Richmond Road Races

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

Online registration closes on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. After that, runners will be able to register at Race Kit Pick Up on Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14 at Bushtukah. Please note that race day registration will not be available. 

First aid will be available on site.


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.

Date and Start Time

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.

Course Information

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.

Entry fees

  Member Non-member
19 years and under $20 $25
20 years and older $35 $45

Race Kit Pick-up

Friday, January 13th, 2017
203 Richmond Road
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 14th, 2017
5607 Hazeldean Road (just east of Iber Road near Lowe’s)
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Race Day
South Carleton High School
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.


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]