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Posted: April 15, 2019

Ottawa Marathon: 45 Years Running” celebrates a world-class event

On May 25, 1975 a shot rang out on the campus of Carleton University. A mad scramble ensued as 146 runners took to the streets and with that, the Ottawa Marathon was born. The rest, as they say, is history… and now, that history is chronicled in impressive detail at a new local exhibit.

The Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the launch of its newest exhibition “Ottawa Marathon: 45 Years Running”. Produced in collaboration with the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and Ottawa Archives, an assortment of fascinating displays trace the evolution of the race from its early days as a small, grassroots event into a world class showcase of running, walking and rolling, attracting athletes from across Canada and around the world. Over the last four and half decades more than 150,000 people have participated in the race, which has also raised …

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