Early Bird Run
The Early Bird Run, formerly known as the Colonel By Classic, takes place on the same weekend as the Somersault Events Early Bird Triathlon and Duathlon held earlier the same morning. There are optons for everyone: 5k, 3k and 1k for kids. The Early Bird Run is a good warm-up event for the Ottawa Race weekend.
The course offers a traffic-free route, a late-morning start, a varied terrain that combines both road and some trails, and finisher medals. Participants run along Colonel By Drive, with views of the Rideau Canal, Landsdown Park, and Carleton University.
Those that participate in multiple Somersault Events races can earn points towards the Champions Challenge.