Couple gets married on the run
First a marathon; then a wedding. Now that's what I call a full day.
OTTAWA - Isabel Cruz is tying the knot again with her husband, Flavio Caracas, today and she can't help but sweat the details.
It's in a pavilion outside Ottawa's City Hall complete with family, close friends and eight bridesmaids.
Now all that's left to do before she says "I Do" once again, are 42 long kilometres in a marathon before the vows are read.
"Marriage is very much like running a marathon," explained groom Flavio, "with all its ups and downs."
Cruz and Caracas have been married for 25 years.
Having proven they're in it for the long run, they plan to renew the vows after they cross the finish line.
Friends, including their maid of honour, will join them on the marathon route.
In lieu of gifts, cards or flowers, the pair have asked guests to donate to the Ottawa Hospital neonatal intensive unit in the memory of their friends' son, Alexander, who died three days after his birth in 2006.
"We wanted to do something meaningful and true to what we believe."
The run they're participating in is also a fundraiser for the Ottawa Hospital Foundation.
© The Calgary Herald 2008