model notes, “The new course has provided even more stations and performance areas for our local cultural groups and artists to entertain the runners. We’re looking forward to a wonderful mix of singers, dancers, drummers and entertainers, who will animate the course as our runners attempt to set new course records”.

Uzume Taiko drummers
[Uzume Taiko drummers; photo by]

The myriad of multicultural performers includes:
– Jamaica’s Phase III Steel Band
– Philippine performers Ed & Salve plus La Riva Dance Group
– VanCity Bhangra Team with dhol drummers and sitar players
– Lion Dancers and traditional performers from China
– New Caledonian Pipe Band and Irish Dancers
– Korean Traditional Arts Society drummers, dancers, and musicians
– Caribbean performers Mukatona
– Latin American sounds from Edgar Manuela and De La Terra
– Japanese Taiko drummers
– Palestinian Al Qods dancers
– Lebanese recording artist Nadina
– Elvis impersonators and many more

The main stage at the finish line will include renowned acrobatic performers Ache Brasil and the amazing Langley Ukulele Ensemble. Onsite live music and dance performances will take place the morning of the race and will help to enhance the race experience for all participants.

Surrey International World Music Marathon
Date: Sunday, September 29, 10 am to 6 pm
Venue: Start/Finish line at 102 Avenue and University Drive, close to the Surrey Central Skytrain Station, Surrey

The Surrey International World Music Marathon race events will include a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Prospera Relay, Mayor’s 5K Run and the Century Group Kids Fun Run. To learn more about marathon training programs, event details, and race registration, visit the Surrey Marathon website.

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