Close to 42,000 people registered for Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend, 2,000 more than at last year's race.

A Kenyan marathon runner was the highlight of the weekend setting a new race weekend record Sunday.

CBC Ottawa also hosted a live web chat in preparation for the races with Geordie McConnell, the running coach for the Ottawa Triathlon Club, to help all of the new runners (and the experienced ones).

Click below for some running tips from McConnell.