2021 Run to Empower Race Report- A Return to Racing

Run K2J

It’s been a long time since any of us stood on the start line waiting for the gun to go off.

Run to Empower was my first in person race in almost two years and after the relative isolation of COVID-19 the idea of going to a race with other people was a little odd. Kudos to Run Ottawa for requiring all runners to be fully vaccinated. It may not be legally required but it certainly made us all feel much better about returning to in-person racing.

Run to Empower was actually two events. The Run to Empower 5K, open to all runners and the Ottawa’s Fastest Women 5K which required proof of a sub 22-minute 5K since 2018. Both races were held in the Experimental farm on a new course. The open race started at 8:30 am and the fastest women started at 10:00 am.

I watched the first…

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Published by judyapiel

Runner, triathlete and coach. Owner of RunK2J, Community Events at Bushtukah. Always looking for a new travel adventure.

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