If you've had an opportunity to visit the Rideau Canal area lately, you'll notice that the paths alongside the canal are filled with runners, bikers, and rollerbladers. What's bringing out all these fitness freaks? Is it the weather? Is it 10 pounds of extra winter weight that people are trying to burn? Most likely, yes.
But more than likely, people are getting ready for the 2009 Ottawa Race Weekend. Since 1975 this event has brought thousands of health enthusiasts to the city from all over the world to raise money for a variety of charities.
This year organizers are hard at work to make those in Ottawa aware of all the great events that are taking place May 23-24. You can see their signage throughout the city and you can find them online at their user-generated blog.
The blog is easy to use and it's an excellent resource to read about how people are preparing for their attempt at the 2k, 5k, 10k, and half marathon runs.
If you're a fitness enthuasist and like to hear about other people's steps to prepare for Ottawa Race Weekend, I suggest checking out the Ottawa Marathon Blog.
Happy running Ottawa!