Start Line and Route:
Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 8:00 am
On Colonel By Drive, at Echo Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W7
The route starts and finishes on Colonel By Drive, at Echo Avenue, just west of the Bank Street Bridge. All participants will access the start/finish line area from Echo Avenue off of Bank Street.
You may download the map for offline use in *.pdf format located to the right.
Your entry fee includes:
Technical running shirt
Exclusive finisher medal
Personalized race bib (if you enter by Wednesday, May 2, 2018)
Opportunity to run a scenic route in the Nation’s capital
Great post race celebration
Helping to send kids to Camp Ooch
Bib and Shirt Pick-up Information
- Friday, May 11, 10:00AM-9:00PM
- Saturday, May 12, 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Where: Sporting Life Store at Lansdowne Park, (125 Marche Way, Ottawa, ON. K1S 5J3).
Why: You need to get your bib and shirt in order to be able to run. Come early to pick up your technical running shirt and run bib. Please note that shirt sizes cannot be exchanged and are not guaranteed, so please arrive early.
Sorry, there is no late/in-person registration at bib pick-up.
What you need to get your bib and shirt: IMPORTANT! All you need is your bib number, which will be emailed to you on Tuesday, May 8. You will also need to bring is a piece of photo ID or a printout of your registration email confirmation.
Picking up for a friend or having a friend pick up your bib and shirt for you: This isn’t a problem at all. If you are picking up a bib and shirt for a friend/friends, you must have their bib number. You will also need an e-mail stating you can pick up their bib and shirt on their behalf or a copy of their email registration confirmation.
Out of Towner’s: Run day bib pick-up is limited to those living outside of Ottawa/Gatineau area. Be sure to know your bib number on race morning as it will be very busy. Run Day Pick-up will be at the Sporting Life Store at Lansdowne Park: 125 Marche Way, Ottawa, ON. K1S 5J3, from 6:30AM until 7:30AM.
Corrals and Waves
To enable everyone to have the fastest and safest run possible, you will be placed in a start corral based on your estimated finishing time. You can change corrals through the Participant dashboard you created when you registered. You will not be permitted to change your corral on your dashboard after May 2. However, anyone can enter the 1:11+hr corral on run morning.
|Wave Number||Estimated Finishing Time||Corral||Corral Color||Start Time|
|1st wave||Under 50:00 minutes||Corral #1||Red||8:00 am|
|2nd wave||50:00mins - 1:00 hour||Corral #2||Yellow||8:03 am|
|3rd wave||1:01 - 1:10 hour||Corral #3||Blue||8:06 am|
|4th wave||1:11+ hour||Corral #4||Green||8:09 am|
Timing: Sportstats will be timing this year’s run. We will be using the Championchip Timing system to time this years’ run. The timing chip must be correctly attached to your running shoe for your time to be accurately captured.
Important Info: Ensure you attach the timing chip to your shoe. Remember, “NO CHIP = NO TIME!”
Run Day Schedule – Sunday, May 13, 2018
|6:30am–7:30am||Baggage Check will be in the Horticultural Building at Lansdowne Park on Exhibition Way near the Sporting Life store. Baggage Check will close at 7:30am sharp.|
|6:30am–7:30am||Run Day Bib and Shirt Pick-up for Out of Towners only at the Sporting Life Store at 125 Marche Way.|
|7:45am||All Participants Must Be in their Corrals|
|8:00am||SPORTING LIFE 10k Ottawa Start – on Colonel By Drive, at Echo Ave, just west of the Bank Street Bridge
1st Wave (Red Corral)
|8:03am||2nd Wave Starts (Yellow Corral)|
|8:06am||3rd Wave Starts (Blue Corral)|
|8:09am||4th Wave Starts (Green Corral)|
|10:00am||Awards Ceremony at Lansdowne Park|
All results will be found at sportstats.ca
Course Restrictions / Limitations
Due to the large numbers of participants in the Sporting Life 10k Ottawa, and for safety and logistics reasons we regret that rollerblades, bicycles and dogs are not permitted in the run. All participants must be 8 years of age or over on run day in order to participate. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Strollers and baby joggers will be allowed in the 4th wave (green corral) only.
Getting to the Start Line and Parking
Arrive EARLY! Plan to arrive at least one hour prior to the start. Remember there will be 3,000 people in this event, so everything from toilets to driving will take longer than normal. There is limited parking at Lansdowne Park. We strongly recommend that you carpool, cab it or take the OC Transpo options.
Public Transit: The OC Transpo provides regular service to Lansdowne Park on routes 1 and 7. Click here to learn more.
Parking: You will have access to the underground parking garage at Lansdowne Park. Enter via Queen Elizabeth Drive or Bank St. For more information and pricing please click here.
Run Day Road Closures
The following roads will be closed on Sunday, May 13:
Colonel By Drive will be closed between Hog’s Back Road and Clegg Street (south of the intersection) between 5:00AM until 12:00PM. Echo Drive will be closed between Colonel By Drive and Bank Street between 5:00AM until 12:00PM.
Bag check will be held in the Horticultural Building at Lansdowne Park and will be open from 6:30AM – 7:30AM. You can check your bag for free, however a donation of $2 per bag is suggested with all proceeds going to Ooch.
|Open Male/Female||Sporting Life Gift Card|
|1st Place||$1000 Gift Card|
|2nd Place||$750 Gift Card|
|3rd Place||$500 Gift Card|
|4th Place||$300 Gift Card|
|5th Place||$175 Gift Card|
|Masters Male/Female (40 years +)|
|1st Place||$500 Gift Card|
|2nd Place||$300 Gift Card|
|3rd Place||$175 Gift Card|
2018 Finisher Medal
Medals and iTab
Every registered participant will receive a Finisher Medal at the Post Run Party located in Lansdowne Park. This is a wonderful way to remember the day! Customize your medal by ordering an iTAB, a small insert engraved with your name and finishing time that fits neatly into a recess on the back of your medal. Pre-order your engraved iTab online when you register. Within four weeks of the race, you will receive your iTab by mail.
Post Run Party/Family and Friends Reunion Area
Once you cross the finish line, proceed to Lansdowne Park for the Post Run Party where you will receive your finisher medal, food, water and sponsor offerings. This is also the location where you can meet your family and friends.
Walkers are welcome! PLEASE NOTE: A walker is considered someone who will be walking 100% of the run, not RUN/WALKING. The finish line will remain open until 10:30AM. This will allow everyone over two hours to complete the route, walking at a 12:00 min/km pace. Due to permit restrictions set out by the City of Ottawa, we are unable to keep the Finish Line open longer then 10:30AM in order to re-open the roads by 12:00PM.
Medical and First-Aid
There will be a First-Aid Tent at the Start/Finish Line and at the Party Site in Lansdowne Park. There will be medical personnel on bicycles along the route. Emergency Services may require access to the route in case of an emergency. We ask that you follow any EMS personnel instructions in case of an emergency to ensure that they are able to access the area as safely and quickly as possible.
Water and Aid Stations
Water will be available at the following locations:
- At Lansdowne Park
- At the Start/Finish area
- 4k Water Station
- 7k Water Station
Will be located at the start and finish areas, and at 4k & 7k Water Stations.
Zoomphoto.ca is the official race photography company and will have photographers at the start, several points on course, at the finish line and at the after race party. Post-race emails will be sent to participants with links to view and purchase their race photos. Be sure to take advantage of our Early Bird Discount!
2017 Race Photos
2016 Race Photos