Extra Mile Crew

The Xtra Mile Crew (XMC) is a dedicated team of volunteers who will be ready and waiting to offer on-route encouragement to runners who would like some support to reach the finish line.

While some runners may want to stay focused and in the zone, the XMC will be there for those runners who feel they may benefit from a temporary running partner.

If a runner feels they would like the support of an XMC member, they can keep an eye out for our bright orange shirt and request support for some running motivation and a running partner. The Crew members will be scattered throughout the last 10-15 kilometers of the route. XMC members will be located at the following locations (approximate):


  • 31 kilometre mark
  • 34  kilometre mark
  • 37  kilometre mark
  • 38.5  kilometre mark
  • 40.5  kilometre mark

 Half Marathon:

  • 17  kilometre mark
  • 18.5  kilometre mark
  • 19.5  kilometre mark

So what does it take to join the crew?

We are looking for positive and enthusiastic runners who are willing to help race participants have an amazing experience.

The physical nature of this commitment will require previous race experience. Ideally you’re an experienced runner who will be comfortable running back and forth for a pretty long time.

If you’d like to join, send an email to xmcottawa@gmail.com with your name and your running experience.