Ottawa Race Weekend

Big weekend in Ottawa if you are a runner.  The annual Ottawa Race Weekend took place this past weekend, with a 10K, 5K and 2K race on Saturday, and a half and full marathon on Sunday.

Originally the National Capital Marathon, the first of which took place in 1975 and attracted 146 runners, the Ottawa Race Weekend has become one of the largest running events in Canada, with an estimated 28,000 participants this year.

The race saw all three of Fiera Ontario’s female racers out on the road, with Simone and Masa participating in the 10K and Naomi running the half marathon.  Full results here.

Meanwhile the male members cheered the women on… Evan set the standard for enthusiasm cheering for his mom, as the following video makes clear.  Pretty impressive that after 17km she can still outrun her husband (hey, common, I was carrying a 40 lbs kid in one hand and a video camera in the other).

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