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[CANCELLED] Ottawa Marathon Cheering Station (CCC)

May 26 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COURSE BEING CHANGED (NEW EDINBURGH PORTION ELIMINATED) BY THE RACE ORGANIZERS.

Join us to welcome thousands of participants in this year’s Ottawa Marathon!  Come to the Cheering Station located on Stanley Avenue, in front of the Fieldhouse. The New Edinburgh Cheering Station is located just around the bend from the 36 kilometre mark.

Come and be amazed at the athleticism of the early morning elite runners. Stay on through the morning to support those who are moving at a slower pace. Together, we’ll energize runners with all kinds of positive encouragement as they head into the challenges of the final 6 kilometres of the marathon: music; sign making; face painting; sidewalk chalk; noise makers; personalized words of encouragement amplified to runners as they pass; coffee and treats for the early risers; freezies and other refreshments later on; indoor public washrooms on site.

The elite runners should make their first pass by the neighbourhood, heading west along Sussex, around 8:25 a.m..  More than 5,000 runners will follow them. The fastest of the pack will return to the neighbourhood from Rockcliffe via Dufferin Road around 8:45 a.m. (after a quick jaunt out to the airport).

Give runners some positive memories of the several minutes they’ll spend in New Edinburgh.  Show our neighbourhood’s pride.  Bring your most positive energy to the cheering station at the Fieldhouse.  Loud words of encouragement, noise makers, signs and costumes are all welcome.

By 10:00 a.m. all of the elite runners will have long finished the race, but those that remain on course need your support!  Given that most people run a marathon in about 4.5 hours, at about 10:45 a.m. the hordes will be passing the cheering station on Stanley Avenue .

The last 6 km of a marathon are the most difficult for many people.  Let’s rally to raise the spirits of all participants, many of whom may be in the midst of one of the most difficult challenges they have ever undertaken.

More information about the Ottawa Marathon can be found here: https://www.runottawa.ca/races-and-events/ottawa-marathon

Details

Date:
May 26
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

New Edinburgh Park Fieldhouse
203 Stanley Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1P2 Canada
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Organizer

Crichton Community Council
Email
crichtoncommunitycouncil@gmail.com
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