Updated Race Calendar 2014





I posted a couple of weeks ago my race calendar plans for 2014. The events I planned to sign up for have changed a bit – especially with some news from the local race organizers.  The biggest disappointment for me is that the ‘Day Before Mother’s Day Race’ has been cancelled. I have run this race every single year since I’ve started running and placed in the top 3 of my category each time (even when I was pushing a chariot). The event organizers (Somersault) have struggled for the past couple of years with the location. First the race was at Place d’Orleans, the local mall, which was great since I live right behind the start line (no joke, it is true!!), then it was moved to the Aviation museum (same route as Emilie’s Run), then last year we literally ran in some random part of the Aviation Parkway. I’m guessing this year’s plans did not go so well. So, that race is out! The great people at MEC Ottawa have announced their races for 2014 as well. The good news is that there is a mix of races, including some trail races! I’ve signed up for the Around the Bay 5K, mostly since I want to cheer on my friends running the 30KM race and visit McMaster!

Updated 2014 Race Calendar

January 26th, 2014 – MEC Road Race #1 – 5K

March 30th – Around the Bay, Hamilton – 5K

May 25th – Ottawa Race Weekend – Half Marathon

June 21st – Emilie’s Run – 5K

September 7th – MEC Road Race # 6 – 10K

September 21st – Army Run – Half Marathon

November 2nd – NYC Marathon – 42.2KM (ahh)

So as you can see – I’m going for all the common races this year – 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and a Marathon.  Can I PB in all four races? I think I can!

As you may notice there is a big jump from the June race to the September Race. I am way too busy in the Summer to commit to any races during the summer months. I have camping trips, family reunion events and track meets that keep me incredibly busy during the weekends. I will also be full swing into Marathon training starting July 1st, so really I need to spend my time doing quality long runs which I can do on the path by my house (meaning I do not waste an hour driving to a race and parking). I very rarely run summer races anyways.

What races have you signed up for?


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  1. K

    I’m very excited for you!

    I’ve signed up for the Manotick Miler (5K and family 1.6) and plan on doing the South Ottawa Race Day again, the 10K if possible.

    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      Nice! So many races this year are in the west-end 🙁 Makes it harder for me to get out and run races.

  2. Kristi

    I’m also really disappointed that the Day Before Mother’s Day Race is cancelled. I loved doing that one, it seemed like a great way to celebrate a special weekend. We should try to get together than weekend and do a run to make up for it.

    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      For sure! Evan can be race director! 😉

  3. Nikki

    I love seeing what races people are running, even when they’re on the opposite side of the country! I’ve got quite a few committed for 2014 already but always have a tough time committing to much for the fall. So much changes throughout the summer, I kind of like to leave it open. Hoping for a few pb’s myself this year!

    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      GOOD LUCK!!


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