The Diefenbooker Classic is a 5k and 10k road race that helps promote healthy living in the community as well as raise funds for the West Carleton Branches of the Ottawa Public Library.
Events for all ages include 5 and 10 km running races, 5, 18 and 33 km cycle tours, and 5 km walk. For the 5 km team event, 4 or more athletes may register as a "team". The winning teams will be determined using the lowest combined times, of the best four runners.
Youth events include a 1 km running race for 12 yrs and under, and "Loonie Loop" short races for those 2 to 6 yrs old.
For those who wish to participate in the walk, but are unable to manage the 5 km distance, drivers will be available to return you to the start after each kilometer.
During the race, runners and walkers are directed through the blast tunnel of the “Diefenbunker”, the former National Defence facility now known as Canada’s Cold War Museum. Cyclists 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.
Signing up for the 2016 Diefenbooker gives you access to special Learn to Run and Walking programs.