Carleton University, Ottawa , Ontario
The Colonel By Classic Run is being run in conjunction with the Early Bird Triathlon & Duathlon, which is being held earlier the same morning on the same site. The 8Km, 3Km, and 1Km for the Kids distances are perfect for those looking for non-traditional 5Km & 10Km distances, and for students and Seniors. The Colonel By Classic Runs will be held immediately following the Triathlon and Duathlon at 11:45 a.m. - on traffic free, Colonel By Drive! The Wylie Ryan Dow's Lake Kids' 1Km starts at 11:30 a.m., so you can run with the kids before your event.
We hope those of you who are looking for a shorter race as a warm up for Ottawa Race Weekend, will come out and take part in this new,revitalized classic in downtown Ottawa.
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- Personalized participant number bibs
- Medals for all finishers at the finish line
- Safe, measured out and back courses
- New 'Para' categories
- Official performance certificate available online
- Strollers are allowed
- The Junior Series
wylie ryan dow's lake 1km run
For information on the Wylie Ryan Dow's Lake 1Km, please go to Wylie Ryan Dow's Lake 1Km Run. You can enter the Wylie Ryan Dow's Lake 1Km from this event page using the "Enter Now" button.
charity of the series - heart & stroke foundation
We are pleased to announce that the 'Heart & Stroke Foundation' is the 'Charity of the Somersault Event Series' in 2013 - heartandstroke.ca . The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living, and advocacy.
charity of the series - bruyere foundation
Bruyère Continuing Care is the champion of well-being for aging Canadians and those requiring continuing care helping them become and remain as healthy and independent as possible. Located in Ottawa, Bruyère provides complex continuing care, palliative care, rehabilitation, care of the elderly, long-term care, research and family medicine. Visit Bruyere online at www.bruyere.org.
The Champions Challenge program is for those of you who participate in more than one Somersault event, and who might be interested in seeing how you stack up against others in your overall, gender, and age group category, in the Somersault Run Series.
Each Somersault Run Series race is part of the Champions Challenge. Check out how you can score points in the Champions Challenge at http://www.somersault.ca/championshipstri.htm
date of the event
Saturday May 18, 2013
events & distances
- 8Km Run
- 3Km Run
- Wylie Ryan Dow's Lake 1Km Run - Click here for more information
race kit pick up times
- Carleton University - Parking Lot #6
- Friday - 3:00-6:00 P.M.
- Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
- Saturday - 1Km - 11.30 a.m.
- Saturday - 3Km & 8Km - 11:45 a.m.
Male & Female:
13 & under, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over, Clydesdale M-200lbs+ & Athena F-150lbs+, WALK*
*there are NO place awards for WALK category
Male & Female:
19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over, Clydesdale M-200lbs+ & Athena F-150lbs+, Para -
Wheelchair. Mobility Impaired, and Visually Impaired,
*there are NO place awards for WALK category
|Wylie Ryan 1Km
Click Here for information on the Wylie Ryan Dow's Lake 1Km* for kids 11 and under.
*there are NO place awards for WYLIE RYAN KIDS events
We are proud to continue to build the Junior Program in 2013. This program is designed to encourage those 12 to 19 years to participate, by including 2 year categories beginning at 13 & under, up to 18-19. Athletes in these categories will feel comfortable in Somersault events, and are automatically ranked in the Junior Champions Challenge.
With the 'Won with One' organization as our advisor, we are once again offering 3 disability categories in the 5Km run distance this year. The disability categories are: Wheelchair, Mobility Impaired, and Visually impaired. Once you have completed your regular online entry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your JME confirmation number and indicate which para category you would like to participate in.
Should you require a guide, we provide your guide with a race bib and a finisher’s medal, at no cost. Please email the guides' entry information to email@example.com.
Click here for more details on the categories.
Students born in 1989 or later, and enrolled in school during the 2013 - 2013 school year, receive a 40% discount on the entry fee.
season entry fee discounts
As a courtesy to those of you who enter many Somersault
events, who plan well ahead, or who are just thrifty,
we offer a generous early season entry fee discount
program. For more information on the early season discounts, trade discounts, and draw prizes, for which early season entrants are eligible, please go to http://www.somersault.ca/earlydiscounts.htm.
free change of entry if you enter by january 31st
Each early season entry received by January 31, 2013, is eligible for one free transfer to another event in the same calendar year, if the event change request is made by the Sunday May 12.
