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CYCLIDE becomes the Official Online Training Partner of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

December 17, 2013 – MONTRÉAL – CYCLIDE and the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend have entered a partnership agreement that makes the CYCLIDE training platform the official online training program of the event...More>

A fresh partnership for the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

December 16, 2013 – OTTAWA – The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is proud to announce it is partnering with Farm Boy to feed its 48,000 expected finishers at this year’s event...More>

Sold out! Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend half-marathon sells out six months before event

November 21, 2013 – OTTAWA – The 12,500 spots Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend half-marathon are officially sold out - six months before the event and a full seven weeks earlier than last year...More>

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend delivers new course and participation records

May 26, 2013 – OTTAWA – The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend has defended its place again this year as Canada’s premier running destination, easily breaking course and participation records while delivering the most intense spectator action the city has seen in years...More>

Ethiopians topple marathon course records today

May 26, 2013 – OTTAWA – A highly competitive elite field and cool weather helped shatter course records at this morning’s Ottawa Marathon...More>

Moroccans dominate most competitive 10K race in years

Ottawa, May 25, 2013 – Four sub-28 minute finishes put Ottawa at top of Canadian destinations for elites...More>

Ottawa Marathon and Ottawa 10K to be broadcast live this year

Ottawa, May 22, 2013 – The Ottawa Marathon and Ottawa 10K will be broadcast worldwide on and locally on Rogers-TV (channel 22)...More>

 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend news conference

MAY 22, 2013 – OTTAWA – Media are invited to meet select elite athletes, organizers and representatives of official charities at a news conference to kick off the 2013 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend....More>

Photo Op: Ottawa Marathon Torch Relay - Thursday, May 23

Ottawa, May 17, 2013 – Media are invited to cover parts of the Ottawa Marathon Torch Relay, which will take place, Thursday, May 23, 2013 between 7:30am and 3:00pm...More>

Road Closures

Ottawa, May 15, 2013 – Ottawa residents should be advised of the following road closures, which will take place during the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, May 25-26, 2013...More>


Ottawa Marathon records in danger of falling in 2013

Ottawa, May 8, 2013 – Strong line-up will make for an intense, competitive race...More>


 Confirmed Ottawa Marathon elite athletes

Ottawa, May 2, 2013 – Top 12 men confirmed Ottawa Marathon elite racers...More>


New event record expected at the 2013 Ottawa 10K

Ottawa, May 1, 2013 – Organizers expect strong performances in both men’s and women’s categories...More>

Confirmed 10K race elite athletes in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

Ottawa, April 30, 2013 – Top 12 men confirmed Ottawa 10K elite racers...More>

Notice to media - Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend media accreditation is open

Ottawa, April 23, 2013 – The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, which will take place May 25-26, 2013, welcomes the media who plan to cover the Ottawa Marathon, Ottawa 10K or any of the weekend’s six races...More>

Media advisory - Walk for Boston to be held Monday, April22,1:00pm

Ottawa, April 18, 2013 -- Media and the general public are invited to join David Jacobson, the US Ambassador to Canada, John Halvorsen, Phil Marsh and members of the running...More>

Reaction to today’s explosions at Boston Marathon

Ottawa, April 15, 2013 - Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend shares the shock and regret felt around the world following this afternoon’s explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon...More>

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Announces new Torch Relay event for 2013 - Community will have opportunity to run with Marathon Flame!

Ottawa, March 26, 2013 - The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is proud to announce today, through the support of the Greek Embassy, the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) and the Municipality of Marathon, Greece, the Marathon Flame will be coming to Ottawa for this year’s Race Weekend on May 25-26...More>

Change in leadership at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend - Robinson retires; Halvorsen welcomed as new Race Director and President

January 29, 2013 – OTTAWA – The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Board of Directors today announced its long-time Race Director and President Jim Robinson will retire effective February 28....More>

John Halvorsen - Biography

John Halvorsen was born August 17, 1966 in Norway. His family moved to Canada in 1980 when his father became defence attaché at the Embassy of Norway...More>

Charting the growth of Race Weekend since 1997

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend has experienced explosive growth in the 17 race seasons since Jim Robinson took the helm as Race Director and President in 1996 to organize the 1997 event...More>

Sold out! Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend 10K and half-marathon sell out in record time

January 21, 2013 – OTTAWA – For three years running, records for early registration have fallen in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend’s most popular race events....More>


The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance conducted an economic impact assessment of the 2012 Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend. The study featured an on-site survey with 748 respondents representing 987 people, including 647 race participants...More>

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