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Thousands of people came out Saturday to cheer the runners competing in the first day of Ottawa Race Weekend.Neon shoes and rosy cheeks popped against the overcast sky Saturday evening as thousands of runners crossed the finish lines in the first events of Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend 2013.Despite chilly temperatures and a brisk wind, friends and family came out in droves Saturday to support loved ones running the 2K, 5K and 10K races, packing fences lining the route, and crowding onto the Laurier Bridge for a bird’s eye view of the finish line.Nearly 10,100 people took part in the 5K race, many donning the blue shirts provided for the race. Some runners, however, decided to wear something a little different.Paige and Mike Roszak ran the 5K dressed as Wenda and Waldo of Where’s Waldo? fame. The long sleeved white and red striped shirts, blue shorts and white toques with red pompoms made the dad and daughter team easy to find in the crowd.”It’s amazing how smart the people of Ottawa are,” said Mike. “They all found Waldo and Wenda.”While the duo have completed many races together in the past, this is just the second time they decided to run in costume. The first time was for a 10K race in San Diego on Valentine’s Day.”We thought it was kind of funny,” said Paige.Her brother Aidan was less amused.”It’s kind of embarrassing to be with them,” said Aidan, who cheered his family on from the sidelines.The Roszaks’ Race Weekend isn’t over yet, however. Mike Roszak will run the half marathon on Sunday with his other daughter.”I’m kind of a Sherpa,” he said. “I carry their gel and water.”As the Roszaks joined thousands of other sweaty runners streaming out of the recovery area, thousands more prepped for the 10K on Laurier Avenue, stretching in the street, polishing off bananas and power bars, and receiving encouraging words from supporters. More than 10,700 runners took part in the race, including elite runners from as far away as Morocco, Algeria, Kenya and Australia.The 10K race has a somewhat unique format, where the elite women start four minutes before the elite men.”The idea is that the men are chasing the women down, trying to see who can make it to the finish line first,” John Stanton, founder of the Running Room, explained over a speaker system to the giant crowded gathering at the race’s starting line.Runner Denis Gratton had a gaggle of supporters cheering him on from the starting line, including his nieces Danya and Lilvia Lefebvre. Danya, 4, and Lilvia, 2, made special signs for the occasion: a pink one that read “GO” and a yellow one that read “TON TON DENIS.” Each was covered in stickers and sparkles.”He saw the signs, so he was happy,” said Nadya Roy Forget, another member of the cheering squad. “He almost shed a tear.”Ottawa Race Weekend continues Sunday with the wheelchair marathon, Ottawa marathon, Y Kids marathon, and Ottawa half marathon.Denley: Doug Ford needs an election platform. Here’s oneNew Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford is looking for a short and.Cohen: Rex Tillerson’s gone. Be afraid, very afraid of what comes nextFor months, the departure of Rex Tillerson was imminent. He would leave by Thanksgiving.Glavin: In Syria and everywhere else champions of liberal democracy have failed terriblyIt was seven years ago this month that the bright hopes of a nonviolent, democratic.Summerlee: Boost international trade by boosting female entrepreneursAs Canada moves forward with the “constructive and compassionate” foreign policy.Science and technology museum example of poor ‘strategic planning,’ architect saysThe president of an Ottawa architectural firm says the Canada Science and Technology.Small lot intensification anxiety extends to Orlans as city plans LRT extensionIntensification on small lots is no longer a concern specific to established urban.Patient of doctor facing sex charges frustrated by fee to transfer family’s filesPatients of a University of Ottawa Health Services doctor accused of sex crimes .Opioid overdoses down, but officials say too soon to link with naloxone, injection sitesSix months after a spike in opioid overdoses raised alarms across the city, the .{ displayName }Postmedia wants to improve your reading experience as well as share the best deals and promotions from our advertisers with you. The information below will be used to optimize the content and make ads across the network more relevant to you. You can always change the information you share with us by editing your profile.
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