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Posted: December 4, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Online Registration Open for Emilie's Run - The Emilie Mondor Memorial 5K Race for Women

Emilie's Run - The Emilie Mondor Memorial 5K Race for Women - Canada's fastest women's 5K race is set for June 19, 2010 at the Aviation Museum in Ottawa, ON. Online registration is now available through Somersault Promotions at: Somersault.ca.

Last year Tara Quinn-Smith set a course record of 16:15. 7 eclipsing former record holder Nicole Stevenson's time of 16:29.7 set in 2006. 364 women completed the 5K, up from 290 in 2008. 33 women broke the 20:00 mark. 143 completed the Children's 12 and under 1K run. The Running Skirts Team of Firehiwot Gebreyesus, Josiane Aboungono and Aynadis Bedada won the team championship.

Over $7,000 in cash prizes was awarded to the top open, and masters runners and teams. New Balance merchandise was given to all age-group winners.

The race is sponsored by the Runner's Web (www.runnersweb.com, the Ottawa Citizen, Majic100, New Balance Ottawa, iRun Magazine, Gatorade, Goodlife Fitness Clubs, Bagel Bagel and Ottawa Outdoors Magazine and is organized by Somersault Promotions (www.somersault.ca).

The Canadian Aviation Museum site offers a run course that is flat and fast on the Eastern Parkway; the race start is on the Aviation Parkway Overpass at the Aviation Museum. The entre race course was resurfaced in the summer of 2009.

Why a women's only race? By sponsoring a Ottawa women's only race, the RunnersWeb.com hopes to encourage new women runners to participate and to provide a stage for competitive women to display their talent.

Event highlights:
Cash prizes for the top three open, masters and teams
Personalized participant number bibs 
Medals for all finishers at the finish line 
Traffic free, fast, certified out and back course 

The event charity is the Ottawa Children's Hospital (CHEO)

A 1K run for children 12 and under will be run at 10 a.m.

For more event information or to enter, please go to EmiliesRun.com.


Tara Quinn-Smith set a new course record of 16:15.7 in the 2009 Emilie Mondor Memorial 5K Race for Women in Ottawa - Photo: Steve Bower


9-year old Rhianyth Warwick (584) of Toronto finishing the Children's 12 and under 1K - Photo: RunnersWeb.com

About Emilie's Run:
Emilie's Run - The Emilie Mondor Memorial 5K Race for Women will be run on June 20th from the Aviation Museum in Ottawa. Emilie's Run is a women's only 5K road race named after Emilie Mondor who was killed in a car accident in September of 2006. She was the first Canadian woman to run under 15:00 for 5K and an Athens Olympian. She had moved to Ottawa to start training for the marathon with the goal of going to the Beijing Olympics in that event.


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