Ken Parker


Athletics / Athlétisme
Year Inducted: 2005
Date of Birth: June 22nd, 1941
Born in: Armstrong, Ontario

Since 1974, this Armstrong, Ontario native (born June 22, 1941) has been an active member of the Ottawa sports community.  A recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee medal and a founding member/ex-race director of the National Capital Marathon and Nordion 10k road races (National Capital Race Weekend), the tireless promoter of women’s running was instrumental in bringing Bonnie Bell and the 1981 Avon International Worlds women’s races to Ottawa.

The founding coach of the East Ottawa Lions Track Club and the OAC Racing Team, this ACT Sports Volunteer of 2002 and marathoner and duathlete, also ran the ’76 leg of the Olympic  torch relay.  Throughout his career, Ken Parker has also played a key role in fundraising to support amateur athletes, including “See You in Athens”.