CYCLIDE becomes the Official Online Training Partner of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

December 17, 2013 – MONTRÉAL – – CYCLIDE and the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend have entered a partnership agreement that makes the CYCLIDE training platform the official online training program of the event.

CYCLIDE is very pleased to partner with the largest running event in Canada with nearly 45,000 participants last year. The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will also celebrate its 40th edition in 2014.

The CYCLIDE training platform ( generates customized training plans for runners online, thus enabling them to follow their training and progress on a daily basis.

CYCLIDE training programs are adapted to runners of all levels and for all types of goals: whether to complete your first race as a beginner or to improve your running performance in the case of a more seasoned runner.


Because of daily constraints, runners do not always manage to perfectly follow their training plans. The VIRTUAL TRAINER accompanies you while you train and adjusts your training plan according to how you feel. Your training plan will therefore always be optimally adjusted and adapted to your physical fitness level.


No two runners share the same profile in terms of aerobic capacity, endurance, trainability or starting level. Runners therefore need individualized training paces adapted to their individual profiles. That is the innovative idea behind the Cyclide platform,” points out Daniel Mercier, CYCLIDE’s president and designer. Taking into account many parameters, Cyclide training plans deliver an average improvement of 6%. Cyclide’s application is easy to access using a simple and user-friendly web-based platform.

ABOUT CYCLIDE. Cyclide is a Québec-based company that has developed a web application that uses a methodology and an approach that are unique. It is the fruit of more than 30 years of experience in training runners at all levels, the best available scientific data and over 5 years of specific research and development. The algorithm on which the application is based takes into consideration various running performance metrics and places advanced and highly personalized training within the reach of all runners through a simple and user friendly web-based platform.

Cyclide offers its training platform primarily in Canada, Europe and the United States and has partnerships with more than sixty major events including the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, the Oasis Rock ‘n’ Roll Montreal Marathon & Half Marathon and the 20KM de Paris.

About the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. The 2013 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend welcomed close to 44,000 participants in six races, including the Marathon, the Half-Marathon, the 10K, HTG Sports 5K, 2K and Kids Marathon. The Ottawa Marathon and Ottawa 10K are both designated Silver Label IAAF events by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF). Run Ottawa, the organization behind the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, is dedicated to promoting the sport of running and enhancing the health and well-being of our community by organizing distinctive world-class and local races, and managing an active, membership-based running club. Information:

Marc Desjardins
Vice-President Marketing
Office: 514-337-6001, ext. 207
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