awards and prizes
All participants receive a completion medal at the finish line of their race.
Category Top 3 Finishers in the 5Km
Each Category top 3 finisher, is eligible for a Gold, Silver, or Bronze 'Award Medal Lanyard'. This 'Award Medal Lanyard' must be picked up on race day, (after the results are posted) at the Awards Table.
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 claim your 'Award Medal Lanyard' at the Awards Table.
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 performance. That's right, by Thursday after each event you will be able go online 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.
T-shirts are unisex sizing. If your entry is received by Sunday, March 17th you will receive a free event souvenir T-shirt - if you attend the event.
You are eligible for the souvenir shirt only if you (or a designate) attend at Race Kit Pick 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. You can upgrade your souvenir event t-shirt to a high quality Tech T-Shirt for an extra $15, up to the online souvenir shirt 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 event. 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 Preferred Corporate Rate" . You can contact the hotel at 1-800-387-9779, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy a banana, a bagel, water, and Gatorade after the run at the finish line - and don't forget the optional Sunday Brunch with pancakes and maple syrup right from the nearby Sugar Bush. We encourage you to stay after the run and take in the Festival des Sucres activities.
You will LOVE the Somersault event finishers’ medals! Complete your race day experience with an iTaB . Personalize your 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 Sportstats 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 timing people at 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.
only adjusted after race day, if it is our error.
Have the results people make changes before you leave
the event site, if changes need to be made - thanks! Results will be posted at http://www.somersault.ca/resultsrun.htm within 24 hours of the race and are available at www.RunnersWeb.com.