Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend– 2024 Registration & 2023 Results

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada May 25-26, 2024 Registration Open

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is an annual event held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada since 1975. Starting with fewer than 200 runners in 1975, it has grown exponentially to over 40,000 runners who participate in the various races every year making the Ottawa race weekend the largest marathon event in Canada
The Ottawa Marathon is categorized as a Gold Label Road Race by World Athletics and is a Boston Marathon qualifier and is also home to the Canadian Marathon Championships and the Canadian Forces Marathon Championships
The 2020 and 2021 editions of the race were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

Marathon Half Marathon 10K 5K 2K Kids Marathon
Distance 42.2km 21.1km 10km 5km 2km 1.2km
Race Date May 26, 2024 May 26, 2024 May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024
Start Time 7:00 am 9:00 am 6:30 pm 4:00 pm 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Eligibility Criterion 18 years & above 16 years & above 14 year & above 10 years & above 5 year & above 5-12 years
Fees ** CAD 125 & Up (+ fees & HST) $ 95 & Up (+ fees & HST) CAD 75 & Up (+ fees & HST) CAD 50 & Up (+ fees & HST) CAD 35 & Up (+ fees & HST) CAD 25 & Up (+ fees & HST)
Challenges  The Ottawa 17K Challenge (2K+5K+10K): CAD 150
The Ottawa 36.1K Challenge (5K+10K+HM): CAD 200 ~ Registration closed
The Ottawa 59.2K Challenge (2K+5K+10K+FM): CAD 270 ~ Registration closed
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Expo Details Venue: Aberdeen Pavilion 3, Lansdowne Park, 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5J3
Date & Timings: May 24 (8am-8pm) & May 25 (8am-6pm)

**In-person, virtual and Green Bib options available. There is 20% off for youth (3-18 years of age) and 0-2 years of age are free

Route / Course Map

Information about the course maps and other details for the Tamarack Ottawa Marathon 2024 are detailed below.

Please note that the Tamarack Ottawa races have OUT & BACK courses with the below mentioned Start and Finish points:

Course Map Starting point Finish point
Marathon FM Course Map Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa, Ontario
Half Marathon HM Course Map
10K 10K Course Map
5K 5K Course Map
2K 2K Course Map
Kids Marathon KM Course Map

Prize Money

Information about the prizes/ awards for the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend 2024 is provided below

Canadian 10K Championship* Marathon (Elite) Marathon (Canadian)
1st Prize CAD 5,000 CAD 8,000 CAD 2,500
2nd Prize CAD 3,000 CAD 3,000 CAD 1,500
3rd Prize CAD 2,000 CAD 1,800 CAD 750
4th Prize CAD 1,500 CAD 1,500
5th Prize CAD 1,000 CAD 1,000
6th Prize CAD 700 CAD 500
7th Prize CAD 500
8th Prize CAD 300
9th Prize CAD 200
10th Prize CAD 100

*The Ottawa 10K presented by Otto’s Ottawa serves as the Canadian 10K Championships. To qualify for Canadian 10K Championship prize money, the athletes must be Canadian citizens, members of Athletics Canada, and registered as elite runners.

Other than above, the following time bonuses are also awarded in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

10K (Canadians) – National record (M=28:11 and F=31:44) CAD 1,000
Marathon (Elite) – Event record (M=2:06:04 and F=2:22:17) CAD 10,000
Marathon (Canadians) – National record (M=2:07:09 and F=2:23:12) CAD 10,000

Points to Note for Prize Purse

  • All values are in CAD $, including the Open Prize Purse for the Tartan Homes Ottawa International Marathon.
  • All prize money is restricted to the athletes in the elite field unless indicated otherwise.
  • All prize money will be awarded based on gun time.
  • All awards are equal for male & female runners

2023 and Earlier Edition Results



Important Points

      • Aid stations: Water/Nuun stations are set up approximately every 3K. Xact Nutrition (in a mix of strawberry, apricot and orange flavours) is also available at selected aid stations.
      • Bib collection: Someone else can pick up the race kit at the Health and Fitness Expo on the participants behalf OR runner can purchase the Premium Race Kit Pick Up option which allows race kit pick up on Sunday,
      • Cancellation: During registration the runner has an option to purchase cancellation insurance through RegSheild.
        The fee structure of this policy is calculated as a percentage of your race fees.
      • Facilities: Cooling and misting stations are available on-course along with Portable toilets at every water station. Full medical services on the route and at the finish line.
      • Non permissible items: With the exception of the Ottawa 2K, baby joggers and strollers are not permitted. Backpack child carriers are not permitted on any Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend courses.
      • Pacers are available for both continuous running as well Run/Walk
      • Registration Transfer: Person-to-person transfer of registrations is not allowed. Transfer to shorter or longer distance is allowed after payment of fee difference, transfer fees & taxes
      • Tracking: A free mobile app is available to aid both runners & spectators. Please read about it and download the app here
      • Time limit applicable on the course for after which the course is thrown open to normal traffic
        – Full Marathon –7 hrs
        – Half Marathon- 4 hrs

Contact Information

      • Email: questions@runottawa.ca
      • Mailing address: 5450 Canotek Road, Unit 45, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1J9G2
      • Website: https://www.runottawa.ca/
      • Phone: 613-234-2221
      • Twitter: https://twitter.com/ottawaracewknd
      • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/therunottawa
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OttawaMarathon
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