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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

CIBC Run for the Cure

Finally, one last post relating to the activities of this past weekend (sometimes I think that we need to slow down and RELAX a little over the weekends, but I swear, there is always just TOO MUCH to do!)

On Sunday was CIBC's Run for the Cure and since Alain is a runner, he decided to participate again this year. It was SOOO rainy and wet when we left the house, and all of Major's Hill Park was one big puddle, but us, and over 13,000 other's like us stuck it out to run or walk for Breast Cancer research. Thankfully, it stopped running during the actual run/walk.

Here are some photos of the start line and the Official Pace Car.

I didn't run or walk, since this was a last minute decision on Alain's part (he decided to participate on Saturday night) but instead came out to support him and cheer on those who were participating. The newspaper doesn't say how many people ran verses walked, but there were definitely more walkers than runners. In fact, the walkers were still crossing the start line when the first runners crossed the finish line!!!

Alain did very well, finishing at about 23 minutes, happy although tired. I've included a few photos of him during the race (outlined in pink) but definitely need to work on my technique for capturing him while he's running because I totally missed him crossing the finish line.

This years cross-canada run raised 23.4 million dollars, with Ottawa-Gatineau raising $1.4 million.

You can check out the Ottawa Citizen article on the Run here:

and learn more about the run here:


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