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Start Line and Route – Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 8:00am
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 by clicking on the map located to the right. >

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Your entry fee includes:

Saucony Technical Shirt
Exclusive Finisher medal
Personalized race bib (if you enter by Wednesday, May 3, 2017)
Opportunity to run a scenic route in the Nation’s capital
Great post race celebration
Helping sick children and research through the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

Bib and Shirt Pick-up Information


  • Friday, May 12th, 9:30am-9:00pm
  • Saturday, May 13th, 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 Saucony technical 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 Wednesday, May 10. 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 Towners: 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 3. However, anyone can enter the 1:11+hr corral on run morning.

Wave NumberEstimated Finishing TimeCorralCorral Color Start Time
1st waveUnder 50:00 minutesCorral #1Red8:00 am
2nd wave50:00mins - 1:00 hourCorral #2Yellow8:03 am
3rd wave1:01 - 1:10 hourCorral #3Blue8:06 am
4th wave1:11+ hourCorral #4Green8:09 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 14, 2017
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
8:00amSPORTING LIFE 10k Ottawa Start – on Colonel By Drive, at Echo Ave, just west of the Bank Street Bridge
1st Wave (Red Corral)
8:03am2nd Wave Starts (Yellow Corral)
8:06am3rd Wave Starts (Blue Corral)
8:09am4th Wave Starts (Green Corral)
10:00amAwards Ceremony at Lansdowne Park

Run Results

All results will be found at

Past year 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 logistics reasons we regret that rollerblades, bicycles and dogs are not permitted in the run. All participants must be age 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 2,500 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 14:

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 CHEO.

Open Male/FemaleSporting 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

Medals and iTab

Every registered participant will receive a Finisher Medal at the end of the finish line chute 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, or add this after if you’ve already registered. Within four weeks of the race, you will receive your iTab by mail.

Purchase an iTab Insert

2017 Finisher Medal

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
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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!

2016 Race Photos