As the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend nears it’s 40th anniversary, registration for the 2014 milestone event is set to open on September 3rd.
Races sold out quickly in 2013 and event organizers are expecting an even faster sell out for the 40th anniversary.
In May, over 44,000 participants took part in seven of the 2013 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend events including the Marathon, the Half-Marathon, the 10K, HTG Sports 5K, 2K and Y Kids Marathon.
Last year the 1/2 marathon sold out in record breaking time.
The Ottawa Marathon and Ottawa 10K are both designated Silver Label IAAF events by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF). Many runners looking to qualify for the Boston Marathon or other prestigious races have benefited from the fast pace of Ottawa races in the past. In May the event lived up to its name when records were broken in the 10K and the marathon distances.
Following the bombings at the Boston Marathon in April, security precautions were tightened at Ottawa Race Weekend but event organizers said there was no impact on the typically smooth operations and weekend events unfolded without incident.
Run Ottawa is the organization behind the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend – but they also manage an active membership-based running club which speaks to the roots of where Ottawa Race Weekend started 40 years ago; in a small but growing community that just loved to run.
Make sure you sign up early to get a spot at next year’s start line!
2013 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Statistics:
|Marathon||6,252||SOLD OUT on March 22|
|Half-marathon||12,054||SOLD OUT on January 9|
|10K||10,557||SOLD OUT on January 21|
|HTG Sports 5K||9,953||SOLD OUT on February 11|
|2K||3,608||SOLD OUT on February 11|
|Y Kids Marathon||1,304|