Scotiabank Canada Day Road Races

Run Ottawa is pleased to announce a new partnership and location for the 30th edition of the Scotiabank Canada Day Road Races.

The race will be joining the festivities at Walter Baker Park as part of the official Canada Day in Kanata celebrations on July 1, 2017.

This means new routes for all four races, as well as new events and entertainment, including an expanded Kids Zone and a beer garden courtesy of our friends at the Kanata Festival of Beer.

With fun, friendly, and competitive 5K and 10K events, a 1K Fun Run for kids between 5 and 11, and a 100 Metre Tot Trot for children 4 and under, the Scotiabank Canada Day Road Races are the perfect way for runners of every age to start Canada’s birthday on the right foot.

Note: Parents who feel it is necessary to run with their child may do so but the 1K event is designed for children 5-13 year of age. You will not receive a race bib or finish time and online registration will be restricted to the aforementioned age range.


Online registration will be open until June 28th, at 11:59 pm. You can register in-person at Bushtukah (Westboro location) on June 29th between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and June 30th at Bushtukah (Kanata location) between 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. There is no race day registration.


On race day, you may park at the Kanata Recreation Complex and at several other nearby locations. Volunteers will be on hand to direct you to where to park.


‘Baby Joggers’ or strollers are not permitted in any event. This is for the comfort and safety of all participants. Dogs or other pets on a leash are not permitted.

Timing/Race Numbers

Sportstats will be the race timer for all events. Go to to access the results for the 10/5/1K

The race timing device for each runner is attached to the back of your race number (bib). Your bib is to be worn on the front of you shirt.

Event partners are Scotiabank, Bushtukah, Kanata Food Cupboard and Canada Day in Kanata.

Date and Start Time

July 1st, 2017

10K: 8:00 a.m.

5K: 8:10 a.m.

100-Metre Tot Trot (children 4 years and under): 9:30 a.m.

1K Fun Run (children 5 – 11 years): 9:45 a.m.



Kanata Recreation Complex
100 Charlie Rogers Place
Kanata, ON K2V 1A2

Course Information

The course is partially closed to traffic. Runners have cone lanes and traffic is managed with volunteers and police at key intersections.

Due to narrow lanes and sharp corners, wheelchairs are not recommended. Please contact [email protected] for any specific questions about the course.

Entry fees

  Member Non-member
5K & 10K (before June 21) $30 $40
5K & 10K (June 22-30) $35 $45
5K & 10K (Youth - before June 21) $15 $20
1K Kids Race (Ages 5-11) $5 $10
Tot Trot $0 $0

Race Kit Pick-up

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Bushtukah Westboro, 203 Richmond Road, Ottawa

You can pick up race kits for multiple people but may be required to sign a form at that time.

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 30th, 2017
Bushtukah Kanata, 5607 Hazeldean Road, Kanata (Loew’s Mall)

You can pick up race kits for multiple people but may be required to sign a form at that time.

12:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 1st, 2017
Race Site - Kanata Recreation Complex
Opens at 7:00 a.m.


General Awards

The top 3 male and female runners in the 10K event will receive cash prizes and gift certificates from Bushtukah Great Outdoor Gear in the following amounts. The 4th and 5th place men/women overall will receive Bushtukah gift cards.

The top 3 male and female runners in the 5K will receive a Bushtukah gift card.

10K Prizing Cash Bushtukah Gift Card
1st $250 $175
2nd $150 $125
3rd $100 $75
4th $0 $75
5th $0 $25


5K Prizing Bushtukah Gift Card
1st $250
2nd $150
3rd $75


Age categories awards

Category awards for 5K: 14 & under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80+

Category awards for 10K: 14 & under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+

Note: Overall winners are not eligible for age group prizes.

All runners in the 10K, 5K, 1K and Tot Trot receive finisher’s medals.

All runners in the 10K, 5K, 1K receive a race t-shirt.


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