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Scotiabank Ottawa Half-Marathon

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 9:00AM

The half marathon features a fast, scenic route with few elevation changes and travels through some of Ottawa's most vibrant neighbourhoods and popular landmarks. A unique course that travels through two Canadian provinces.  The half marathon will feature 3 wave starts:

  • Wave 1 will start at 9:00 a.m. for the blue and orange corrals.
  • Wave 2 will start at 9:15 a.m. for the yellow and green corrals.
  • Wave 3 will start at 9:30 a.m for the purple and red corrals.

The race start is at the intersection of Laurier Avenue/Elgin Street.

The course will have:

  • Kilometre markers along the entire route
  • Cheering and entertainment stations
  • Toilets at every water station
  • Full medical services
  • Water stations can be found here
  • No Strollers are allowed in the Half Marathon

Course Map

 Please click here to view the map

Course Description

  • Start at the corner of Elgin and Laurier and head south on Elgin to Queen Elizabeth;
  • Right on Queen Elizabeth down to Preston; Turn right on Preston down to Carling;
  • Turn left on Carling and continue to Sherwood; Right on Sherwood to Fairmont;
  • Turn right on Fairmont and continue to West Wellington; Left onto West Wellington;
  • Continue on West Wellington to Island Park; Turn right onto Island Park;
  • North on Island Park to Scott; Right on Scott and continue to Frederick Banting
  • Left on Frederick Banting to Columbine; turn right on Columbine down to Parkdale;
  • Left on Parkdale and right onto Sir John A. Parkway and continue to Booth;
  • Left on Booth, over the Chaudiere Bridge into Gatineau to Alexandre Tache;
  • Left  on Alexandre Tache to Montcalm and right on Montcalm to Wellington;
  • Right on Wellington to Laval.  Left on Laval to Hotel de Ville;
  • Right on Hotel de Ville and down to Laurier;
  • Left on Laurier past the Museum of Civilization and then a right turn onto Alexandra Bridge;
  • Cross Alexandra Bridge back into Ottawa and continue on St. Patrick to McKenzie;
  • Turn right on McKenzie, past the rear of the U.S. Embassy and continue to Rideau;
  • Cross Rideau onto Colonel By;
  • Continue on Col. By to Hawthorne; Right on Hawthorne over Pretoria Bridge;
  • Turn right onto Queen Elizabeth down to the finish just north of Somerset;

Course Fly Over

Please note that this years course is the same as last year.

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