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Ken Parker

The Runner's Web was founded in January of 1997 as a not-for-profit resource site.

He was the founder and coach of the Ottawa Athletic Club Racing Team and was an orginal coach of the Ottawa Lions Track Club. He is a former marathoner and co-founder and race director of Ottawa's National Capital Marathon and a number of other road races.

Ken was the race director for the Avon Women's Running series in Ottawa including the Avon International Marathon (the unofficial women's world marathon championships) in 1981.

In 1988 Ken was recognized for his "contribution to Track and Field in Ottawa" by the Ottawa Indoor Games.

He was named a Gloucester "Volunteer of the Year" in the late 1980s.

Ken was named Volunteer of the Year at the ACT Sports Awards in 2002 and received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for community service in 2003.

He was inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame on October 19, 2005.

At the emd of 2022 Ken retired the OAC Racing Team and himself after 41 years of operation.

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