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Torch Relay

The Ottawa Marathon Torch Relay Contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated by showing us their “Pheidippides” and congratulations to all the winners who will be running with the official Marathon Torch on May 23rd. Check out our Facebook gallery to see some of our winning entries.

The following schedule shows who is running each leg of the Ottawa Marathon Torch Relay and when and where they will be running. Come out and cheer on the Torch Relay runners on Thursday, May 23rd!

Time Start Location  Cumulative Distance Runners
7:45am

John Shaw Road

2.5K

Eleanor Thomas

John Stoddart

8:15am

Old Coach Road/ Diamondview

3.7K

Chantal Charron

Eddie Ayotte

8:25am

341 Old Coach Road

5.1k

Dave Pedley

8:40am

Don Munro/Old Coach Road

6.5k

Jane McLaren

Bill Williams

8:55am

Tom Argue/Don Munro

8.1k

Janet White

Ellen Brunet

9:10am

Faiths/Carp Road

10.1k

Jessica Wan

Annie Verville

9:25am

Old Coach Road

11.7K

Mark Edwards

Dave Edwards

9:40am

Old Carp Road/Gourlay

13.1k

Lise Thibodeau

Rafael Kaiser

9:55am

1690 Old Carp Road

15.1k

Amelie Bordeleau

Nick Galambos

10:10am

Old Carp Road/2nd line

16.6k

Duncan Bird

Andrea Bird

10:25am

2nd Line /Terry Fox Drive

18.1k

Bonita Martin

Dave Palmer

10:35am

Terry Fox Drive/March Road

19.2k

Harold Walker

Rechel Walker

10:50am

Marshes Golf Club

21k

Terry Sans Cartier

Emilie Lauzon

11:05am

Herzberg/Carling

22.7k

Dennis Ferris

11:15am

Carling/19th Tee

25.1k

Chris Jermyn

11:30am

Carling/Grandview

26.4k

Melanie Page

Aynsley Morris

11:45am

Crystal Beach

27.4k

Stacey Chin

Dennis Angelopoulos

11:55am

Carling/Corkstown

28.5k

Crys Chui

Normand Bouchard

12:05pm

Carling/Bayshore

29.5k

Tiffany Holland

Mike Hayes

12:15am

Carling/Moore

30.7k

Ahmad Sakr

Michelle Porter

12:25pm

Richmond/Walmart

32.2k

Andrew Johnston

Sons

12:40pm

Richmond/Lockhart

33.9k

Sue Holloway

Lynn Nightingale

12:55pm

Richmond/Golden

34.5k

Katherine Hobbs

1:05pm

Richmond/Churchill

35.9k

Sue Fitzpatrick

Erin Dipple

1:15pm

Wellington/Clarendon

37k

Mark Sutcliffe

Jeff Parkes

1:25pm

Wellington/Melrose

38k

Jose Nogueras

Jayden Nogueras

1:45pm

Somerset/Preston

39.3k

Paul Johnston

Bordeleau Family

 

Arthur/Primrose/Bronson/Percy/Somerset

 

Detour around Bronson

2:00pm

Somerset/Percy

40.5k

Margaret Mckay

Lilian, Alana

2:10pm

Somerset/Elgin

41.1k

Councillor Holmes

2:15pm

Somerset/QED

41.6k

Danelle Woods/20 Y Kids

2:20pm

Cartier Drill Hall

42k

Jim Robinson

John Halvorsen

End of Relay: City Hall – Festival Plaza

About the Ottawa Marathon Torch Relay

The official Marathon Flame, which is lit every year before the Athens Classic Marathon, will be coming to Ottawa for the 2013 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. To celebrate the presence of this symbol of the marathon movement and of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), we will be holding the first ever Ottawa Marathon Torch Relay.

The Torch Relay is a 42km event that will see over 80 participants carry the torch from the town of Marathon (near Carp) to Ottawa City Hall on May 23rd. The Honourable Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa, will then light a ceremonial cauldron signaling the beginning of Race Weekend. The cauldron will burn until the end of Race Weekend on Sunday.

Who was Pheidippides?

In 490BC, a Greek courier named Pheidippides ran 40km from Marathon to Athens to proclaim the great Greek victory at the Battle of Marathon. This legendary run inspired the famous marathon event at the first Modern Olympic games in 1896. Today the image of Pheidippides is an iconic symbol of the marathon.

Ottawa Torch Relay Route

The Torch Relay will leave Marathon (near Carp) at 8:30 am on May 23rd and finish at City Hall at approximately 3:00 pm. The route runs along Carp Rd to Carling and then follows Richmond Rd to Wellington St., Somerset St. and the Queen Elizabeth Drive. See the map below for the full route.

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