SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2004
Run, walk, cycle or pledge
to raise funds for the West Carleton Branches of the Ottawa Public Library
Start / Finish
Meet at the Carp Fairgrounds Agricultural Hall (see map), start line on Falldown Lane nearby.
Events / Start Times
People & Pooches: Bring along your dog on the 5 km walk. Prize to be awarded for best dressed pooch.
Family Cycle: Cycle the 5 km, 14 km or 28 km loops this year with the whole family. All ages welcome.
Awards presentation to occur after each event.
Pledges: Prizes for pledge amounts totalling over $100.
Other: Loonie Loop and 1 km run: Special prizes for winners in each age category
If you cannot participate but would like to support this cause you can do that on line.Click here to make a secure donation.
$20 each (19 years + up)
$60 maximum for immediate family members
Both registration and pledge forms are available
for your convenience in PDF format.
Pledge forms may be handed in on race day.
Other websites: http://www.sportstats.on.ca/, http://www.ncra-ottawa.com/ and http://www.opl.ottawa.on.ca/
The Diefenbooker Classic has proven to be a huge success for the promotion of health in the community, and for fundraising for the West Carleton Branches of the Ottawa Public Library. This will be our eighth year.
Last year we had over 400 participants from all over the region and as far away as Toronto. Over $9,000 was raised to support improvements at the satellite library branches in Carp, Fitzroy Harbour and Constance Bay.
During the race, runners and walkers will be directed through the blast tunnel of the “Diefenbunker”, the former National Defence facility now known as Canada’s Cold War Museum. Cyclists will travel fully paved routes through rural West Carleton township. The short races will be held within the Fairgrounds in Carp. All routes are well marked, and races will be timed by “Sportstats”.
Race results for the 5 km and 10 km runs will be posted in each library branch and will also be available on the Sportstats website at www.sportstats.on.ca. The full list of award winners will be published in the West Carleton Review.
The Diefenbooker Classic promotes community fun, pleasant touring of the rural landscape, as well as serious racing with strong regional runners. Photographs of all previous races are on display in the Carp Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.
Once again, our title sponsor is the West Carleton Medical-Dental Center, including the West Carleton Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic. Support from both new and returning sponsors is fabulous.
The growth of our libraries means the growth of our minds. Be sure to mark
Saturday, May 1 on your calendar. Bring your family and friends out for a
morning of fun and fitness at the Diefenbooker Classic in Carp, Ontario!
Our library will win in the long run!