Ottawa Race Weekend 10K race sells out
Event sells out three weeks earlier than 2010
March 15, 2011, OTTAWA ÛÒ Organizers of the Ottawa Race Weekend
today announced its 10K race has reached its 10,000 registration
capacity. The sell-out comes just days after the popular
half-marathon race reached its capacity on March 4th.
ÛÏThereÛªs a trend for our running events to sell out earlier and
earlier every year,Û said Jim Robinson, General Manager, Run
Ottawa. ÛÏBoth the 10K and the half-marathon events have filled one
month earlier than last year.Û
Ottawa Race Weekend is an unqualified success story in road
racing in central Canada. With its new 10K
course, organizers are hopeful that runners coming from
across the country and from eastern and central U.S. states will
be able to achieve some personal best times.
ÛÏA world class field of elite runners will be competing for a
prize purse in Ottawa,Û said Manny Rodrigues, Run OttawaÛªs Elite
Athletes Coordinator. ÛÏWith the new faster course, the Ottawa 10K
expects to continue to produce the fastest 10K times in Canada.Û
With 10 weeks to go before the May 28-29 Ottawa Race Weekend,
coveted spots in race distances that arenÛªt sold out are filling
up quickly. The 5,000 limit in the marathon field is 68% sold, and
registrations for the 5K are at 50%. The Y Kids Marathon and the
Family 2K are also selling quickly.
About the Ottawa Race Weekend
The 2010 Ottawa Race Weekend welcomed 39,010 participants in
seven races, including the Ottawa Marathon, the half-marathon, the
10K, 5K, Family 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 Ottawa Race Weekend, is
run by a volunteer Board of Directors, and 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
Ottawa Race Weekend will take place May 28-29, 2011.
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