Richmond Road Races

Run Ottawa invites you to kick off your 2016 race season at the 34th annual Richmond Road Races, presented by our friends at Bushtukah. If you have ever run this event, you’ll know why it’s an annual favourite, with a friendly, warm atmosphere (to go along with the chilly temperatures) and a post-race lunch that is the perfect opportunity to catch up with old running friends, and make some new ones.

Note: All runners receive a long sleeved technical race 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 15th to book your children or for more information.

Date and Start Time

Sunday, January 17, 2016 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

This course is an out and back following rural paved roads south of the town of Richmond. Both the 5K and 10K include hairpin turns. Several sections of the road are entirely closed to traffic. On other sections, runners have a closed lane on the side of the road.

Train tracks cross the course and runners are expected to stop if a train is approaching. Due to the likelihood of snow-covered sections, runners are advised to exercise caution. This event does not permit any strollers or wheelchairs.

Entry fees

  Member Non-member
5K and 10K $35 $45
Youth (18 and under) $15 $25

Race Kit Pick-up

Friday, January 15th, 2016
203 Richmond Road
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 16th, 2016
5607 Hazeldean Road
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 17th, 2016
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 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 / 70-79 / 80+


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