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For the past 5 years we have seen incredible growth in our Saturday 5K series.  We have experienced and witnessed an exciting level of enthusiasm from runners of all ages and abilities.  

This year we are going to move to a fun, fresh model with a series of four runs.  We believe with your continued participation, we can utilize these events to do further good in our community.

Starting in May we will introduce a nominal $10 fee per run which we will share with a different charity partner each month, $5 for Run Ottawa members.

Running with us in May will be Start2Finish, a national charity helping disadvantaged children succeed through fitness, literacy and mentorship. Through their weekly Running and Reading after-school programs Start2Finish empowers children to improve their literacy and social skills thru running. There will be over 120 Start2Finish runners in the 2019 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, with another 40 schools participating thru our Kids Run Ottawa initiative. Your participation on May 4th will help to put so many more kids on the start line who would not have the opportunity to run otherwise. We thank you for your support.

We ask that you please register online for this series.  Race day registration fees will increase to $15.00 for adults, $10 for Run Ottawa members. 18 and under - free.

1K:  8:30 a.m. 5K:  9:00 a.m.


Adults - $10 

Run Ottawa Members $5.00

18 and under FREE.


Adults $15 cash only

Run Ottawa Members $10 cash only

18 and under FREE

Event # 1 - Saturday. May 4th -   Start2Finish

Event # 2 - Saturday, Aug. 3rd -     Ottawa Humane Society - 

Event # 3 - Saturday, Sept. 7th -     Ottawa Hospital Foundation -   

Event # 4 - Saturday, Oct. 5th -     Canadian Cancer Society - 

Event # 5 - Saturday, Aug. 17th -  Canada Agricultural Museum Youth Education Fund

Contact Information

Event Location

Central Experimental Farm, Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada

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