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Posted: September 7, 2021::  

Athletics: Running together again! Registration opens tomorrow for LIVE 2022 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

Tamarack Homes signs on for another 10 years as title sponsor

September 7, 2021 - Registration will open tomorrow for the 2022 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, which is set to take place, live and in-person, May 28-29, 2022. This will mark a return to the familiar for the organizers, volunteers and runners/walkers who will reconvene for the popular two-day running festival in downtown Ottawa.

Registration will open at noon, Wednesday, September 8, for a total of 5,000 spots in all weekend events: the Marathon, Half-marathon, 10K, 5K, 2K, Kids Marathon or in the Lumberjack, Voyageur or Bytown challenges.

At its peak in 2015, the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend welcomed close to 50,000 participants. In March of 2020, before the live event was cancelled due to the pandemic, close to 30,000 people were set to take part.

“We're so excited to welcome participants back to the start line in Ottawa! We're opening registration with a limited number of spots given the ongoing uncertainty around the pandemic. We feel really positive about being able to host a live, in person, event in May 2022,” said Ian Fraser, Executive Director of Run Ottawa.

An announcement will be made at a later date if public health measures allow organizers to welcome more participants in all or some distances.

To register or for more information, visit RunOttawa.ca.

Tamarack Homes signs on for another 10 years as title sponsor

Organizers are also pleased to announce that Tamarack Homes has signed on for another 10 years as the title sponsor for the region’s largest tourism draw.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have Tamarack Homes as our full title sponsor for the next decade,” said Fraser. “For nearly 50 years Ottawa Race Weekend has welcomed participants from all over Canada and from every corner of the world into our home. Ottawa Race Weekend and Tamarack both share a passion for building and nurturing community. Together, we can't wait to welcome everyone back to play outside this coming May!"

“Community is at the heart of everything we do, so naturally it’s where we like to give back. Tamarack and the Taggart and Parkes families are proud to support the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and the thousands who participate each year,” said Chris Taggart, President, Tamarack Developments.

About the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is Canada's largest running and walking festival with six races, including the Ottawa Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 2K and Kids Marathon, as well as the Lumberjack, Voyageur or Bytown distance challenges. In 2021, runners and walkers in the virtual event raised a record-breaking $1,064,163.58 for local and national charities through the Charity Challenge. The 2022 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will take place May 28-29.

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend was named Event of the Year at the 2019 Canadian Tourism Awards, and in 2020, its title sponsor Tamarack Homes won the Sport Tourism Canada’s Canadian Sport Event Sponsorship Initiative of the Year Award. The event is one of only two running events in Canada to host a World Athletics (formerly IAAF) Gold Label Marathon, and is host to Athletic Canada's Canadian 10K Championships. For more information or to register: RunOttawa.ca.


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