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Kids’ Marathon

In 2008, the Ottawa Race Weekend created a running event for children in grades 3 - 8 which was known as the Ottawa Kids Marathon. To learn more or if you or your school is interested in getting involved in the 2010 Ottawa Kids Marathon please click here.

The Ottawa Kids Marathon event was created to promote fitness amongst today’s youth and generate interest in the sport of running. It is designed for children in Grades 3 – 8. Children are encouraged to perform a half hour of exercise on a regular basis and each half hour of exercise is equivalent to one km to complete a total of 41km prior to race day. Your child can participate in numerous types of exercise such as running, soccer, cross country skiing, basketball or hockey which will be recorded as half hour of exercise.

A tracker sheet, which logs your exercise, can then be filled in. Parents or teachers should initial the Tracker Sheet as the student completes the training. Once your child completes the required 41 km he/she will give the tracker sheet to their teacher. If your child has registered individually, he/she can drop off the tracker sheet at Race Kit pickup at the Pfizer Health and Fitness Expo.

The race kits include a T-shirt, race bib and a souvenir timing chip. The timing chip is to be worn on your shoe and the race bib is to be pinned to your shirt. On Sunday May 30, 2010 at 8 a.m., the children will then finish the last 1.195 km at the Ottawa Kids Marathon.

Note: If you are registering your child individually please click here to register for the Ottawa Kids Marathon.  Schools: To register your students, click here. To download your tracker sheet please click here. You will also need to pick up your race kits at our Pfizer Health and Fitness Expo.

Getting Started

  • Ensure parental approval has been received before participation can begin. 
  • Find a safe place to run or participate in your chosen activity. Record your distance in your tracker sheet (on-line or paper).
  • Complete the 41 km exercise program.
  • RACE DAY, Ottawa Kids Marathon SUNDAY MAY 30, 2010 – 8:00 a.m.  Accompany your runner to the Ottawa Race Weekend on Sunday May 30, 2010 and watch them complete the last 1.195 km of their marathon and finish down the same route the Ottawa Marathon runners will cover shortly thereafter. Note: Parents may accompany runners to the start line, but only participants are permitted on the course.
  • Collect your race medal when you cross the finish line.
  • Stay and cheer on thousands of runners which will include elite runners from countries around the world.

Parents: Register your child for the Ottawa Kids Marathon now!

Schools: To register your school, click here

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