Saturday’s Diefenbooker Race still has room

CARP – If you were waiting for the nice weather it’s landing Saturday just in time for the 23th Diefenbooker Race – and you can still sign up.

The race, the largest such event in West Carleton, is also a fundraiser supporting literacy. Funds raised go towards literacy projects at local schools and the Carp library.

The race is also strategically placed before Ottawa Race Weekend and is a great tune-up for those participating in that popular event.

There are five and 10 kilometre running races, a five km walk, five, 18 and 33 km cycle tours and several youth events and even a team event.

The Diefenbooker runs a warm-up clinic for 10 weeks before the race for those participating in the five kilometre race and just wrapped up last week.

“Everyone who signed up for walking clinic showed up for the 10 training sessions regardless of all the snow, rain and sleet,” race organizer Kathy Fischer told West Carleton Online today (May 2). “They are very prepared to achieve a good time on the five km event this Saturday at the Diefenbooker Race.”

To register for the race, click here. People can also register the morning of the race between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

To read West Carleton Online’s original story on the Diefenbooker Race published April 17, click here.