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2016 Golden Shoe Awards: Best Race of 2016 – Ottawa Race Weekend

If you want a truly immersive vibe, Ottawa Race Weekend nails it

Ottawa Race Weekend
Ottawa Race Weekend
Photo: Alex Brault.

Every year, Canadian Running names its Golden Shoe Awards. After a national reader’s survey and round-table conversations with CR‘s regular contributors and experts, we recognize the best and most essential runners, races, clubs and places in the country.

Best Race of 2016: Ottawa Race Weekend

Our readers adored a variety of races big and small from across the country, but our nation’s capital got the most love overall. Ottawa embraces its race weekend like no other in Canada. The event takes over the city starting on Thursday with a street party that rages all weekend, leading into the world-renowned and super fast 10K on Saturday night. The big 42.2k race on Sunday morning sees some of the biggest crowds outside of Boston and New York for a North American marathon. If you want a truly immersive vibe, Ottawa nails it.

See Canadian Running‘s gallery of photos from the 2016 event.