Half Marathon Sold Out, Half Marathon Charity Bibs Still Available, 10K and Marathon selling quickly!
The biggest news of the month has got to be the record sell out of the Ottawa Half Marathon a full six months before the date of the event in May (and almost two months ahead of last year's January sell out). You can read our official press release here, including the reaction of John Halvorsen, our Race Director.
Needless to say, we are both grateful and blown away by the enthusiasm of this year's runners. Thank you to everyone who has registered. It's going to be a great year!
The registration indicator at RunOttawa.ca has been busy!
With the Half sold out, some runners will move up in distance to the marathon event, while others will look for a fast 10K instead. Either way, if you want to run those races, it's time to get your name in there. With the marathon at 68% and the 10K over 70% sold out, we are anticipating all of those bibs to be snapped up soon.
And one last thing: there are still Half-Marathon Charity Bibs available. These bibs cost $250, of which $170 is a donation to the Ottawa Hospital (and you receive a tax receipt for that amount). So if your heart is set on the Half, this is your chance to take on that 21K while also contributing to a great cause. Click here and select Half Marathon in support of the Ottawa Hospital to register.
Our Ottawa Marathon 40th Anniversary Book continues to grow but there are still a few years where we would love more photos and stories. If you ran the Ottawa Marathon between 1987-1993 and 1997-1999, and you have a story to tell, a great photo, or a piece of race memorabilia, we want to hear from you.
Email [email protected] with the subject line: Ottawa Marathon 40th Book. And thank you!
Thanks to the runner who shared this piece Ottawa running history from 1990.
We're excited to announce that Cyclide has come on board as the official online training partner of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. Cyclide's customized training programs can help you improve your results by an average of 6%!
Until January 31st, 2014, Cyclide is offering a Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend promotion to help runners get the jump on training for their race in May. Visit Cyclide.org and then use the promo code MO-1THBK to get 15% off your training program.
What is Cyclide?
See how Cyclide works:
Visit Cyclide.org and start your training program today!
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Send your impressions, ideas and stories to [email protected].