Scotiabank Canada Day Road Races

The Scotiabank Canada Day Road Races presented by Bushtukah were founded in 1987 to give runners the opportunity to kick off their holiday celebrations with a festive, well-organized race through the streets of Old Kanata. Today it is one of the region’s premiere running events with over 1500 runners participating every Canada Day.

With fun, friendly, competitive 5K and 10K events, a 1.5K 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 is the perfect way for runners of every age and level of experience to start their holiday on the right foot.

Note: Parents who feel it is necessary to run with their child may do so but the 1.5K 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 is 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.

When registering, please make sure to support the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Foundation (QCHF). More details will be provided during the registration process as to how you can support this wonderful charity.




On race day, you may park at the following locations on or in close proximity to Earl of March S.S. Signs will be posted to direct you to these areas.

  • John Mlacak Arena – enter via 2500 Campeau Drive, west of Teron Road.
  • Earl of March S.S. – enter via The Parkway and Teron Road, north of Campeau Dr. (note – this location will be closed off at 7:30 a.m. )
  • Kanata Montessori/Kanata Pentacostal Church – 990 Teron Road, a block north of the Parkway.

BIKE PARKING: There is a bike parking lot near the front entrance to Earl of March High School.

Start/Finish lines

All races start and finish on The Parkway, adjacent to Earl of March High School. There will be ongoing announcements leading up to the start of each one.


‘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.


‘Sportstats’ will be the race timer for all events. Go to to access the results for the10/5/1.5K Or visit Sports betting sites to view the results.

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 the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Foundation.

Date and Start Time

July 1st, 2016
10K: 8:00 a.m.
5K: 8:45 a.m.
100-Metre Tot Trot (children 4 years and under): 9:45 a.m.
1.5K Fun Run (children 5 – 11 years): 10:00 a.m.


Earl of March High School
Enter via 2500 Campeau Drive, Kanata, Ontario


Course Information

The course follows the residential streets of old Kanata (Beaverbrook) and new Kanata (Kanata Lakes). 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) $35 $40
5K & 10K $40 $45
5K & 10K (Youth - before June 21) $20 $20
5K & 10K (Youth) $25 $25
1.5K Kids Race (Ages 5-11) $7 $7
Tot Trot $0 $0

Race Kit Pick-up

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
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. - 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 30th, 2016
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.

Friday, July 1st, 2016
Race Site - Earl of March High School.
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 $75 $75
5th $25 $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, 1.2K and Tot Trot receive finisher’s medals.

All runners in the 10K, 5K, 1.2K receive a race t-shirt.


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