Cookie Run

In 2000, Run Ottawa organized the first Cookie Run to help local Girl Guide and Pathfinder groups raise money to attend their national jamboree in Calgary. The event was a great success and now every year the run is a major fundraiser for Girl Guides’ travel initiatives. Staged the first Saturday of November, the Cookie Run is Run Ottawa’s last major event before the winter and is a great way for every level of runner to wrap up their running season.

T-shirts will be available for runners in the 5K and 10K races. You must register before October 27th in order to be guaranteed a shirt. The final day for registration is Thursday, November 3rd at 11:59 p.m. On-site registration will not be available unless we fail to reach the maximum number of participants. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or our website to stay up-to-date on this race’s registration status.

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Date and Start Time

Saturday, November 5, 2016 5 & 10K: 10:00 a.m. 1.5K Kids’ Run: 11:15 a.m. or after the last 10K runners have completed their race.


Collège Catholique Samuel-Genest 704 Carson’s Road National Research Council, 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa

Course Information

This race follows the streets of the NRC. The road is entirely paved but does include some hills and a short narrow path section. 10K runners do two loops.

This course is not recommended for wheelchairs due to hills, curbs and narrow lane in one section. Please contact [email protected] for any specific questions about the course.

Entry fees

  Member Non-member
5K & 10K (June 1 - Nov. 6) $25 $35
Youth (under 18) $10 $10
1.5K Kid Run (12 and under) $7 $7

Race Kit Pick-up

Friday, November 4th, 2016
Collège catholique Samuel-Genest
704 Carsons Rd, Ottawa, ON
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


There are prizes for first overall male and female in each event and age category winners for each event. Overall winners are not eligible for age category prizes. All runners will receive a finisher’s medal.


For more information or to volunteer, please email [email protected].

Medical Services

All medical services for this event are provided by St. John Ambulance.