Émilie’s Run 5K

This June, Run Ottawa will be organizing the 2016 Émilie’s Run 5K for Women.

Started in 2005 by running coach and RunnersWeb.com founder Ken Parker, the event aims to provide an opportunity for competitive women to lead a race, set the pace, and be the overall race winners, as well as encourage new runners to come out and experience the race day environment for the first time.

Since its inception, the race has been draw for Canada and the world’s elite female runners, like New Zealand’s Mary Davies and Kenya’s Lucy Njeri Macharia. Canadian Rachel Hannah is the reigning two-time champion, and also set the course record of 15:57.5 in 2014.

The run was named in memory of Émilie Mondor, the first Canadian woman to run sub-15:00 in the 5K and a member of Team Canada at the 2004 Olympics. Originally from Mascouche, Quebec, Émilie was living in Ottawa to train for the marathon when she died in a car accident in the fall of 2006.

Date and Start Time

Saturday, June 18, 2016

5K start: 9:00 a.m.

1K start: TBD

Entry fees

  Member Non-member
5K - Adult $35 $40
5K - Youth (18 & Under) $20 $25
1K - Children (Ages 5-11) $15 $15

Race Kit Pick-up

Friday, June 17th, 2016
149 Bank St
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


The first five overall finishers will be honoured in an award presentation ceremony that will take place in the awards area shortly after the finish.

The prizes are:

  • 1st – $1000.00
  • 2nd – $750.00
  • 3rd – $550.00
  • 4th – $400.00
  • 5th – $300.00

1st Junior (18 & under) – $250.00

1st Master (40 & over) – $500.00

All participants receive a medal at the finish line of their race.


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

Medical Services

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