Run Information


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Start Line and Route

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 8:00 am
On Colonel By Drive, at Echo Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W7

10K Route

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
Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card
*Promotional card amount varies based on registration date
Personalized run bib (if you enter by Wed. May 1, 2019)
Opportunity to run a scenic route in the Nation’s capital
Great post run celebration
Helping to send kids to Camp Ooch

Kit Pick-up Information


  • Friday, May 10, 10:00AM-9:00PM
  • Saturday, May 11, 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 7. 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 Wednesday, May 1. However, anyone can enter the 1:11+hr corral on run morning.

Wave NumberEstimated Finishing TimeCorralCorral ColorStart Time
Wheelchair WaveUnder 50:00 minutesWheelchairRed7:55 am
1st waveUnder 50:00 minutesCorral #1Red8:00 am
2nd wave50:00 mins - 1:00 hourCorral #2Yellow8:02 am
3rd wave1:01 - 1:10 hourCorral #3Blue8:04 am
4th wave1:11+ hourCorral #4Green8:06 am

Timing: Sportstats will be timing this year’s race. We will be using the Mylaps BIBTAG Timing system to time your run. With this technology, your timing chip or “bibtag” is placed on the back of your race bib. It must be correctly worn on race day for your race time to be accurately captured.

Important Info:

  • Do not remove the “bibTag” or foam spacer from your bib
  • Do not fold your bib or excessively bend or twist the “bibTag”
  • Wear your bib on your front. Do not wear it on your back, side, leg or arm. Remember, it’s “NO BIB = NO TIME!”

Run Day Schedule – Sunday, May 12, 2019

6:30am–7:30amBaggage 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–7:30amRun Day Bib and Shirt Pick-up for Out of Towners only at the Sporting Life Store at 125 Marche Way.
7:45amAll Participants Must Be in their Corrals
7:55amWheelchair Wave Start
8:00amSPORTING LIFE 10k Start – on Colonel By Drive, at Echo Ave, just west of the Bank Street Bridge
1st Wave (Red Corral)
8:02am2nd Wave Starts (Yellow Corral)
8:04am3rd Wave Starts (Blue Corral)
8:06am4th Wave Starts (Green Corral)
10:00amAwards Ceremony at Lansdowne Park

Run Results

All results will be found at

Past year results:

2018 Race Results

2018 Wheelchair Results

2017 Race Results

2016 Race Results

2015 Race Results

Course Restrictions / Limitations

Due to the large numbers of participants in the Sporting Life 10K Ottawa, and for safety and logistic reasons we regret that roller blades, bicycles, skateboards and dogs are not permitted in the run. All children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult due to the size of the run. Children must be a minimum of 8 years old to participate as a registered runner. Children under 8 years of age can be a part of the event if they are in a stroller or in a baby jogger. If you are planning to participate in the run using a stroller, please enter yourself in the 4th wave (Green Corral). Children in strollers are free, however, as they are not registered participants, they will not receive a: run shirt, bib or finisher medal.

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 12:

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

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 - Men/Women/Non-Binary/Prefer not to DiscloseSporting Life Gift Card
1st Place$500 Gift Card
2nd Place$400 Gift Card
3rd Place$300 Gift Card
4th Place$200 Gift Card
5th Place$100 Gift Card
Masters (40 years +) - Men/Women/Non-Binary/Prefer not to Disclose
1st Place$300 Gift Card
2nd Place$200 Gift Card
3rd Place$100 Gift Card
Wheelchair Male/Female
1st Place$500 Gift Card
2nd Place$400 Gift Card
3rd Place$300 Gift Card

Awards will be given out on Run Day. We do not provide age group awards.

2019 Finisher Medal
SL10k Ottawa 2019 Finisher Medal
Medals and iTab

Every registered participant will receive a Finisher Medal at the end of the finish line chute in Coronation 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. Click here to order your iTab. You will receive your iTab by mail 6-8 weeks after the race.

Order Your iTab

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

Download the Route Map


Will be located at the start and finish areas, and at 4k & 7k Water Stations.

Race Photos 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!

2018 Race Photos

2017 Race Photos

2016 Race Photos

2015 Race Photos

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