New Conferences

Friday, May 27 – Credentials pick-up and News conferences

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Media Credentials Pick-up (Run Ottawa office, Ottawa City Hall, 1st Floor)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. News Conference – Opening of Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend with Race Director John Halvorsen, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Dr. Mark Kristmanson, NCC CEO

Speeches, race information for reporters and one-on-one interview opportunities with organizers and sponsors

Lunch will be served.

(Ottawa City Hall, Councillors’ Lounge, 2nd Floor, Lisgar St.)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. News Conference – Ottawa 10K Pros

Q&A with top men and women; media availability for one-on-one interviews; photos.

John Lotiang, KEN; Simon Cheprot, KEN; Yitayal Atnafu ETH; Reid Coolsaet CA

Peres Jepchirchir, KEN; Lanni Marchant CA; Natasha Wodak, CA; Mamitu Daska, ETH

 

(Ottawa City Hall, Councillors’ Lounge, 2nd Floor, Lisgar St.)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. News Conference – Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon Pros

Q&A with top men and women; media availability for one-on-one interviews; photos.

Dino Sefir, ETH; Felix Keny, KEN; Megersa Bacha, ETH; Evans Ruto, KEN

Aberu Mekuria, ETH; Isabella Ochichi, KEN; Koren Jelela; Tarah Korir, CA

(Ottawa City Hall, Councillors’ Lounge, 2nd Floor, Lisgar St.)

 

Saturday, May 28 – 2K, 5K, 10K Race Day

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Media Credentials Pick-up (Run Ottawa office, Ottawa City Hall, 1st Floor)
2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Media Center Open Food and beverages available, credentials pick up (Ottawa City Hall, Richmond Room, 2nd Floor, Lisgar St.)
3:00 p.m. 2K Race Start (Start Line: Elgin St. at Laurier Ave.) 3:05 p.m.: Finish Line
4:00 p.m. HTG 5K Race Start (Laurier Ave. at Elgin St.) 4:15 p.m.: Finish Line
6:30 p.m. Ottawa 10K Race Start (Laurier Ave. at Elgin St.) 6:55 p.m.: Finish Line
Winners available for scrum in Mixed Zone following the Finish.

 

Sunday, May 29 – Marathon, Half-Marathon, Kids Marathon Race Day

6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Media Center Open Food and beverages available (Ottawa City Hall, Richmond Room, 2nd Floor, Lisgar St.)
7:00 a.m. Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon Start (Elgin St. at Laurier Ave.) 9:00 a.m.: Finish Line
8:00 a.m. Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon Start (Elgin St. at Laurier Ave.) 8:02 a.m.: Finish Line
9:00 a.m. Scotiabank Ottawa Half Marathon Start (Elgin St. at Laurier Ave.) 9:55 a.m.: Finish Line
11:00 a.m. News conference with the winners*

Top male/female; Top Canadians; Pro athlete coordinator Manny Rodrigues

(Ottawa City Hall, Councillors’ Lounge, 2nd Floor, Lisgar St.)

12:00 p.m. Closing news conference

Weekend wrap-up with Race Director John Halvorsen and presentation of Scotiabank Charity Challenge cheque

(Ottawa City Hall, Councillors’ Lounge, 2nd Floor, Lisgar St.)

Athletes and winners also available for scrum in Mixed Zone.