Please Note: There are no partial refunds if the event change request is to a less expensive event. There will be an additional charge if the change is to an event with a higher entry fee.
fee discounts and deadlines
|Dec. 31, 2012
||20% discount off the regular entry
||Free change of event deadline -
|Jan. 31, 2013
||15% off the regular entry fee
||Free change of event deadline - May 12th
|Mar. 15 , 2013
||10% off the regular entry fee
||Free change of event deadline - May 12th
Click on "Enter Now" above to view the schedule of entry fees for each race.
entry fee conditions
There are no refunds for any reason - this includes
event cancellation or event changes.
Credit cards and cheques are only accepted online, up to
Sunday May 12th.
All entries after Sunday
May 12th can only be made at Race Kit Pick Up and
they must be paid in cash. Event souvenir shirts are included
with your entry up to Sunday, May 12th. Late entrants (on race weekend) receive a Somersault Series souvenir shirt.
how to get to carleton university
Carleton University is the race site. It is located on Bronson Ave. in Ottawa. We recommend that you use a Mapquest Map, the link to which is provided under "Maps" on our home page at www.somersault.ca. The parking lot is just to your right shortly after entering the grounds of the University from Bronson Ave. Although the University address is Colonel By Drive, you cannot enter the University from Colonel By Drive on race day, as Colonel By is closed for the event.
coming from the east
For those coming from the East on the Queensway (Hwy 417), take the Bronson St. South Exit, and follow it to Carleton University. You can also follow the Airport signs, as the University is on the route to the Ottawa Airport.
coming from the west
For those coming from the West., take the Bronson St. South. Exit off the Queensway (417) and follow Bronson St. South to Carleton University. You can also follow the Airport signs, as the University is on the route to the Ottawa Airport.
Race day parking will be in Parking Lot #7 on the Carleton University campus. Check the map below. Entrance into the University and to the parking lot, will only be available from Bronson Ave. on race morning. The Colonel By Drive entrance to the University will be closed to motor vehicles for the race
late entry on race weekend
Late entries are guaranteed to be accepted on race weekend in all races other than the triathlons. Race weekend entries in the triathlons is dependent on their being any pool time left. Triathletes should enter early to avoid disappointment. Late entries are cash only, at a higher price, and late entrants receive a Somersault Series souvenir shirt with their entry.
registration, race kit pick up, and late entry
The Race Kit Pick Up Tent is located in Parking Lot #6, which is adjacent to Parking Lot # 7 (see map below). It is a 300m walk to the Registration Tent and T-Zone from Parking Lot.
Pre Race Day Race Kit Pick UP - Friday, May 17th
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Parking Lot # 6, Carleton University (Map Below)
You will be able to park in Lot #6 to pick up your race kit.
Race Day Race Kit Pick Up - Saturday, May 18th
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Parking Lot # 6, Carleton University (Map below)
|December 31, 2012
|| 20% Discount Deadline
|January 31, 2013
||15% Discount Deadline
|March 15, 2013
||10% Discount Deadline
|Monday May 5
||Regular Entry Fee Deadline
|Sunday May 12
|| Souvenir Shirt ad Online Entry Deadline
|Sunday May 12
|| Online, Drop Off & Mail In
Entry Receipt Deadline.
||11:00 a.m. - Late entry desk closes.
awards and prizes
All participants receive a completion medal at the finish line of their race.
The first place male and female solo winner of each race, receives a merchandise prize.
Top 3 Overall
The first three overall finishers in each race - male and female - will be honoured in an award presentation ceremony that will take place in the Awards Area shortly after they finish.
Category Top 3 Finishers
Each Age, Weight, and Relay Category top 3 finishers, is eligible for a Gold, Silver, or Bronze 'Award Medal Lanyard'. This 'Award Medal Lanyard' must be picked up on race day, any time after the results are posted at the Awards Table, or at an Award Ceremony. Award Medal Lanyard Must Be Picked Up on Race Day
The 'Award Medal Lanyard' must be claimed on race day
Check the official results to see if you finished in the top 3 in your category, and then you may claim your 'Award Medal Lanyard' at the Awards Table or at the Awards Ceremony.If you do not receive your 'Award Medal Lanyard' on race day, you may send a self addressed, stamped envelope indicating the award, to 'Somersault, 1915 Sunland Dr., Ottawa, K4A 3T4', and one will be mailed to you.
official performance certificate
We are pleased to offer each race finisher, the opportunity to download and print an official certificate of their event Colonel By Classic performance. That's right, by Thursday evening after each event you will be able go to http://www.eventsonline.ca/fc/somersault.html, punch in your race number and obtain a certificate that highlights your race, finish time and place in the race.
