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TeamCIM: Ottawa Race Weekend – Ontario

May 26 - May 27

WHAT: Ottawa Race Weekend: 2k/5k/10k/Half/Full Marathon + Cheer station
WHERE: Ottawa, Ontario
WHEN: May 26-27, 2018
WHO: Everyone! Adults + Families with Type 1 diabetes, community members, supporters

As a participant (running, walking, and/or cheering) with Connected in Motion (No fundraising element, event weekend costs will be covered by participant including race bib, team dinner, and accommodation).
As a participant + fundraiser with Connected in Motion (Fundraising incentives are included below – All donations of $20 will receive a tax receipt!)
As a Spectathlete with Connected in Motion! (What is a spectathlete, you ask? Do you take your cheering seriously? Do you want to be there to support a loved one and the CIM community at large? Then you’re a spectathlete! No fundraising required, but always appreciated!)

Registration is open to both Type 1s and 5.5ers (What’s a 5.5er, you ask? 5.5ers are an important part of the CIM community – the friends, families, and supporters of folks living with Type 1 who makes our lives infinitely easier!) Bring out your families and friends to join us during the weekend’s events by walking, running, or cheering!

Don’t forget to visit the Connected in Motion Ottawa Race Weekend Facebook page to get some ongoing support and encouragement for your training and to get connected with your team. Looking forward to seeing you all in Ottawa May 26-27, 2018!

How to proceed with registering for Ottawa Race Weekend 2018

Step 1 (Are you a spectathlete? Cheering Only? – Skip to Step 2)

You must first register for the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend for the race of your choice. (Don’t forget to choose ‘Connected in Motion’ as the official charity you are running for!)

Step 2

Please register as part of Team Connected in Motion. This will help us keep you up to date on information around the weekend, plan numbers for team meals, coordinate our cheering stations and generally help us keep track of numbers. If you are planning to fundraise (THANK YOU! We love you!) you’ll have the chance to set your page up here, too!

Choosing to Fundraise?

We are so proud to be part of such an enthusiastic, supportive, and adventurous community. THANK YOU!! We are very excited to announce a great new incentive to help motivate you to keep striving to the next level.

Commit to fundraise a minimum of $250 for Connected In Motion and receive a CIM Gift Pack that includes but not limited to, a CIM Race Jersey to help you along your running and fundraising journey.

For every $100 raised for Connected In Motion, you’ll be entered into a draw to win our Prize Pack. The more you raise, the more chances you have to win! All donations must be entered and accepted by Thursday, May 24th at 11:59pm EST to count towards entry into the draw.

What is a 5.5er anyway?

What is a 5.5er, you ask? 5.5ers are an important part of the diabetes community, that’s for sure! They are Friends, Family, Loved Ones, Co-Workers, etc of People with T1 – who always seem to have that ever-elusive BG of 5.5mmol/L.

Where will we be cheering?

Connected in Motion will be rocking the best cheering station on the route, located just 800m from the finish line of the 5k, 10k, Half and Full marathons at MacLeod Street and Queen Elizabeth Drive. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Don’t forget to bring your imagination and create a sign at our cheer station to cheer on runners! Located at Queen Elizabeth Street and McLeod
  • There will be large jugs of water available so please bring your favourite water bottle!
  • Feel free to store your gear at the station while you run! Please leave valuables under lock and key.
  • We encourage you to join us at the cheer station for as much of the weekend as you can. We’ll be set up on Saturday 2pm until 8pm and Sunday morning 8am through 2pm. The more, the merrier! 

Can I leave my belongings at the cheer station while I'm racing?

You sure can! The station is 800m from the finish line. Feel free to leave your stuff at the station while you run your race. Family and friends are welcome to come and cheer with us at the station. Also feel free to store your bike at the station between rides around the course!

What do I need to know about bib pick-up?

Health and Fitness Expo – Click here for MORE INFO. You can now go find your bib number for all the races, here: https://buff.ly/2GqZyUG. Please bring your bib number to the expo for easier pick-up!
Pick up times:
  • Thursday May 24th 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Friday May 25th 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday May 26th 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

NOTE: 5km bibs MUST be picked up prior to 1pm on Saturday May 26th

What's happening during the weekend? What's the schedule like?

There’s lots going on over the weekend! Join us at the CIM Cheer Station from 2pm through 8pm on Saturday and 8am through 2pm on Sunday!

Any other info I should know?

Riding your bike? Great idea! Check out these tips including where you can park your bike throughout the weekend.

First time cheering? Check out these tips for making the weekend awesome!

Have you seen the Course Map? Find out where TeamCIM members will be running!


May 26
May 27
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Ottawa Marathon Weekend
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