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If you’ve been following us on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll know that the half-marathon and 10K sold out in record time again this year. And it looks like the 5K (90% sold out) and Marathon (almost 96% sold out) won’t be far behind. So if you’ve made a resolution to run your first race this year, or to run faster or farther than before, now is the time to get registered. Secure your place on the starting line here.
Note: For those who missed out signing up for the half-marathon, there are a limited number of Charity Half-Marathon Registrations available through the Ottawa Hospital. These special registrations include a donation to the Hospital. Find out more here.
You can also support The Ottawa Hospital by Running for a Reason. Keep reading to find out more.
We know you love the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. We also hope you love The Ottawa Hospital. After all, one in two Ottawans will be touched by the Hospital in 2013.On May 25 and 26, 2013, don’t just run, Run for a Reason. When you run or walk in support of The Ottawa Hospital, lacing up means more than crossing the finish line in the marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K or 2K – it means making a difference in the life of someone that you know.
Last year, more than 2,640 dedicated runners and 48 teams raised over $545,000 for the Hospital, supporting areas that matter most to them, including cancer research, clinical trials, the neonatal intensive care unit and The Ottawa Hospital Breast Health Centre, just to name a few. That’s a $9 million difference since 1998.
So as you train for the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend 2013, ask yourself: What do you love? Then commit to making a difference and Run for a Reason.
Here’s a riddle for you. What single event is both the longest and the shortest race at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend?
Answer: the Y Kids Marathon, an inspiring event that encourages kids to make physical activity a fun and regular part of daily life.
Leading up to race day, children track physical activities that count as “kilometers” towards completing all 42.2 km of a marathon. Then, on Sunday May 26, they complete the last 1.2 kms of their marathon by participating in a special kids-only race at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. So it is both the longest (taking several weeks to finish) and the shortest (being 1.2 km on race day) of all the events!
To learn more about the Y Kids Marathon and to download your Pledge sheet and Pre-Race Tracker sheet please click here. Registering early means you can start your race today!
We always like to hear from you about what’s working, and what you’d like to see covered in future editions of the newsletter. And we’re also interested in hearing your inspiring stories of athleticism and endurance. So don’t be shy!
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