You will LOVE the Somersault event finishers’ medals! Complete your race day experience with an iTaB . Personalize your medal with your will your Name and Finish Time engraved on a small plate which fits neatly in to the back of your finishers’ medal. To order your iTab, choose the iTab option on the entry form, when entering online.
T-shirts are unisex sizing. Click here for sizing information. If your entry is received by Sunday, May 12, you will receive a free event souvenir T-shirt if you attend the event.
Late entrants will receive a Somersault Series souvenir shirt.
You are eligible for the souvenir shirt only if you attend at Race Kit Pick Up to pick it up. If you do not pick up your race kit, you are not eligible for the souvenir t-shirt. Please do not request a shirt after the event.
tech shirt option
Tech shirts are sized by gender. Click here for sizing information. You can upgrade your souvenir event t-shirt to a high quality Tech T-Shirt for an extra $15, up to the online entry deadline. The Tech Shirt comes without the sponsor logos on the back, so it makes a first class casual wear shirt. You are only eligible for the souvenir Tech T-Shirt,
- if you upgrade to the Tech Shirt when entering online, and
- if you pick up your race kit by event day.
We are pleased to be able to offer a photo program for participants in the Colonel By Classic Run. Zoomphoto will be offering you classy photos commemorating your participation. Just go to http://www.somersault.ca/results.htm the day after the event for your photo.
chimo hotel - the official somersault event hotel
The CHIMO Hotel in Ottawa, is the official Somersault Event Hotel for 2013. The CHIMO is conveniently located directly off Highway 417, via the St. Laurent Blvd. North exit. The hotel address is 1199 Joseph Cyr Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1J 7T4.
The hotel is to excellent shopping, restaurants, and National Capital Region attractions. Visit the Chimo Hotel web site (www.chimohotel.com). All rooms come with free parking, free high speed internet access, free local phone calls, a mini-fridge, and coffee maker.
If you are attending or have attended a Somersault event in 2013 you are eligible for the "Somersault Promotions Preferred Corporate Rate". You can contact the hotel at 1-800-387-9779, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy a banana, a bagel, and Gatorade after the run.
You will LOVE the Somersault event finishers’ medals! Complete your race day experience with an iTaB . Personalize the medal with your name and finish time engraved on a small plate which fits neatly in to the back of your finisher's medal. Click here t o order your iTab after the event, or select the iTab option when you are entering online.
We use ChampionChip Timing at all Somersault races.
This timing system requires that all participants
wear a ChampionChip Bracelet on their ankle (Anklet) during
the race. This bracelet contains a computer chip that
allows you to be timed. No chip = no time.
You are responsible for
obtaining your ChampionChip Bracelet on race morning
from the Sportstats Tent near
the Finish Line. Do this at least 30 minutes
before your race - earlier is better! Races
will not be held up waiting for those who forgot their
You must return your ChampionChip
Bracelet immediately after you cross
the finish line. You are responsible for the
cost if it is not returned - and it is expensive.
results (Age is as
of December 31, 2013)
Your personal results will be posted very soon after
you finish the race. Please check the results
as soon as you can, to be sure they are accurate.
If there are discrepancies, go to the Sportstats
van near the Finish Line and provide them with the
information you think is correct. Results will
only adjusted after race day, if it is our error. Have the results people make changes before you leave
the event site, or live with the results!
Results will be posted at www.somersault.ca within 24 hours of the race.
|race day information
- may 18th
| 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
Kit Pick Up & Late Entry
| 11:30 a.m.
||Wylie Ryan Dow's Lake Kids' 1Km Start
| 11:45 a.m.
||3Km & 8Km Start
| 12:15 p.m.
map of courses & how to view
Somersault event maps are featured through the Google Maps service. Participants may easily view course maps using your Explorer or Firefox browsers.
To go to the course maps, click here.
The runs start line is on Colonel By Drive, and the finish is in Parking Lot #6. All runs are out and back courses on Colonel By Drive.
Click here to go to our beginner
and novice site for assistance.
'club of the event' volunteers
The Colonel By Classic is a great opportunity for schools
or clubs to raise some money by volunteering their
members - a fun way to pick up a few hundred dollars. Email us if you are interested or if your club can
provide 15 or more volunteers - email@example.com. For more information on our Club of the Event program, please go to http://www.somersault.ca/clubofanevent.htm.
race info updates
We will email 2 weekly Colonel By Classic Newsletters to participants with the latest updates prior to the race. These newsletters are very important as they will identify changes, answer your questions and recommend race day procedures that will make your event day a better one. Please provide an accessible email address on your entry form if you wish to receive these Newsletters. You may want to use a personal email address rather than your work email, because many employers utilize filters that will not let the Newsletter through.
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