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ScotiaBank Ottawa Marathon

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Quick facts

Location Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Distance Marathon

Date 26 May, 2019

About ScotiaBank Ottawa Marathon

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is the biggest multi-distance race event in Canada and has the largest marathon in Canada. The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend host's two International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Gold label events: the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon and the Ottawa 10K.

Featuring the beautiful scenery of Canada’s capital, the top-notch organization of an IAAF event, the atmosphere of hundreds of thousands of spectators, and a fast course perfect both for personal bests and first-timers, this is a world-class marathon that must be experienced. 

The Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon is also one of Canada’s largest Boston Qualifiers.The marathon route begins and ends at Ottawa City Hall. 


Practicalities

Accommodation

With the start and finish lines for Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend located right downtown,  many of Ottawa’s hotels are within walking distance. 

After Race Services

We have a legal satellite operation of the Ottawa Hospital on site providing medical care in close partnership with Ottawa Paramedics.

Age Limit

Marathon is limted to 18 and older, the half marathon is 16 and up.

Aid Stations

Approximately every 3K in all races.

Award Medals

In addition to the commemorative medals that all runners receive, we also have prizes for the top male and female finisher in various age categories.

Parking

Parking is limited. Participants are encouraged to take the bus, bike or walk..Parking is available under City Hall right at the start/finish area. 

Provided Photo Service

Marathon Photos

Race Kit Includes

Shirt and Race Bib (timing chip).  A Virtual Event Bag is sent to all registrants in the week leading into Race Weekend

Refreshments

Free concerts on the Celebration Stage and delicious refreshments – meaning beer.The stage is at Ottawa City Hall’s Festival Plaza.

Timing

Sportstats is the Official Timer of all races 

ScotiaBank Ottawa Marathon Route Map

ScotiaBank Ottawa Marathon Route Map

Start:

Ottawa City Hall

Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Difficulty

rolling

Overview

The marathon features a fast, scenic route with few elevation changes and travels through some of Ottawa's most vibrant neighbourhoods and popular landmarks.It is a unique course in that it travels through two Canadian provinces.


ScotiaBank Ottawa Marathon Trivia

  • Starting from 1975, the event has grown over the years. It now attracts thousands of participants and over 38,000 runners took part in the racing weekend in 2010. The event is organised by the Run Ottawa Club. The Ottawa Marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon . The marathon race has hosted the Canadian national championship race on numerous occasions and the 10K was the official championship race in 2004.
  • The Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon is apart of the Ottawa Race Weekend, which at one point the only road racing event in the world to host two IAAF Silver Label events: the 10K and the Ottawa Marathon. In 2014 the 10k became the first IAAF Gold Label road race in Canada


ScotiaBank Ottawa Marathon Ticket prices: $25.00 cad - $150.00 cad

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.