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Current Issue: June 2013

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June 2013

Thank You For Another Record-Breaking Year!

With highlights galore—from course records to attendance landmarks to thousands of personal bests—this year’s Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend was another one for the record books.

So, if you participated as a runner, volunteer, spectator or one of our generous sponsors, we want to say a big thank you. Every year, you make this event better. It wouldn’t be the same without you. Which is why we hope you’ll join us next year when we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Ottawa Marathon! From 146 runners in 1975 to over 44,000 this year. One word sums it up. Wow.

But first, let’s take a moment to celebrate some of the highlights from 2013.

  • The Half-Marathon sells out on January 9th and the 10K sells out on January 21st. A record for both events.
  • With 6,252 participants, a sold-out Ottawa Marathon officially becomes Canada’s largest full marathon event.
  • 44,123 participants sets another weekend attendance record, eclipsing the 42,573 people who took part in 2012.
  • New course records are set in the men’s and women’s marathon with Tariku Jufar of Ethiopia finishing in 2:08:04 and Yeshi Esapyias, also of Ethiopia, running 2:25:30 in the women’s event.
  • For the first time the 10K and marathon events are broadcast live on the Internet. Over 15,000 people tune in to watch the marathon on Sunday morning.

Help us make 2014 the best yet!

We always want to hear your feedback. What we did well. And what we can do better. We want you to love this race, from the moment you register to when you’re looking at your finisher medal years down the road.

If you have a suggestion, comment, or word of praise, please get in touch by email at [email protected], by visiting us on our Facebook page, or checking us out on Twitter. We look forward to hearing from you!

June 2013

Photo Contest Winner

Every year, runners, spectators, and yes, professional photographers, capture the spirit of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend in images. Our annual photo contest (2 years running) has invited you to share your photos with us and then vote on your favourites.

And here is this year’s winner. Congratulations! (and as a side note, thank you to all those amazing Pace Bunnies!).

You can browse this year’s entries here.

And while, we’re at it, we thought we would share a few of the other great pictures taken at this year’s race.

Check out tons of great pictures on our Facebook page.

The Ottawa Citizen also has a great gallery of pictures from this year’s Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend from both the Saturday and Sunday events.


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