Torch relay kicks off Ottawa Race Weekend

Torchbearers carried the flame to Ottawa all the way from Marathon, Ont., on Thursday to help officially kick off Ottawa Race Weekend.

Click on the video to see Sandra Abma's report on the opening ceremonies.

Race weekend opening ceremonies took place, with the original marathon flame used in a torch relay. 2:04

Torchbearers carried the flame to Ottawa all the way from Marathon, Ont., on Thursday to help officially kick off Ottawa Race Weekend.

CBC Ottawa's Sandra Abma caught up with a few of the runners along the route as they shared their stories of why they run. Click on the video above to watch.

At 12:30 p.m. Friday we're also hosting a live chat with Ottawa Running Club head coach Geordie McConnell. Join us with your running questions here.