Busy weekend at the track and on the road in nation’s capital
Friday, May 25, 2012
- Whether you’re a fan of the sport on the track
and in the field, or, if distance running is your thing there will be something
for you this weekend in Ottawa. The
nation’s capital is buzzing as its set to play host to the Panamerican Combined
Events Cup and the Canadian Marathon Championships. The Panamerican Combined Events Cup is being
hosted by the Ottawa Lions at Terry Fox Athletic Facility on Saturday and Sunday
while the Canadian Marathon Championships are set for Sunday and being
organized by Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend.
Combined Events Cup
Some of the best multi event athletes from
the Panamerican region will be on display at the first ever Pan Am Cup. The grueling two day competition will see
Canada’s entry face stiff competition from ten countries including Cuba, the
Dominican Republic, Jamaica and the United States.
Competition begins tomorrow with the men in
the decathlon 100-metres at 2:00pm. The
woman will get things underway in the heptathlon at 2:30pm with the 100-metre
hurdles. Complete schedule of event and
live results will be available at www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=659.
Mark Chenery Ottawa,
Susan Coltman Peterborough,
Jennifer Cotten Woodstock,
Chris Crossley Saskatoon,
Natasha Miller Abbotsford,
The 2012 Canadian Marathon Championship will
begin at 7:00am on Sunday as part of Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend. Racing at Race Weekend officially gets
underway tomorrow with the Ottawa 2K at 4:00pm, followed by the Ottawa 5K at
5:00pm and the Ottawa 10K at 6:30pm.
Canadian Championship Prizing
First, second and third place finishers in the men’s and women’s Canadian
Marathon Championship will earn $5000, $2500 and $1000 respectively. The awards
presentation is scheduled for noon outside City Hall.
The marathon course directs runners west
offering a beautiful scenic tour of the city, while providing fans with 14
cheering stations. For a virtual tour
Follow the action at the Panamerican
Combined Events Cup and Canadian Marathon Championships on Twitter
(@athleticscanada) and Facebook (CanadaTrackandField).
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