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Ottawa Race Weekend lands new title sponsor

October 17, 2011

Ottawa-based Tamarack Homes joins the race  October 19, 2011, OTTAWA – The Ottawa Race Weekend held annually in May will be re-titled the Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend, following a freshly inked five-year deal to bring the local home builder on board as title sponsor. MORE>

37th annual Ottawa Race Weekend shines despite clouds

May 29, 2011

May 29, 2011, OTTAWA – No new course records were set during the 2011 Ottawa Race Weekend, but there were a record number of athletes (39,735) participating in the six events and most of them ran in dry conditions despite record-breaking rainfall for the month of May in Ontario. MORE>

Kenyans and Ethiopians compete for top marathon spots

May 29, 2011 

First Canadian male finishes 11th, woman places 6th - May 29, 2011, OTTAWA – Under overcast skies this morning, a Kenyan man and Ethiopian woman took top spots trying out Ottawa Race Weekend’s new marathon route along crowd-filled Ottawa-Gatineau streets. MORE>

Ottawa Marathon finisher medal a winner

May 28, 2011

Design of marathon finisher medal ranks in top 25 in North America - May 24, 2011 – Ottawa – In a race of its own, the finisher medal for the 2010 Ottawa Marathon placed 13th in a competition recognizing the 25 best marathon medals in North America. MORE>

Ethiopians win top spots in 10K race

May 28, 2011

Five Canadian male elite athletes finish in top 10 - May 28, 2011, OTTAWA – Unpredictable weather conditions today stayed favourable for the nearly 10,000 runners participating in the Ottawa Race Weekend 10K race at 6:30 p.m. MORE>

I Gotta Feeling – Ottawa runners’ favourite song for a second year!

May 27, 2011

More than 1,000 vote cast in the Great Run Ottawa Playlist contest - Ottawa, May 27, 2011Runners participating in Ottawa Race Weekend on May 28-29 again voted for Black Eyed Peas’ I Gotta Feeling as their #1 choice in the second Great Run Ottawa Playlist contest sponsored by Run Ottawa. MORE>

Race Weekend news conference

May 27, 2011

Elite runners, organizers and fundraisers available to media today at 1 p.m. - May 27, 2011 – OttawaThe Ottawa Race Weekend invites media to meet select elite athletes, organizers, official charity representatives and other persons of interest. MORE>

Ottawa Race Weekend – May 28th & 29th

May 27, 2011

Running through Chinatown - May 24, 2011 – Ottawa – This weekend, Chinatown will welcome close to twenty-five thousand runners participating in the 10k, marathon and half marathon races. Watch for the runners as they race down Lyon St., head west on Somerset St. and through the Chinatown arch. MORE>

Backgrounder - 2011 Marathon – men’s and women’s events

May 26, 2011

2011 Race Prizes -The Ottawa Marathon provides over $110,000 in prize money with additional time bonuses. More>

Ottawa Race Weekend Road Closures

Ottawa, May 24, 2011

Ottawa, May 24, 2011 – The Ottawa Race Weekend is taking place May 28-29, 2011. As in previous years, a number of roads will be closed to accommodate the runners. MORE>

Ottawa Marathon shaping into a Kenya - Ethiopia race Canadian racers vie for National Championship

May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011 – Ottawa – The Ottawa Marathon is expected to be a battleground for Kenyan and Ethiopian men and women elite athletes. MORE>

Ottawa 10K competition shapes up Tune, Merga, Bairu looking to break records in the Ottawa 10K

May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011 – Ottawa – Some familiar faces will join new ones as an impressive roster of elite runners shapes up to lead the pack of 10,000 participants trying the new 10K route at Canada’s most popular race destination. MORE>

Second annual Great Run Ottawa Playlist contest launched today

Ottawa, May 9, 2011

Ottawa, May 9, 2011 The Ottawa Race Weekend has kicked off its second Great Run Ottawa Playlist contest. MORE>

Ottawa Race Weekend 10K race sells out  

March 15, 2011, OTTAWA

March 15, 2011, OTTAWA – Organizers of the Ottawa Race Weekend today announced its 10K race has reached its 10,000 registration capacity.  The sell-out comes just days after the popular half-marathon race reached its capacity on March 4th. MORE>





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