Diefenbooker Classic 2015 – Run – Walk – Cycle


For runners, walkers and cyclists of all ages

The Diefenbooker Classic has proven to be a huge success for the promotion of health in the community, while fundraising for the West Carleton Branches of the Ottawa Public Library. This will be the nineteenth year fundraising for the libraries.

Be sure to participate on Saturday May 2, 2015, for another great Diefenbooker Classic.

There are events for all ages including 5 and 10 km running races, 5, 18 and 33 km cycle tours, and 5 km walk. Youth events include a 1 km running race for 12 yrs and under, and “Loonie Loop” short races for those 2 to 6 yrs old.

Again this Year… “chip timing”! The 5km and 10km races will be timed by Sports Stats using “chips”.

For the 5 km team event, 4 or more athletes may register as a “team”. The winning teams will be determined using the lowest combined times, of the best four runners.

If you wish to participate in the walk, but are unable to manage the 5 km distance, drivers will be available to return you to the start after each kilometre.

As a feature of the race, runners and walkers are directed through the blast tunnel of the “Diefenbunker”, the former National Defence facility now known as Canada’s Cold War Museum. Cyclists travel fully paved routes through rural West Carleton township and some roads are closed to vehicular traffic. The short races will be held within the Fairgrounds in Carp. All routes are well marked.

For more information please visit the official website for the Diefenbooker Classic 2015: http://diefenbookerclassic.ncf.ca/Diefenbooker2015/