Tue, Aug 22, 2023Canadian Pre Race Newsletter


The Canadian is coming up quickly and we wanted to send some final reminders. Please read through this entire email so that you're ready for your race! 

Transfer Deadline: Tuesday, August 29th at 6pm: 

If you need to change any info related to your registration please let us know before Tuesday, August 29th at 6pm. We won't be able to make any changes after that time, so be sure to reach out soon if you need anything.

We'll have a few spots available for those who would prefer to register in person on September 1st or 2nd but signing up online guarantees your spot!

Finisher Medals:

Who doesn't love a commemorative race medal?! If you want a finisher medal, but haven't ordered one, let us know. When you registered online, there was an option to add a medal to your order, but let us know if you opted to not have a medal but have changed your mind.

We will also bring extra medals to the race, in case you want to add them to your order at the last minute. 

Orientation and Bib Pickup: 

We'll have an in-person orientation on Friday September 1st at 5pm, at The Terry Fox Facility. You'll also be able to pick up your bib on-site from 3pm to 6pm that day.

If you're not able to make it but want to do a bit of course recon, we encourage you to watch this virtual orientation. If anything is unclear or if you have more questions, you can email Adam@somersault.ca.

Watch the virtual orientation video

Getting to the Event:

There's limited parking at Terry Fox, so we always recommend biking or carpooling to the event if you can. If you do park on-site, please remember to pay the parking meter, as ByLaw does patrol the lots on weekends.

Free Race Photos!

Bring your smile, or your game face, and keep an eye out for our Race Photographers on Race Day. The photos are FREE for anyone who participates. They're sponsored by velofix Ottawa

For all your bike needs, please consider those that support our community. velofix is a mobile bike shop that services the entire region, so that you never have to go further than the end of your driveway to get your bike race-ready!

You'll be able to see all the race photos at Photos.Somersault.ca, a few days after the race. 

When to Arrive:

We recommend showing up one hour before the race, to find parking, get your bib, warm up, and make your way to the start line. We'll be set up at Terry Fox, starting at 6am. 

Spectator Guide:


We have this handy Spectator Guide! It highlights all the info that you and your spectators will find helpful on Race Day. 

Check out our Spectator Guide

Anything Else? 

If you have any last-minute questions, please let us know! Otherwise, check out our website for all things Somersault. You can also keep in touch with us on Facebook and Instagram


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