Richmond Road Races

Note: the 2017 Richmond Road Races are sold out. We will not be accepting new registrations at Bushtukah during race kit pick up.

Join Run Ottawa as we kick off 2017 with the 35th edition of the Richmond Road Races, presented by our friends at Bushtukah and ‘Beau’s’ brewery.

If you have ever run this event, you’ll know why it’s an annual favourite, with a friendly, warm atmosphere and a post-race lunch that is the perfect opportunity to catch up with old running friends, and make some new ones. Wash down a hot bowl of chili with a chilly ‘Beaus’ brew.

All runners will receive a long sleeved technical race shirt and finisher medal

Here’s the 2017 edition of the shirt



We will have students from South Carleton High School on hand to provide a free babysitting service for parents during the race. Please contact Joe Du Vall at 613-292-7102 by Friday, January 13th to book your children or for more information.

Run Ottawa Members:

There will be exclusive draw prizes for all members on hand for this event. Member times will also be in a separate listing as well as in the overall results. Find out how to become a member.


Sunday, January 15, 2017 10K Start: 10:00 a.m. 5K Start: 10:10 a.m.


Both courses start and finish on McBean Road in front of South Carleton High School in Richmond.


5K: This course is out and back, running south on McBean Street to Dobson Lane where runners will be directed east on Dobson to a turnaround point where they will be sent back to the finish line in front of the school.

10K: This race starts off with a 1K loop on roads that surround the school, then runners turn onto McBean Street and sent on a route that runs on mostly paved roads south of Richmond via Dobson and McCordick Roads. The final 4K, runners head north on Century Road and McBean Street into the finish.

First aid will be available on site.

Not Wheelchair Racing Suitable – This race takes place in January and the course commonly has snow and ice throughout, as well as sections with gravel road. It also takes place on an only partially closed road. These conditions make this event unsafe for wheelchair usage.


Run Ottawa members:

  • 19 years and under: $20
  • 20 years and older: $35


  • 19 years and under:$25
  • 20 years and older: $45

Please note that race day registration will not be available.


Friday, January 13
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bushtukah Westboro, 203 Richmond Road

Saturday, January 14
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Bushtukah, 5607 Hazeldean Road (just east of Iber Road near Lowe’s)

Sunday January 15
8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
South Carleton High School


Top finisher prizes will be given out to the first three male and female finishers in each event.

There will also be age category prizes for the top 3 in the following categories (men and women).

Note, overall winners are not eligible for age category prizes.

5 km: 14 and under/ 15-19 / 20-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70+ (women) / 70-79 and 80+ (men).

10 km: 15-19 / 20-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70 Plus


To find out more about volunteering, please contact [email protected]