Alive to Strive Road Race: New and Special Races in 2014

Registration is now open for the Alive to Strive road race on April 27, 2014 in Ottawa!

This year, race day features a few new and very cool additions to the race schedule. Read on to find out more!

*NEW* 5km Wheelchair Race sponsored by Top Shape Fitness Studios

We are very excited to offer a 5km wheelchair race this year. The 5km course starts at Hogs Back Park and follows an out-and-back route along Colonel By to the 2.5km turnaround point, where athletes will turn around and retrace their route. Athletes continue to Riverside Drive and then enter Terry Fox Stadium to cross the finish line. This is the same course that the 5km walkers and runners will follow later.

The wheelchair race begins at 9:45 am, and is the first race of the morning. Register now!

5k Team Challenge

Once again this year, we are offering a 5km team challenge. Teams are a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10 people. Get your sport team or your office buddies together! Come up with a fun name, maybe even a fun costume, and come out for a great team challenge.

The top four times of a team’s walkers and runners will be counted toward the team’s overall time. This event has been increasing in popularity with each year.

The 5km team challenge begins at 10:45 am. Register now!

*SPECIAL* Three kilogram Team Challenge

Twelve amazing individuals have committed to running the 5km team challenge each wearing three kilogram vests (6.5 lbs). Why, you might be asking? This extra weight represents the average amount of weight a dialysis patient gains in a single day from fluid retention due to malfunctioning kidneys. If the kidneys aren’t functioning all fluid remains in the body. These twelve runners are about to find out what all that extra weight feels like!

We will introduce our twelve team members in a few short weeks. You will recognize some familiar names and faces!

As you can see, we’re gearing up for another great road race at Alive to Strive this year on April 27, 2014 in Ottawa! More race day details are available on the race registration site, including race distances, race day schedule and entry fees – check it out!

We’ll see you at the start line!

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