A few informal meetings and several open minds have resulted in the birth of the Ottawa Road Running
Series, which has been formed for the benefit of the local running community.
Race Directors from several events in the Region gathered the information from all races (that we have knowledge of),
and are in the process of designing a brochure for distribution in early March. A total of 25,000 copies are being printed,
and will be available up and down the Ottawa and Seaway Valleys, and the Outaouais. The Ottawa Road Running Series
will kick off on Saturday March 14th with the "St-Patrick’s Day 10K,"
and wind up Saturday November 14th with the "Help Santa Toy Parade" 2 mile race.
A total of 12 races form the Series, with points awarded to runners in 5 year age categories for men and women
between 14 and 70+years, as well as an open category. On going Series standings for all categories will be
published on the "Sportstats" web site, and a wind up reception will be held at the end of the
Series to award the winners. As yet, we have not determined what these prizes will be.
Runners who complete at least 8 of 12 Series races will be awarded a $20 gift certificate from either
"The Running Room, Motionware or Sports 4 at the reception as well. The following events form
the 1998 Ottawa Citizen Road Running Series.
Date - Event - Distance
Sat. March 14 - St. Patrick’s Day Race 10K
Sun. April 19 - Microsoft Run for Reach 10K
Sat. April 25 - Investor’s Group Physiotherapy Run 5K
Sat. May 09 - MDS Nordion 10K
Wed.July 01 - Motionware Canada Day Road Races 10K
Tue. Aug 18 - Xerox 10K
Mon.Sep 07 - Booth Centre Run 10K
Sun. Sep 13 - Gloucester Half Marathon 21.1K
Sun. Sep 27 - Sri Chinmoy Cross Country 7K
Sat. Oct 10 - Beat Beethoven 8K
Sun. Oct 18 - Rattle Me Bones 10K
Sat. Nov 14 - Help Santa Run 3.2K
The Executive of the Ottawa Running Series is as follows:
Chair: Joe DuVall
Vice Chair: Glendon Pye
Treasurer: Manny Agulnik
Secretary: Dick Murray
Distribution: John Pillar, Rick Hellard
Brochure Design: Rene Hache
For more information, contact Joe DuVall, 591-0340, or Glendon Pye, 841-7243.