Good Place for First Timers (about: 2000)|
A Runner from Timmins, Ontario, Canada (7/20/00)
The city is easy to get around. Lots of things to see...museums, galleries, etc. Hotels downtown are plentiful and reasonably priced.
Weather is usually nice - cool and dry. The course is flat but scenic for the most part. A lot of it parallels the Rideau Canal through the heart of the city. The course is a double loop, which is nice if you want to see everything again. Organizers have done a good job, but the wheelchair marathon interrupted the running marathon, and could have been started at a different time. Volunteers are terrific! They go all out to keep your spirits up, especially towards the end.