Extra Mile Crew

Please note: the information below refers to the 2018 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. Check back soon for updates regarding 2019.

The Extra Mile Crew is a dedicated team of volunteers who will be ready and waiting to offer on-route encouragement to runners who would like some support to reach the finish line.

While some runners may want to stay focused and in the zone, the crew will be there for those runners who feel they may benefit from a temporary running partner.

When a runner signals that they want a hand, an Extra Mile Crew volunteer will run alongside them until they reach the next volunteer. Volunteers will be stationed at various points along the half and full marathon courses.

So what does it take to join the crew?

We are looking for positive and enthusiastic runners who are willing to help race participants have an amazing experience.

The physical nature of this commitment will require previous race experience. Ideally you’re an experienced runner who will be comfortable running back and forth for a pretty long time.

If you’d like to join, send an email to xmcottawa@gmail.com with your name and your running experience.